I love creating things that are simple, quick, and satisfying—sometimes that’s a yummy meal and at other times, it’s some DIY beauty products.

I also really appreciate when I can make something for myself that may cost 20X more in the store. Grassroots…made with love by ME for ME…and fun to gift to family and friends too.

I thought I’d share a simple recipe with you.

In Ayurveda not one thing is right for everybody.

It’s important to understand what you’re putting on your skin and why. For instance some people tend to be on the lighter, dryer side (vata dosha= air + ether); some on the hotter, oilier side (pitta dosha= fire + water); and some on the damper, oilier side (kapha= earth + water).

What I like about this home made body scrub is the combination of salt which is drying, oil which is unctuous, and honey which is smooth and nourishing.

The essential oils that I have chosen for this particular recipe are focussed more on warming, nourishing and being slightly energizing to help counter the cold, heaviness that winter brings.

Feel free to play around with the essential oils as you like, depending on what effect you are aiming for.


Mel’s Ayurvedic Body Scrub for Winter Ta Heat Ya Up

Mix together in a bowl:

1 cup of sea salt

½ cup melted coconut oil

4 drops of clove essential oil

4 drops of fennel essential oil

2 drops of ginger essential oil

5 drops of carrot seed essential oil

1 tbsp raw unpasturized honey


I put my body scrub in a jar and leave it on the side of the bath. Once I’m in my bath or shower, I massage it into my skin. The salt exfoliates and the oil sooths and nourishes. I don’t use this on my face as it is too abrasive but I love it for the rest of my body, even the soles of my feet.



Love & light,



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