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Winter Warming Body Scrub

August 7th, 2013 by Alison Shaw
massage with oil

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Ingredients

 1/4 cup sugar

2 tbsp vegetable oil (sunflower or olive would work well)

2 tbsp fresh whole milk

1 tsp warming spice mix (you can use ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, or a mixture of a few)

 Method

 Mix together all of the ingredients into a smooth paste.

 To Use

  • Before bathing, gently massage the mixture into skin, all over your body, to increase circulation and remove dry, flaky skin.
  • Rinse your skin well with warm water and moisturise well.
  • Save any extra in the fridge, but discard if the milk sours.

 Variations

 You don’t have to use the spices I’ve suggested above, this recipe will work with almost any herb.

 Here are a few suggestions…

  • peppermint and rosemary – for a bit of get-up-and-go (also useful for dark winter mornings!)
  • sage and marjoram – for relief from aching muscles
  • calendula and chamomile – soothing for sensitive skin

I’d love to hear how you get on with this recipe! Do let me know by leaving a comment below

Winter Warming Body Scrub

July 17th, 2013 by Alison Shaw

Winter Warming Body Scrub

 

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Products from the Ripple Day Spa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

1/4 cup sugar 2 tbsp vegetable oil (sunflower or olive would work well) 2 tbsp fresh whole milk 1 tsp warming spice mix (you can use ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, or a mixture of a few)

Method

Mix together all of the ingredients into a smooth paste.

To Use
 Before bathing, gently massage the mixture into skin, all over your body, to increase circulation and remove dry, flaky

skin.
 Rinse your skin well with warm water and moisturise well.
 Save any extra in the fridge, but discard if the milk sours.

Variations

You don’t have to use the spices I’ve suggested above, this recipe will work with almost any herb.

Here are a few suggestions…
 peppermint and rosemary – for a bit of get-up-and-go (also useful for dark winter mornings!)
 sage and marjoram – for relief from aching muscles
 calendula and chamomile – soothing for sensitive skin

I’d love to hear how you get on with this recipe! Do let me know by leaving a comment below.

The Ultimate Body Scrub this winter!

June 26th, 2013 by Alison Shaw

If you reach for the Vicks pot at a hint of a chesty cough, this body scrub is for you.

 

Out of all the oriental treatments the Balinese Boreah offers the most potent sensation . An all over deep heat experience. The scrub is purely and simply an herb and spice mix.

It is a century’s old Village recipe using spices we more readily associate with curry, and is prepared to warm the body at the first sign of windy weather.

As a tropical people, the Balinese live in fear of the cold and health problems it can bring, so the whole family has a Boreh both as a curative and preventative treatment.

If feels really hot; it’s good for fever, headaches, muscle aches, arthritis and chills. It increases the blood circulation and its exfoliating ingredients – cloves and rice – soften the skin.

The Boreh is not recommended for pregnant women as the penetrative ingredients direct the heat away from the womb are to the body’s extremities.

Ingredients:

4tsp Sandalwood

2tsp whole cloves

2tsp Ginger

1 tsp cinnamon

1tsp coriander seeds

2 tsp rice powder (finely ground rice)

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp nutmeg1tsp lesser galangal water or spice blended oil

3 large carrots, grated.

The first eight ingredients are ground together in a pestle and mortar or bought prepared in powder form.

Steps:

Add a little water or s spice-blended oil to the herb and spice mix to make a thick paste. Cover the body, leave for five to ten minutes: Feel the Heat! Rub the skin vigorously so that the mixture flakes away. Gently run the grated carrots into the skin. This replenishes moisture after exfoliating. Shower and moisturize.