Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Make Your Own Refreshing Rose Petal & Mint Body Scrub

Don’t hate me….but I am currently ensconced in a gorgeous suite at the Teton Mountain Lodge and Spa in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (thanks to Groupon.com) celebrating my wedding anniversary with the hubster.

rose petal and mint body scrub It’s pretty wonderful! Did I mention it was a Lodge AND Spa??? Oh yeah…I am getting my first ever professional Swedish massage today!  I can’t wait!

Of course I would never ABANDON you …even on vaca.  I was planning on posting as usual today….but when my sister offered to let me “borrow” one of her recent posts on Camp Wander, I jumped at the chance.

Of course the fact that it was a great idea with gorgeous pictures helped “seal the deal”.

So thanks sis for helping me out. It was the perfect anniversary gift. :-)

Presenting my sister Rebecca’s Rose Petal and Mint Body Scrub featured on her awesome blog, Camp Wander.

rose petal and mint body scrub Oh the sweet, smell of roses! The fragrance and the romance surrounding them is legendary! Now you can capture it in this lovely and simple to make Body Scrub. 

Thanks to The Beauty Department for the inspiration, great blog btw!

All of you gardeners fortunate to have roses in bloom can pick your most fragrant rose and put it to use in this recipe. For us less fortunate gardeners…a couple of roses from the store will do nicely!

The formula is easy, just look at your jar and think THIRDS.

  • One-third coconut oil (coconut oil is perfection in my opinion, moisturizing and antibacterial but an incredible oil to eat and cook with as well).
  • One-third rose petals (I added 2 T finely chopped mint too).
  • One-third sugar.

Fill your jar 1/3 full with coconut oil. (solidified, NOT melted)

Fill the next 1/3 with rose petals from your garden (or the grocery store) pushing them down into the coconut oil. I wanted a big rose petal presence in my scrub so I used a BUNCH! I also sprinkled some mint in at this stage too.

Fill the top 1/3 of the jar with sugar:  refined, organic or raw. I like a finer scrub so I added plain old refined sugar.

Note: If you’re worried about applying a non-organic sugar to your body, remember that coconut oil is antibacterial…so even store bought roses are safer when combined with coconut oil.

rose petal and mint body scrub

Now add the OTHER carrier oil.  I love, love coconut oil and OLIVE oil together, so this is the combo I chose.  You could also use almond, jojoba, avocado, or grapeseed oil.  Just a personal preference here.

Allow the olive oil time to seep into the sugar and rose petals, and continue to add more oil until the sugar is saturated.  See the air bubble coming up through the oil?  This is good!

rose petal and mint body scrub

Isn’t it pretty?! Of course, rose petal and mint scrub is an amazing gift to give someone. When giving as a gift, I like the above presentation. Explain that when ready to use, mash the roses down into the coconut oil and mix it up. The roses will break down further and release even more scent!

Have fun feeling fantastic!

<3 Rebecca




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29 thoughts on “Make Your Own Refreshing Rose Petal & Mint Body Scrub

  1. carole

    I’m confused – first you say to add 1/3 cup of coconut oil, then the sugar then the rose petals.
    Then after the picture you say, now add the oil. So do I put it in first or after the rose petals? It sounds wonderful and it makes sense to add it later…but can you clarify please?

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    1. Ayshela

      coconut oil first – that’s the solid part on the bottom, since coconut “oil” is about the consistency of Crisco at room temperature. Then the petals, then the sugar, then if you noticed in the picture at the top that green bottle? That’s Olive oil, and THAT is the oil that goes on top. It’s liquid, so it will seep down into the sugar where the coconut oil wouldn’t.

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      1. Bethany

        I agree. It’s confusing when you list the only ingredients needed as 1/3 coconut oil, 1/3 rose petals and 1/3 sugar and then in the middle of the recipe throw in an extra ingredient. It should be clarified at the beginning of the recipe.

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  2. kim

    Adding this to my ‘gift ideas’ folder on Pinterest. And I *just* threw away a handful of rose petals yesterday! No worries, there are many more where those came from!

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  3. Mary Alice

    Any thoughts on how long this product might last? I know that the oils have a long shelf life, but I’m wondering how the rose petals and the mint might look after say a week or so. If it has a short shelf life, then I’d simply choose a smaller jar like maybe a baby food jar. Thanks!

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    1. Rebecca

      Marilyn, after filling jar with 1/3 coconut oil, 1/3 rose petals sprinkled with mint, fill the jar up with sugar to near the top now add your “other” oil of choice. Keep adding the oil until the roses and sugar are nicely saturated…this make take a few minutes of “drizzling”. There is no exact measurement for this project as everyone will likely use a different jar. Have fun with this! All of the ingredients you’re adding will smooth and soften your skin.

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  4. Trixie

    Hi! I love this idea and I bet it smells divine but I have a question. So, I’m not the woman who takes care of herself as well as she should – meaning, I don’t use sugar scrubs and the like and I’m wondering, do you use this in place of shower gel? Or, is it more for rubbing on your hands and feet to make them soft? Can someone please fill me in – feeling pretty incompetent about right now. LOL. Thanks.

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    1. Jillee Post author

      Trixie,
      Body scrubs are wonderful exfoliating agents to get rid of any dead skin cells and help give your skin a nice glow. Just rub gently on your skin and then rinse it off in the shower. It leaves your skin feeling amazing! Just try it once and I bet you’ll agree. :-)

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  5. Jamie

    This looks great! And so easy (not at all confusing if you read the whole post). I love making sugar scrubs. Can’t wait to try it. Time to get some more virgin coconut oil! The smell is divine. ;)

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    1. Ayshela

      eh, whether it’s confusing depends on how you process information. Of my three kids, two would flow right with that and the third would hit that “the OTHER carrier oil” and stumble through the rest of the sentence brain stuck on “WHAT other carrier oil?” Some people do need each ingredient spelled out for any sort of recipe to make sense.

      You commented on the smell of your virgin coconut oil – where do you usually get yours? I got some from a health food store and I didn’t notice any smell – until it started to break down. >.<

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  7. Marissa

    First off…. I’ve just realized that I may possibly be internet stalking you…. I’m pretty sure I’m committing a crime in some states…. HOW ARE YOU SO COOL?! :0)

    SECOND! I was surprised a couple months ago to find out that my local Wegmans (grocery store) sells clam shell packages for $.99-$1.99 in wish the refrigerated roses! I’ve been trying to come up with a reason to buy them… and now I totally have one! Score! The hubby – so not amused lol I’ll have to switch it up between this and your coffee scrub which we BOTH LOVE!

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  8. Marissa

    So… yea… me again lol. I got to thinking (hours later) that what if they’re on sale and I buy more than 1 thing of roses… what would I do with them?! http://suzette.typepad.com/the_joy_of_soup/2003/05/rose_petal_reci.html has a whole pile of rose petal recipes. Rose mints are one of my all time favorite things so I’m pumped to explore the world of (eating) roses as well as using them. I’m making the rose jelly with whatever I don’t use making this!

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  9. Mrs. K

    I would be very careful about which rose petals you use – many are sprayed with pesticides and other chemicals to make them last longer. Do yourselves a favor and buy some organic, dried petals – much safer – Mountain Rose or Pacific Botanicals. Coconut oil is the best for your skin, but it will not get rid of chemicals and pesticides. Be safe!

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  10. Mindy

    Any suggestions where to get coconut oil? It’s not something that I’ve bought (or seen) before but I’d love to make this. My roses are blooming like crazy right now & have a bunch of fresh mint in the garden so this would be absolutely perfect to make!

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    1. Jillee Post author

      Mindy…most grocery stores carry some form of coconut oil. My store has even begun carrying the organic kind. You can also usually find it at Walmart and you can always order it online at several different places. Here is an Amazon link I have posted before.

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  11. Heather F

    I’m new to scrubs. Do you use it daily? Or is this a once or twice a week thing? I know this is a weird question, but doesn’t the sugar make you sticky?

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  12. Laury Bourgeois

    Thanks so much for sharing this project. I had so many beautiful rose petals that were going in the trash and now, I have a number of very pretty body scrubs just waiting to be used or given as gifts. I used glass yogart jars to start and have moved on to other types of containers, but the yogart jars are my favorite…dainty, sweet, and so pretty. My rose petals and I are happy!-Laury

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  13. christina

    so if coconut oil in it’s solid form is like Crisco, why not use Crisco? I saw the move “The Help” and one of the ladies was saying how Crisco is good for everything, including wrinkles and I looked it up and a TON of people use Crisco for facials etc.

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  14. Tanya

    This is such an amazing gift! I decided to make this for Mother’s Day because I was tired of shopping for gifts that cost too much A and weren’t as personal as I would like B.

    So thank you so much for this receipe!!

    I’m hoping my mother, mother in law, and sister in law enjoy!
    Tanya

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