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    Erin Ashley DIY coconut rose sugar scrub

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    Tokyomilk Eden 03 candle, $12, Cottage Chic

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    Three J robe, $81, Cottage Chic

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    Citrus Lavender Sage Herbal Tea, $10 Teavana, SouthPark mall

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    Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil, $45, Sephora

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    Gaiam Sage Lily Printed Yoga Mat, $29.98, Amazon

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Relax. Rinse. Repeat.

By Cristina Wilson | Photography by Sean Pressley, Erin Ashley, and vendors

Posted: Monday, Jul. 22, 2013

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Tame the inner bridezilla by taking care of yourself and making time to relax during what can be a very stressful time. Start with a little retail therapy—these picks will have you basking in bliss in no time.

Try This!

Erin Ashley shares her recipe for an easy DIY summer scrub so you can pamper and polish right at home.

Coconut Rose Sugar Scrub


Raw sugar
Coconut oil (Glaser Organic Farms)
Rose essential oil (or any preferred essential oil)
Note: The amount of each ingredient will vary based on how oily or rough you would like your scrub to be. However, the general rule of thumb is 2 parts sugar to one part oil.

Step 1: Pour the sugar into the container you will be using to store the scrub.

Step 2: Microwave your coconut oil until it is in liquid form. Pour into the container with the sugar and mix.

Step 3: Add your essential oil, as many drops as you like until you get the desired amount of fragrance. Mix.

Voila! You have an organic sugar scrub free of all of the additives found in store-bought options! If giving the scrub as a gift, you can make a cute label for the top of the jar. Use on moist skin, or use on dry skin for a deeper exfoliation.

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