Get Squeaky Clean with This Rose Body Polish
Rose Body Polish:
4 Fresh Roses
1 1/3 cup Olive Oil (organic, cold-pressed, stone-crushed)
1 cup Natural Sea Salt
Directions: Blend rose petals and olive oil in food processor. Heat oil for 10-20 minutes to further infuse the rose scent. Put salts in your choice of air-tight container, mix in the rose-olive oil mixture. For best results, use mid-way through bath or shower, after skin is softens from being in water.
Benefits of Rose Petals:
According to the cuppingtherapy.org’s Aromatherapy Essential Oil Reference Chart, the smell of roses is calming, helps insomnia and menopause symptoms, aids as an aphrodisiac, and reduces feelings of insecurity, depression, and stress.
Roses have antiseptic and restorative properties, and are packed with vitamins A, B3, C, D and E. Roses are greatly beneficial for all skin types – but especially beneficial for dry, sensitive, or aging skin. When applied topically, rose essence helps tone, tighten, reduce redness, and restore moisture balance.
Benefits of Olive Oil:
Olive oil is rich in vitamin E, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and filled with antioxidants to help combat against wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Olive oil helps soften skin and restores your skin’s natural moisture levels. The olive oil in this scrub helps counteract the drying effects of sea salt, so that you are left with hydrated, soft skin.
Benefits of Sea Salt:
Sea salts draw out impurities and help cleanse your skin. The key elements in sea salt are bromide, iodine, and potassium. Bromide soothes your skin, iodine regulates metabolic processes (these benefits still exist when iodine is absorbed through skin), and potassium helps cells release excess water.
This scrub is a great way to exfoliate, while simultaneously hydrating and soothing your skin. I recommend using this body exfoliant once a week, or adding 2 tablespoons in your bath water to create a relaxing & detoxifying bath.
If you have sensitive skin, you’ll want to replace the salt in this recipe with sugar. For more information on salt scrubs & the skin types for which they’re beneficial, read my article, Body Talk: Salt Scrub or Sugar Scrub?
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