DIY Rose & Lavender Body Scrub

DIY Rose & Lavender Body Scrub

*The following is an excerpt from my new book (May, 8 2018), Growing Heirloom Flowers: Bring the Vintage Beauty of Heirloom Blooms to Your Modern Garden (Cool Springs Press). 



Among the limitless number of beauty potions created using heirloom flowers, body scrubs are one of my favorites.

 Photo by  Nadeen Flynn

Photo by Nadeen Flynn

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

  • Large glass bowl

  • ½ cup + 1 TBSP cups coconut or olive oil

  • 10-12 drops lavender essential oil

  • 2 tsp. dried lavender flower buds

  • Rose petals (1-2 roses)

  • Spoon (or small scoop) for stirring and scooping

  • Airtight jar

 Photo by  Nadeen Flynn

Photo by Nadeen Flynn

Make Your Scrub

  1. Pour the sugar into a large bowl. Add the coconut oil on top of the sugar.

  2. Add the lavender essential oil drops on top of the coconut oil, then add the dried lavender buds to the bowl.

  3. Add the rose petals by tearing them into a pleasing size. Drop the petals into the sugar mixture and stir until everything is well blended.

  4. Scoop your body scrub into an airtight container. Scrubs with fresh ingredients such as flower petals will last in an airtight jar about 2 weeks.

  5. To use, apply a generous amount of scrub to wet skin and rub it onto your body using a circular motion. Rinse off.

 Photo by  Nadeen Flynn

Photo by Nadeen Flynn

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