Homemade Botanical Sugar Scrub Featuring Hammam & Home

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wemadethishome_botanicalsugarscrub5wemadethishome_botanicalsugarscrub6Summer seems to have slipped away over the past week, there is definitely a sense of autumn in the air, it’s my favourite time of the year. You may have heard me mention a few times here on the blog that our garden has given us so much pleasure this season, we have grown and gathered so many beautiful flowers, keeping all corners of our home feeling warm and well loved. We have also pressed and dried many petals too as a lasting memory of what we have found and grown. The roses, in particular, have been my favourite this year and I managed to dry a whole dish full of beautifully scented pink and yellow petals.

I wasn’t entirely sure what to do with them at first, but then I had an idea to mix up a potion, just like something I remember from my childhood days, although perhaps – and hopefully you would agree – a little more sophisticated!!!! My skin has been looking quite dull and in need of a ‘pick-me-up’, so I thought a botanical sugar scrub would be the perfect dry skin remedy and a perfect opportunity to use up our dried rose petals. I have combined them with three simple ingredients: essential oils, sugar and coconut oil, all of which are natural and kind to the skin. The result is a lovely pure scrub which leaves my skin feeling beautifully soft and I am really excited to share it with you. I find making time to create things for our home gives me a real sense of joy, especially when it promotes well-being and self-care. Here’s how:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 5-10 drops of essential oil
    (I have used lavender oil here but next time I think I will experiment with a combination)
  • 2 tablespoons of dried rose petals
  • 1 tablespoon of dried lavender

The method is as simple as adding all the ingredients into a clean jar and mixing together until fully combined and looking pretty. Rub into damp skin and feel relaxed as the petals wash away leaving your skin feeling silky soft.

Thank you to Hammam & Home who sent the beautiful towels featured in this post, I love them. The Hammam towels are a beautiful contemporary design, made from 100% Aegean cotton and are hand loomed by skilled artisans, in Aegean region of Turkey, using ancient techniques passed down through family generations. The long cotton fibres and the way in which they have been flat-woven ensures that they become more absorbent and softer the more you use and wash them, making them feel super luxurious.
Note: Do ensure you use pure essential oils rather than synthetic ones and do a patch test to make sure you are not sensitive to them before using.

3 thoughts on “Homemade Botanical Sugar Scrub Featuring Hammam & Home

  1. Gemma

    Beautiful pictures and fantastic idea. My roses are still blooming in the garden so I’m going to give this a go.
    I think these will make lovely gifts for the ladies in the family for Christmas (sorry I know it’s only September!) Xx

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