There have been quite a few birthday’s popping up on my Calendar recently so I thought I would give making a scrub a go and handing them out as gifts to the ladies in my life celebrating getting a year older.
I chose a Coconut and Rose scrub I found online at The Beauty Department, mainly because I thought it sounded delicious, but also because I readily have an assortment of Roses at my disposal (one of the perks of having a Dad with Green Fingers).
Being sans my camera at the moment (worst nightmare/can’t wait to buy a new one!) I have used the tutorial images I used to make the scrub and altered the instructions to fit with what I found to work best.
A Mason Jar (or any jar with a lid), Coconut Oil (I got mine from www.healthy.co.nz but most pharmacies and some supermarkets have it. Another thing to note is it’s an “oil” but at room temp it’s more like a white paste), Raw Cane Sugar (or Brown Sugar), Almond Oil (same deal as the Coconut Oil) and one Rose (preferably fragrant).
All measurements are subject to the size of your jar. The best idea is to break it up into thirds ie. everything should be in equal parts and each layer should take up 1/3 of the jar.
1. Get a Mason jar/any ol jar with a lid.
2. Place a large scoop of coconut oil in the bottom of the jar.
3. Pluck off the petals from your Rose and put them into the jar on top of the coconut oil.
4. Add the raw/brown sugar.
5. Add the almond or jojoba oil on top of the sugar.
6. Wait a minute for the oil to seep down to the flower petals and then top it up with a little more almond oil.
7. Put a lid on it! And let it sit so the oils can soak into the flower petals.
NB:When you (or the person you’re giving this to as a gift) are ready to use it, take a spoon and mash it all up, but don’t be too rigorous, you want to bruise the petals and mix them in. The coarse sugar will break up the rose petals and they’ll continue to break up as you rub the scrub on your skin.
Apparently this scrub can have a shelf life of one year, but if you are only using a small jar it should be long gone before a year.
I found this DIY on a The Beauty Department, and it seemed to work really well! It smelled amazing, and felt amazing when it was put on your skin, plus its all natural, which ticks all the boxes!
Has anyone else every tried making a scrub? Do tell!