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Cooking With Coconut
By: Kate Hamilton
Posted: June 16, 2008, from the August 2006 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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Coconut commonly is used in combination with sugar as an excellent complement to a scrub, polish or nail treatment. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay blends freshly shredded coconut and vanilla beans with coconut milk to gently polish the skin in its Coconilla Skin Scrub. Highlighting a traditional Balinese recipe of coconut, mungbean, spices and lavender, the Elemis Exotic Coconut Rub and Milk Ritual Wrap at Mandara Spa at Fiji’s Sofitel Resort and Spa on Denarau Island, Fiji, polishes the skin while tantalizing the senses. Experience the South Pacific closer to home with the Fiji Island Sugar Glow at Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, which exfoliates dry skin with coconut and raw sugar. Or treat your feet to the Fiji Botanical Fusion Foot Therapy—which begins with a soothing coconut milk foot soak—at Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort in Vanua Levu, Fiji.
Lime in the coconut
Cultivated for centuries, coconuts have been used in cuisine, skin care and even medicine. Transform a plain salad by sprinkling toasted coconut, or enhance a basic massage with exotic coconut oil. Incorporate one of the most-used plants around, and add a little taste of the tropics to your spa menu.