DIY Mango Body Scrub
With kids screaming and one million and one household chores to complete, sometimes it’s nice to take a moment, close your eyes and imagine you’re somewhere tropical. This month is Pregnancy Awareness Month, and whether you’re currently expecting or have passed the days of baby showers and infants, it’s the perfect time for each and every mom to take a second to take care of herself and de-stress with a gorgeous DIY beauty treatment that will leave her glowing and rejuvenated.
This DIY treatment is inspired by the tropical beauty of Honolulu – specifically the Na Ho’ola Spa at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki. This gorgeous island destination is home to some of the most tropical and luxurious pampering spa treatments in the world. The masks and treatments are all-natural and inspired by the reinvigorating ability of a tropical getaway. During the LomiLomi Facial, estheticians harness the natural exfoliating properties of fruit acids – in this case, the fruit acids found in mangoes. Mango does absolute wonders for the skin, leaving the complexion purified and deeply exfoliated and cleansed.
Even if you aren’t jetting off for your own LomiLomi Facial anytime in the near future, you can steal this Tropical treatment inspired by one of the more popular hotels in Honolulu, for yourself in the form of this DIY Mango Body Scrub. It’s incredibly easy to make and use and is the perfect way to experience the relaxation of a spa day in an hour or less in your own home.
DIY MANGO BODY SCRUB
1 Finely Chopped or Pureed Mango
1/4 Cup Instant Oats
1 Cup of Castor Sugar
1 tbsp Sweet Almond Oil
4 Drops of Essential Orange Oil
1 tbsp Pineapple Juice
What To Do:
Place the peeled mango and oats into a blender and mix. Next, add the remaining ingredients and stir until well incorporated. If you want a deep exfoliate, increase the amount of sugar used. The finished product will have a thick, gritty consistency and a very fruity, tropical smell. Take the scrub into the shower with you, and slowly rub in circular motions over damp skin to exfoliate, cleanse and tone the skin. When you rinse off, be sure to put some sort of covering over the drain to capture the remnants of the scrub. This treatment is luxurious, but can be a little messy. Remember to also wipe down the shower or tub after using any body treatment that contains oils, as they can make surfaces slippery. Enjoy!