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Transform Your Skin with a DIY Rose Body Scrub: Natural and Effective

About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

If you’re looking for a natural and effective way to pamper your skin, why not make your own DIY rose body scrub? Roses are not only beautiful, but they also have a host of benefits for your skin, including reducing inflammation and hydrating dry skin. Plus, making your own scrub is easy and affordable, and you’ll know exactly what ingredients are going into it.

In this article, we’ll walk you through a simple step-by-step guide for making your own luxurious rose body scrub at home. So, let’s get started!

Ingredients Needed

  • White sugar
  • Liquid oil color or mica color powder
  • Rose essential oil
  • Shea butter
  • Coconut oil
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Polysorbate 80 (this is to avoid the scrub being too oily and sticky)
  • phenoxyethanol preservative

The ingredients below are optional.

  • Dried roses for decoration (optional)
  • Shredded soap (optional). You can buy it shredded. We are using it to add foaming and cleansing effect to the scrub.

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

Note: Since we are making a DIY rose body scrub that will be used mostly in the shower, water might get in contact with the scrub in its container. This could spoil the scrub, and that is the reason for adding the phenoxyethanol preservative.

Tools Needed

  • A bowl and a small cup
  • Hand mixer
  • Container


  • 1 ½ tablespoon of shea butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of shredded soap
  • ½ cup of sweet almond oil 
  • 3 drops of red liquid oil color
  • 3 grams of the rose essential oil = 0.10 ounces
  • 3 grams of polysorbate 80 = 0.10 ounces

Steps: DIY Rose Body Scrub

1- First, in the small cup, we will prepare a mix of 1 ½ tablespoon of shea butter and 1 ½ tablespoon of coconut oil. We will use this mix in step 4 below.

2- Now, to the main mix. In the bowl, add 1 cup of white sugar.

Add the sugar
Add the sugar

3- Add to the sugar 1 tablespoon of shredded soap.

Add shredded soap - optional
Add shredded soap – optional

4- Add 2 tablespoons of the mix of step 1 above: shea butter and coconut oil mix.

Add the shea butter and coconut oil mix
Add the shea butter and coconut oil mix

5- Add half a cup of sweet almond oil into the bowl. I prefer to use only that much of the almond oil, however you may increase or decrease its quantity to your liking: if you want the scrub to have a more oily feel, then add more of the almond oil, but add it in small steps.

6- Mix the ingredients thoroughly.

After adding the almond oil, mix thoroughly
After adding the almond oil, mix thoroughly

7- Now, it is time to add the coloring. Since this is a DIY rose body scrub, I will add red liquid oil color powder. Add three drops and mix. Don’t put too much coloring, otherwise it might stain the skin.

After adding the coloring, mix well
After adding the coloring, mix well

8- Add 3 grams of the rose essential oil and 3 grams of the polysorbate 80. Mix well.

9- Now, we can use an electric mixer to further blend the ingredients together. This will refine the sugar in the scrub as well, making it less harsh on the skin. The scrub will also look different from other scrubs, making it unique!

This is the DIY rose body scrub after blending with an electric mixer
This is the scrub after blending with an electric mixer

10- For decoration purposes, sprinkle some dried roses to give it a beautiful look.

Adding dried roses
Adding dried roses

11- The DIY rose body scrub is now done. Store it in a container.

DIY rose body scrub
DIY rose body scrub

How To Use It

In the shower, apply the scrub on your body and gently exfoliate as needed. Apply lotion afterwards to make your skin even more smooth.

We have a full sub-category of articles here on how to make natural handmade body scrubs.

Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

The steps to make the DIY rose body scrub are demonstrated in this video.

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