A gentle herbal scrub which combines turmeric, mustard seed, jojoba, and grapefruit seed. Wonderful for body blemishes, dry skin and rough spots, and ingrown hairs.
Gentle enough for daily use. Smooth skin results even if only used every few days in the shower or bath. Apply to moistened skin, scrub lightly in a circular motion with an organic cotton cloth or a natural sea sponge. Rinse completely when finished. Enjoy smoothed, refreshed skin!
Pre-wax: Use every other day for a week before your waxing appointment, but discontinue 2 days before to rest skin.
Post-wax: Wait at least 1 day (especially for the bikini line)
and scrub in the shower. It will also remove any traces of excess wax or stickiness.
We have been behind many closed doors with healers and beauty therapists from around the world. Over and over again, we hear the healing mantra of the herbs in this Ancient Secrets Body Scrub.
Turmeric has long been used in Ayurvedic skin care. It has naturally occurring anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-microbial properties and has been used both internally and topically in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. In India it is used on cuts, bruises and burns. Some Indian women use turmeric to keep them free of superfluous hair and to give a glow to the skin. Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant from the ginger family and it is native to tropical South Asia. The Government of Thailand is currently funding a project to isolate tetrahydrocurcuminoids from turmeric, a colorless compound found in turmeric which is believed to have high antioxidant, skin lightening properties and to treat skin inflammations.
Mustard has been used for many years by cultures around the world because of its reputation to increase circulation and open pores. It is thought to stimulate sweating which in turn helps the body rid itself of toxins. Neem is widely used in India as an antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-parasitic agent in skin care for centuries.
Jojoba oil contains a waxy substance that is similar to skin sebum. One of the most common problems with oily skin is that the tendency is to try to dry out the skin to compensate for the oiliness. However, instead the skin produces extra oil trying to protect itself. The wonderful thing about using jojoba oil is that it can mimic the skin’s sebum allowing oily skin to balance out and stop over producing oil. Jojoba oil has excellent moisturizing and protective effects.
Grapefruit essential oil is known to be an antiseptic, disinfectant, lymphatic stimulant and tonic essential oil. It has a lymphatic stimulant action and is also very effective in controlling liquid processes in the skin, making it effective in cases of water retention and in detoxification. At the same time it tones the skin and eases congestion in oily skins, which makes it helpful in treating acne.
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