As a chemist, I am constantly aware of the chemicals in everything. In the food we eat, the products we use, and even the things we put on our skin. Although I am (almost…ugh) 29, most people are so sure that I am about 18 years old! I was recently carded at a R rated movie…it actually made me angry, but I realized I should be grateful for that. I know in 20 years, this will be an amazing thing to hear.
What is my secret?
I use very little, if any, chemicals on my skin. If I do use them, I pick one’s that are mild. My husband is always laughing at me because I read the labels to all my make up or face products. Polyacrylamide on the label? I will put it back immediately.
Anyways, I tend me make my own things when I can, especially sugar scrubs. I love them! I have really dry skin that needs exfoliation and moisturizer daily, so scrubs are perfect. I made this COFFEE CHOCOLATE scrub during Christmas, and I love it too. It is a little more invigorating, where as this one is more calm and soft!
Coconut oil is my oil of choice for my face and especially as part of scrubs. You can definitely use olive oil, which I do on occasion. Make sure the oil you use is organic because some oils can be highly modified and just as bad for your skin.
Have you filled out my survey and read this post? I really wanted to know what type of information you wanted to see more of and so far, healthy living, fitness and health tips are very much requested! So, I decided this would be the perfect thing to share today!
If you read this blog often, you know I love ROSES!
Roses are such a calming, beautiful flower and they smell amazing. I have roses bushes in my backyard and front yard, they are the first plants I put in the ground in our new home a few years ago. In the spring, I make this scrub with my own roses, but since it is winter, I just bought some pretty flowers from the store. They work just as well 🙂
DIY Rose Petal Sugar Scrub
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 2 tbsp Himalayan pink sea salt
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 10 drops of essential rose oil or rosewater
- Rose Petals, shredded
Melt coconut oil until soft, allow to cool a few minutes. Mix in a large bowl with the sugar and seal salt. Mix this until combined, but do not over mix. Add in your rose oil or rose water concentrate, then some shredded rose petals.
Store in a air tight container and use whenever you want! This will keep for a few weeks and even longer in the fridge. The only thing that will actually happen after a few weeks, is the mixture can harden. All you need to do is soften in the microwave is this happens!
Pink Sea Salt is not only pretty, but it is a natural salt that doesn’t contain any chemicals. You can use another salt that is rough, like sea salt. Just make sure it doesn’t have other chemicals!
By the way, dogs LOVE coconut oil! And it is really good for them too. Ruger was so obsessed with this scrub I made, he had his face right up in the middle the entire time. I let him lick the coconut oil bowl after too. He was so excited!
I hope you enjoy this! It is so easy to make this DIY Rose Petal Sugar Scrub and it smells so delicious!