Homebrew – Ancient Winter Facial Scrub

Together, the oils call to the mind a scent of an old growth forest of towering trees and strange bird calls, blanketed in moss and dusted with powdery snow – very appropriate for the colder seasons.

TYPE: FACIAL / BODY SCRUB.
HERBS: MYRHH, CYPRESS, PEPPERMINT, CEDAR
USES: EXFOLIATION, AROMATHERAPY.

Sugar and salt scrubs are probably the easiest way to incorporate essential oils into your beauty routine.

Because I exfoliate every other day or so, I go through them pretty quickly and frequently use this as an excuse for trying new combinations – so if you notice I post them frequently this is why!

Anyways this latest combination I’ve tried is one of my favorite yet.  

It’s firmly grounding, demanding physical presence and promoting mental clarity, but I also find this calming – for this reason it’s great for morning and night time showers.

The combination of myrrh, a historically sacred herb, and cypress, resonate together smelling like musty, ancient earth. The cypress also brings in notes of spice and wood that play well with the calming scent of cedar wood and the cold, invigorating scent of peppermint.

Together, the oils call to the mind a scent of an old growth forest of towering trees and strange bird calls, blanketed in moss and dusted with powdery snow – very appropriate for the colder seasons.

Myrrh oil is used for respiratory issues and calming skin, while cypress is said to calm stress and heal wounds. Peppermint and cedar both work to reduce skin irritations, among other purported therapeutic properties.

I adore this scrub and I think even as a try other blends I’ll return to it from time to time.

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