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Natural Healing - Bitter is Better Befriending the Bitter Herbs - Strawberry-Lavender Body Scrub

By Laurel Vukovic
March/April 2003


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Spring is the perfect time for revitalizing your body-care routines. Try these fresh, easy-to-make herbal recipes to smooth your skin, condition your hair, and rejuvenate your entire body.

Fresh strawberries and lavender make a fragrant exfoliating body scrub. Yogurt and honey are softening, and bran adds polishing power.

· 1/2 cup whole-milk yogurt
· 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
· 1 tablespoon honey
· 1/2 cup wheat bran
· 5 drops lavender essential oil

Blend the yogurt, strawberries, and honey in a blender until smooth. Stir in the wheat bran and lavender essential oil. Wet your body in a warm shower, and apply the scrub to your legs, arms, and torso. Massage gently onto your skin with a circular motion, rinse well, and pat your skin dry.

To see more body care recipes from "Natural Healing - Bitter is Better Befriending the Bitter Herbs," go here.  








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