After your luxurious Temple Bath Tea how about a honey scrub for your face and body? I think honey, especially local and raw stuff from folks who adore their bees, is an amazing and healing gift. Whether adding some to your tea or spreading it on your skin, honey's antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and moistening qualities are wonderful additions to the home apothecary.
My Beautiful Buzz Honey Scrub combines the powers of honey with the beautifying qualities of Rose (Rosa spp.) and red clay for a inexpensive but fancy face and body treatment.
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Beautiful Buzz Honey Scrub
The Beautiful Buzz Honey Scrub has a lovely rose scent and a skin-rejuvenating quality, helping to gently cleanse the skin, reduce inflammation, as well as the appearance of fine lines. I use this scrub, too, for insect bites that are red and inflamed as the clay helps to draw out the venom and the Rose reduces inflammation irritation. The following recipe is a rough estimation of parts and you can make adjustments if you like a runny-er scrub or a more dense one.
Mix the following ingredients together:
- 3 parts raw, local Honey
- 1/2 - 1 part Rhassoul clay or to desired consistency
- 1/4 part Rose (Rosa spp.) Powder
- 5 - 10 drops Rose Hip Oil per 1 ounce of scrub
- 5 drops Rose Geranium Essential Oil per 1 ounce of scrub
Store in a glass jar with a tight sealing lead. To use, scoop out a quarter-sized portion and apply to damp skin. Rub gently into the skin and let sit for a few minutes before washing off with warm water.
Be sure to check out the rest of the Herbal Gifts series and all of my recipes and tutorials! I have also put together a recipe book full of healing and fun recipes for the winter holidays. The Winter Apothecary can be purchased in my shop and is currently on sale through the month of December!