Exfoliating: (Stripping Off and) Turning over a New Leaf

Exfoliating: (Stripping Off and) Turning over a New Leaf

Exfoliate / (ɛksˈfəʊlɪˌeɪt) /

Verb. to wash (a part of the body) with a granular cosmetic preparation in order to remove dead cells from the skin's surface; from Late Latin exfoliāre to strip off leaves

Did you know that your skin is your largest organ? It’s made up of over a trillion of itty bitty cells that are constantly dying and being replaced by new cells, with a complete cycle of turnover in cells taking place about every 28 days in young people to about every 45 days in older folks.

Exfoliation helps the skin shed old, dead cells so that the newer, brighter cells show thus improving the skin’s appearance. The ancient Egyptians, ancient Greeks and Romans, and numerous ancient Asian cultures believed in the benefits of exfoliation. Common natural exfoliators used over time include scrubs made from salt, sugar, rice, mung beans, and seashells, just to name a few.

Our newest product is EXFOLIATING – a body scrub with just four simple ingredients - sugar, sweet almond oil, orange essential oil, and ground turmeric.   

small glass jar body scrub


EXFOLIATING contains 4 ounces of scrub packaged in sealed glass mason jar with beautiful butterfly floral fabric and navy ribbon. Makes a perfect gift - see below!  

Exfoliating Body Scrub Small Glass Jar

SUGAR is particularly effective for use in skin care since it is a natural humectant, drawing in moisture from the environment, to help keep skin hydrated.

SWEET ALMOND OIL, naturally derived from pressed almonds, is a soft and nourishing, easily-absorbed oil that does not clog pores and is perfect for all skin types.

ORANGE, with its sweet and stimulating aroma, provides a cheerfulness which aids in uplifting the spirit and calls the mind to joy.

TURMERIC, commonly used in Indian Ayurvedic as well as traditional Chinese medicine, has anti-inflammatory properties in addition to providing the scrub with its beautiful gold hue. 

Ready to strip off those dead leaves? Try this marvelous scrub with a citrusy scent and effective exfoliating and moisturizing power. Enjoy the delightful aroma as you massage gently onto your skin. Use this scrub after showering, paying special attention to elbows, knees and heels. Rinse with warm water and feel your skin refreshed!  

(Although sugar is relatively gentle, it is not recommended for use as a facial scrub.)


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Rajanala, Susruthi. “Cleopatra and Sour Milk—The Ancient Practice of Chemical Peeling.” Jama Network, https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/article-abstract/2657249.


“Skin Exfoliation: What You Need to Know.” WebMD, WebMD, https://www.webmd.com/beauty/what-to-know-skin-exfoliation#:~:text=Exfoliating%20is%20the%20process%20of,and%20improve%20your%20skin's%20appearance.

Suleik, Danielle A. “How Nature Blended in the Ancient East Asian Beauty Rituals.” April Magazine, 13 Sept. 2018, https://www.aprilmag.com/2017/11/10/how-nature-blended-in-the-ancient-east-asian-beauty-rituals/.

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