Grapefruit Rosemary Sugar Scrub


My friend Kirstie posted on January 1st a fantastic summation of 2012 come 2013, “Last year my good friend Molly proclaimed 2012 the year of doing…and we did. We did many things. But it was more like the year of building the scenery. Setting the score. Building the foundation. So let 2013 be the year of accomplishment. This year we put on the play.”

My resolutions goals for 2013 are, well, dense.   I hit the ground hard on January 2nd, rolling off a red eye from Seattle, in a full-on sprint.  However, this morning, I proclaimed a time-out for “Self.”   If this is, in fact, the year of the “Play”, creating a successful pace and tempo is necessary.  The success of this year’s accomplishments will require a) personal health- mind and body  b) vision c) a strong, active community   and  d) endurance.

So in the midst of pots and pans, ingredients for tonight’s soup, a full inbox and a gym membership I need to utilize, I took 5 minutes and made a terrine of energizing body scrub that is my “hostess” gift to Self- a small jar for the morning shower, that is intended to restore, motivate, and center me for the new day and the tasks at hand.  I just took it for a test run too, and I really do feel like I can take on the world.  Let’s see about that:)


yields just over 1 cup

  • 1 cup Organic Granulated Cane Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Organic Safflower Oil, I chose a cold pressed oil by Spectrum
  • 8 drops Grapefuit Essential Oil- brighten, awaken
  • 4 drops Rosemary Essential Oil – stimulate, focus, memory retention (I love thinking about having an external aid that can help me hone in on what’s most important.


  • Combine all ingredients and store in an air tight container up to 1 month.

And here’s to 2013, the Year of Accomplishment.

PS: Poor AJ, I’ve been on an organizing terror. As well as trading my January paycheck for bins, jars, and boxes at the Container Store, I also had our published recipes from the MasterChef Ultimate Cookbook framed…just a little reminder of some of the doing that we did



  1. Love it! Maybe I will catch the organizing bug as that is one of MY resolutions! Bravo!

  2. Hello Anna! I’m Eats Meets West, aka EMW. I have to say, I’ve admired you on MC3! After Season 3 ended, I was especially glad to find your blog via Christine Ha’s blog! I really hope I can channel some Brave Apron into my life 🙂

    Anyways, congratulations of all the wonderful things you accomplished in 2012! Your post here on making a goal for the future really made me feel like being productive and organizing things in my life. So, I do hope that I’ll be able to get my blog ( up and running this year! Wish me luck 😀

    Also, your grapefruit rosemary sugar scrub looks good enough to eat here! To be honest, I first thought it was some kind of specialty sugar before I read the title 😛 . I just hope I’ll be able to find all of those oils 🙂

    Thanks for sharing the great (beauty) recipe Anna – and nice cookbook collection!

    • Hi EMW,
      Thanks for stopping by and for all your kind feedback! Yes- I am a big believer in visualizing and writing down goals. I believe in dreaming big- if you can see it in your minds eye, you can make it happen. Good luck getting up and running- love the name! I can’t wait to see what you do next. Anna

      • Hello again Anna! 😀

        No problem, but the thanks really goes to you! Oh, I do love to visualize and write down goals too. Writing a to-do list really makes me feel in control and organized (although I sometimes feel as if I do have an OCD with to-do listing) 😛 . As for visualizing my goals and dreams, I sometimes even literally see myself cooking in my dreams! Really makes for some cool food inspiration and makes learning how to cook much more reachable for me 🙂

        Thank you so much for your support for EMW, and I do hope I swing by your site more often because of all the cool stuff on here, and because of your kindness too 🙂

        I hope AJ and your fam and everything else is doing well.

        See you around 😀

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