Do you use sugar scrubs? Have you ever read the label ingredients for those scrubs? Can you EAT your scrub?

This Green Tea Sunflower Scrub  is wonderful for your skin and YES, you can take a taste too! 😉

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I love sunflower oil and seem to use it in so many herbal skin care recipes! I will start to purchase it from a local source too – there are a couple farms I need to check out for it.

This recipe can be made in minutes and will keep for 4-6 months, not that it should sit on your shelf for that long!!! The whole purpose is to use it and make your skin beautiful!!!!!!

But first, some good stuff about what is in this scrub:

Sunflower oil – high in vitamin E – regenerates cells, omega 6, good for skin health, lots of fatty acids, sunflowers can grow everywhere, no saturated fat – won’t clog arteries, energy booster, high in antioxidants.

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Honey – I use sunflower honey when I can find it, amazing if you haven’t tried it yet. Honey is moisturizing, soothing, slows the aging process, antibacterial(great for acne).

Sugar – need this for it to be a scrub – 😀 I use organic cane sugar, especially after hearing that some conventional sugars are processed with bone char – d-i-s-g-u-s-t-i-n-g. Sugar is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin and breaks down the “glue” that bonds skin cells, encouraging cell turnover and generating fresher, younger-looking skin.

Green Tea – Full of antioxidants, Green tea is loaded with polyphenols, which fight free radicals, reduce inflammation, provide protection against skin cancer and bust any nasty toxins or bacteria that may be lingering in your pores. Helps with aging, saggy skin. So you don’t have to just drink it to reap the benefits!

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Green Tea Sunflower Scrub Recipe

This batch makes about 7 – 2 ounce by volume square jars

4 cups organic sugar

3/4 cup sunflower oil

2 Tablespoons sunflower honey or your favorite honey

7 teaspoons green tea powder or open up a few tea bags. I now use Genmaicha green tea which contains rice and grind it in my spice grinder – love this tea!

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Mix well. If you like it wetter, add a bit more oil. I don’t like a big greasy scrub so feel free to add/change any of the ingredients to your liking.

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To use: take a teaspoon for a face or a couple tablespoons for the body and apply to wet skin, massaging gently and rinse well.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas Eve!

Anne-Marie

 

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