I love making things that are useful and beneficial to health, well-being and vitality. And I love sharing with others. In today's post we take a look at my recipe for a body scrub using natural and organic products to help to gently exfoliate the skin. The body scrub recipe below, is simple and easy to make using natural ingredients and is shared from the level three Aromatherapy course that has been approved by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists and is approved and accepted by the British Holistic Therapy Organisation.
A few words of caution when using exfoliators;
exfoliate once weekly or monthly - determined by your skin type.
apply exfoliation lightly and gently - we are looking to remove dead skin and debris we are no looking to break the skin.
remember to patch test ingredients so that if there is any irritation you can avoid products through adapting the recipe.
Recipe for small quantity is provided but the amounts can be increased through multiplying the weights.
57 gm Finely ground Pink Himalayan salt
14 gm Finely ground pumice
5 gm Kokum Butter
7 gm White Poppy seed oil
10 drops Argan oil
10 drops Evening Primrose oil
6 drops essential oils
To make the scrub
Mix the salt and pumice together in a clean dry mixing bowl
Add the kokum butter and white poppy seed oil to the dry products
Gently warm the bowl with the ingredients together and with a clean fork mix repeatedly to blend the products together.
Remove the bowl from the heat source and add the Argan and Evening primrose oil to the mix and again mix to blend all the items.
Add your six drops of essential oil; I used May Chang, Frankincense and Ylang Ylang.
Once you have mixed all your ingredients thoroughly together use a clean spoon and pot into a clean glass jar. Remember to label your jar and store in a cool place.
Deborah Casey is a fully qualified, experienced and insured professional holistic therapist in the modalities she practices. She has practised both as a lay person and in a qualified professional status almost 3 decades. Her favourite modalities of Holistic Therapy is Aromatherapy and Reiki. These blog posts and the courses she has created all formulate part of her on going personal and professional development and growth.