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Glowing Skin Sugar Scrub

Glowing Skin Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are great to use to soften, exfoliate and restore the glow in your skin.
Coconut and jojoba are both powerful antioxidants and excellent moisterizers to keep your skin soft, protected and hydrated specially during the winter. Use in shower or bath. Massage a small handful into your skin and rinse off. Gentle enough for both face and body. 
If you have oily skin, replace coconut oil with grapeseed oil.
Recipe
15 drops Frankincense
10 drops Geranium
5 drops Sweet Orange
4oz brown sugar 
2oz coconut oil 
1/4oz aloe vera gel 
Jojoba - use enough to coat top for a loose/oily texture
You'll need an 8oz jar to store

 Directions:

  • Combine the brown sugar, coconut and aloe vera gel in a mixing bowl and mix well.
  • Add enough jojoba oil to coat the entire mixture giving it a loose and oily texture.  
  • Add your essential oils and stir well.  

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Treat burns with Lavender

 Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is one of my favorite oils because it has so many uses and a long list of therapeutic properties. Lavender also has many energetic qualities that are harmonizing to the nervous system thus providing a calming and balancing effect on the emotions. All these properties give Lavender a special place in the aromatherapy world.  Lavender is made up of mostly 2 components responsible for its skin healing and calming constituents called Linalool and Linalyl acetate.  Lavender's skin healing abilities were first discovered by Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, a french chemist, when he burned his hand in a laboratory accident and dunked his hand in the nearest place, a jar of lavender essential oil. He later realized how quickly his hand had healed from the burn and the minimal scarring he had left. 

Apply 1 drop (neat) of lavender as soon as the burn occurs.

Reaaply every 10 minutes for 30 minutes or until pain has subsided but for no more than 1 hour.

To minimize scarring, massage Foraha carrier oil on the affected skin 2x daily.

PS - Do not use neat or undiluted lavender on an open wound or broken skin.  If you have an open wound or broken skin, lavender must be diluted with a carrier oil before applying to skin or try our Boo Boo roll on.

 

 

 

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