DIY Rose Scrub
I love a good scrub, especially the one by Zoella, but lately I’ve been really into using as few products as possible on my skin, which is why I decided to make a sugar scrub with roses. I’ve made this scrub so many times and I always run out, so I thought that I’d share the ‘recipe’ on the blog with you guys, so you can try it too. My mom had just bought a bouquet of red roses, so I decided to steal one from her and a second for decoration (you know, for the picture.)
Sugar is really moisturizing and helps get rid of dead skin cells, which gives you a nice and smooth finish. Roses don’t just smell nice, they also have great skin benefits. They’re known to be antibacterial and can actually help relax the skin. Coming from a Middle Eastern family I’ve grown up with always having rose water around the house, whether it’s for cooking, fragrance or skincare. It can be used for many things. The roses give the scrub a natural scent and when blended together with the sugar makes a nice smoothing scrub.
In order to make this scrub, you’ll need:
- 1-1.5 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup Baby oil (I used Baby Johnson)
- 1 rose (make sure to peel the petal off first)
- tiny bit rose water (optional)
Throw them in a food mixer or blender and make sure to mix them until they’re blended together nicely.
The recipe will make approximately two jars, however, if you have a large jar it’ll fit in there. I only had the one on the picture, so I divided them up and saved one for my friend. I also tied a ribbon around it and put in a rose for decoration. If you have tags, you can write something cute on it, I couldn’t find any, so I just kept it to a minimum with the ribbon. It’s up to you and your imagination.