Tending to our skin is a daily practice, like weeding a garden, exercising our bodies, or meditating our minds.
Our skin is constantly recreating itself, shedding thin layers that accumulate in dead cells. To reveal the glowing under layer of skin, it helps to scrub the top layer off for a vibrant healthy moisturized glow.
A scrub works in a few ways: As we massage it over our bodies, the exfoliating granules help to slough off dead skin, and the rubbing action boosts circulation and helps drain our lymph nodes by increasing blood flow to the skin’s surface. The scrub matter, either salt, ground nuts, sugar, coffee, or sand, washes off and the rich emollient oils infused with therapeutic essential oils keep our skin supple and moisturized.
Another important benefit of using a scrub is how good it can feel in the moment, transforming our moods and creating a bouquet stimulating deep sensory awareness and presence. Being mindful of the refreshing texture against our skin and captivating scent of essential oils that fills the air allows us to enjoy the treatment as it’s happening—an experience that can lift our moods and engage our senses for well-being.
Scrub Guru philosophy, workshops, information and pre-mixed blends help us move into a daily practice for renewal and healthy self-care.
Whether you are receiving a scrub from a Scrub Guru, or learning how to make them in a Scrub Guru workshop and applying it to yourself and loved ones later at home, the act is an affirmation of caring for oneself with attention, dedication, and deep sensory awareness with a commitment to our bodies.
The scrub gurus bring ceremonial instruments, musical accompaniment, and knowledge of the animal and plant kingdom to further align our connection to the experience and the vast environmental world that gives us the gifts of the ingredients for our penetrating scrubs. A deftly blown conch shell may be used to unite our bodies with the creatures of the sea in gratitude for the oceans that give us the pure mineral rich salts to scrub our skin and infuse our bodies with healing. Sharing gratitude for all the plant and animal beings to know that we are all connected in health, wellness, sustainability, and peace.