Rose Petal Body Scrub or Bath Soak (SO Pretty and Smells Incredible)
Here is my recipe for an herbal Rose Petal salt or sugar body scrub. This recipe can be used as a romantic, detoxifying bath soak, too.
There is a reason roses are one of the best flowers for Valentines Day--or any time. They are beautiful, romantic, and just about everyone loves the scent of roses. Why not make a rose scented body scrub as a great gift for a friend, or even yourself? There's nothing quite as pampering and spa-like as the scent of roses as you give ourself beautifully soft skin.
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How to Make Rose Petal Body Scrub
This scrub is incredibly simple to make, and you only need a few easy ingredients. You will need some rose petals, though, and if you are not fortunate enough to have rose bushes, you can purchase organic rose petals from Amazon or Starwest Botanicals.
If you are using fresh rose petals, you'll need to dry them first. You can get directions for drying them in this article: How to Make Rose Petal Salve.
Ingredients for Rose Body Scrub:
1 cup sea salt or Himalayan pink salt, finely ground (You can use sugar as well.)
1 tablespoon crushed or coarsely ground rose petals
25 drops Rose Geranium essential oil
50 drops Love Vanilla Blend (OR 35 drops Vanilla essential oil and 15 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil)
For my explanation of why I didn't use Rose essential oil or (GASP!) fragrance oil, visit How to Make Rose Petal Salve.
In a good size bowl (I used a large soup bowl), combine all the ingredients well. I just stirred the mixture up well using a fork until I felt the essential oils were completely mixed in.
Now just spoon your mixture into cute little jars for gifting or using yourself. I got my jars at Hobby Lobby, but you can also get them on Amazon!
To Use the Scrub:
You probably noticed I didn't add any oil to this scrub (yet). That's because I have found people like different oils and different amounts of oil in their body scrubs. Personally, I prefer very little oil. In fact, just a couple tablespoons in the recipe above would be fine for me.
To Use as a Bath Soak:
Also, without the oil added in at this point, you could use this as a nice bath soak instead of a body scrub. Just add a couple of tablespoons to your bath water and soak the toxins away in a rose-scented tub!
To Use as a Body Exfoliating Scrub:
Add the amount of carrier oil of choice to the jar. Stir well. Dip out a bit and enjoy the detoxifying and skin softening benefits of the scrub and oils and you massage this onto your skin in either the shower or tub.
My favorite oils to use in scrubs are either olive oil or almond oil. Olive oil is especially moisturizing and conditioning for your skin. Almond oil has the benefit of soaking into your skin more quickly due to its emollient quality. There are other oils to choose from too!
Final Thoughts on Rose Petal Body Scrub/Bath Soak
You know what I love about this scrub/bath soak? It's the color! The ground rose petals give it a beautiful pink tint. Even if you use White Sea salt, your scrub will be a beautiful light pink. Isn't that perfect for Valentine's Day? Or any time?
Also---I just am in LOVE with the essential oil combination here. The Love Vanilla essential oil blend from Plant Therapy is just delicious. You could even use it by itself it's that good. You just won't have the rose overtones that way though.
You know what?
This Rose Petal body scrub would be perfect to combine in a Rose-themed gift basket with Rosy Chocolate Chai Tea, Rose Petal handmade hot process soap, and Rose Petal Salve! You could really make it pretty with rose petals as the filler too!
Bath scrubs are so easy to make, and I honestly don't know why I don't make more of them more often. They are simple, inexpensive, yet thoughtful gifts. Also, they are the perfect way to pamper yourself---and you deserve it!
What do you think about creating your own body scrubs? I'd love to know your thoughts, and if you have any other ideas for good combinations, please share with us in the comments!
Hugs & Self-Reliance,
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