Keep the love coming after Valentine's Day with a little DIY spa.
If you tuned into my 4 steps to self-love post, you know that while good self-care isn't all there is to self-love, it can still play a really huge part.
This Sweet Rose Sugar & Salt scrub is the perfect way to do that. Plus, it's a great way to repurpose and use up some of your roses from V-Day before they shrivel up.
What You'll Need
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- 1 Cup Sugar (I used white this time, but prefer coconut sugar)
- 1/2 Cup Coarse Pink Himalayan Salt
- 1/4 Cup Almond Oil
- 12 Fresh Rose petals (about 1 rose)
- 5-10 drops rose essential oil
- Small Jar with lid
- Food Processor
TIME: 5 min
Measure out sugar, salt, and almond oil into the food processor.
I used regular white sugar and coarse pink sea salt - the kind that comes in a jar that you would put into a salt grinder.
This gives the scrub a really good texture since when you run it through the food processor, the coarse grains grind up a little but are still big enough to exfoliate really well.
The sugar gets really fine which helps the texture of the scrub so that it's not just large salt crystals.
Pick 12 rose petals from a rose & add them to the food processor.
It took me about one whole rose to get 12 petals. Just gently take the rose apart and use the freshest and largest petals. Make sure to wash them in cold water to rinse off any fragrances that were sprayed on them.
I used a pink rose for the scrub in the video and the scrub turned out a pretty light pink.
For the photos below, I used classic red roses, and the scrub turned out the really pretty deep purple color. I think white roses would be super pretty as well. If you try it with different roses, let me know!
Process in the food processor for about 30 sec to 1 minute.
You want to process it just long enough so that the rose petals are fully mixed in, and the salt grains have become smaller. Don't forget to add the essential oils in while it's processing.
Check the texture after 30 seconds then keep going if you think it needs more time.
You can go longer than a minute if you want your scrub to be very fine-grained. I also like a pretty light scrub that isn't bogged down with oil.
If you like your scrub a little thicker, you can just add almond oil 1 tsp at a time until you get the consistency you want.
Put it in a cute jar
I love this little jar because of the cute lid (it also comes in gold).
I have about 3 of them in my bathroom that I use for body butters, lotions & scrubs. Not only are they way cuter sitting on the counter than lotion bottles, they make it way easier to access the products since the lid to this jar doesn't screw on but just lifts on and off.
If you want something that screws, you can use a little glass mason jar or this plastic jar with a lid.
Use on wet face, hands, or body. Scoop a little into your hands and scrub.
Add water as needed. Rinse and pat dry.
You can also try my DIY Whipped Rose body butter recipe to go with your scrub! It was published on the Denver Style Magazine Blog too!
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Oooh I really want to try this!
I love this! non-chemical and non-cruelty home made product should be promoted more! Keep up with the creativity girl!
Such a great scrub! Thanks for sharing all these steps I will try it at home
I love DIY scrubs! I bet this one smells SO good. Hugs, Kait
This is a very nice idea. I would love to try this soon. Thanks for sharing this with us!
This is such an amazing DIY babe! Will definitely have to make this sometime!
This looks amazing! I totally want to try this. Great photos too!
This looks awesome, and I bet it smells SO GOOD!!
Oooh this sounds lovely, I’ll have to give it a try!
OMG this is so amazing! I ‘m definitely going to try this out tonight!!
That looks so pretty! Would love to try this
So fabulous! I need to get a food processor so I can make this. And I love that the ingredients are so simple.
For sure going to be making this, such a great idea girl!!
wow I love this! I have never tried to make my own before but your steps are so easy to follow!
What? This is amazing!!! So excited to try this out!
Love that this is so easy, but you’re certainly ultra skilled at the presentation girl! Lovely post.
I’m not much of a DIY person, but I’ll pass this recipe on to our nanny, she would love this! Or this would make a great homemade gift idea too!!
Love that you shared this homemade srub. I bet it smells amazing and I can’t wait to try.
I will be trying this! It looks so fabulous!
I love roses! I’ve been wanting to try it since your last post, I think it’s really time to give it a shot ;p
I never knew you could put rose petals in a food processor! This is such a cute post girl!
This looks super simple and super fun! It would make an excellent gift idea when the shopping budget is small like mine! Thanks for sharing!
Amazing scrub! I will have to try this!
I can only imagine how this smells!! I love how simple this recipe is!
Wow! This sounds amazing and I love the simplicity of it! I am definitely making this, it’s great that you know what ingredients are going in and that there are not any harsh chemicals!: )
Oh my god, I bet those smell amazing!! I want to try to make body butter!!
Oh I gotta try this scrub! I’m obsessed with rose products, and doing a DIY is always fun!
OK, I love the scent of rose petals and this is such a creative way to use them after VDay! Thanks for sharing, honey!
Okay this is so cool!!!!! I need to make these!
omg this looks soooo good! i need to try this! scrubs are the best for smooth and soft skin. especially my lips since they chap so easily! thanks for sharing darl xo
Love this and love that it is all natural! The ingredients you made it with give it such a nice color!