Doesn’t it look tasty? Don’t eat it, though; it’s for the bath. Several weeks ago, I gave a bridal shower for a dear friend’s daughter. My friend Shanne brought a bouquet of roses in memory of her mother — the roses came from a bush of her mom’s, and Shanne wanted her mom to have a presence at Callia’s shower. I saved the petals off the roses and threw the rest away. My hostess gift from Shanne and Callia had a big bunch of dried lavender instead of a bow. I saved it, too, with a plan to make a sugar scrub.
The ingredients were simple: baby oil, jar, and flower petals. My petals were dry, but fresh ones would do. Use any flower with a good scent. You don’t want the stems, so separate the petals. You’ll also need a food processor.
It’s easy — just dump all the ingredients into the food processor. For each two cups of scrub you want to make, use three cups sugar and 1/2 cup baby oil. I added a single drop of red food coloring to the mix to ensure that my scrub came out pink, but I’d be careful. CRAP ALERT: You certainly don’t want your recipient’s skin to be dyed when they use the scrub!
Once you’ve got all your goop in the food processor, just give it all a good spin. The sugar from the bottom of the food processor didn’t get to the exact consistency as the sugar at the top, so after using the food processor, I dumped it all in a bowl and gave it a toss with a spoon.
You can see that the consistency is fluffy. If you’d like yours to be a little oilier, just add more baby oil to the food processor. The scrub is a lovely pink and smells like a lavender field. (Not that I’ve ever smelled a lavender field, but I can imagine!) I hope Shanne and Callia like it!