“Ch-ch-ch-chia!” I’m sure you’re no stranger to that catchy little chant promoting the gift of a Chia Pet during the winter holidays. Well, that famous terra cotta head smeared with chia seeds may have been onto something all along.
Beyond the cute in-home science experiment, chia seeds are acclaimed as a nutritional powerhouse containing omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. But did you know that chia seeds are good for you on the inside and out? With inspiration from the Chia Pets’ 1980’s debut, I want to share a 3-ingredient Chia Seed Face Scrub that will make you sacrifice seeds from your morning smoothie.
1/4 cup of Coconut oil
2 tbsp Chia Seed
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- Warm the coconut oil in a bowl until it becomes fluid. Allow to cool if needed before applying to face.
- Add the chia seed to the bowl while stirring.
- Add the lemon juice continuing to stir.
- Apply the scrub to a freshly washed face in a circular motion with your finger tips.
- Use a wet wash cloth to remove the scrub and splash water on your face.
This oil-based scrub is excellent for dry skin and will leave your skin feeling soft. Thanks to this scrub, chia’s got it goin’ on and now you do too!
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My name is Shannon Ebron a Public Health Nutritionist in the making and I am excited to be a part of the Holistic Ebony community! The community element of this cooperative health share initiated by Holistic Ebony Founder, Courtney Cherae is of great value to me because I discovered the power in banding together to create change at an early age. A a contributor to Holistic Ebony, I am delighted that I can make health and wellness more accessible. I hope to help you reach your healthy best and live a more nutritious life. I am also passionate about promoting STEM careers to minority women and delve into this topic on my personal blog. My blog also serves as an outlet to share my dietetic internship experiences, graduate school adventures, and recipes. Please commune with me on my blog The Reel RD2BE of STL, Facebook, Twitter or firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m excited to learn from you too!