RECIPE

‘Smooth as a Baby’s Behind’ Body Scrub

Envious of babies gorgeous smooth skin? Try out this scrub to get back your youthful glow from shoulders to toes.

This recipe is great when you have dry, rough skin. It has Himalayan salt as a base, which is full of minerals and nutrients to boost skin’s appearance. Salt also contains magnesium which helps to reduce inflammation and flush away toxins. Salt scrubs are more abrasive than sugar scrubs, making them great for removing dead and hardened skin. However, some people find salt scrubs a bit too abrasive, but still want all the benefits of the minerals and nutrients. So I like adding baking soda as its also a great exfoliator, but adds a softer, finer grain feeling.

The essential oils I have chosen for this scrub also pack a lot of benefits. Frankincense is liquid gold for your skin, and is known for balancing all skin types, regenerating ageing skin and smoothing out wrinkles while preventing more of them. Patchouli is known for skin hydration, stimulating the growth of new skin, and reducing the appearance of scars. Cedarwood is incredibly grounding and is known for relieving mental strain, helping with symptoms of depression and bringing relief for insomnia when stress-related, making it great to use in scrubs before bedtime.

Category : Skincare

Ingredients

½ cup finely ground Himalayan pink salt

2 tbsp baking soda

2 tbsp jojoba oil (add more if you want a smoother scrub)

2 drops patchouli essential oilView Details

Patchouli Essential Oil

SGD $22.00

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As the official scent of the Age of Aquarius, made popular by our hippie ancestors, patchouli has a deep, woody, sweet, and earthy aroma. It is amazing in blends to reduce stress, depression and anxiety. It can also be used in blends for skin conditions such as dryness, inflammation, scars, sores, eczema, and wounds.

4 drops cedarwood essential oilView Details

Cedarwood Essential Oil

SGD $16.00

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Take flight while you stay rooted. Warm and woodsy cedarwood is known for providing emotional strength, or for when you need an anchor. Diffuse and say goodbye to mental strain, symptoms of depression, and stress-related insomnia.

6 drops frankincense essential oilView Details

Frankincense Essential Oil

SGD $46.00

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Frankincense has a beautiful balsamic, woody, and spicy fragrance which supports clear, deep breathing. It’s a great oil to use during meditation to help balance the mind and is also known to balance and regenerate all skin types. Frankincense’s benefits are worth their weight in gold – if you own only one bottle of essential oil, make it frankincense. Three Wise Men, we see you.

Supplies

1 medium sized bowl to mix the ingredients

1 sealable glass jarView Details

Amber Glass Jar 200 ml

SGD $4.00

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Directions

Step 1 Mix half of the jojoba oil and the essential oils together in a bowl.

Step 2 Add in the salt and baking soda.

Step 3 Mix well and slowly add more of the Jojoba oil until you reach the desired consistency. Some people prefer a dryer scrub, while others prefer to add more of the Jojoba, to have a softer, silkier scrub.

Step 4 Store your scrub in an airtight container. Preferably an amber glass jar as this will keep the light out and extend the life of your essential oils.

Step 5 Scoop out your scrub as needed and apply in a circular motion to wet skin. Massage gently on your skin for 1-2 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.

Step 6 If you try out this recipe, please review it below. I would love to hear how you liked it.

AUTHOR

Marra Hensby

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Fun Fact! Did you know…

1.) Inhaling essential oils stimulates the olfactory system, and therefore the central nervous system. (What a great way to calm down!)