Erica, the owner and proprietor of natural bath & beauty company Becca & Mars has a belief that shows through in the products she creates: nature creates the best ingredients. Amen, sister.
I recently came by a sample of her Lavender Love Mask & Scrub. After using the tiny little sample tub, I decided I wanted more so I could really test it out.
This scrub is about as simple as it can get. It’s so natural, it seems like you can eat it. I won’t try to now, but if the zombie apocalypse happens tomorrow, you might find me in a closet spooning this stuff into my mouth. It’s scented with levender, bergamot, and clary sage oils, but lavender takes center stage. If you’re not a lavender fan, you won’t like the scent of this scrub. The mixture itself is dry, and you create a paste by adding moisture of your choice (water, milk, yogurt, honey, even juice or oil) to a tablespoon of the powder.
The result is an exfoliating, moisturizing scrub that isn’t harsh, and doesn’t leave an oil slick on your skin (unless you combine it with oil). This scrub strikes me as perfect for sensitive skin (as long as you’re not allergic to nuts). I’ve only combined it with water so far. I take a little ramekin with the dry mixture into the shower with me, and once I’m ready to apply it I drop a bit of water in with my fingertips, mix up the paste and massage it around on my face, neck, and décolletage. Then I allow it to sit for a bit before rinsing it off.
I’d say the only drawback to this scrub is all the little bits of almond. With salt or sugar scrub, the salt or sugar melts. Not so with almond bits. So you end up with itty bitty pieces of almonds in, ahem, the crevices of your body. You just need to make sure you rinse your entire body well after using the scrub.
At $18, it’s on the pricier side, but almonds aren’t cheap. I would definitely recommend this scrub to anyone looking for exfoliation for sensitive skin. And possibly an emergency snack. I kid.