I recently saw a documentary stating that taking antioxidant-rich product is not so good after all Argghhhhhhhh!!!!! Stop confusing us! Having said that, the logic really made sense whereby our body is perfect. Yippee!!! And that if you take a large dose of antioxidant and I quote: ” your body will show a sharp spike in blood glucose… the body has a mechanism to deal with such a sudden rise, and extra antioxidants in the blood are removed quickly from the blood. This is an example of a process called homeostasis, where the body works to return its antioxidant levels to the ideal.” view source
This got me thinking and I have now decided to add a new addition to my blog which I thought I’d call: Art De Vivre, a place to share tips on wellbeing, beauty and where I will attempt to inspire feeling good, inside & out. So let’s begin by using those antioxidants on the outside 🙂 My passion for herbs and spices will still be fulfilled, and I can have a little play with making my own beauty potions! Don’t get me wrong I will still love my Nuxe, Clarins, REN, Caudalie etc… but once in the while I will transform my home into a fragrant haven.
So where to start? It’s freezing cold and our skins are seriously suffering as result of intensive central heating, lack of light and very little time spent outdoors = Not much oxygen and a lack of vitamin D.
I have created a gentle scrub treatment for your body that is made with the perfect blend of pure Pink Himalayan Seat Salt ( Yes I know you probably think I am going Sea Salt mad since my last post talked about Guérande Sea Salt 🙂 ), healing Epsom Salts (more Salt), soothing and restorative almond oil and fresh grapefruit essential oil that restores and stimulates while delivering antibacterial as well as detoxing properties to your body.
Grapefruit Essential Oil has so many health benefits such as: diuretic, disinfectant, stimulant, antidepressant, antiseptic, lymphatic and tonic substance. To find out more about the wonders and health benefits of grapefruit essential oil please click here
Detoxing Grapefruit & Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub
What you will need:
- ½ Cup of Pink Himalayan sea salt
- ½ Cup of Epsom Sea Salt
- ¼ cup of Almond Oil
- 5-10 drops Grapefruit essential oil
- I have added fresh rose petal and olive leaf for an extra je ne sais quoi!
Get into a warm shower and wet your body from head to toe.
Use a handful of the salt scrub – scrubbing your body in a circular motion starting with the bottom of your feet and working your way up. Be sure to exfoliate gently on sensitive areas 🙂
Rinse your body with warm water, and follow with the coldest water you can stand.
Pat dry your body and use a moisturising oil. ( I will be posting about this soon )
And voilà… Indulge ♥♥♥