May 1, 2013

Get Summer Beautiful: Guide to the DIY Coconut Ginger Scrub

In this day and age, not everyone has the time to rush off to a spa or salon to get perfectly summer ready. But even if you're the farthest thing in the world from a beauty diva or don’t have the dollars to dole out on pampering, there are tons of easy at-home DIY spa treatments that are virtually foolproof for just about any busy lady. And now that spas have been identified as a key remedy to combat stress, who can afford not to?

At the Sheraton Waikiki Khakara Hotel and Spa in Honolulu, ranked prominently as one of Honolulu’s top hotels, guests can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of gorgeous Hawaii, in addition to some of the most luxurious tropical spa treatments in the world. This spa is considered to be one of the very best in Honolulu, for its staff of experienced estheticians and treatments made from and inspired by the natural beauty of the island.

Even if you can't hop on a jet right now and head to Honolulu, you can still enjoy a taste of the Khakara right in your own home with this DIY scrub made from ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.

The Coconut Ginger Body Scrub

You'll need:

2 tbsp Coconut Oil
1 tbsp Plain Applesauce or Apple Puree
1 tbsp Agave Nectar
1 tsp Ginger Powder
3 tbsp Raw Sugar (Granulated will work, but if you're a DIY scrub fan, then you should definitely keep a box of sugar in the raw in the house. Raw sugar granules are larger, which means it takes them longer to dissolve in water and have better exfoliating properties.)

What to do:

No special steps here! Mix all the ingredients together in a large dish or jar. The only pitfall to watch out for is the coconut oil. At room temperature, coconut oil can solidify. If you mash it with a fork, it will soften enough for you to easily blend into your scrub. Don't microwave it or heat it on the stove top; if it's hot, it will melt the sugar when you mix it into the scrub, negating the sugar's exfoliating properties.

To use this scrub, step into the shower and dampen your skin. Rub the scrub in circular motions all over your body to slough off the old cells. Rinse off. After you step out of the shower and dry off, finish with a fruity or tropical body butter for truly soft and rejuvenated skin. Enjoy!


I hope you enjoyed today's post by Kendra Thornton. If you wanna read and know more about her go to her website or follow her on Twitter

I love coconut and a good DIY idea and I believe this is one of them. Personally, I can't wait to try it myself...our body needs to freshen up. After all, it's already May!

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Sam M said...

This is cool! I actually have all of these things in my pantry right now.

Val said...

This is fantastic and all natural!


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