Citrus-Rose Sugar Scrub Bars
Buff away dry, dead skin cells and lock in moisture with these DIY citrus-rose sugar scrub bars. They make great gifts too!
Yield: 4 bars
Combine the coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax in a small microwave proof bowl (it's best to use a bowl you don't mind getting messy). Microwave on high in 30 second intervals until everything is just melted.
Add the essential oil and whisk to combine.
Slowly add the sugar (and the beetroot and rose petals, if using) and mix it all together. If you have trouble with the mixture solidifying too quickly, just pop it in the microwave for another 20-30 seconds.
Let the mixture cool slightly before pouring into your molds. If you pour while the oils are still hot, the sugar will settle at the bottom, in which case you might need to spoon the settled sugar into the mold. Then place in the freezer for 20 minutes to cool.
To use, warm a bar in your hands until it has melted slightly then gently buff skin. Rinse with water.
Store unused bars in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 months.