Ready to entice your senses, pamper your skin, and spend very little money doing so?
Behold, delicate readers:
A coconut oil-based scrub made with plain old sugar, dried lavender, crushed rose petals, and a couple drops of peppermint essential oil. That’s it!
Lavender is perfect for a scrub because it’s known as an herb that can help with stress relief, headaches, and even depression in some individuals. It has a subtle and relaxing scent that’s ideal for a bath or just simply to breathe in at the end of a long day. Rose petals add a little magic as well, promoting love, compassion, and beauty. Peppermint essential oil sharpens the mind and just has the cleanest smell — perfect to use for a body scrub, although you can substitute any kind of oil you like if you’re not a peppermint fan. Vanilla or almond would work wonderfully as well!
I made a small batch of this, but feel free to double up on measurements should you want to make a larger scrub. This would also be perfect as a gift, especially since it’s homemade using simple & real ingredients. I used dried lavender, but fresh will work just as well. You could probably use fresh rose petals as well, but I opted for dried since I already had some on hand and they’re easier to crush up when dried, in my opinion.
You will need:
- A mason jar or something similar
- Lavender (fresh or dried)
- Roses (fresh or dried)
- ¼ cup organic coconut oil
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- A couple drops peppermint essential oil
- Mortar and pestle or a food processor
You can either throw everything into a food processor and blend it that way or crush up your lavender & rose petals in a mortar and pestle and transfer it into a bowl along with the mixture of sugar, coconut oil, and peppermint essential oil. If you find your scrub is too coarse, add a little more coconut oil. Be careful putting in the essential oil, as peppermint has a very strong smell and too much would overpower the subtlety of the lavender and rose. I only used about 2 little drops. After everything is blended together, pour your scrub into an airtight jar and seal it up. That’s it! A quick and easy scrub to give your bod a little love.
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