I adore fresh cut flowers. I’m tempted literally every time I go to Trader Joe’s because they always have such pretty flowers available. Something about them just captivates me (they must silently scream “buy me!” or something), but I’m torn because it feels like such a waste. We actually decided on paper flowers for our wedding for this reason (plus wedding flowers are outrageously over-priced!!!).
My girls <3 <3
There is a way for you to put your old/dying flowers to good use, and get smoother skin the process! No joking here, I’m talking about making a sugar scrub with your leftover flowers! You can enjoy your special Valentine’s Day flowers all year long by including them in this extremely simple sugar scrub! When I say simple, I mean three step simple. Plus, it uses ingredients that you likely already have in your house.
Doesn’t it look so dreamy?
- 12-20 rose petals (depending on flowery you want it to be)
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil (baby oil will also work)
- 1.5 cups of plain sugar (white)
- a food processor/ blender/ hand blender
- essential oil in your favorite scent (if you prefer a higher scented product)
- a jar with a lid (perfect to reuse old candle jars!)
- Add all the scrub ingredients to the bowl of your food processor. Add essential oil now (if using) — a few drops go a long way!
- Pulse the food processor until the flowers have become flakes and the sugar is fluffy.
- Add sugar scrub to your jars. Tie with a ribbon to gift, or use as desired.
- Wet the area you are going to use it on (i.e. hands, legs, etc).
- With clean hands or a spoon, take a small scoop about 1 teaspoon for small areas, 1 tablespoon for larger areas, and apply to desired area.
- Exfoliate the area by gently rubbing the scrub in a circular motion for about 30 seconds.
I like to keep a jar by my bathroom sinks in the winter time as my hands get so dry. This scrub is perfect for exfoliating and moisturizing at the same time.
Try using this scrub before shaving your legs; it’ll change your life. The scrub helps exfoliate the dead skin so your razor can do its job, shave. In my experience they always end up so much smoother.
- External use only.
- Don’t use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
I hope you all enjoy!