Guest post by travel expert Kendra Thornton
Now that spring is in full bloom its time to breakout the shorts and tennis rackets. But just like the flowers, your coat may need a little love before its ready to shine. Taking time to exfoliate from the harsh winter months will not only benefit your skin but also allow you to take some much needed me-time in your hectic schedule.
Coming from a family of travelers, I have had the pleasure of visiting 28 countries on 6 continents. Each and every trip has had its own unique memories and amenities; but when it comes to relaxation, Hawaii receives an A+. One of my favorite relaxation remedies comes from the island of Oahu and the Halekulani Hotel and Spa. Rated as one of Honolulu’s top hotels for spa treatments, their house body scrub left my skin renewed and my mind at ease. In contrast to other spas, this body scrub consisted of holistic ingredients, many of which could be found right on the island. And after chatting with my spa therapist, I was able to bring home the key tips to recreating the Mango Body Scrub right in my own home.
Mango Body Scrub
What You’ll Need:
- 1 mango, chopped
- 1/4 cup of instant oats
- 1 cup of castor sugar
- 1 Tbs of sweet almond oil
- 4 drops of orange essential oil
- 1 Tbs pineapple juice
Peel the mango and cut into large pieces. Add the mango and oats in a blender and blend until mixture forms a paste. I use the pulse button to make sure large pieces are broken up while ensuring the mixture doesn’t become too much of a liquid.
Pour the paste into a bowl and add the remaining oils and juices. Stir until blended.
Next, add 1 cup of sugar in the mixing bowl. Stir the mixture until it has an even consistency. If you feel your scrub is too fluid, you may add more sugar to adjust the consistency.
Rinse your face with warm water. Apply the scrub evenly over your body and massage it into your skin, working in small, tight circles in an outward motion.
Rinse with lukewarm water after using the scrub and pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Follow the scrub with your regular moisturizer.
This simple, easy to make scrub is something that you can prepare pretty much any time, without breaking the bank. Using it about once per week can help keep your skin looking smooth and radiant, even on a tight schedule. Enjoy!