Friday, September 7, 2012

Lemon Rose Body Scrub

I have a very dear friend that I wanted to make something special for.  I decided on some Lemon Rose Body Scrub.  I found the idea here but tweeked it a teeny tiny bit for my personal taste.

You need the following ingredients:

Refined Sugar
Unrefined Coconut Oil
Rose Petals
Almond, Jojoba or other body oil
Lemon Essential Oils
Glass jar
 The glass jar in the photo is one that a candle came in.  I thought it was the perfect shape!

Start by filling your jar 1/3 of the way with coconut oil.  I pile it in and then heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds to melt it.  That way it will settle smooth at the bottom of the jar.  Let it harden back up before doing the next steps.

Take the petals off from one or two roses.  I used one for this size of jar.  Make sure your roses are organic.  (Is there such thing as organic roses???)  You want one grown without pesticides since this will go on your body.  I'm lucky enough to have a neighbor who is patient and who watered the crap out of her roses this year.  Put the petals into a bowl and pour oil over them.  Coat the petals well.  This will keep them from browning.

Put them into the jar on top of the hardened coconut oil.  Pour the refined sugar (I use Sugar in the Raw) and press down.  Pour your almond oil over the top, adding three to five drops of your essential oil.  You can add more if you like it stronger.  Let soak in and then add more almond oil until the sugar is completely saturated and you can't add more oil.  Put the lid on.

This is ready to give!  Before the first use, use a spoon to smush all the sugar down into the coconut oil.  It will break up the rose petals as well.  Keep stirring until it is mixed.  To use, rub a small amount into your skin in a circular motion.  Rinse.

This stuff is extremely hydrating for your skin.  There are actual benefits for your skin with all of these ingredients.  I like using lemon oil because I like the possible skin benefits and because I think it compliments the rose scent nicely.  I don't care for anything too terribly floral scented!

If I do it again:

If I didn't have access to fresh flowers, I would probably purchase freeze dried rose petals online.  They're inexpensive and you can get a wide variety of colors.  I would probably add a few drops of rose oil, though, to boost the scent. 

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