Jac o' lyn Murphy: When life gives you Grapefruit...make zesty gifts!

Friday, January 11, 2013

When life gives you Grapefruit...make zesty gifts!

I really don't think my family can eat or drink anymore!

So I got zesting...

I love the smell of grapefruit and lavender
and thought the combo would be perfect in bath salts.

I just mixed the epsom salts, grapefruit zest and lavender from our garden all together,
smashing the zest and lavender into the salt with a spoon to help release the oils.

so easy and pretty...

then I went to work on...

I based it on this recipe
in the December issue of Sunset Magazine,

I just altered it slightly by adding a little rosemary.
I can't wait to sprinkle it on fish...

and I decided to try a little Grapefruit Sugar...

I mixed 
1 cup of sugar with 
3 tablespoons of grapefruit zest
and let dry on a platter over night

recipe using this coming soon

Whew...now I am going to go relax in a grapefruit lavender bath :)

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  1. I've never been a huge fan of grapefruit, but these are so cute! Definitely worth getting over the dislike and trying something new. Thanks for the ideas!

  2. Those sound so great ... love the bath salts!

  3. Yum! I love everything about this. I want to cook with that Rosemary orange salt. Make it into a rub or crust on a pork tenderloin! Mouth watering. I love grapefruit scented products! Saw you over at Tatertots and Jello Weekend Wrap Up. HAve a great weekend and thanks for sharing.

  4. This sounds perfect for a winter pick-me-up!! You are a STAR today! Shining the spotlight on you over at I Gotta Create!

    Thanks so much for linking up.
    <3 Christina


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