Valentine’s Day has come and gone and those beautiful roses your lovely man friend surprised you with are on the outs. And since throwing out flowers always causes a little heartache, why not let them live on?
This time of the year brings a lot of things — fresh fallen snow, crisp winter temperatures, a season of love anchored by the very holiday I spoke of earlier, and the dry itchy skin that old man winter ever so gracefully brings upon us. So what’s a girl to do? Give your skin a mid-winter glow and moisture boost with the help of those roses that are on their last breath.
Here’s a quick and easy scrub that will leave you feeling oh so fresh and soft.
Coconut Oil + Rose Homemade Body Scrub
What You’ll Need: A jar (mason jar works great), plucked petals from one rose, raw cane sugar (you can use whatever sugar you’d like based on how abrasive you want the scrub — a finer white sugar will be a little easier on the skin, raw sugar is a bit more coarse. Or you can use a combination), coconut oil, Jojoba oil.
Fill the jar with about a third of coconut oil. Then, add your sugar followed by your rose petals. Top off with jojoba oil and let it soak in. You can add more jojoba oil after it penetrates the roses and sugar. Optional: I love the smell of rose, so I topped off the scrub with rose absolute essential oil to give a stronger scent.
Once ready to use the scrub, you can mash it up with a spoon. The coarseness of the sugar will break up the rose petals and you’re good to go.
PS. If you’re wondering what to do with that extra jojoba oil, it makes a great eye makeup remover.