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Learn how to make your own rose sugar scrub! This exfoliating scrub smells heavenly and only requires a few ingredients to make!
It’s not small secret that I love sugar scrubs!
I have so many on the blog now (lemon sugar scrub, hibiscus sugar scrub, coffee sugar scrub). In fact, I love them so much that I ended up creating a mega post that contains 52 natural sugar scrubs!
So are you really surprised that I’m writing about yet another DIY sugar scrub? I think not! Why wouldn’t I want to share another great homemade sugar scrub?
DIY sugar scrubs cost literally pennies and take almost no effort to make!
Anyone can make them and they make great gifts so you can make a bunch of different ones (or dozens of the same) and hand them out to everyone you love!
I’m sharing a recipe…um tutorial? for a rose sugar scrub today!
Roses are the quintessential feminine flower but they are more than just pretty! They have skin benefits too which is one reason why they have made their way into this sugar scrub.
You can buy dried rose petals (which is what I did) but if you have access to roses (or you have a bouquet that is starting to die) then you can dry the petals and use them in this rose sugar scrub.
You can use fresh rose petals but you’d probably want to use that scrub asap as fresh petals would be prone to growing bacteria in your scrub. For a longer shelf life, opt for dried petals.
Besides smelling wonderful and looking pretty, roses are actually anti-inflammatory so they can help soothe your skin.
Roses are also great at moisturizing your skin. Of course, the scent of roses can also help you relax and uplift your mood so they have therapeutic benefits as well!
We are using sugar for this scrub for its exfoliating properties. Sugar scrubs off those dead skin cells and in turn helps your skin look bright, fresh, and smooth.
You could use practically any oil that you like for this sugar scrub but I’m partial to coconut oil for a few reasons.
Coconut oil becomes a solid oil when the temperature is below 76 degrees. This means the sugar scrub is a little less messy to use as it holds its shape better.
Coconut oil is also a great moisturizer which will help leave your skin feeling smooth and hydrated. It also has an anti-aging perk as it’s packed with antioxidants!
Rose Otto (Rose Essential Oil)
Rose otto is a rose based essential oil. You do not have to include it in this scrub but it will make your sugar scrub smell heavenly (dried rose petals do not have much of a scent to them).
Rose otto essential oil is pricey (like $80 for a tiny bottle!) so I recommend going with a diluted Rose otto. It will still give you that lovely rose scent but it will cost you an 1/8th of the price)
Rose Sugar Scrub
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil – melted
1 tbs dried rose petals (crushed into smaller pieces is best)
10 drops of rose otto essential oil (optional but it will help it smell like roses)
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
Transfer to your favorite storage container.
For best results, you’ll want to use this rose sugar scrub a few times a week.
For even more lovely DIY rose products check out these:
Rose Cardamom Bath Salts
Rose Cardamom Bath Bombs
What’s the shelf life of this scrub? Pls do mention shelf life of the product in all recipes ☺️
Sugar scrubs last about 6 months so long as bacteria isn’t introduced intto the container.