Do you wish for a smooth & soft skin or sooth a health issue?
Believe it or not but one solution can be scrubs. Possibly it's one of the underestimated tool and quite often we even don't think about it. In the same time facial and body scrubs are easy and fun to make, let your creation alive. I share my recent experience and knowledge from course concluded in October 'Practical herbal medicine and herbs', which is also a main source of this article.
My motto - if you eat it you can use it. Therefore use products with organic ingredients, following this my new item was made- scrub. Something different, which you can't find on shops. Suitable for face and body. Components used: grounded cocoa bean peels, amber powder, oils and a bit of shea butter and herbs collected in the summer. This time rose, sage, chamomile & yarrow went into the mix.
Roasted cacao bean peels:
Exfoliation can help with excess weight, swellings, chronic fatigue, decreased immune system, constant dizziness, chronic secretions (runny nose, sputum). In addition, peeling stimulates blood and lymph circulation, cleanses the skin, promotes metabolism.
How and what to use to make organic scrub?
You need 150 ml of granular or exfoliating agent and 30 ml of binding component. For the body, a rougher grained works, on the other hand, for the face fine-grained and softer is needed as not to damage your delicate skin.
NB! When using e.g. oats you need more fluid as grain absorb more liquid.
Granular: e.g coffee, sugar, sea salt, fine sand, nuts, oats etc. Binding: e.g yogurt, honey, aloe gel, banana, avocado, organic oils, organic butter (e.g shea) or whatever you happen to have at home and which suits your skin.
Good to add also herbs and essential oils.
Oil or other absorbing component will transport active substances into the body. I always test first on my own skin, which is sensitive and thin, hence perfect to test on it. My face was after the treatment silky smooth and slightly pinkish. Mission completed... final finishing with organic salve and I was looking
years younger :)
Making a facial scrub make sure that particles are fine and smooth, if needed ground all ingredients several times. Herbal parts.
Completed facial-body scrub. Suitable for face as mix is smooth and fine:
Remember to warm and moisten your skin before exfoliation. Best place is sauna or in the shower and use as the last procedure. After peeling rinse and dry the skin. Depending on the need apply some organic cream or salve.
In case of health issue use max 2x a week e.g to fasten the metabolism. When situation have stabilised take a pause. Generally ca once month is a good habit to exfoliate, still, use wisely and always follow your skin peculiarities and listen your body. Advice: whatever external procedure you use, remember all starts from within, ergo, watch your lifestyle and eating habits.
In case you are not sure to try yourself or simply have no time, you are welcome to order from me. 120 ml jar is available with only 5€
Much love and take good care, you are your own master, Kadi-Johanna