We all need a bit of selfcare while we have additional time at home these days. Why not get a home spa treatment from somewhere you want to travel next and be a guest! I have tried the ones from Fairmont Mayakoba myself. I loved experiencing their spa treatments onsite a few years ago that used honey from the bees that live at the resort. They live in a log right outside the spa protected from the elements. One bee has the job of staying at the door of the log as the “bouncer”. If you are not a member of the hive you don’t get in!
Try out some of these home spa treatments for yourself this week.
Fairmont Mayakoba’s At-Home Scrubs and Body/Hair Treatments
Nestled in the heart of Riviera Maya, Mexico, the 401-room Fairmont Mayakoba is a AAA-Five Diamond resort set on 45 acres within a private, luxury community. Surrounded by a lush mangrove forest intersected by water canals, the property offers over 46,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space, an energizing Willow Stream spa featuring 20 treatment rooms and El Camaleón Golf Course, host to the only official PGA TOUR event in Mexico. A dedication to a green philosophy has earned Fairmont Mayakoba the Rainforest Alliance Verification among other eco-accolades. The following resort-inspired treatments can be recreated at home until guests can once again visit the resort.
Homemade scrubs: Mix a tablespoon of honey (done with exclusive melipona honey at the resort) and a tablespoon of sugar and apply to the face! The sugar will help you exfoliate and the honey will disinfect and purify your face. Leave this mixture for 5 minutes, rinse with water and you will feel the difference! For the body, reuse the coffee from your coffee maker! Just add 3 tablespoons of coffee and 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, it can be coconut, almonds, olive … the one you have at home! Mix and when you are bathing, apply it all over your body! It will leave your skin smooth and clean.
Soothing Split Ends: Make a mask with 1 ripe banana, avocado, two tablespoons of honey, one tablespoon of milk and one tablespoon of olive oil. Stir everything, apply from ends to ends in your hair and let it act for 30 minutes and rinse!
Lip Exfoliation: Apply petroleum jelly to your lips and with a clean toothbrush, brush your lips in a circular way. It will serve to remove dead cells but also to reactivate circulation!
Grand Residences Riviera Cancun’s Honey & Sugar Exfoliant
Nestled in what was once a small fisherman village about half an hour outside of Cancun, Grand Residences Riviera Cancun is a hidden coastal treasure full of incredible cuisine, luxurious amenities and breathtaking views of the coastal waters. Whether guests desire to simply relax on the beach or take part in the number of weekly activities the resort offers (i.e., Zumba classes, cooking demonstrations, tequila tasting, Spanish lessons and more), Grand Residences is able to create the perfect getaway – with all-inclusive or room only options. An onsite spa and incredible chef also add to an unforgettable experience. The resort takes comfort and convenience to a new level including providing roundtrip car service to and from the airport. The following instructions outline how future guests can create the resort’s Honey & Sugar Exfoliant at home while they wait on day to once again travel to Grand Residences.
Homemade exfoliation with honey and sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil (it serves to hydrate the skin in greater depth, it can be replaced by almond oil or coconut oil).
Once all the ingredients are gathered:
- Mix the sugar and honey in a bowl with the help of a spoon until you get a thick paste.
- Then add the oil of your choice until it integrates with the pasta and makes it a little lighter.
- Perfectly wash the face, leaving it free of makeup.
- Spread the scrub all over your face in gentle movements without exercising too much. pressure on the entire face (avoiding the eye contour area), neck and décolleté.
- Leave the paste in pose time of 5 to 10 min.
- Remove by rinsing with plenty of warm water.
You will notice softer, hydrated and revitalized skin. Tip: Use the scrub on the rest of the body and get the same results.
Harbour Village Bonaire’s Essential Oil Salt Scrub
Harbour Village Bonaire sits on four-acres of tropical paradise from the comfort of its own exclusive beach on the lesser known Dutch Caribbean island. Guests who travel to the hidden gem resort have many different amenities and spa treatments to choose from including enjoying the resort’s Essential Oil Salt Scrub – Bonaire is known for its salt mining and salt mountains. The resort is renowned for their unique diving/snorkeling experiences to explore the island’s coral reefs teeming with schools of fish, turtles and more. The resort’s PADI five-star dive center allows visitors of all ages to get lessons onsite. Oceanside adventures such as kayaking, fishing or simply relaxing along the pristine and private beach makes for an easy and enjoyable getaway for different generations alike. The resort’s airport transportation service to and from also appeals to travelers. The island’s position outside of the hurricane zone ensures that it can be enjoyed all year long. Below is instructions on how to create the scrub at home.
Essential Oil Salt Scrub
- 2 cups unrefined sea salt (fine)
- ¾ cup olive oil or fractionated coconut oil
- 8-10 drops essential oil
- Combine sea salt, oil and essential oil in a clean, dry glass bowl until well combined. Transfer to an airtight glass jar.
- To use: Simply massage gently into the skin while in the shower, giving yourself a wonderfully invigorating body scrub. Wash off with warm water. Be careful as this salt scrub may make your shower slippery.
*Use uplifting lime or grapefruit essential oil, passion fruit oil to nourish the skin or lavender for stress relief and relaxation.
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