Revitalizing Epsom Salt and Ginger Lime Body Scrub

This is an amazing scrub to do when you have tired or achy muscles.  Sore muscles could be from over-exertion in physical activities or because of flu-like sicknesses.  The magnesium helps to soothe the aches and the ginger warms muscles and relieves muscle pain.  The vitamin C from the lime will help act as a mild fruit acid to smooth the skin.

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In a microwave-proof container, combine the following:

  • 1/3 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 Tablespoon very finely chopped ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons grapeseed oil (jojoba, almond, or olive oil would work too)
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 2 drops each of lime and ginger essential oil (optional)

Once the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, heat the mixture in the microwave at 15-second intervals until it becomes very warm but not hot.

Take the mixture in to the shower and apply to wet or dry skin in a gentle circular motion or with exfoliating gloves.  Applying to dry skin will result in a more intense exfoliation.  Rinse and pat skin dry.

If you don’t have any Epsom salt on hand, sea salt could be a good substitute.

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