Wellness. You probably heard of it, or even spend a day or two at a spa/wellness hotel and might have been lucky enough to experience a little pampering. Or you have treated yourself at home with a relaxing bath, scented candles and a facial mask. To be honest, until about two years ago I haven’t been that interested in wellness, I have never been further than running a bath for myself and light some candles, which is rather a shame given the fact that treating oneself is so important in hectic everyday life, it’s good for your skin and good for your head.
I sometimes think that when you’re young you like to living the fast life, you don’t care as much for your health as you should be and since wellness treatments prove to be rather expensive you usually spend the money on something else. But I might be wrong. For me all had started about two years ago when my former boss (I worked at a women’s fitness club) gave me a voucher for a Thai massage just around the corner. I was nervous since I wasn’t used to being touched by a stranger, especially when only wearing panties. But this massage opened worlds to me, my nudity soon forgotten. Since then I slowly feel me towards experiences like sauna or Turkish bath, and I’m always astounded how relaxed I am afterwards. And I realised that while such a treatment is wonderful once in a while, it can be rather expensive, and it occurred to me that a remedy can be provided: Having some wellness at home with this body scrub!
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- 1 cup of coarsely ground coffee
- 1 cup of coconut flakes
- ½ cup of Epsom salts
- Some vanilla flavour
- Small preserving jar
- Small wooden flour scoop
This is easily done: Melt one cup of coconut oil in a double boiler or the microwave. When it’s liquid, add the coffee, coconut flakes and Epsom salt. Stir with a spoon, then add as much vanilla flavour as you like.
Fill the mixture into an airtight preserving jar.
If you want to, craft a fancy label for your body scrub using letter stamps and a black marker. With a nice ribbon, tie the wooden flour scoop to the jar.
What can I say? It smells heavenly of coconut, coffee and vanilla, which are coincidentally my favourite scents and flavours. And I have read that both caffeine, coconut oil and Epsom salts are incredibly good for your skin, so that’s a wonderful boost for your morning routine, right? Hope you are inspired!