Get the recipe and tutorial for this DIY rose sugar scrub and enjoy a luxurious spa experience at home, or gift it to a friend as a Valentine’s Day sugar scrub!
Hi all! This is such a fun post for me for a few different reasons. For one, this post is in collaboration with a few of my blogger friends! We are all sharing some Valentine’s Day inspiration and I can’t wait for you to see what they’ve created. Be sure to head to the end of this post to get the links to their Valentine’s Day posts!
Also, this post introduces our FIRST Back Road Bloom Youtube video! I’ll show you exactly how to make this rose sugar scrub recipe. If you want to go see you can check it out on Youtube HERE. Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe!;)
Finally, this post is all kinds of fun for me because I LOVE Valentine’s Day. I love the love holiday. Its so fun to get a little girly for a day with my creativity, and I just love loving on my hubby, friends, and family.
When I was young, my mom would get all of us kids a fun, Valentine’s Day gift that we’d wake up to on Valentine’s morning. It usually consisted of a few chocolates and candy, a cute Valentine’s Day shirt to wear to school, and a small trinket. She was my first Valentine! I hope I can make our kiddos feel special and loved like that.
I also love DIY sugar scrubs. They are so easy to make and are great for your skin, especially this time of year. This would be a sweet, handmade gift for your gal pals this Valentine’s Day. You can also just make it for yourself with any roses you get, after you’ve let them dry.
Related: Grapefruit Sugar Scrub Recipe
Why DIY Sugar Scrubs?
If I haven’t convinced you yet that sugar scrubs are amazing, let me keep trying. Here are a few of my favorite reasons why you should be making all kinds of DIY sugar scrubs.
- DIY sugar scrubs will exfoliate your skin and help with dead skin.
- Sugar scrubs are very moisturizing and help with dry skin.
- You can make your DIY sugar scrub with all natural ingredients.
- You can scent and color your scrub however you like!
- They make great, handmade gifts for friends and family.
- They are very inexpensive to make compared to store-bought sugar scrubs
- DIY sugar scrubs are SO easy to whip together.
With this particular sugar scrub, the special addition is dried rose petals. Rose petals can be amazing for your skin with their anti-aging properties. They also have a really pretty, all natural smell.
DIY Rose Sugar Scrub Ingredients
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup oil (almond oil, coconut oil, olive oil, etc.)
dried rose petals (THIS is the kind I used, you can also substitute with your own dried roses or any dried roses that have not been chemically treated)
15-20 drops essential oils of choice (of course Rose Essential Oil is preferred, but you can add in whatever oils you prefer that are beneficial to skin and smell great).
DIY Rose Sugar Scrub Instructions
Combine the sugar, oil, and dried rose petals in a small bowl. Mix until smooth and combined. Add in your essential oils of choice and mix well. Store in an airtight container. To use, rub gently on skin in the shower and rinse well. If gifting to a friend, adorn with a ribbon, fabric, and handmade tag.
I transferred my sugar scrub into a small mason jar, added a little bit of pink tulle with a clear elastic, and all done! You could also use a rose patterned fabric topper, ribbon, burlap, twine, etc. Save it for yourself or gift it to your gal pals on Valentine’s Day!
If you get fresh roses for Valentine’s Day or any other special day, just dry them out and use the dried petals in this recipe. Be sure that your roses haven’t been treated with any chemicals so that they’re safe to use on your skin. A blender or food processor will help to break them up into smaller pieces.
I really liked the dried rose petals I picked up on Amazon HERE because they were all natural, and they were already broken down into the perfect size pieces. I only used a small amount for this recipe so I’m excited to find more uses for the rose petals in the future!
Be sure to grab the printable recipe card for this DIY rose sugar scrub below, and head over to Youtube HERE to watch the video and subscribe. Also, get the links below to all of the other Valentine’s Day inspiration from my friends.
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Rose Sugar Scrub
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup oil (coconut, almond, olive, etc.)
- 1/4 cup dried rose petals
- 15-20 drops essential oils
- Combine sugar, oil, and dried rose petals in a small bowl.
- Mix until smooth and consistent.
- Add in essential oils and mix well.
- Store in an airtight container.
- To use, gently rub on skin in shower and rinse well.
Get more Valentine’s Day inspiration below!