Invigorating Ginger Citrus Body Wash

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Ginger and citrus make a divine scent combination that is also great for your mind, body, and spirit. Warming, soothing, and revitalizing to the senses, this body wash is great for invigorating your skin cells, increasing circulation, detoxification, and promoting a more radiant skin tone.

Invigorating Ginger Citrus Body Wash

Invigorating Ginger Citrus Body Wash:

YIELDS: 9 ounces

1⁄4 cup fresh ginger, finely chopped

1⁄2 cup sweet almond oil

2 tablespoons honey

10 drops lime essential oil

8 drops lemon essential oil

12 drops pink grapefruit essential oil

1⁄2 cup unscented liquid Castile soap

* What you will need: cutting board, knife, double boiler, strainer, mixing bowl, wire whisk, funnel, measuring cups, 8-9-ounce bottle and cap

1. To Make: Start the double boiler on medium heat. Once it reaches a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Place the chopped ginger and sweet almond oil in the top of the double boiler and cover. Simmer for 30 - 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. To preserve the beneficial botanicals, do not overheat and check back every 20 minutes to make sure there’s enough water in the double boiler. Remove from heat; take the top pan off the double boiler. Strain the ginger from the oil into the mixing bowl, using the rubber spatula to get the remainder out of the pan. Add the honey and whisk together for a minute. Add the essential oils and whisk to blend. Next, add the Castile soap, stirring gently with the whisk to create a uniform liquid. Do not overwhisk, as this activates the soap bubbles. Use the funnel to carefully pour into your bottle and cap tightly.

2. To Store: Store in bottle. Label with contents and date and use within a year.

3. To Use: Use as body wash in your shower or bath. Apply to damp skin in small, upward motions. Rinse well.