I've been working with ginger more and more these days and the health benefits are innumerable. I think most people in the wellness world know it's good for all digestive issues, from nausea from motion sickness, all the way down to the most run of the mill stomach ache. And ginger is unique in the way that it is both stimulating and soothing at the same time. I think that's balance or maybe it's polarity. And while I mostly just like the way it smells, apparently it can also help combat patchy skin, and cellulite as well. I tend follow the motto that if it is good inside, it will also be good outside. This scrub is a little spicy. It's definitely stimulating when you put it directly on skin, which is just your circulating going, which I love and is good for the overall tone.
I also choose to add chamomile because of it's calming benefits. Just seemed like a nice mix of scrub, stimulation, and nourishment right in one container. I really did get very soft, smooth and even toned skin from this scrub, but as far as I'm concerned all homemade scrubs are pretty much wonderful. You just add in ingredients based on what your needs and preferences are. And here is just one more idea to add to your collection of magical homemade beauty products for a rainy day, or as it were here in California, an entire rainy season.
Here's what you'll need:
- 1 1/2 cup of coarse sea salt
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil
- 4 chamomile tea bags - cut open
- 2 teaspoons of ginger - grated
- Add in all ingredients to a large bowl and blend with your hands, or a large spoon to distribute the oil evenly over the salt. You may need to microwave it for about 30 seconds to get the coconut oil to soften.
- To use: Scrub generously everywhere, focusing on rough spots. I used it on my face and neck also. Just scrub a little more gently over these areas, and you'll be fine. Rinse well, and moisturize to lock in the benefits.