we put our feet through a lot

Coconutea Foot Scrub

We put our feet through a lot! It’s easy to forget showing our feet tender loving care. I’m a barefoot baby, if I can be around without my shoes, you know I’m not wearing any. My feet are particularly thick-skinned but to ensure they get the best treatment, sometimes a simple foot scrub is all we need to ensure our feet are soothed and relaxed. Toe squats, ankle stretches and laying down with our legs up against the wall are wonderful exercises to to alleviate pressure, tension and assist circulation in our feet.

Another wonderful way is massaging a scrub that’s moisturising, soothing whilst removing tough, dead skin. This is easily my favourite foot scrub recipe, it’s simple and does the job well!

Need a visual? Watch how I made it here + Watch the application here

How often to use:


Perfect for rough skin.

Sensitive skin – add 1 cup of coconut cream or almond milk to easy the roughness of the tea.


∷ 2 Tablespoons Black Tea (Loose leaf)

∷ 2 Tablespoons Almond Meal

∷ 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil


⌖ Mix Black Tea, Almond Meal + Coconut Oil

⌖ Massage scrub into feet, ankle and legs

⌖ Rinse off with cool or lukewarm water

⌖ Towel dry then moisturise with a butter, cream or lotion

Neem Rice and Honey Mask Recipe

Neem, Rice and Honey Mask Recipe

A divine Neem Rice and Honey Mask Recipe for a gorgeous glow. Perfect for a deep cleanse using nourishing ingredients that scrub off dead skin without scratching the skin’s surface and penetrating deep enough to push out excess dirt and oils without removing necessary natural oils. What’s great about this hair and body mask is the ingredients used are perfect to help sebum control; the combination of ingredients assist in bringing balance to your skin and hair. Generally, with oily hair, the scalp is secreting too much oil which then spreads through the hair fibers. A big mistake is over-washing hair, as we continue to wash our hair, it strips the natural oils which results in more moisture being secreted on top of flaking, dry skin. Neem Powder and Rice Flour are fantastic for removing the dead skin and providing a deep cleanse. Honey is a wonderful mosituriser that also tightens the pores and locks in necessary moisture.

This is an indulgent mask so please only use it on the scalp & hair once a fortnight and weekly on the face and body. It has a wonderful result after just a few (3 – 5) uses. Keeping on masks for longer than the recommended time doesn’t improve the quality and can worsen your skin. Make sure in between the use of this mask, you’re also moisturising daily and not over washing skin and hair. If you can, reduce washing your hair to once every 3 days.

Wonderful things take time and the natural self-care process is all about patience. Take it easy and treat yourself.

Need a visual? Watch me make + apply it here

Suitable Skin & Hair Types:

🌵 Dry
💧 Oily

How often to use:

Face – Once a week
Hair – Once a fortnight


∷ 2 teaspoons Neem Powder

∷ 2 teaspoons Rice Flour

∷ 2 teaspoons Honey

∷ ½ Cup Hot Water


⌖ Mix Neem Powder, Rice Flour & Honey

⌖ Add Hot Water, mix in well or until smooth

⌖ Massage onto skin & scalp

⌖ Leave in for about 5 – 10 minutes or before it starts to dry

⌖ Wash out of hair with shampoo and rinse off skin with warm soapy water

⌖ Finish off your routine with a deeply moisturising cream or lotion