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.
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.