Our Steenberg Spa therapists have put together their favourite body treatments for you to try at home.
1 ripe avocado, peeled and stone removed
2 tablespoons ground almonds
1 tablespoon ground sesame seeds
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
A large handful of fresh mint
150ml extra-virgin olive oil
100g fine sea salt
Combine the avocado, almonds, sesame seeds, rosemary and mint together in a blender, then add in the olive oil. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and then stir in the sea salt, or use a little less if you prefer a more gentle scrub.
This scrub can be used anywhere on the body and will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge. The avocado contains vitamins A, C, D and E and is rich in potassium, riboflavin and thiamine, while the mint is stimulating, cleansing and aromatic.
100g rolled oats
200ml hot water
10g runny honey
1 mango, peeled and mashed
1 papaya, peeled, seeded and mashed
2 egg whites
A squeeze of lemon
Essential oil blend, 20 drops of each
Blend the oats and couscous together in the hot water, then allow to cool and add in all the other ingredients.
Apply to any areas of the body that need moisturising or toning, especially areas that have been exposed to the sun.
Leave on for 15 minutes then rinse off in the shower.
Mango and honey are a rich source of vitamins A and C and are great for soothing and moisturising. Papaya and lemon are a source of papain enzymes, which help with cleansing and conditioning, and the essential oil, if used, is good for giving you fresher, brighter looking skin.
After exfoliating your body, you can also do a coffee and mint wrap.
The amount of ingredients you need will depend on the area of the body you are targeting. You can choose to target just one part of your body or your whole body.
Full cream yoghurt
If you are targeting just your legs; take 4 heaped tablespoons of coffee, mix into a paste using hot water. Chop up half a cup of mint. Take 3-4 cups of full cream yoghurt. Mix all the ingredients together. Apply to the desired area and wait 15 – 20 minutes. You can wrap the area in cling film for extra absorption.
This wrap will increase circulation, help remove toxins and help reduce cellulite.
We hope you enjoy these at home body treatments. Always remember to test for sensitivity on a patch of skin before going ahead with the treatment. If you experience an allergic reaction, seek medical attention immediately.
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