With the summer holiday’s here for many families, keeping yourself and the kids entertained can somewhat be a challenge. However, one activity that I LOVE to do when I’ve got a spare afternoon is to make natural cleaning and beauty products. It’s a super-simple yet brilliant way to start moving forward in the fight against plastic!
How To Dry Rose Petals In The Oven
Gather rose petals that are 100% pesticide-free (from your garden is great!) and check for bugs.
Rinse the rose petals as gently as you can and ensure you drain them well.
Arrange the petals in one single layer on a baking tray.
Bake the petals in the oven at 90 degrees Celsius for approximately 10 minutes. You can also just keep an eye on them and remove when the petals are crisp and break easily.
If the petals still look like they could have water trapped in there, bake for another 2 minutes and recheck.
Ensure they are completely dry!
How To Make The Coconut And Rose Sugar Scrub:
Add all ingredients to a food processor or a large bowl.
If using a food processor, pulse a few times to break up the fresh petals and ensure everything is thoroughly combined.
Alternatively, you can mix by hand but it may be easier to do if you melt the coconut oil a little using heat.
Once combined together and the mixture rests at your desired texture, add to a mason jar for storage.
It’s a very cheap and incredibly indulgent DIY body scrub that is kind to the environment!
Content provided by Heart Handmade UK for Belling's Summer Holiday Club.
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
1 cup of organic sugar
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1 small handful of oven-dried rose petals
1 small handful of fresh rose petals
1 splash of rosewater, or 10 drops of rose essential oil