on the body

Dew of the Sea Scrub

skin-smearIngredients:

  • 3 ounces fine Dead Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon organic Kelp powder
  • 4 oz jar with a tight fitting lid
  • ¼ cup Dr. Bronner’s Hemp Peppermint pure Castile Soap
  • ½ ml. 10 drops Therapeutic Grade Pure Rosemary Essential Oil

Method:

To make, combine in a glass or stainless mixing bowl the salt and kelp mixing well. Place in the 4 oz jar. Pour the castile soap over the salt mixture, add the essential oil and mix until combined.

To use: Rub a scrub in the tub…

Eco-ista note: The name rosemary comes from Latin, and means “dew of the sea”. Rosemary oil derived from a fragrant shrub with needle like leaves and blue flowers, calms apprehension while stimulating the spirit. Associated with the Greek God Apollo, the God of medicine, Rosemary is known for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

EFA Citrus Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Sucunat (Sugar Cane Naturally)
  • 2 teaspoons pulsed Calendula Blooms
  • ¼ cup EFA oil Apricot Kernel, Hazelnut Oil, Sesame, Sweet Almond or Udo’s 3.6.9 Blend
  • ½ teaspoon Jojoba Oil
  • 1ml. 30 drops Therapeutic Grade Pure Grapefruit- pink, Orange- sweet, or Bergamot
  • Essential Oil

Method:

Mix together all the ingredients in a large glass bowl.

Spoon into a clean jar with a tight fitting lid. Massage a tablespoon or two all over your body to gently exfoliate and moisturizes your skin. Store any remaining scrub in a cool dry location. A good stirring before you use it is best.

Eco-ista note: Body scrubs are helpful because they stimulate circulation. A gentle scrub can counteract stress, help rid the body of excess built up fluid and really energize your whole system. Oils of citrus peels can help improve skin, promoting circulation and collagen production. A symbol of health and happiness, it is also known to stimulate circulation and reinforce the immune system, relieve stress and reduce cellulite!

Exfoliation:

Is the removal of dead skin cells and surface dirt, a very important step in proper skin care because removing dead skin cells allows the skin to function efficiently and to absorb more moisture.

Herbal Tooth Powder

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup Baking Soda
  • ¼ cup Calcium Bentonite Clay powder
  • 1 tablespoon fine gray Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried Raspberry leaf
  • 5 Essential Oil drops Fennel, Peppermint, Spearmint, Orange, Tea Tree

Yield: about 1/2 cup

Baking soda, an ingredient in many commercial products, lessens the mouth’s acidity. Raspberry leaf is good for the gums and mildly astringent. Tea tree oil is effective against gingivitis and plaque buildup.

Pour the Baking Soda, clay powder and salt into a medium-size mixing bowl. In a spice mill or coffee grinder, grind the dried herbs into a powder. Add the raspberry leaf, to the Baking Soda mixture. Mix well with a wire whisk. Add the Tea Tree oil, again mixing well. Place a clean hand towel over the bowl, covering it completely. Let it cure overnight. The next morning, mix well again with the wire whisk. Place in a wide-mouthed style jar. It will last indefinitely if you keep moisture out of the jar.

To use: Wet your toothbrush first, then sprinkle a small quantity of powder into the palm of your hand and then dip your brush. Brush thoroughly and gently in an up and down motion. Brush the tongue too. Rinse, and feel the freshness of your mouth. Equal time brushing for two minutes is optimal.

Vinegar “Beautiful” for dry skin

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup each Chamomile, Mint, Parsley and Primrose Petals

Method:

Steep this in a sunny window in a sterilized dark glass jar, that’s well sealed for 3 weeks. Shake daily then strain and rebottle.

Eco-ista Tip: This is great as an astringent for the face.

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