Essential oil + rose petals +sugar scrub

Rose petal sugar scrub is a great way to use up those dying roses from valentines day, your birthday, or mothers day. When you get roses it’s usually to celebrate something and it’s sad to see them wilt after a week. Give them new purpose and pamper yourself with a rose petal sugar scrub.

The recipe is pretty straight forward, oil, sugar, rose petals, and essential oils. I’ve found that combining valor, grapefruit, and gentle baby with the rose petals creates a luxurious and slightly exotic scent. It relaxes and invigorates me at the same time. I feel cozy and refreshed after using it and my skin feels wonderful. These winter months have dried out my skin no matter how often I apply lotion. But this sugar scrub exfoliates, softens, and moisturizes my skin.

When choosing a carrier oil for this scrub it’s a good idea to combine oils. Not only to cover your bases when it comes to moisturizing your skin but also to save on cost. Oils like Jojoba, Macadamia, and Rosehip seed oil are amazing for the skin but are more expensive and come in smaller quantities than say a coconut oil. In the recipe below I’ve listed some great bulk oils but combining other oils will benefit your skin even more.

For more about essential oils check out my Essential oils page.


Rose Petal sugar scrub

The soft scent of roses paired with valor, gentle baby, and grapefruit essential oils smells heavenly and the oil and sugar exfoliate, soften, and hydrate your skin. This sugar scrub is a magical experience that your body needs.

  • Author: Alycia Louise
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 uses 1x
  • Category: other
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 Cup Oil (Fractioned Coconut oil, Apricot oil, Avocado oil, or Almond oil.)
  • 2 Cups Granulated white sugar
  • 1 Dozen Roses- petals removed and saved (Wilting or fresh.)
  • 3 Drops each Valor, Gentle baby, and Grapefruit essential oils


  1. Place the rose petals in a food processor with 1/2 cup of oil. Pulse until it becomes a fine paste. Add in the sugar, essential oils and remaining oil. Pulse until fully combined.
  2.  Place in jars or Tupperware. This scrub will keep for a week or so at room temp or up to a month if refrigerated. 
  3. I recommend storing it in several containers and keeping them in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to pamper yourself.  Allow the scrub to come to room temp before using.

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Alycia Louise
Alycia has worked in the food industry for over 10 years. She lives in the PNW with her husband and three dogs. Her likes include coffee, rainy days and horror movies.
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