Pineapple and papaya both contain enzymes that act as chemical exfoliators, while ground almonds and oatmeal manually exfoliate the skin.
2 tbsp papaya
1 tsp almonds
1 tsp oatmeal
2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp pineapple juice
Tribes throughout South and Central America have used cocoa medicinally for centuries! It's not only rich in antioxidants that keep your skin healthy, but also stimulates the release of endorphins, which elevate your mood—perfect for combatting the winter blues!
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup honey
2 tbsp oatmeal
3 tbsp cream
Koji-kin, which is used to break down the sake rice for fermentation, softens the skin while baking soda cleanses and detoxifies. And the lavender oil? Well, that's so you don't step out of the shower smelling like you've had a few too many drinks!
300 mL sake
2 tbsp baking soda
2 full droppers lavender essential oil
Olive oil contains vitamins A and E, which act as emollients. It is natural and hypoallergenic so is great for all skin types.
2 cups extra-virgin olive oil
1 full dropper orange oil (for hands), peppermint oil (for feet) or 2 full droppers vitamin E oil (for both)
For your hands: Combine olive and orange oils to create a relaxing hand treatment with anti-bacterial properties. Tip: Orange oil is photosensitive, so it is best used at night. Apply to hands then put on gloves before bed and you'll wake up with smooth skin in the morning!
For your feet: Combine olive and peppermint oils to soothe tired feet. Peppermint has antiseptic properties and also relieves itching and cools tired or swollen feet. Tip: After applying treatment, wrap your feet in plastic wrap for an intense injection of moisture or wear socks to bed to really soften those tired tootsies!