8 September – day 5 of 14
Cleaning out your insides, don’t neglect your outsides! During the Carmién Teatox journey we are working on a lifestyle change (I said “working on” in).
Drinking natural teas and soaking in relaxing teatox bath salts is just the start of the process. Getting rid of the winter dermis is just as essential to a glowing and soft skin as what you are feeding your cells.
Here is my Teatox-inspired homemade body scrub for a fragrant alternative to chemicals and perfumes which could leave your skin feeling tight and “unhappy”.
You have to select your main ingredient for your scrub:
Fine granulated sea or mineral salt is mixed with a moisturizing oil and, if you’re lucky, essential oils or herbs.
Same as salt scrub, only using sugar instead of salt. Sugar may be mixed with a lotion or cream rather than a carrier oil.
I opted for the Carmién Vintage Romance tea for the Spring teatox-scrub. The Vintage Romance tea is a blend of naturally sweet rooibos, gorgeous rose petals and the fruity forest berries.
- 4 Vintage Romance teabags; empty the contents of the teabags into a bowl.
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar*
- ½ cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Honey
*You can substitute the brown sugar for organic coarse sea salt for a salt scrub.
Instructions: In a medium-size bowl, combine all the ingredients. Store the scrub in an air-tight container in a cool, dark place (the linen closet or bathroom cabinet).
This recipe makes enough scrub to cover the entire body and face 2-3 times. Due to the abrasive nature of the sugar, I recommend using this scrub every 1-2 weeks, especially if you have sensitive skin. Make sure water isn’t introduced into the mixture in between uses (hello mold growth and bacteria). Use a spoon to scoop the mixture from the jar. To make a single scrub batch, simply reduce this recipe by half.
By the way, this scrub makes a great gift as part of a homemade detox kit for a friend or colleague. Share the love!
Skip the pricey spa facial and get baby-smooth skin at home: Simply mix ½ to 1 teaspoon of Epsom salt with your favorite cleaning cream, and work the mixture it into your skin, using a circular motion, to remove dead skin cells, then rinse.
Don’t use body scrubs if you have fragile, broken or sunburned skin, or if you have cancer or a fever. If you have allergies, make sure you don’t put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t put in your mouth.