DIY: Rose Petal Scrub
With Valentine's day almost two weeks behind us now I'm sad to say the pretty roses I received have 'bit the dust'. However, not wating to waste a few of the pretty petals that were left, I decided to use them in an exfoliating scrub that is SO easy to make. PS- the rose petals aren't necessary, they just add a little somethin somethin AND make it pink, which is nothing short of awesome.
Here's what you'll need: Mason jar or storage container // Coconut Oil // Sugar * // Rose Petals// Almond or Jojoba Oil **
*Raw or raw cane sugar work best but granulated sugar will work just fine too! //** Or if there is another scented oil you'd like to add for a bit more fragrance
To make the scrub combine two parts sugar and one part coconut oil in a dish, add a few rose petals and drizzle a small amount of your second oil on top. At this point there are a few ways you can mix things up. If you have a mortar and pestle that would work really well or else you can just use a spoon and stir the ingredients together (in which case I'd recommend tearing up the rose petals just a bit), or a hand mixer, food processor or even blender.
I used a food processor and as I mixed the scrub together, I ended up adding a bit more sugar as I like a rougher exfoliant. Once you're done, place the scrub in a jar and voila-you've just DIY'd your own fancy schmancy home made exfoliating goodness!
Seriously, it took me less than 5 minutes to put this together, it doesn't get easier than this people! This is a great exfoliant to slough off that dry skin that these harsh Alberta winters bless us with. What's great about this scrub is there's really no right or wrong way to do it. A moisturizing base (coconut oil, shea butter, etc) with an added exfoliant (sugar) is really all you need. Anything from there is just a bonus! Let us know if you give this a try and what you add to make it your own. Note: The scrub will last a few weeks if you use fresh petals - store in a cool area to make it last longer!