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DIY Spa Treatment: Chinese Sesame Ginger Scrub



Origins Incredible Spreadable Ginger Body Scrub may be one of the best-smelling, calming products on the planet. I've had a love affair with this sugary, lemony, and gingery item for about five years now. It does the trick every time to bring me to my happy place during bath time.

Although it's not ridiculously expensive at $25 a pop, my indulgence adds up quickly throughout the year. That's why then I saw an amazing DIY recipe for another ginger body scrub I got really excited. To find out what you'll need to create this little slice of Chinese heaven right in your own bathroom, read more.

  • STEP 1: Take about an inch of ginger root and cut it into pieces. Next, grind it in your coffee grinder so that it's finely chopped up.
  • STEP 2: In a bowl, add in 1 tbsp. of ginseng powder, one-and-a-half tbsp. of sugar, four tbsp. of sesame oil, 1 tbsp. of rose-hip oil, five drops of myrrh, and five drops of mandarin essential oil. Mix it together with the ground ginger.
  • STEP 3: While you're in your tub or shower, apply the scrub liberally to your body in circular movements and then rinse off. Don't forget to take deep breaths to fully enjoy the sweet escape!

Note: If you live near a Chinatown, I suggest doing your shopping there since the ingredients will be much easier to find, and possibly fresher to boot!

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