The theme of the day: relaxation. We’re sharing some spa day-inspired treatments and favors inspired by this morning’s spa-themed bridal shower! This DIY lemon-green tea body salt scrub and DIY whipped rose coconut body butter are perfect preparations for you wedding in the Washington DC area. Better yet, make some for your entire bridal party so they can all be just as relaxed on your wedding day! They’re so easy to make, thanks to these simple “how-to” directions from Esme Krahn of Bodamaestra. Happy DIY spa day, future bride!

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DIY Lemon-Green Tea Body Salt Scrub


  • Mini glass jars
  • 26 oz. container of coarse sea salt
  • 2 cups of oil of your choice (i.e. grapeseed)
  • ½ squeeze of lemon juice
  • Bowl and spoon for mixing
  • Green tea essential oil


Grate one lemon then place the oils, lemon rind and 10 drops of green tea essential oil into a mixing bowl. Place the salt into a large mixing bowl and mix the oil and salt together until everything is blended by the salt is still coarse. Spoon the mixture into your jars (mixture yields four 7-oz. jars).

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DIY Whipped Rose Coconut Body Butter


  • One large glass or metallic mixing bowl
  • Mini milk glass bottles
  • ½ cup shea butter
  • 1 cup of coconut oil
  • ½ cup light oil, such as almond, olive or jojoba
  • 12 drops of rose essential oil


In a glass or metallic mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, except essential oil. Let the mix cool in the fridge for about 1 hour or until it begins to harden (it must remain somewhat soft). Add rose essential oil and use a hand mixer to whip for 10 minutes, until fluffy. Let the mixture set for about 12 minutes and then spoon it into your jars.


I am already wanting to make both of these to pamper myself! Thanks again to Esme Krahn from Bodamaestra for these recipes!

If you are looking for more inspiration, be sure to check out our DIY projects and details! Also, if you’re a bridesmaid looking for more ideas, be sure to look at our ideas for local DC area bachelorette party ideas and unique ideas for bridal showers.

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