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I'm Heidi, and this is Ranger.  He has been with me for over ten years, and I love him dearly.  

Rose Petal Body Scrub or Bath Soak (SO Pretty and Smells Incredible)

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. 

You can partner this Rose Body Scrub with Rose Petal Salve, Rose Petal Handmade Soap, and perhaps some Rosy Chocolate Chai loose leaf tea! What an awesome rose-themed gift that would be! 

You may also enjoy my herbal Juniper-Rosemary Salt Scrub, and if you are wondering what is best to use for a scrub, you may also enjoy Which is Best? Sugar or Salt Body Scrub

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 Want a perfect handmade gift to make for Valentine's Day or any time? This recipe for Rose Petal Body Scrub & Bath Soak smells incredible, and is a true spa experience gift for a friend! It's all natural, too---scented with real essential oils. Mmmmm.

Want a perfect handmade gift to make for Valentine's Day or any time? This recipe for Rose Petal Body Scrub & Bath Soak smells incredible, and is a true spa experience gift for a friend! It's all natural, too---scented with real essential oils. Mmmmm.

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. 

Directions:

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! 

 Here are the essential oils I used in this Rose Petal Body scrub---I am seriously in LOVE with the  Love Vanilla from Plant Therapy  right now. 

Here are the essential oils I used in this Rose Petal Body scrub---I am seriously in LOVE with the Love Vanilla from Plant Therapy right now. 

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,

Heidi

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 How to create Rose Petal Herbal Body Scrub & Bath Soak---What a great handmade gift!

How to create Rose Petal Herbal Body Scrub & Bath Soak---What a great handmade gift!

 

 

Rose Petals Soothing Salve (Perfect for Glowing Sweetly Scented Skin)

Rose Petals Soothing Salve (Perfect for Glowing Sweetly Scented Skin)

A Hot Process Rose Petal Soap Recipe for Valentine's Day! (You Can Make it at the Last Minute Too!)

A Hot Process Rose Petal Soap Recipe for Valentine's Day! (You Can Make it at the Last Minute Too!)

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