3-step coconut home spa ritual

by Lisa Kasanicky

The mildly intoxicating, delightfully tropical aroma of coconut is the official scent of summer—at least in our book. A whiff of coconut might take you back to childhood summers spent on the beach doused in tanning lotion or spark a memory of that fruity drink you sipped on a tropical vacation. Why is that? A study by Social Issues Research Center showed that fragrance is linked to the emotion houses in our brain. So, for most of us, coconut hits us right in the “happy scents of summer” house.

And what goes better with the refreshing notes of summer than a spa-inspired body treatment? We’ve got the goods for a tropical getaway right in the privacy of your own bathroom! Slip into a summer state of mind with a coconut-inspired home spa ritual. Here’s what you do.

1. Cleanse

Start your exotic getaway with a luxe lather in our Coconut Crème Body Wash. Close your eyes as this rich cleansing crème melts away dirt and oil while enveloping your senses with the subtle notes of coconut. Coconut oil will give your skin a dose of hydration while aloe vera and shea butter team up to soothe and soften even the driest skin. Enhance your home spa experience by using our Natural Sea Wool Sponge to work up your lather. Take cleansing breaths while you rinse off the body wash with warm water.

2. Polish

Next, deep treat dry spots like elbows, knees, and heels with our Coconut Foaming Body Scrub.The secret ingredients in this intoxicating body polish are coconut shell powder and coconut fruit extract. Along with other natural exfoliants like jojoba beads, walnut shell, and bamboo stem, the coconut shell powder whisks away dead skin cells. A bonus of sugar cane and a mix of fruit extracts boost exfoliation with alpha hydroxy acids to bring your natural glow to the surface. Rinse and pat your newly exfoliated skin dry gently.

3. Moisturize

Crown your home spa journey off with a final dousing of our Coconut Crème Body Whip. Formulated with nourishing emollients such as coconut oil, shea butter and jojoba oil, the silky and rich whipped crème melts instantly into skin and leaves it dewy but not greasy.  The subtle, warm and sweet scent of coconut lingers on your skin to keep you in a laid-back state of mind. Additional ingredients like aloe vera will soothe even the most sensitive skin.

For an express version of this ritual (or a great gift!), consider our Go Coconuts gift set, which includes a 4-oz. Coconut Foaming body Scrub and 4-oz Coconut Crème Body Whip.

Like all of our products, LATHER’s coconut body line is free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oil and synthetic fragrance and colors. For more about our products, visit lather.com.

What scent reminds you of summer? Let us know in the comments below!