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Simple Salt/Sugar Scrub for winter weary skin

Simple Salt/Sugar Scrub


 Water is mentioned so many times in the scriptures.  The first time water is mentioned in the scripture is found in Genesis: “…And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.”  During Bible times in the summer months in Jerusalem, it was very dry so cisterns were dug out of limestone rock and the people made reservoirs that held water.

Water is essential to life – it not only keeps our blood flowing well, but cushions our muscles, so drink up!


Salt was a symbol of hospitality. The custom of serving appetizers as a token of hospitality included salted fish and olives. To eat salt and food with anyone was to form an unbreakable bond of friendship.  Salt was mined from the salt hills around the Dead Sea and salt deposited on the banks of that sea when it overflowed every year provided plenty of sea salt, which has minerals that salt mined from the earth does not. Today I recommend using sea salt for that reason.



This both exfoliates and softens. The brown sugar has antibacterial qualities. Use on arms, elbows, legs, feet.

1/4 cup each: Sea salt and brown sugar (I like light brown)

Enough Extra virgin olive oil to make a paste: start with 1/4 cup and go from there. I usually use 5 tablespoons.

Blend well, rub over damp skin. Rinse thoroughly.


Freeze fruit and/or herbs in an ice tray. These will add a hint of flavor and nutrients. Here are some of my current favorites: lemon slices and mint; grapefruit slices and tarragon; blackberries and lime.



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