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Floral Body Scrubs with Anthropologie

2013 May 9

What are your Mother’s Day gift giving plans? How about a making jars of homemade rose & lavender body scrubs to gift to the mothers in your life? Last Sunday I had the honor of hosting a Mother’s Day floral craft event at the Pasadena Anthropologie. What did we make? Homemade Sea Salt Floral Body Scrubs of course!


Let me start by saying that stepping into Anthropologie is pretty darn inspiring, let alone spending the afternoon crafting in store with a great group of ladies.


The tables were set with heaping bowls of dried flowers that we served up in latte bowls, essentials oils, small nosegays of roses and ranunculus and ribbon galore. It was a sensory overload of all things floral and let me tell you, these craft tables smelled heavenly.


Laura Hooper Calligraphy graciously made our crafters the most gorgeous rose gold-foiled “Happy Mother’s Day” tags to tie onto the scrub jars gifted to us by Weck. If you’ve ever used Weck jars, you will know just how beautiful they are and perfect for filling with homemade scrubs, jams, or any other homemade treats!


There was quite a bit of laughing…


Pouring and mixing…


…And snacking on scones with lemon jam, cream, berries and thumb print cookies.


We made lavender scrubs and rose scrubs both flecked with dried petals and infused with essential oils. Although most everyone gave in and added a bit of both flowers!


I absolutely loved meeting so many of you in person for the first time and seeing old friends as well.


In the end, it was a perfect way to spend a Sunday morning celebrating our Mom’s and mixing up such lovely and luxurious gifts for them.


Thank you to everyone who attended and made this event so special.


Including my own Mom (below) who just joined Instagram and was trying out her new skills at the event. Way to make your blogger daughter proud.


Photos by Joanne Pio

If you missed the event and would like to make these scrubs for yourself you can download my event handout right here. Also, I will be loading more photos from the event today on Facebook or you can check it out on Instagram under the hash tag #anthroevents.


Floral Body Scrubrecipe by Freutcake
1 Cup Sea salt
½ Cup Sweet Almond Oil
5-7 Drops Lavender or Rose Hip Seed Essential Oil
1 Tbsp. Dried Lavender or Rose
Weck Jars

1. In a small bowl mix exfoliate, oil and essential oil until well combined.
2. Add dried flowers if desired and fold in.
3. Spoon into Weck jar or sealed container. Body scrub should last up to a few weeks in the bath.

LH Calligraphy, Mother’s Day Gift Tags – available on Etsy
Weck 900 Jars – we used the 1/5 L Mold Jar, also available at Sur la Table & Poketo
Now Solutions. Sweet Almond Oil- Whole Foods or Amazon
Now Solutions, Lavender Essential Oil – Whole Foods or Amazon
Now Solutions, Rose Hip Seed Essential Oil – Whole Foods or Amazon
San Francisco Salt Company, Dead Sea Salt
Culinary French Lavender – Amazon
Culinary Rosebuds & Petals – Amazon

CloverLace Dress- Anthropologie

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Leah Bergman

Editor at Freutcake
Designer, blogger, cocktail shaker. Classic with a bit of sparkle. Founder & Editor of Freutcake.

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  1. May 9, 2013

    What a fun fun fun event Leah! And you looked adorableeee 🙂

  2. MaryAnne permalink
    May 9, 2013

    What a fun and beautiful crafting idea Leah. I tried a little of the product on my hands @anthropologie and it was delightful. I can’t wait to do the full body experience! Thanks for yet another great home made gift!

  3. May 9, 2013

    this looks ridiculously gorgeous and fun!
    kw ladies in navy

  4. May 9, 2013

    I wish I could have been there! So fun! Still loving that green dress. It looks perfect on you!

  5. May 9, 2013

    Oh, I love this idea! There was a tea shop in London that I used to love, where you could go in and make your own assortment using dried fruits, flowers and herbs. This reminds me of that same experience. I’d love to make some of these to give as gifts all year long! (I bet they’d be great as part of a gift box for bridesmaids this coming wedding season.)

  6. Celeste permalink
    May 9, 2013

    Beautiful! Sad I missed it!

  7. May 9, 2013

    I had a wonderful time! The scrubs turned out perfect and the set up was beautiful! I can’t wait for your next event.

  8. May 9, 2013

    Gorgeous set up. I wish I could have attended this event!

  9. May 9, 2013

    This looks like such a fun event Leah! So bummed I don’t live closer so that I could attend. I’m LIVING for your fun hair accessory!

    Chelsea & The City

  10. May 9, 2013

    I know what I am gifting for mothers day now!

  11. May 10, 2013

    What a fabulous event, we both wish we could have been there. Love your green dress and thank you for the lovely gift idea.
    Have a Happy Mother’s Day with your Mom 🙂

  12. May 14, 2013

    Thank you for hosting this event Leah! I had a great time and it was really nice to meet you in person 🙂 I also did a blog post about making the scrubs for Mother’s Day, here is a link to the post: My mom said it made her tear up. I couldn’t have asked for a better Mother’s Day present!

  13. May 28, 2013

    Love this! I hope you do another something like this soon!

  14. August 16, 2013

    What a fun event! Can’t wait to make some of my own.

    On a side note, I think your Twitter social media link is broken. I went to follow you and it just took me to my homepage. I’ll search manually, just thought I’d let you know 🙂

  15. December 14, 2013

    I am making these for christmas presents this year and wondering how far in advance I can make them and put them in jars? Should I make them as close to christmas as possible or will they “keep” for a while in a jar?

    • December 15, 2013

      Hi Jill! I would recommend making them as close to gifting as possible so that the recipient has more time to use the scrub. I would say that they last 3-4 weeks in a jar. Hope that helps!

  16. August 25, 2014

    Exactly what I was looking for. Beautiful pictures.

  17. Kelsey permalink
    November 20, 2014

    Would you recommend using coarse or fine grain salt?

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