Sugar is a natural humectant and as such retains moisture and keeps the skin hydrated. Because it melts when mixed with water, it is ideal for delicate and sensitive skin. Sugar is also known to be a pure, natural source of Glycolic Acid, also known as an AHA, which helps to break down dead, flaky skin and help support cell turnover. When combined with nourishing oils, sugar scrubs can be used before or during bathing for a thorough exfoliating treatment that leaves skin smooth, soft and supple. When skin is exfoliated it helps your skin care product work more effectively due to the pores being unclogged.
Magnesium sulfate is used topically to soothe aching muscles, relieve tension, and treat skin conditions. Magnesium is important in your bones and for healthy muscle, heart, and nerve function.
Extra virgin olive oil has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-aging properties as it contains antioxidants and vitamins. It hydrates the skin by building the skin’s moisture barrier to prevent loss of moisture.
Rosemary contains nutrients that can help protect skin cells from damage often caused by the sun and free radicals. It has natural antiseptic properties and is a superior disinfectant for our skin and hair. The essential oil has been known to promote a healthy, moisturized scalp and reverse premature graying.
Peppermint is a popular traditional remedy for a number of conditions. It is believed to have calming effects. It is used to treat muscle and nerve pain, the common cold. It is widely used for calming skin irritation and itchiness, as well as reducing redness.