I don't know about you guys, but a good body scrub is my best friend. I started using the one by Fresh when I was pregnant and I was hooked. Since then, I've tried a few others, but none really compare. Since the Fresh scrub is so pricey and because I'm a notorious over user when it comes to products, I tried to find one at a better price point but have yet to love one like I do theirs.
1. Jar | 2. Dried Rose Pedals | 3. NOW Essential Rose Oil | 4. NOW Apricot Oil | 5. Island Fresh Coconut Oil | 6. Old Time Hawaiian Sea Salt
Here is what I don't love about some scrubs: They don't smell good enough. Or, they have way too much oil, not enough scrub (if you know what I mean). OR... they just have way too many crappy ingredients - no thanks!
So when I say that I just made an amazing homemade body scrub, I come from a very critical background.
And honestly, this is one heck of a body scrub that was so easy to make. You can head to a local natural food store for these ingredients or if you live in Portland, I bought these at Fettle (formerly The Herb Shoppe).
1 cup hawaiian course sea salt
1/4 cup melted organic coconut oil
1 tbs apricot oil
2 tbs finely chopped dried rose pedals
6 drops of rose essential oil
*optional: add a few drops of lemon (energizing) or bergamot (uplifting) essential oil in the blend
Mix ingredients with a fork or spoon and store in an airtight container for up to two months.