Body scrubs are ridiculously cheap and easy to make. You can use all sorts of things to make a body scrub: beans, grains, salt, sugar, herbs, flowers, or spices. A body scrub should be edible. If you can’t put it in your mouth, you probably shouldn’t put it on your skin.
If you’re a variable vata person, your skin is probably on the dry side, especially during the winter. We’re going to be making a nourishing body scrub today. Most oils are good for vata. Olive oil is easy to find and is warming. The lentils and nutmeg are ground into a fine powder and are gentle enough for daily use. Ashwaghanda is calming for the skin and helps to keep it from thinning. Honey is nourishing and moisturizing. This scrub has a lovely spicy floral scent, and is very soothing.
- 1 cup lentils
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp ashwaghanda powder
- 1tbsp nutmeg
- 10 drops lavender oil
In a food processor, spice grinder or high-powered blender, blend the lentils into a fine powder. Grate the nutmeg. Mix the powdered lentils, nutmeg, and ashwaghanda powder together then add the honey and olive oil. After this is well-blended, add the lavender oil. Store in an air-tight jar for up to 3 months.
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