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A Lovely Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe

DIYChloe | Boxwood Ave.Comment

A simple rose sugar scrub recipe perfect for valentine's day DIY gifting. 

Make a sugar scrub with rose water for an easy DIY Valentine's Day gift. | boxwoodavenue.com

I have a dream of planting a rose garden behind the house. Full of David Austin garden roses, of all different shades - I can smell it now.

This dream began when my grandma gifted a rose bush to me for my college graduation. When we moved up to the ranch, I considered digging it up, but it was happy in its home in Reno, so we left it. Later that year, she gifted me a second bush, which I have been nursing since I planted it. I am not sure if it's going to make it, but we will see this spring. 

Roses simply remind me of both of my grandmothers (as do Cammelias, but they do not grow up here). I don't think there is a flower quite as beautiful as a garden rose. I'm not talking about store bought long-stems; I'm talking about delicate, fragrant, oil-painting worthy roses. (The kind that costs you $4 a stem at the florist.) 

Make a sugar scrub with rose water for an easy DIY Valentine's Day gift. | boxwoodavenue.com
Make a sugar scrub with rose water for an easy DIY Valentine's Day gift. | boxwoodavenue.com

While many rose scented beauty products completely miss the mark, this sugar scrub smells perfectly like a fresh picked flower. The grapeseed oil has a very faint scent, and allows the rose water to take over - it smells so good. 

I love using sugar scrubs in the winter, especially with grapeseed oil as a moisturizer. This rose sugar scrub recipe is the perfect DIY project to make this time of year. I like to place the mixture in small glass jars for easy (last minute) gifting. I decided to keep this batch for myself, and placed it in an old French jar from Elsie Green. It has made my recent baths that much more relaxing. 

Do you have a favorite flower that instantly brings back memories? I hope you'll let me know in the comments below! 


Rose Sugar Scrub

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2 tsp. rose water

1/4 c culinary rose petals 

1/4 c grapeseed oil 

1 c sugar 

Small glass jars, sanitized 

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well. Place into small glass jars, and give as gifts! 

*So long as water/dirty hands do not come in contact with the scrub, this will last indefinitely. 


Make a sugar scrub with rose water for an easy DIY Valentine's Day gift. | boxwoodavenue.com

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