Cherished Whipped Sugar Scrub
Cherished • verb•
a) protect and care for lovingly.
b) to hold dear : feel or show affection for.
I wanted to do something to encourage some form of self-love in the way of skincare. Do we cherish ourselves? More often than not, the answer is no. As women, we give most of our time and energy to those we love, forgetting or putting off caring for ourselves. For me, this year is about prioritizing caring for my body, my mind, and my soul, and one aspect includes skincare spa days.
This sugar scrub includes herbal infused oils of calendula, rose, vanilla, and sandalwood with jojoba & avocado oils in addition to dried herbal powders of rose and sandalwood to hydrate winter skin but also get to the heart of YOU and help you to calm and center in moments of need. Let me tell you a little bit about each of these!
Sandalwood is gifted with anti-microbial and nourishing properties making it an excellent cure for skin issues such as acne, rashes, ulcers, sunburn, dryness and more. This old Indian superstar ingredient holds secrets to give you brighter, clearer, and more radiant skin. Sandalwood is also helpful in getting rid of scars from wounds, blemishes, dark spots and eczema. Sandalwood is rich in antioxidants that prevent skin sagging and the consequent formation of wrinkles. Ayurveda reveres it for its anti-ageing properties that can make skin firmer, while also reversing sun damage. Isn't that amazing?!
Rose has a variety of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals and is fantastic for tackling dry skin. It also offers astringent properties, making it an excellent combatant of acne, redness, and inflammation. Roses are full of anti-aging properties as well as Vitamins A, C, D, and E, which help minimize wrinkles and fine lines. While roses are great for all skin types, it is especially great for dry skin due to its extremely moisturizing properties that can help to soothe itchiness. Even for those who do not suffer from dry skin, the hydration that roses provide can be extremely beneficial, as it helps to balance the hydration in the skin.
Rose petal powder is like an elixir. It can be used in various wonderful ways, giving innumerable benefits to the skin and hair. Using rose petal powder as a regular beauty product will help maintain skin tone. In the olden days, royalty used to submerge themselves in a bath filled with rose petals. Rose fragrances have been in vogue since centuries. Rose petal powder is a concentrated form of what the rose petals have to offer. So, there is no disputing its benefits in nourishing and cleansing the skin.
Vanilla is very rich in antioxidants which neutralizes free radicals and reverses skin damage. It helps to slow down signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. It not only makes your skin rejuvenated but also smelling lovely. It is also a good source of B-vitamins like niacin, thiamin, Vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid which play an important role in the maintenance of healthy skin.
Calendula can help soothe contact dermatitis, eczema, and acne breakouts from free radicals caused by harmful environmental conditions. A well-known benefit of calendula extract is its ability to help reduce irritation, particularly for those with already sensitive skin. Calendula’s skin-soothing benefits can likely be attributed to its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to limit trans-epidermal water loss, which in turn strengthens the skin’s defenses against potential irritants. It has been shown to reduce both the visible symptoms and feel of skin irritation and discomfort.
Myrrh facilitates the fading of unwanted blemishes on the skin, soothes itchiness, and reduces symptoms of eczema among other skin ailments. It effectively cleans, moisturizes, and tightens the skin, thereby reducing and preventing further chapping, cracking, and sagging.
How to use:
In the shower or bath, scoop about 1 Tbsp and apply directly to your skin and gently scrub away those rough areas. This is wonderful on your legs, especially after you shave. This can be used on severely chapped and dry skin including hands, elbows, knees and feet. It can be used all over the body and if you choose to use this on your face and lips, please be gentle. Rinse with warm water and pat dry!
Organic cane sugar, Organic cold pressed avocado, jojoba and olive oils infused with calendula, rose, vanilla, and sandalwood, grass fed tallow, herbal powders of rose and sandalwood, essential oils of vanilla, sandalwood, magnolia and myrrh.
- Skin Test: apply a small amount on the inside of your forearm to check for sensitivities.
- For external use only.
- Keep away from eyes
This product is:
- Always made with organic ingredients.
-Free of any synthetic or artificial ingredients, detergents, parabens, sodium laurel sulfate, phthalates, EDTAs, chemicals, mineral oils, and petroleum ingredients.
- Free of pesticides, synthetic chemicals, chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or growth agents.
-Free of fillers, slipping agents, glycols, silicones, dyes, or preservatives.
-Never tested on animals.