Our DIY Body Polish is the perfect way to put your lovey Valentines Day roses to good use after they are no longer fit for the kitchen table! + This is a great project to do with your kiddos! My 5-year-old daughter did the whole process on her own while I snapped the photos.
The Rose has long been prized for not only its beauty and exquisite fragrance, but also for its strong medicinal properties. Known as a powerful astringent, the Rose is used in crafting various toners, creams and facial washes that address an array of complexion issues! It is a precious ingredient to help soothe and tone the skin as well as help fight skin issues such as acne, eczema, irritations, scars, inflammations, etc. The tender and delicate Rose is loaded with vitamins and potent antioxidants essential to healthy skin.
The therapeutic benefits of Rose go beyond just delivering a beautiful, radiant skin; the whole body benefits from this beautiful flower. Rose is calming and energizing at the same time, bringing a sense of freshness and harmony to the whole body.
YOU WILL NEED:
• A sanitized, dry glass jar (We recommend a 2 oz jar)
• Coconut oil
• Rose petals (Let wilt for 24 hours to lessen water content)
• Carrier oil of choice
• Natural raw cane sugar or white sugar
• Small spoons for scooping ingredients
Step No. 1
Pack 1/4th of a jar with coconut oil. (We used a 2 oz jar, which is good for about one use! We recommend this size to keep your body polish fresh)
Step No. 2
Pack a handful of rose petals on top of the coconut oil. (About 3/4th of the way full)
Step No. 3
Sprinkle sugar on top of the petals to fill the jar.
Step No. 4
Pour your carrier oil (jojoba, flaxseed, sweet almond, olive oil out of your cupboard, etc.) on top of the sugar. Wait for the oil to saturate the mixture completely. Top it off with more sugar, if needed.
We personally prefer the natural smell of the sugar, coconut oil, and roses! If you prefer more scent, you could add 1-3 drops of your favorite essential oil to the carrier oil!
Step No. 5
Close the lid and let the sugar & petals absorb the oil for a day or two.
Store your body polish in a cool dry place! If you do not use your polish all at once, make sure to keep any moisture out of the container. There are no artificial preservative added, so if any moisture is introduced to the container, it can cause bacteria growth.
Try your Natural + Homemade Body Polish!
When ready to use, thoroughly mix the contents. Use as a body polish to exfoliate, soften and moisturize your skin!
Please be careful when using your polish in the bath or shower! Oils can cause the tub or floor to become slippery.
Don't have any Rose Petals? That's alright! Try a parsley or kale body polish for a powerful mineral boost! Just use the same steps as above!
Babies Oatmeal & Coconut Body Rub:
Use the same steps as above, but replace the rose petals with ground oatmeal! (All you need is a coffee or spice grinder to grind the oats!) We used calendula-infused apricot kernel oil for our Baby Rub! We will show you how to infuse oil for our next DIY! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter below to be notified.
We hope this DIY Body Polish is a blessing to your family! Let us know what you think in the comments below.