Friday, January 11, 2013

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


and 
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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6 comments:

  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!

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

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  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.

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  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!
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2013/01/grapefruit-lavender-bath-salts.html

    Thanks so much for linking up.
    <3 Christina

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