March 04 2014 Tuesday at 02:28 PM

PRODUCT FOCUS: honey sandalwood scrub

At the heart of our honey sandalwood scrub are a few amazing ingredients - organic raw turbinado sugar, marulla oil, powdered sandalwood and sandalwood essential oil - each one possessing rich benefits.

Raw sugar can improve circulation, increase blood cell production in the dermis and hydrates skin when added to bath water, for instance. Sugar also contains glycol acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that gently conditions the skin.

Marula oil has many fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, including a high oleic and linoleum acid content - making it ideal for hydrating and smoothing. It also is possessed of a high palmitic acid content which forms a protective coating on the skin's surface. It has higher free radical scavenging properties than most seed oils - it has been used by some tribes in Africa to preserve meat!

Powdered sandalwood helps to fight against irritations and balance the skin. Astringent properties remove excess oils and help keep skin taut. I remember reading that some brides in India would make a paste of powdered sandalwood and apply it to facial skin for a month before a wedding celebration - ensuring beautiful and luminous skin...

Why should we exfoliate?

When dead skin is regularly exfoliated your body's largest organ, skin , works more efficiently to expel toxins and take in nourishment. Sugar scrubs are a more gentle, less dehydrating way to exfoliate.

Take good care of yourself and your skin,

xo