Whether you live in Hawaii or just dream about it, you can (and should!) treat yourself to a little piece of paradise.
Aloha Apothecary's curated selection of handmade beauty products will help you achieve that coveted summer glow. Here are a few recommendations to get beach-ready, silky smooth skin.
Face and body scrubs are rejuvenating and instantly reveal radiant skin. Not only do they contain skin-sloughing elements, but these scrubs are also packed with moisturizers and nourishing oils.
To begin your beauty ritual, create a sacred space of love either on the beach, near a river or in your bath/shower. Include flowers, candles, music and anything you love to enhance the ceremony. Clear your mind and give thoughts of love and gratitude for your beautiful body and all it does for you. Dip into water to cleanse and moisten the skin, then deeply inhale the aroma of the treatment many times to calm and relax you. Activate the ingredients by rubbing the scrub together in the palm of your hands and then applying to wet skin, gently scrubbing in circular motions towards your heart. Add more water as you scrub to extend the exfoliation, scrubbing away layer after layer of old dead skin. The longer you scrub, the more the ingredients can stimulate cell turnover and regenerate new skin tissue. Rinse thoroughly and enjoy your revitalized and vibrant skin! —Andrea Berset, ZENZIVA
ZENZIVA's The Chocolate Scrub
Mahina Skincare's Breakfast Scrub
Aim HI Every Day's Hawaiian Sea Salt Coconut Scrub
Coconut, kukui and macadamia oils are packed with antioxidants and fatty acids that penetrate deeply into skin to nourish and heal. In fact, kukui nut oil has been used for centuries in Hawaii, and is still a multi-tasking must-have. Plus, oils can be used on more than your just skin—they're great for moisturizing hair, taming frizz and adding to baths.
Gratitude Apothecary's Shine Organic Body Oil
A special thank you to the amazingly talented gals who helped make this shoot come to life. We spent the afternoon chasing the sun at one of my favorite beaches on Oahu.
Photography by: IJfke Ridgley
Model: Cherokee Luker
Hair and makeup: Mariah Melanie