DIY Ayurvedic Body Scrub – Vata

vata scrub lavender nutmegBody 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. 

vata scrub ingredients vata scrub lentil flour vata scrub jar

 

 

 

 

The recipe:

  • 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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3 comments on “DIY Ayurvedic Body Scrub – Vata

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