Back in the day we set ourselves a tough Wellbeing Challenge: to dry brush everyday for one week, a full five minutes each time. Although we never gloated about our triumph, we did in fact see the challenge through. And we even came back for more by keeping the challenge up for a full month!
Admittedly, it gets a bit boring and tedious to dry brush EVERY SINGLE DAY – so to change it up a bit, you can add 2 or 3 drops of essential oil to your body brush. Neat, sweet-smelling and invigorating. But more to the point, you’ll be making your dry brushing even better for you!
Choose a diuretic essential oil to stimulate and detox, a cellulite-buster like geranium, or simply tailor the blend to your mood: relaxing, energising,…
And how about this amazing-looking recipe for a dry massage powder*? Applied to the skin before dry brushing, it nourishes, tones and can help draw toxins out.
We’ll be trying our hand and making our own on the weekend – from a blend of ground almonds and oats, a tiny bit of organic brown sugar, a dollop of yoghurt and a drop or two of geranium (cellulite, be gone!). Our skin should be nicely silky and deliciously fragrant after – at least that’s the plan.
Care to join us? Have you tried a dry massage powder before?
*Take care not to use on irritated, cut or sunburnt skin, or skin suffering from eczema or another inflammatory condition. Other than that, go for it!
(Image credit Reveal Beauty Lounge)