Have I mentioned that I’m utterly in love with fall?
Only every. single. day.
Well, I am. I’m practically giddy with changing leaves, cool mornings and pumpkin patches. Even the rain is making me happy right now. It just feels so cozy. I know by the time February rolls around I’ll be singing a different song (one that uses the words “water-boarding”) but right now, I’m in seventh heaven.
I’ve been seeing a nutmeg, cinnamon and honey facial scrub popping up on pinterest quite a lot lately. Something weird to put on my face and yummy fall spices? I’m all over it.
Purported benefits: Nutmeg and honey are both anti-inflammatory, good for calming red skin and acne. Also both cinnamon and nutmeg are great exfoliants, helping to reduce blackheads.
Added bonus: Yummy.
Since Newt seems to be so fascinated with smearing mud on her face, I thought she might enjoy trying out this scrub with me.
I made it by mixing a couple of tablespoons of raw honey with a teaspoon each of cinnamon and nutmeg. It made a thick, sticky paste. Getting our fingertips slightly wet helped to thin it enough to slather it on our faces.
The original recipe suggested leaving the mixture on for 30 minutes, but my face started to feel a bit warm and itchy after only ten. Plus it was making me hungry.
Time to rinse.
We took turns splashing our faces with warm water, taking time to gently scrub.
Thankfully that slight itchy discomfort went right away. After toweling off, my skin felt soft and smooth. So did Newt’s but she’s only ten; her skin always feels that way.
I’m not sure it’s gentle enough to use often, but as an occasional scrub, I liked it.
When I asked Newt’s opinion, she said, “It was scrubby and it tasted good. I’d probably use it like every… two times every year.”
We may have to come up with another use for the leftovers. I’m thinking about putting it on toast.
Are you on Pinterest? Has it inspired you to try anything
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