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. 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. :-)
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.
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!
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!