But this ritual is about much more then just external beauty. Beauty recipes and tips like these have been passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. When we take time to primp ourselves, chemicals release from the brain that are very de-stressing and anti-aging for the whole body. That’s the beauty of incorporating beauty rituals like this into our daily lives.
This invigorating scrub is often used in India. In Ayurveda traditions it is called the cleansing paste. It improves circulation and helps tone slack muscles.
- 1 cup oat or chickpea (garbanzo) flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric (loaded with antioxidants)
- 2 tablespoons ground mustard
- 2 tablespoons crushed fresh coriander leaves
- 3 tablespoons rose water
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup water
I like to start by setting an intention (or saying a prayer, if that suits you), to come into the present moment. Remember, creating a ritual is really anything that you do with intention, so you can’t get this wrong.
1. Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl
2. Stir to blend
3. Work the scrub all over your face and body
4. Rinse with warm water
It’s also lovely to take slow, deep breaths, and maybe light some candles as well. There’s no right or wrong way to do this ritual, so make it your own. 🙂
I say… let’s revamp the lost art of relaxation, beauty, and self-care!
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