There are many ways to use the fruit and vegetable pulp that’s leftover after juicing. Aside from adding to your smoothie for more fiber or using in baked goods, it can also be used as a perfect DIY scrub for your skin. Here is a recipe for a citrus honey scrub using the pulp left over from making a citrus juice in the Beautyjuicer.
For a fresh start to the morning start by making a citrus juice in the slow juicer. Since we are based in Florida, I like to use florida oranges or pink grapefruit for a vitamin C kick. Removing the peel before adding the fruit to the juicer will make for ease of juicing.The hard peel of citrus fruits can get stuck in the juicer. After making enough for a fresh glass of juice with 30ml left over for a face mask if desired, you can remove the pulp from the pulp compartment to make a scrub.
RECIPE CITRUS HONEY SCRUB
2 tbsp of citrus pulp from juicer (lemon, orange or grapefuit)
1 tbsp of honey
1/2 tbsp of oatmeal or brown sugar
Mix all ingredients together and apply to the skin in gentle circular motions. Rinse off with warm water.
Lemon is a great skin brightener and also exfoliates the skin. The vitamin C in lemons, oranges and grapefruit aid in collagen production. The honey helps to soothe the skin and the oatmeal or brown sugar help to gently exfoliate the dead skin cells.
This DIY scrub can be used on the face and body. For best results, use the scrub before doing a face mask to help remove dead skin cells first. If your skin is sensitive it may be best to do a patch test before applying citrus fruits directly to the skin, as the pH of citrus is quite high and sensitive skin may react to it.