Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Coconut Rose scrub and a smile on my face....

Hello friends, I hope your week is off to a great start. 

I have been a fan of coconut oil and coconut butter for some time now because of its nutritional benefits.  But more recently, I have been using this amazing food as a body scrub that not only smells delicious but leaves my skin feeling so soft.  It takes just a few minutes to put together and most of the ingredients are readily available. 

1/2 cup Coconut butter
1/2/ cup Almond oil
1/4 cups Sea salt 
1/2 cup dried rose petals

1. Place the coconut butter in a bowl and stir with a spoon or whip with a handheld mixer (this will unify the oil and the butter and form a beautiful smooth butter)
2. Grind the sea salt in a mortar until desired size on the salt crystals
3. Crush the rose petals with your hands and mix all of the ingredients in a bowl
4. Divide into jars 

It smells soooo good and truly makes your skin feel wonderfully refreshed and smooth.  The salt might me too harsh for your face so you can opt to add grated coconut instead of sea salt.

There's nothing like fresh natural ingredients for your skin.  Here is another version made by my friend Jo-Anna using sugar that might be a little gentler on your face as well.

Have you ever made your own body scrub?  Or do you have any natural beauty tips you want to share?  I would love to hear some of them...:)

I also wanted to say thank you to the sweet people from Ladies Home Journal, who recently featured my little watering cans in their June issue.  What an honour to see your work amongst other very talented ladies. 

And I also owe you a thank you as I feel it's your encouragement and beautiful words that motivate me to do what I do, so thank you. 

sending you much love,

ps. one thing that didn't put a smile on my face is that once I was finished taking pictures of the body scrub, I knocked my little water pitcher to the ground and it shattered.  It was one of my favourite pieces...insert sad face here.

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  1. Lu-
    Now I have an excuse to buy myself roses tomorrow... :)

    I couldn't agree more about coconut oil. I started eating it in the past year, and have noticed a change in my skin...

    Congrats on the nod from LHJ. You deserve all the accolades...


  2. Oh it looks so pretty as well! I love coconut oil! I'll have to make some of this, hopefully sometime soon :)

  3. Aside from cooking, I also use coconut oil for my hair. Will definitely try this scrub recipe soon! Also would like to share this page if you want to know more about coconut oil benefits. Hope it helps your followers, I know it helped me change my life for the better!

  4. Yay!! Another coconut oil fan!!! We use it for EVERYTHING...you know, like Windex in My Big Fat Greek Wedding??!! It's great for burns, pimples, scrapes, as a skin moisturizer, {it's all I use on my face and body}, for cooking, it is antibacterial and antifungal, it lowers bad cholesterol and raises the good...just amazing!! And coconut water is awesome, too. It is identical to the make up of our plasma! Crazy, huh?

    I absolutely adore this idea, and I love the little jar, the color of the lid and the tag you chose to put on it. So cheerful, soft and lovely!

    Meh...sorry about your sweet pitcher. I'll keep my eyes peeled for one!!
    Have a blessed day, and thanks for sharing! I'll be making some of this for gifts!!

  5. Oh and that is so cool about your feature!! Congratulations! Is it ok to pin your photos with a link?


  6. Lucy,
    Congratulations on your feature.Not a surprise you photos are amazing!
    I am going to have to pamper myself with this scrub.

  7. Lu, so sorry for my absence as of late. Go to my blog today and you'll see why I've been MIA - a bit busy with the party!!!


  8. This coconut rose scrub looks so scrumptious! And thank you so so much for the lovely shout-out! You made my day!

  9. I saw your feature in LHJ and was so excited for you! Congratulations - your work is wonderful and I'm sure you'll have many more exciting features to come.
    xxoo - carolyn

  10. Oh this scrub sounds amazing! I love coconut oil and butter also. We use them in a lot of our products. So glad to have discovered your blog!

  11. Today I tried making this scrub; first I had to make my own coconut butter since it's so expensive here in Holland. After beating the coconut oil to a cream, I added the Almond oil, but it made it liquid again :(.
    Did I need to beat them together? This is my first try in making my own creamy body scrub, so help!

    I love your bloq and will deffinetely visit often.

  12. it is antibacterial and antifungal, it lowers bad cholesterol and raises the good...just amazing!! And coconut water is awesome, too.ED drugs It is identical to the make up of our plasma! Crazy, huh?

  13. Hello! I just made this and found it to be quite runny, I can't tell from your photos but was the consistency of yours as well?


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