Hey friends! Kayleigh from Crafts and a Cat here. I’m thrilled to be joining the ABM team and can’t wait to share all things DIY with you in the coming months! If you’re anything like me, your skin is less than radiant this time of year. Between cold temperatures and harsh air from heaters, my skin looks pretty dry and dull. Luckily, all it takes to refresh winter skin is some homemade exfoliating scrub. This one is made with crushed rose and chamomile petals. If flowers don’t make you (and your skin) feel spring ready, I don’t know what will!
This flower petal scrub takes just a couple minutes to whip up, and I love how colorful and fragrant it is. I’ve been keeping my jar of scrub by my sink so I can use it first thing in the morning. It makes my skin feel instantly refreshed, and pampering myself with pretty floral bits isn’t a bad way to start the day!
-culinary grade dried rose and chamomile buds (you can also find them in any health food store)
-crushed walnut shells
-moisturizing oil (I used olive oil but also love almond or hemp seed oil!)
-an airtight glass jar
-blender, food processor or a sharp knife
Step One: Measure out 3/4 cup of flower buds and pulse a few times in a blender or food processor, or roughly chop until the pieces are the size of red pepper flakes.
Step Two: Measure 1/4 cup of crushed walnut shells and mix with the chopped flower buds, and then place in a jar.
Step Three: Add in 2 tablespoons of moisturizing oil, stir well, and seal until ready to use.
Use your scrub on your face, hands or anywhere else that needs a little TLC. I love that it’s gentle enough for every day use and makes my face soft and dewy! I can’t wait to make it with hibiscus flowers and lavender next time. It will last a few months if you keep it tightly closed, away from direct sunlight and heat, and free of water. xo, Kayleigh
Credits // Author and Photography: Kayleigh Kosmas. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.