These divinely blended body scrubs use a delicate blend of unrefined sea salt (Soil Association certified) and organic extra virgin olive oil combined with essential oils. The fine grain salt gently exfoliates the skin and sloughs away dirt and dead skin cells whilst the olive oil feeds and moisturises the freshly, smooth skin, leaving your skin feeling polished, soft and heavenly. We use fine grain sea salt for a gentle exfoliant compared to course sea salt which tends to be abrasive.
Olive oil contains at least four different types of antioxidant: vitamins A and E, polyphenols, phytosterols and avenasterol to help maintain a healthy body. The antioxidants in olive oil work by neutralising damaging free radicals that can lead to skin aging and skin cancer. Chlorophyll is also present in olive oil – a photosynthetic pigment found in plants and algae – the life-giving part of the plant. It is an anti-aging substance that promotes the healing of skin conditions and wounds.
The various scents:
Orange essential oil boosts the mood and is an anti-depressant and even an aphrodisiac. It is excellent for the skin with its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties making it ideal for acne, dermatitis and uncomfortable skin conditions. It even aids the reduction of dark spots, thanks to the vitamin C content. Orange essential oil promotes circulation whilst simultaneously reducing enlarged pores and firming the skin.
Lime essential oil does not only emit the most heady and uplifting scents, it also has wide ranging benefits for the skin: antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial and a disinfectant – we adore this oil. The oil we use is produced from steam distillation as opposed to cold pressing and is therefore not phototoxic and doesn’t cause photosensitive reactions in the skin.
Rose Geranium essential oil – not only is this versatile oil anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-fungal anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-septic with its ability to treat acne, blemishes, cellulite, scarring, varicose veins, rosacea and dull skin, it is also uplifting, rejuvenating and can help with anxiety and depression.
Patchouli essential oil – many of our customers tell us how much they love patchouli and how it evokes such warming nostalgic emotions and memories. But patchouli is not only evocative but it is excellent for skin conditions such as chapped skin eczema and psoriasis, as well as calming with it stress relieving properties.
Tea Tree essential oil has been used for centuries to clean wounds and treat a wide variety of skin conditions. It is a popular go to choice of oil for those prone to spots due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral and even antifungal properties. Tea tree will cleanse the skin, help eradicate any infection and calm inflammation.