This is a favorite pastime and it would be a shame not share. If you are up for an all natural spa day while on vacation in Tulum, we have the process and Tulum stores have the products. In total all of these natural products may cost you 10 usd and there is enough for about 5 spa treatments! Massages are not included, this would have to be done by a certified masseuse but man will your skin feel and look great!
Products needed for your natural beach spa
Before you arrive in at Casa de las Olas or if you want to take a quick trip into town to gather all of these needed supplies, pick up the following items for your full body spa exfoliation.
1. Natural honey – get a bigger bottle in case you end up wanting some for your tea
2. Full grain sugar
3. avocados – buy some super ripe ones about 4
4. Sea salt in its natural form (not the processed you can buy rock sea salt in a bag for 5 pesos!)
5. Baking soda
Head to the beach and get ready for the spa treatment of your life!
Admittedly this is best done in the middle of the day when your pores are open and you have been sweating! Go into the ocean and get wet! Go back to the shore and take the Tulum beach sand and rub your entire body with the sand, you you heard my right, entire body with the fine and beautiful sand of Tulum. Give yourslef a good scrub, ankles, stomach, back, legs and your face. Dive back into the water and get rid of the sand. You will start to feel the difference already.
Go back to the beach and mix the honey with the sea salt and sugar. It should be a paste when you are done. Now rub this mixture all over your body, just like you did the sand and you will start to replace some much needed minerals back into your skin. Your skin is your largest organ so anything that you put on your skin will help your entire body, inside and out.
Run back to the ocean and rinse off your second exfoliation. Now your skin is feeling even better! rinse well and go back to the beach for your final cleaning and moisturizing.
Open the avocado and mush it in your hands. The mushed meat of the avocado is then smeared onto your skin. If you want to put some in your hair as well as it has been getting dry from the sun, go for it! It is great for your body and hair. Wait until the avocado dries, about 15 to 20 minutes. Stand on the beach, it is not recommended to lie on your towel as avocado can stain a bit. Your bathing suit is fine, the towel and beach chairs should be avoided if you have put the fruit on the front and back of your body.
Once dry, dive back into the ocean and rinse the avocado off. Sily may come to mind, moisturized will definately come to mind, smooth as a babies bottom will cross your mind as well. To finish things off, take the baking soda and do a final exfoliation on your face, the fine texture and of the baking soda and the natural chemical make-up of this product will do a fine exfoliation of your face, the dirt that accumulates in your pores and will is used as a finishing agent.
Your body has never felt this good and a spa treatment has never cost so little!
One key portion of this exfoliation is the ocean water. The natural minerals in the ocean helps to rebuild your skin and body. YOu can do this treatment at home in your shower or in your bath tub, it just is not as much fun and the ocean will not be coming through your shower head to give you that extra boost of minerals.
When you do this treatment, there is no harm to the ocean as all ingredients are natural. The ingredients are so inexpensive in Tulum as they are readily available in local fruit stands and corner stores it is really quite incredible. If you do this every day, you will stimulate our most unstimulated organ, our skin. If you want to feel great on vacaton give this a try. This natural exfoliation spa is easy to do, easy to source ingredients and compliments your beach vacation in Tulum!