Sugar scrubs are my favorite easy, at-home skincare treat because besides leaving my skin soft and smooth, they only take a few minutes to make. You might even have the ingredients already: sugar and a nourishing carrier oil, plus extras like essential oils or flower petals that make the scrub extra luxurious to use. I used rose and calendula flowers in this scrub—they smell amazing and I love how they look like floral confetti!
-1 cup of superfine caster sugar (I find it’s a little gentler on skin but any granulated sugar works)
–rosehip oil (jojoba oil or sweet almond oil work well too)
-1/4 cup dried rose and calendula flower petals, stems and leaves removed
–a jar or other container with a lid
Clean your container with soap and water then make sure it’s completely dry before adding the sugar (this keeps bacteria out so the scrub lasts longer!). Add a few droppers full of oil and stir it in. Add a little more at a time until the sugar looks like fluffy, wet sand. I used rosehip oil because it’s super moisturizing and is also said to even out skin tone and improve texture, but any facial oil works well.I blitzed a small handful of flower petals in a food processor until they were very fine, but you could also chop them by hand. Stir them into the sugar mixture and you’re done!I find that when I gently rinse the scrub off my face, some of the oil is left behind so my face feels glowy and moisturized in one step. And it smells so good! The scrub will last several weeks when stored in a cool, dark spot. I hope you enjoy treating yourself to this scrub, or a friend who could use a little self-care! xo Kayleigh
Credits // Author and Photography: Kayleigh Kosmas. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
Author / Contributor: Kayleigh Kosmas