DIY Lavender Sugar Scrub as Inspired by a Luxury Spa

September 14, 2016 Leigh Powell Hines

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Charlotte, North Carolina is home to Forbes Four-Star The Spa at Ballantyne. This resort spa has the exclusive Carolina Lavender Treatment Spa series, using local, organic harvested lavender from York, South Carolina. With the Carolina Lavender Body Wrap, spa guests experience luxury exfoliation with a lavender sugar scrub followed by a hydrating lavender shea butter. This 50-minute treatment is the ultimate in spa luxury and is followed by a cup of Lavender tea.

Skincare experts at The Spa at Ballantyne recommend body exfoliation at home once a week between spa visits. Exfoliation works best if you do the scrub with your body dry then rinse off using no soap. Follow up with a hydrating lotion like a natural lavender lotion.

I highly recommend a spa weekend at The Spa at Ballantyne, but if you can’t make the trip, try this luxury at-home lavender sugar scrub instead.

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Luxury At-Home Lavender Sugar Scrub

You will need:
3/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
(1 teaspoon coconut oil)
6-8 drops of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil

Do this:
Mix well. Store in an airtight container.

White sugar works the best for face because it’s thinly granulated. We recommend mixing a little bit of coconut oil because it makes skin so soft.
Almond or avocado oils work the best, but if you only have olive oil on hand, go for it.

This recipe was featured in our Wellness + Wanderlust magazine issue. Get more recipes from spas around the world in our latest issue!

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Leigh Powell Hines

Leigh Powell Hines, a former TV Journalist/Communications Executive, combined motherhood and her journalism experience and started The Hines-Sight Blog to inspire parents to pack their bags for family travels in and around North Carolina, where she resides. Leigh knows the best in family travel, but as a parent in her mid-forties, she seeks out restaurants and hotels that adults can enjoy, too. Luxury hotels are Leigh’s passion, and she is ready to travel the world, one luxury hotel at a time. Connect with Leigh on Twitter @Hinessightblog, Facebook and check out Hines-Sight Blog on Pinterest.

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