While winter has begun to fade away from our days, it's traces will still be felt on our skin. Extra layers of dead cells making our skin feel dry, tend to pile up thanks to the artificially heated environments we spend much of our winter time in.
There are a million body scrubs on the market and just as many DIY recipes out there to help you slough off that winter skin.
So why should you choose this one?
Like many DIY scrubs the ingredients have been selected to create a chemical free and cost effective skin care choice, that's simple for you to put together. But it's more than that, I've chosen ingredients that are not only lovely and safe to use, but are nourishing your body.
The citric acid in the orange zest aids in exfoliation and assists in cleansing your pores.
The pink salt wil also exfoliate, unclog pores and fight bacteria, while massaging your skin with the scrub will also boost your circulation.
Olive oil is an intensive moisturiser, making this scrub perfect for helping you rid your body of winter dryness and become soft and supple for summer.
For us these are all locavore choices too, the orange, salt and olive oil are all grown and harvested locally, with the heartsease coming fresh from our own garden, more on why they're perfect to nourish your skin below.
Grab a small bowl and pour in your pink salt, if you're concerned about the coarseness on your skin you can use a mortar and pestle to crush the salt to a finer grain, or add more oil in the next step.
Stir through 5 tablespoons of olive oil.
Finely chop the zest of 1/2 a small orange and pluck the petals from the heartsease.
Gently stir these through.
Store in a sealed jar ready for your next shower.
Why put Heartsease in a body scrub?
Heartsease isn't just a pretty face.
Used internally it can be used as a mild calmative, and externally it soothes and assists with an array of skin issues, including the prevention of bruising and broken capillaries, eczema and acne. It can also be used to help rid your little one of cradle cap, apply the scrub above and gentle massage to the cradle cap affected area to help loosen and remove it.