Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Simple Herbal Cleansing Scrub

 I've been crafting herbal skin care items lately. I stirred up a batch of herbal cleansing scrub last week.  The original recipe for Miracle Grains is found in Herbal Healing for Women by Rosemary Gladstar, which just happens to be my all-time favorite herb book.  I've had it for many years and it has seen a lot of use.

 I adjusted the recipe to suit me and came up with the following:

Simple Herbal Cleansing Scrub

1 cup finely ground oats
1 1/2 cups rhassoul clay
1/4 cup finely ground almonds
1/8 cup finely ground lavender
1/8 cup finely ground rose petals
a few drops of lavender, rose geranium, and rose otto essential oils

The oats and herbs should be ground in a coffee grinder (one just for herbs if you don't want coffee scented herbs and herb flavored coffee!).  Then just stir everything together and add in essential oils if you are using those.  I added just a couple of drops of each oil to mine.
Store in a covered container to keep out moisture.

When ready to use, add just enough water or rosewater to make a paste and massage into skin.  Rinse thoroughly with water.  I like to follow with a spritz of rosewater.





When packaged in a pretty jar with a shell or tiny wooden scoop and tied up with a ribbon, these make a lovely gift.

What are you creating with herbs these days?
I'll share more of my herbal creations soon!

Blessings,

Catherine

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