Frugal Bath & Beauty : Pina Colada Face Mask and Grand Wailea Cucumber Spa Water

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“I went to Maui to stay a week and remained five. I have never spent so pleasant a month before, or bade any place goodbye so regretfully. I have not once thought of business, or care or human toil or trouble or sorrow or weariness and the memory of it will remain with me always.”

-Mark Twain

I guess this week I’ll be focusing on a bit of a Hawaiian theme. Perfect for springtime and renewal. In my second book, “Welcome Home : Simple Tips for Turning Your House into a Luxurious Retreat,” on page 78, there’s a recipe for a wonderful at-home spa treatment called “Hawaiian Pina Colada Mask.”

Bromelain is a naturally occuring enzyme found in fresh pineapple. This enzyme gently exfoliates dead skin cells, and the acids in pineapple balance the pH in your skin. Coconut milk smells heavenly and naturally moisturizes your face without making it greasy. Be prepared to glow!


1/4 cup crushed, FRESH pineapple

2 Tablespoons coconut milk

Rub mixture onto face. Leave on for five minutes. Rinse with warm water. Pat dry with a soft towel. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer.

And, something to sip while you indulge in this mask…

While we were visiting beautiful Maui, we visited the world renowned Grand Wailea Hotel and Spa. While we were there we were given this glorious spa water to sip. Now you can enjoy this beverage guilt free in the comfort of your very own home-spa.

Simply fill a half gallon glass jug with purified water. Add two slices fresh cucumber, and two slices fresh lemon. Cover and allow to chill in refrigerator for 12 hours before serving.

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