Ginger has long been used to help fight nausea, aid digestion, and even fight the common cold and flu – but did you know that it is also good for your skin?
This common flowering plant originated in southeast Asia and has amazing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. More specifically, ginger contains a natural oil called “gingerol” which is known to reduce pain and inflammation. This also helps ginger naturally fight the causes of breakouts.
In Chinese medicine, ginger has been used for thousands of years as an anti-aging ingredient in skincare. Ginger contains antioxidants that may help boost your skin’s collagen production, fight inflammation, and may even help repair damaged skin, thanks to its abundance of antioxidants.
Ground ginger also can help improve circulation and cell regeneration. This is beneficial if you want to tighten, firm, and brighten your skin; some believe it helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite. These properties may help encourage skin to repair itself from minor wounds and may improve your skin’s elasticity. Some even use it to help minimize the appearance of scars.
Ginger powder is also excellent for hair; some believe it helps stimulate hair follicles to encourage growth and fight hair loss. It can help nourish and strengthen your hair, too! Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, some use a mixture of ginger and an oil like jojoba to treat a flaky, itchy scalp.
Ginger powder is great for all skin and hair types, and people rarely have sensitivities to this amazing ingredient! Hopefully this gives you a few reasons to try it out in our Balance From Scratch Salt Scrub. This scrub works amazingly well for the applications listed above; for example, rub it into your scalp or leave in your hair as a hair treatment and then wash thoroughly, or rub in circular patterns over cellulite. (Be sure to not use our salt scrubs on your face or neck; salt crystals may be too abrasive for your delicate skin!)
BONUS: Search “Balance” on our website for products that contain ginger essential oil!