All-natural Spa Treatments At Home: 5 recipes for body, hair and face.
One of the many reasons we love luxury eco-resort Bawah Reserve, located in Indonesia’s remote Anambas archipelago, is that you receive a complimentary spa treatment each day including all-natural spa treatments, ensuring you finish your holiday feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Whilst we aren’t able to enjoy this luxury at the moment, Bawah Reserve’s Aura Spa Manager Emelda Drapiana has perfected some fabulous recipes for your body, face and hair so that you can enjoy a spa day without leaving the house.
Coffee Body Scrub
Used coffee grounds are packed with minerals that are great for the skin. And, because they do not dissolve in water, their gritty texture is great to naturally exfoliate to a super-soft finish.
• 4 tbsp coffee grounds
• 2 tbsp milk powder
• 100 ml virgin coconut oil
Combine all ingredients and stir well. Apply to your whole body using circular motions, paying attention to drier areas such as the elbows, knees and feet. Rinse.
Ginger, Lime and Sea Salt Body Scrub
You can either use store-bought sea salt or why not learn how to make your own sea salt HERE.
◦ 200g Sea Salt
◦ 50g fresh ginger
◦ 10pcs of kaffir lime leaf
◦ 100 ml virgin coconut oil
Crush the ginger and the lime leaves together. Mix in the coconut oil and sea salt and stir well. Apply the scrub on your whole body using circular motions. Rinse.
Lemon Face Mask
A natural astringent, lemon juice removes dead skin cells, tightens pores and reduces blackheads.
• 1 tsp lemon juice
• 1 tbsp egg white
Whisk the egg white until fluffy. Slowly add in the lemon juice. Apply to face avoiding the eye area; leave for 30 minutes. Rinse.
Hair Mask for dry hair
Avocado and coconut oil have numerous benefits for your hair; moisturising, nourishing and smells good too.
• 2 tbsp avocado, mashed
• 2 tbsp coconut oil
• 2 tbsp honey
Blend the oil and honey together, then slowly mix in the mashed avocado. Apply to dry hair, massaging it into the roots and ends; comb it through for better coverage. Leave for a maximum of 20 minutes – either loose or wrapped in a towel. Rinse, then shampoo and condition hair as normal.
*top image credit: Spa Wellness Destination