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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,


  • 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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AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
Love the DIY scrub recipe - will try.
michlny michlny 8 years
so much better to DIY - the products are purer!
MotoLinz MotoLinz 8 years
I love Origins anything (even if they nixed my favorite line). I may try to whip up some of this homemade scrub. :)
femmefatale femmefatale 8 years
This sounds really interesting. I love the smell of sesame!
cocomademoiselle cocomademoiselle 8 years
Wonder how ginger root feels on the skin, considering how it feels/taste in the mouth... Definitely interesting recipe! Even if it's not your original recipe, you're quite a chemist/botanist! :) I don't have all the ingredients for the recipe. I am just starting in the world of oils and essential oils and only own a few, maybe for a next DIY! Thanks for the DIY posts!
Francesca-Fiore Francesca-Fiore 8 years
Awesome recipe, i am going to try this! Especially since I am starting my new year out pretty broke.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
Sounds messy but fun :-D
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Wow neat idea!
emalove emalove 8 years
I completely agree about the Origins Ginger line! I used to wear the perfume years ago. It smelled fantastic.
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