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Malée Conditioning Body Scrub 250ml

You need this in your life: Malée

I was recently introduced to a new brand, Malée, which heralds from Africa. It is not only natural but uses some uplifting ingredients that create a lovely body care range to spa-at-home. Malée [pronounced May-lay] has first launched its Verdure line in the UK, which has a fresh light summery scent. Said to be inspired by Africa’s wetlands on a dewy morning when moisture is plentiful it combines a pleasing blend of essential oils. The uplifting and revitalising notes of Citrus, Mint and the earthy warmth of Patchouli. It reminded me of a recent holiday in Mauritius. All natural ingredients in Malée All Malée products use 100% natural active ingredients sourced for their efficacy and quality. Gentle enough for daily use, they are suitable for all skin types. No allergens, parabens, silicones, mineral oils or animal derived ingredients. Each Malée product contains carefully selected natural active ingredients which can be found plentiful in the African plains. The average kitchen cupboard and have been used over generations to heal, soothe, nourish and protect skin. Ingredients such as shea butter, cacao seed …

Review: Hammam al Andalus, Granada, Spain

THE STORY:Hammam al Andalus, Granada, Spain The tradition of the hammam is well documented in Moroccan history and played an integral part of daily life during the reign of the moors in Southern Spain. No where is this more prominent, than in Andalucia. In Granada, the magnificent Alhambra offers a glimpse of the public baths as they once were and makes it the best spa in Granada. Visitors can walk through the various bath house rooms with star light roofs, but it doesn’t give a sense of how the baths operated. Enter the Hammam Al Andalus chain of hammam bath houses across the region. With locations in Malaga,  Granada, Cordoba and Madrid, these hammam spas are faithful recreations of the traditional hammams from Moorish times. THE BEST SPA IN GRANADA: During a visit to Granada, I made some time to visit the local spa chain, situated in the shadow of the Alhambra. Said to be located on the site of a former historical hammam, although the evidence is a little sketchy, this labyrinth of bathing …

Turkish Body Scrub

THE STORY: I keep a pot of the Kerstin Florian Turkish Body Scrub in the shower and use it when I need a quick pick-me-up. It’s packed with eucalyptus oil which gives you an instant wake-up call and the oil based consistency of the scrub is infused with salts and minerals giving the body a thorough scrub and cleanse. It’s not harsh or abrasive, the combination of oils and salt works perfectly for a quick body scrub to get you going in the morning. A good exfoliation now and then helps give the skin a deep cleanse, that stimulates circulation and removes all the dead skin cells. It’s great for a hangover and is especially good for dry elbows, knees and feet. THE SCIENCE: Eucalyptus oil is invigorating and has an instant wake-up effect. It’s anti-fungal, antiseptic, anti-bacterial and stimulates the respiratory and immune systems. Lavender oil is renowned for its relaxing, balancing and calming properties and the mineral salts that provide the scrubbing action are purifying and stimulating. THE VERDICT: An instant pick-me-up in …