October 22, 2020
  • October 22, 2020

Seema’s Skin Kitchen

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Everywhere I go these days all I hear about is turmeric. There are turmeric lattes, turmeric teas, turmeric shots, turmeric soups and so much more! The more I hear about this wonder spice the more I’m transported back to childhood memories of my Nani aka grandma rubbing turmeric scrubs all over my body before I showered. Something I resented at the time, but now as a mother I see history repeating itself! And much to both my daughters dismay I tend to do very much the same!

Turmeric has been an essential part of our households’ beauty regime for generations, but I have a slightly modern take on my Nan’s traditional turmeric and gram flour scrub! Playing around with the recipe, I decided to replace the gram flour with brown sugar, the yoghurt with coconut oil and I added some cinnamon for a wee bit of warmth and additional anti bacterial goodness. The recipe although different has the same benefits. Made up of contents that have antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties which help calm, exfoliate and brighten the skin to get you all smooth and glowing.

Turmeric Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

  • 1 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon organic turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 cup melted organic cold pressed coconut oil (more if you like a softer scrub)

Apply the scrub a couple of hours before bedtime-Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl. Apply to damp skin and scrub it in gently – shower down and then just curl up with a cup of turmeric and cardamom milk and sleep.

Seema Puri Bhatia
Seema is the co-founder of Pranayum yogic teas, and shares her passion for the culinary arts through cooking demos, food consultations, recipe development, spiceology and writing. Her love for all things organic is reflected in her “Skin Kitchen”, where she shares her knowledge of chemical free recipes drawing from ancient beauty rituals passed down from her grandmother. Her motto is “If it’s good enough to eat, then it’s good enough to put on your skin.”
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