Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ginger and Grapefruit Salt Scrub



 This Grapefruit and Ginger Salt scrub is so lovely. It has a fruity and spicy scent to it. It is important to exfoliate your skin and remove dead skin cells.

Grapefruit essential oil is  a natural anti-inflammatory, it also has anti-bacterial properties. The essential oil of grapefruit  is said to be an anti-depressant because it has a cheering and  refreshing fragrance. Grapefruit essential oil has natural antibacterial  and astringent properties. It may help acne and oily skin.

  Ginger has been used since the 1500’s for medicinal purposes. It is a rhizome that is native to South Asia. Ginger has a warm spicy woody fragrance. It has natural anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger essential oil may help stimulate the circulation due to its warming effect, it also is a natural anti-oxidant.

 Rice bran oil is thought to diminish the effects of aging and slow the formation of wrinkles due to the high concentrations of tocopherol and tocotrienol, two forms of the powerful antioxidant Vitamin E.

Directions: in a small mixing bowl, combine the salt, rice bran oil and stir the mixture well to ensure all is completely mixed. Then add the Grapefruit and Ginger essential oils and mix again. Spoon into a 4 ounce air tight container.

 Use this formula in the evening because grapefruit essential oil is photosensitive when exposed to the sun and may cause skin irritation. Keep away from eyes. You can use this all over your body. If using on your face GENTLY rub do not scrub or you will irritate the skin. This mixture will keep for a couple of weeks. Do not get water into the mix. 

Ginger and Grapefruit Salt Scrub
Makes about 4 ounces
½ cup Fine Sea Salt
1 ounce Rice Bran Oil
10 drops of Ginger essential oil
20 drops of grapefruit oil
4 ounce container

Directions: in a small mixing bowl, combine the salt, rice bran oil and stir the mixture well to ensure all is completely mixed. Then add the Grapefruit and Ginger essential oils and mix again. Spoon into a 4 ounce air tight container.

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