Pink Salt & Cinnamon Rose Scrub with Farmaesthetics
Cold winter air can be tough on the skin, so we've been on the lookout for natural remedies that moisturize, soothe, and reinvigorate. We asked the expert-- Farmaesthetics founder and longtime friend of terrain Brenda Brock-- for a beauty DIY that can beat the midwinter blues. She recommended the scrub above, packed with natural oils and sweet rose petals. Brenda says, "This body scrub will thoroughly invigorate, exfoliate, circulate and hydrate the whole body, all winter long. The coconut oil will be deeply delivered into skin tissue, while the salt and petals serve to remove dull, sluggish surface cells. Cinnamon essential oil is a powerful antibacterial, so it's helpful for staying healthy during the colder months. It's the perfect winter scrub to delight the senses, soften the skin, and get a cold, stagnant system moving." Stowed in our favorite Weck jars with pretty wooden lids, this all-natural scrub also makes a beautiful gift. Find the recipe below, plus Brenda's notes on the benefits of each ingredient.
Pink Salt & Cinnamon Rose Scrub
What You'll Need
4 tablespoons organic unrefined coconut oil (softening, protective & reparative)
4 tablespoons organic avocado oil (or any mild oil, like almond) (emollient, soothing)
1/2 cup finely ground pink Himalayan salts (purifying, re-mineralizing)
2-3 drops cinnamon essential oil (antibacterial)
Organic rose petals (beautifying & skin brightening)
Small glass mixing bowl
Place coconut and avocado oils in mixing bowl, then melt in microwave or on the stove top for approximately 40 seconds, or until just melted. Remove from heat and stir in salt, then add essential oils and stir. Sprinkle in rose petals and stir gently until blended. Place in Weck jar and store in cool, dry place-- better yet in the refrigerator-- until ready to use.
To use: Apply to warm, wet skin in a circular motion, focusing on areas of congestion, stagnation, cellulite, or roughness. The scrub will warm and melt into skin when applied.