Originally Posted by Joyeuux Have any of you ladies tried this? Or does anyone have any homemade recipes for something similiar?
Hi Joyeeux! Here are some recipes for the ginger scrub that I've found:
The intoxicating, spicy, refreshing aroma of this scrub is irresistible. Similar to Orginsâ„¢.
Exfoliate no more than twice a week. The scrub will leave your skin soft, but feeling oily, so be sure to rinse well. Watch your step because the oils could be a slipping hazard in the shower. Note: 360 drops = 1 ounce.
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14-15 ozs of fine sea salt
1/4 cup sweet almond oil or soybean oil
5 tablespoons apricot kernel oil or kukui nut oil
3 tablespoons avocado oil
1 tablespoons macadamia nut oil
1 teaspoon tocopherol
Essential oils of:
80 drops ginger
55 drops clove
30 drops lemon
20 drops each of lime, sweet orange, bergamot, and grapefruit
Sprinkling of powdered coriander spice
(1) 20 oz plastic bail & wire jar
Mix all of the ingredients and put into air-tight jar or container. Let mixture set overnight. Oils will raise to the top. Amount of carrier oils may be adjusted to your personal preference. Makes one 20 oz scrub.
Half a teacup of white sugar
Enough cold pressed almond oil to moisten the sugar
(stir together with a fork being careful to leave none of the sugar dry)
Heaping teaspoon of dried powdered ginger (thoroughly blend with your fork)
Use this mixture in your bathtub before your shower, scrub knees, elbows, feet in particular than shower as usual. Great for getting rid of the winter blahs!!
Mix a handful of sea salt, several drops of olive oil and a few shavings of fresh ginger. Rinse, then massage.
GINGER LIME SALT GLOW EXFOLIANT
1/4 cup fresh chopped ginger root, peel left on
1/2 cup fine sea salt
Juice of one - two limes
<LI>1/2 cup warm vegetable oil (avocado, apricot kernel, sunflower, safflower, almond, jojoba, grapeseed, etc.) Place ginger root and salt in food processor blender and process as smooth as you like. Add limes and oil and process until a soft but gritty paste forms. Use to exfoliate hands, fet qand rough spots on elbows, massing into skin with gently circular motions. Rinse with warm watrer, spiked with squirts of lime.
Lime and Ginger Salt Glow Scrub
1/4 cup fresh ginger root
1/2 cup table salt
2 each limes -- juiced
1/2 cup warmed vegetable oil
Pulverize 1/4 cup fresh ginger root in a blender; add 1/2 cup table salt. Mix in juice from two limes and 1/2 cup warmed vegetable oil to make a soft but gritty paste. Use to exfoliate hands, feet and rough spots such as elbows, massaging into skin with gentle circular motions. Rinse with warm water spiked with squirts of lime.
Hi Joyeuux! That would be a good start, if they don't have the ingredients for the scrubs they will point you in the right direction. Originally Posted by Joyeuux Thanks TinyD & Cali! Where is a good place to buy the oils listed in these recipes? Whole Foods?
i dont have a whole foods, so i cant comment on that, but every health food type place ive ever been to has a section with essential and fragrance oils. you should be able to find the carrier oils there as well.
you might want to sniff around when looking for a ginger oil. some of them can be unpleasant and not fresh and gingery.
ive bought a few EOs on ebay when i couldnt find them around town. the demand for them on ebay isnt very high, so you can find some good deals there.
when fragrancing a scrub, start out with a light hand. EOs can be really strong, and you dont want to end up with irritated skin.