Body & Soul: Volcanic Clay Body Scrub

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<p>Natural clays are easy to find at many natural-food stores. Look for tropical clays from volcanic islands. You can substitute ground pumice, a natural stone made from super-cooled lava, for the clay in this recipe. Along with drinking plenty of water and eating healthy foods, using a body scrub once a week will help boost circulation to the skin and keep it healthy and smooth. <em>Makes 3 ounces (one treatment).</em>
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<p>• 2 tablespoons natural clay or ground pumice<br />
• 1 tablespoon sea salt<br />
• Water, as needed</p>
<p>1. Mix together clay and salt using enough water to make a smooth paste.</p>
<p>2. To use, massage paste onto your body and allow it to dry on your skin, about 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse well with warm water and follow with a rich body cream or natural oil.</p>
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<em>Janice Cox is the author of</em> Natural Beauty at Home <em>(Henry Holt and Company, New York) available in bookstores nationwide. For more information and recipes, visit her at</em>
<a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/contributors.aspx”>www.herbcompanion.com/contributors</a>
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<strong>Body & Soul: Tropical Spa Treatments</strong>
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