Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe

A simple rose sugar scrub recipe perfect for valentine's day DIY gifting! Use rose petals, organic sugar, rose water, and oil to make this easy homemade organic sugar scrub recipe!

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Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe

The winter months can leave our skin feeling dull and dry. Using a sugar scrub can help exfoliate and moisturize to help battle common winter skin conditions.

I absolutely love using salt and sugar scrubs (anytime of year), they are a great way to moisturize the skin and practice a little self care. Sugar scrubs are so easy to put together, and make wonderful gifts!

I hope you enjoy this rose water sugar scrub!

What are the benefits of using body scrubs?

Body scrubs are generally made with salt or sugar and combine different types of oils for different purposes. One of the biggest benefits of using a body scrub is to exfoliate the skin.

We often exfoliate our faces, but don’t always spend the extra time to exfoliate our entire body. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells and revives our skin leaving it feeling silky smooth.

Not only do scrubs exfoliate the skin, the essential oils used within body scrubs have specific purposes. Lavender essential oils are calming, while citrus oils are invigorating. Making your own homemade scrubs is a great way to invigorate or destress!

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What type of sugar should be used in a sugar scrub?

You can use regular ol’ granulated sugar in homemade sugar scrub recipes, or for a deeper exfoliant, try using sugar in the raw or brown sugar. If you don’t have sugar, you can always use salt!

Where can I find rose water and culinary rose petals?

While culinary rose petals aren’t totally necessary for this rose sugar scrub recipe, they are a great staple to have on hand for DIY beauty projects! You can find them on Amazon. I also found my rose water on amazon. I like keeping both of these things handy for lots of different homemade beauty recipes!
If you would rather purchase rose essential oil, you can swap out the rose water for 20-30 drops of rose essential oil for this recipe.

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. 

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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. It has made my recent baths that much more relaxing. 

How long will rose sugar scrub last?

Heat, water, and bacteria from our hands can cause the sugar scrub to grow mold after one month. If you use this sugar scrub with clean hands and avoid shower water seeping in, it will last much longer (8-12 months). I suggest putting 2-3 uses worth into glass jars that way you can use up a jar in about a month’s time.

How much sugar scrub should I use?

You can use as much or as little scrub as you’d like! I like using this on my face to exfoliate, and only need about 1/4 cup. However, I also like to use this on my entire body, which requires about 1 cup of sugar scrub.

What are the benefits of rose water?

Rose water is made from the steaming of rose petals and has a wonderful aroma! It is a great way to fragrance beauty products naturally. Rose water has natural anti-aging and calming properties. It is known to soothe skin and reduce redness. This makes it a wonderful addition to homemade sugar scrub recipes.

How to use sugar scrub:

I use sugar scrubs in the shower whenever I need a little extra exfoliating! To use, scoop about 1/4 cup of sugar scrub into your hand and rub onto your body in circular motions, working in sections. I usually scrub my arms and chest first and then move onto my legs. Rinse with warm water, and be careful not to slip in the shower because the scrubs have oil in them. I don’t find it necessary to rinse with soap, because I like to allow the oil soak into my skin!

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Rose Sugar Scrub
This homemade Rose Sugar Scrub recipe is the perfect body scrub to practice self care!
Ingredients
  • 2 T rose water
  • 1/4 cup culinary rose petals
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • small glass jars
Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and stir well. Place into small glass jars, and give as gifts! 
Make a sugar scrub with rose water for an easy DIY Valentine's Day gift. | boxwoodavenue.com