Ginger and lemon is a classic combination to boost wellness. Both bring stimulating, moving, and uplifting qualities. So good for when you’re feeling depleted, stagnant or generally under the weather. And you can also use them preventively – for their antiviral, antioxidant immune boosting support.
This body scrub is a feel good, wellness treat for your skin. It gives you the health benefits of ginger and lemon – infused in the most fluffy, creamy sugar scrub that will leave your skin bright, restored and feeling amazing
How to prepare ginger and lemon for skincare
Making skincare from fresh, whole food ingredients gives your skin the whole packet of nutrients – all of the vitamins, minerals, and nourishment. You can make a body scrub with fresh ingredients, like this Strawberry Scrub, but the shelf life would be only 1-3 days. And that’s because fresh foods have water in them, and water can create bacteria and mold growth.
My favorite way to prepare skincare is to remove the water content, by dehydrating fresh foods. This helps to preserve the skincare recipe so that you get those benefits of the whole food ingredient, and also a longer shelf life.
I recommend that you dehydrate a large batch of ginger and lemon, and store it in a mason jar in your pantry. Once dehydrated it will last up to 1 year! They can be used in so many ways: to make tea, to flavor food, and to make skincare recipes.
Simply slice the ingredients thinly and set it to dehydrate in the oven, at the lowest temperature. Check them often so that it doesn’t burn. You can also look into purchasing a dehydrator, especially if you plan to preserve food more regularly.
Once you have dried ginger and lemon slices – you need to powder them to use as skincare. Simply blitz it in a blender, until powdery fine. This is the same process you would do with any fresh food that you want to make into a powder for masks or scrubs! This powder will last for 6 months.
Making the body scrub
Body scrubs are incredibly easy to make and my favorite recipe to teach because when you scrub your skin, you can feel the difference right away. It smooths and plums dry skin, and leaves you feeling supple and soft. But more than that – scrubbing the skin is a very healhty, invigorating practice for overall wellness. I recommend it at least once per week.
With all of my scrubs, I always choose a fine grain, and blend it in the blender to break down the grains even finer. Scrubbing should feel gentle and luxurious, never scratchy and grainy. Add the powders and sugar together in a blender and blitz a few seconds.
Ginger and Lemon Body Scrub Recipe
- 1 cup fine grain sugar
- 1 tbsp ginger powder
- 1 tsp lemon powder
- 3 tbsp coconut oil, or oil of choice
- 1 tbsp rolled oats ground to a flour or colloidal oats (optional but highly recommended)
- optional: 10 drops lemon essential oil
- Grind rolled oats to a flour, or start with colloidal oats.
- In a blender add the sugar and all the dried ingredients.
- Blend for a few seconds, just before the sugar tuns to powdered sugar
- Pour it out in a large bowl
- Drizzle in the oil and combine well
- Store the scrub in a jar with a lid, you do not need to refrigerate
- To use: In the shower, wet your skin. Turn off the water and scrub all over.
5 responses to “Ginger & Lemon Wellness Boost Body Scrub”
A body scrub is designed to cleanse dead skin cells and moisturize our skin. The use of lemon and ginger on the skin for a couple of minutes is unlikely to give any effect. Did you notice something, your skin began to look better? Products such as lemons and ginger are better taken internally, this will bring more health benefits than scrub.
Hi. You can always make a good scrub with just sugar and oil, you might like this recipe: https://littlegreendot.com/the-simplest-remedy-to-scrub-stress-away/
Yes, I do notice a difference when including herbs. Absolutely! And for many of us, the benefits of working with herbs topically goes beyond skin deep. The process, the color, the scent, the warmth of the ginger on your skin… I wouldn’t underestimate that.
Hi. Sorry, but I can’t tell from the pictures / instructions. Do I put the whole dried slices of lemon in the blender too?
Or do I just cut out the center, the “meaty bit”, of the lemon and powder that?
Sorry if a stupid question, just want to be sure I’m reading the instructions correctly.
If you add lemon essential oil, please be aware that this can react with sunlight and irritate the skin. So dont put lemon or orange essential oil on the skin when you plan to go sunbathing in the next few days
Oh my gosh this is a brilliant idea. I have only use lemon and ginger as an immunity shot, never thought to use it for skin care. Thank you!