up our winter dry skin....smells divine!
Winter definitely has its drying effect on our skin. How about a yummy, toasty coffee sugar scrub scented with the warm essence of ginger and cinnamon!
Ginger, a native plant of Asia, does have some skin benefits. As a natural antioxidant it fights skin damaging free radicals, and is said to promote an eveness to skin tone and lighten age spots. Which is why I intend on using this scrub on my hands. It is also used in cellulite reducing formulas because it improves circulation, which is why I coupled it with coffee as a scrub to use on legs!
Once you do a nice sugar scrub on your skin, and the old dry skin sloughs off, your oil can get down in there where it needs to be, leaving your skin feeling soft, supple and moisturized. Just what you need to fight the winter dry blues!
This recipe makes about enough for one full body use. Use spices and Oil at your own rate to truly make this your special scrub! (Keeping in mind that too much cinnamon is drying) Some like their scrubs liquid, some like it dryer. I make mine with 2 TBL grapeseed oil in this recipe as I prefer a lighter oil. You can use olive oil for a heavier scrub or mix the oils, or melted coconut oil, sweet almond oil,......your choice!
My latest soap adventure......
A soap made with fresh brewed coffee and real cocoa powder.
My back yard.......It snowed here last night in Arizona!
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