I remember my family getting those tetra packs of chai drinks and thinking they were crazy. I had no desire to drink that stuff. As I grew older, I remember trying a chai at a coffee shop and I was not impressed. In recent years, I’ve tried out chai tea, just the chai spice and tea steeped in water. I love that stuff! I don’t know why I never liked chai in other forms but this stuff I’m addicted to!
Since falling in love with chai or more specifically chai spice, I’ve started to find new ways to use this incredible mixture of spices. I started making chai spice smoothies and I even made a chai scented rice bag… and then my thoughts turned to skincare. Chai spice is a natural when it comes to sugar scrubs. It’s a warm and yummy smelling scent and the spices are actually beneficial to your skin.
Cardamom – Anti-aging, natural skin toner, great for acne.
Cloves – Wonderful for acne, blemishes and scars.
Ginger – Increases blood flow, helps clear blemishes, evens skin tone, and has anti-aging benefits.
Nutmeg – Great for acne, eczema, and blemishes. Nutmeg also reduces redness and inflammation.
Cinnamon – Stimulates blood flow, great for acne and eczema, and has anti-aging benefits.
Chai Spice Sugar Scrub
2 cups sugar
1 cup coconut oil softened (Sub your favorite oil if you desire. Coconut oil does tend to harden in cold temps)
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Transfer mixture to a container of your choice (I love these jars).
To use, gentle massage over your skin and rinse off.