Today I am sharing yet another DL exclusive homemade recipe for “rose sugar scrub”. If you have been following DL for a while, you’ve probably seen my favorite honey sugar scrub. I love venturing different skin care recipes as they excite me and also helps me maintain a routine. Just like cooking, when you make something with your own hands, you make sure you or someone eat it without any wastage. I play the same trick with my skin care, I make most of them so I use them religiously. Like any other sugar scrub, this scrub is a great exfoliator but not too harsh on skin because of coconut. Further, rose petals adds a delicate aroma to the scrub that help rejuvenate and replenish skin.
Do you know that dried rose petals smell more stronger and better than original flower? well I learned that, when I made my first batch 4 months ago, which I shared on instagram with step by step instructions. The perfume is divinely addictive and I feel like a sniffer dog every time I use it.
Steps to dry rose petals
Rose petals can be dried in 2 ways:
1) Place all the petals on a tray or plate. Make sure the petals are in a single layer and none of them overlapping. Place the tray away from direct sunlight, the best place would be an oven that is turned off. This process will take 3-4 weeks for the petals to dry completely.
2) (or) Microwave the petals for 2-3 minutes or more for a quicker drying process. Make sure you cover the petals with a plate or a lid with no overlapping.
Storage: The dried petals can be stored in a mason jar or any close lid jar to prevent from loosing its fragrance. Do not store them in direct sunlight to store your petals for extended periods.
- 2 cups of organic cane sugar
- 1 cup of organic coconut oil
- Handful of homemade dried rose petals
- Mason jar or any closed lid jar
- Combine 2 cups of cane sugar with 1 cup of coconut oil and handful of rose petals (squeeze the petals to break them into tiny pieces) in a bowl and mix them together.
- Move the mixture into a air tight container and store it inside kitchen or bathroom cabinet away from direct sunlight.
- If you prefer a smoother or more gentle scrub, take a small quantity of scrub into a bowl and add more coconut oil to it prior to application.
- TIP- make your mixture at least 3-4 hours or a day before using it so you give enough time for rose petals to blend well into the mixture.
You can use this scrub for a month or 2 until the sugar melts away.
Most of the organic products today contain rose as rose water, rose-hip seed oil, rose distillate or rose essential oil. Apart from its natural fragrance benefits, rose is also moisturizing, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory in nature, making it perfect for problem prone or acne skin. It’s calming properties also help sooth rosacea and eczema. Roses are rich in Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that will help protect skin cells from damaging and delay aging. Rose water is considered to be a wonderful natural astringent that help tighten pores and unveils glowing skin. Its aroma helps calm and soothe your senses and mind.
While cane sugar is a natural source of Glycolic acid which removes dead skin cells, dirt and oil that can clog pores. This makes sugar an excellent exfoliator. Coconut oil makes the mixture gentle, moisturizing and perfect for both face and body.
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