Roses are not only beautiful flowers to look at, but you can also use them in homemade cosmetics. People have used rose petals in their beauty rituals since ancient times. It’s not only because of their exquisite fragrance, but also because of their beautifying and therapeutic properties.
Rose petals are the main ingredient for today’s recipe, rose petals sugar body scrub. The combination of the latter with a rose oil gives a sense of luxury to the body scrub.
In this recipe I used Bulgarian rose essential oil. Bulgaria is known for its rose essential oil. In fact the country produces 70% of all rose oil in the world. The Bulgarian rose oil is extracted from the petals of a damask rose. The fragrance is so strong that you will need only few drops for the recipe.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Clear glass jar, 250 ml (8.5 oz)
- 200 grams (7.1 oz) white sugar
- 10 grams (0.4 oz) dried rose petals
- 15 tbsp sweet almond oil
- 7 drops rose essential oil
Benefits of the Rose petals sugar body scrub
The white sugar is an awesome exfoliator, which hydrates your skin.
The rose petals contain vitamin C and they are a great skin toner. They can even soothe your skin.
The sweet almond oil is a powerful moisturizer. It has huge amounts of vitamins A, B and E, which help the skin stay younger.
The rose essential oil not only has a divine scent, but it also improves the skin texture. The oil calms and fights depression and anxiety.
Check out the video or follow the directions below.
For this recipe you need dried rose petals. Don’t make the same mistake as I did, buying dried rose buds, just because they look so awesome. They are great for a decoration, but it is difficult to separate the petals from the bud.
Pour the rose petals in a spice grinder. Pulse until they become tiny flakes.
Add the grounded rose petals to the white sugar and mix together.
Add the sweet almond oil and the rose essential oil. Stir till everything blends well.
The rose body scrub is ready for use.
How to use it
Apply on wet skin and then rinse with a shower gel and warm water.
How long it lasts
The body scrub will be good for use within a month.