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.
Kaphas generally have moist, cool skin that may retain water. We want to shake things up and get kapha energized, this scrub will use sea salt as an exfoliant. Tulsi promotes lightness in the body which will help to balance kapha’s heavy quality. Lemon essential oil is also light and uplifting. Rosemary and sage are stimulating herbs and help with congestion of the lungs and sinuses. This scrub is light on the oil, since kapha is already oily enough.
- 1 cup salt
- 2 tbsp dried sage
- 2 tbsp dried tulsi
- 2 tbsp dried rosemary
- ½ cup safflower oil
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
In a spice grinder or food processor, blend the dried herbs into a fine powder. Combine the herbs with the salt and add the safflower oil. Mix well and add the essential oil. Store in an air-tight jar for up to 3 months.
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