Spice up your skin and body this fall with scents of Pumpkin and Ginger
By Spa Diva on October 30, 2006
Nothing beats the spicy aromas of pumpkin and ginger in the fall. It's probably one of the reasons I love this time of year much! If you're considering a fall spa treatment or products to tantalize your senses, rest assured knowing that there are healthy benefits of Pumpkin and Ginger extracts.
Ginger is not only tasty in fabulous Indian cuisine, spicy breads and a great sushi sidekick, it also has amazing healing qualities. For centuries Ginger has been used to help treat nausea, migraines, colic, arthritis and heart conditions. It has also been used to help treat the common cold and menstrual cramps. If you're interested in using a natural method for any of the above ailments, the University of Maryland Medical Center with recommendations of dosage and how to take it.
In skin care, Ginger increases circulation and creates a warming sensation which allows the skin to release toxins and generate fresh, new skin cells.
Don't feel so guilty for that second slice of Pumpkin pie! Pumpkin is loaded with essential antioxidants and carotenes, which fight off cancer causing free radicals. When used on the skin, it has the same antioxidant properties, combats fine lines and adds moisture for soft, supple skin.
So now that you're ready to treat yourself, who's got all these delectable skin care products? Here's a few of my favorites to try:
Pharmacopia's Ginger Body Oil $9 An all natural body oil that's perfect for dropping into an oil burner, scent towels and rub into tummy or temples at the on set of a cold or flu bug.
Jo Malone Nutmeg and Ginger Body Cream $75 This rich, moisturizing cream is almost good enough to eat and skin will be as smooth as satin!
Rhonda Allison's Pumpkin Face Care Spa Dee Dah carries Rhonda Allison's amazing Pumpkin line which includes a foamy Pumpkin cleanser, toner and moisturizer, rich in antioxidants and scents of nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin! The 4 oz. cleanser is just $20 and not only cleanses, but adds essential nutrients and antioxidant support.
Garden Botanika's Pumpkin Ginger Collection This terrific boxed set contains a rich body butter, body wash and fragrance spritz for $36.50!
And for a spa nearest you for the tastiest fall spa treatments around, check out Spa Addicts for promotions on the latest Pumpkin treatments!
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