Do you use a body scrub or face wash that has tiny little balls in? These are called microbeads and are actually made of plastic. They are incredibly harmful for the environment and are now found in different coastal habitats all around the round. If you would like to read further into this then please read this fantastic article – The Good Scrub Guide.
Instead or purchasing body scrubs that are full of chemicals that you can’t pronounce or tiny microbeads that harm millions of animals, why not make your own? It is very simple relatively cheap and environmentally friendly!
This beautiful rose and lavender body scrub leaves your skin unbelievably smooth and smelling gorgeous. It also makes a wonderful gift that you can give on Mothers Day or a birthday. The jars which I have used in these photos I picked up from my local Home Bargains. They were sweet jars and cost around £1.50. So this can be such a cheap gift to make but a beautiful and thoughtful one to give! Or keep it for yourself as a nice home spa treat.
Rose and Lavender Body Scrub
200g Coconut Oil
450g Granulated Sugar
Lavender Oil (Or essential oil of your choice)
Pre-heat oven at its lowest setting, mine was 50C, then line a baking tray with baking paper. Use flowers which have opened out, this way you get to enjoy them for a few days and the petals have opened out which makes them easier to remove. Remove the rose petals from the stem and place them on the baking tray. Then put the baking tray in the pre-heated oven for approximately half an hour or until the petals have dried.
Once dried you can store them in an airtight container until you are ready to use them.
Put the dried petals into a food processor and blend until they are in tiny pieces.
Add the coconut oil and the granulated sugar and blend until combined. You may need to stop the food processor several times to stir the mixture as it tends to clump when blending. Then once blended, add the lavender oil. I used around 15 drops as that was enough to bring out the smell of the lavender. You want it quite strong. Then give it one last blend to combine the lavender oil in with the sugar mix. Spoon into airtight jars and enjoy.