Summer is a great time to experiment with new exfoliants. Chickpea Flour is a unique and surprisingly effective exfoliating ingredient that makes an excellent addition to fresh scrubs and exfoliating treatments. Dried chickpeas are ground into a fine flour, creating a cream colored powder that can be added to face masks, body wraps, natural ubtans, and more. Chickpea Flour also makes a wonderful base for soap free cleansers. Try combining Chickpea Flour with Oatmeal, Kaolin Clay, Hydrosol, or fresh yogurt to create a soothing, exfoliating cleanser that is great for sensitive skin types.
Herbal Wash bags are another way to cleanse and exfoliate the skin without the use of soap or detergents. Natural grains such as Chickpea Flour, Oatmeal, and Rice Bran can be combined in a muslin bag along with carefully selected herbs to create a gentle and effective cleanser. Calendula Petals, Lavender Buds, and Aritha Powder are just a few great examples of natural herbs that would make great additions to an herbal wash bag.