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Hotel in Maldives loved by Billie Piper reveals Edible Spa Menu – treatments you can make using FOOD

You can’t fly to a five-star celebrity-baiting hotel in the Maldives for a luxurious spa treatment – but you can make one. And all you need for a spot of lockdown pampering are foods that you can buy in the supermarket.

Behold the ‘Edible Spa Menu’, courtesy of the Coco Bodu Hithi hotel in the North Malé Atoll, a popular choice with the likes of supermodel Adwoa Aboah, actress Billie Piper and Hayley Atwell.

Its award-winning Coco Spa team has unveiled 10 treatments – from scrubs to hair masks – you can make at home using ingredients such as honey, bananas and kiwis. Scroll down for the full how-to guide…

The Coco Bodu Hithi hotel. Its spa team has unveiled 10 treatments you can make at home

Coco Lassi Mask

INGREDIENTS: Half a mango (remove skin and puree).

2 Kiwis (remove skin and puree).

1 tbs pure honey.

3 tbs coconut milk powder.

METHOD: 1. Puree both fruits into a creamy paste. 2. Add a spoonful of honey. 3. Add coconut milk powder. 4. Stir until all ingredients are combined.

APPLICATION: 1. Do a facial cleanse. 2. Apply the paste for half an hour and then rinse with lukewarm water followed by applying moisturiser.

CUSTOMER: This mask is for customers with very dry skin. This is also an anti-ageing mask. CONSERVATION: Same day.

Mango Smoothie Mask

INGREDIENTS: Half a mango (remove skin and puree).

2 Kiwis (remove skin and puree)

1 tbs Pure Honey

The ‘Edible Spa Menu’ includes turmeric, avocados, honey, brown sugar, banana and kiwi

The ‘Edible Spa Menu’ includes turmeric, avocados, honey, brown sugar, banana and kiwi

METHOD: 1. Puree both fruits into a creamy paste. 2. Add a spoonful of honey. 3. Add coconut milk powder. 4. Stir until all ingredients are combined.

APPLICATION: 1. Do a facial cleanse. 2. Apply the paste for half an hour and then rinse with lukewarm water, followed by applying moisturiser.

CUSTOMER: This mask if for customers with normal skin. This is also an anti-ageing mask. CONSERVATION: Same day.

Papaya Panna Cotta Mask

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup papaya (remove skin, seeds and puree)

1 tbs warm water.

1 tsp plain yoghurt.

1 tsp pure honey.

METHOD: 1. Blend the papaya for two to three minutes. 2. Add one tbs of warm water 3. Add honey. 4. Add one tbs yoghurt (drain before adding).

APPLICATION: 1. Apply to skin using fingers in a thick layer and leave for 15 minutes. 2. Rinse off.

CUSTOMER: This mask has skin-brightening qualities. CONSERVATION: One day.

Coco Rice Pudding Scrub

INGREDIENTS: One cup of organic rice flour.

2 cups of dried coconut milk powder.

1 tsp of essential oil.

Rice pudding scrubs, milk hair masks and chocolate cake scrubs are all on the menu

Rice pudding scrubs, milk hair masks and chocolate cake scrubs are all on the menu 

METHOD: 1. Mix dry ingredients then add warm water for desired consistency. 2. Add essential oil to the mixture. 3. Blend for ultimate relaxing and exfoliating body scrub that recharges skin for undeniable vitality that emits a glow.

APPLICATION: 1. Gently scrub for three minutes. 2. Rinse with cool water.

CUSTOMER: This mask has skin-brightening qualities. CONSERVATION: Keep refrigerated for two weeks.

Turmeric Rice Pudding Scrub

INGREDIENTS: One cup of organic rice flour.

2 cups of dried coconut milk powder.

3 tbs turmeric powder.

1 tsp of essential oil.

METHOD: 1. Mix dry ingredients then add warm water for desired consistency. 2. Add essential oil to the mixture. 3. Blend for ultimate relaxing and exfoliating body scrub that recharges skin for undeniable vitality that emits a glow.

APPLICATION: 1. Gently scrub for three minutes. 2. Rinse with cool water.

CUSTOMER: This mask has skin-brightening qualities. CONSERVATION: Keep refrigerated for two weeks.

Way to glow: Next time you're at the supermarket, pick up some pampering spa ingredients

Way to glow: Next time you’re at the supermarket, pick up some pampering spa ingredients

Golden Milk Hair Mask

INGREDIENTS: 4 – 5 tbs turmeric powder.

1 bowl of raw milk.

1 tsp pure honey.

METHOD: 1. Mix the turmeric and milk to make a semi-liquid paste. 2. You may add honey to act as a conditioner.

APPLICATION: 1. Cover scalp and massage gently. 2. Let it dry for half an hour under a shower cap and a towel wrap. 3. Wash off with regular shampoo.

CUSTOMER: Do not use on inflamed scalp. Do not use on blonde or light-coloured hair as this might stain. If pregnant consult doctor first. CONSERVATION: Same day.

Chocolate Cake Scrub

INGREDIENTS: Half a cup of white sugar.

Half a cup of brown sugar.

Half a cup of coconut oil.

1 tbs cocoa powder.

Half a tsp essential oil.

METHOD: 1. Mix all ingredients until fully incorporated. 2. Spoon into a bowl.

APPLICATION: 1. Apply. Let set under wrap for five to ten minutes as this will increase the oils in the scrub. 2. Then scrub in circular motion.

CUSTOMER: This scrub will temporarily darken skin. This is a good scrub for hard and very dry skin. CONSERVATION: Same day.

Coco Ice Cream Scrub

INGREDIENTS: Three-quarters of a cup of fine sea salt or sugar.

Half a cup coconut oil.

2 tbs lemon juice.

METHOD: 1. Mix all ingredients. 2. Store in fridge, the coconut oil will harden and make the scrub thick and creamy.

APPLICATION: 1. Apply to skin in gentle circular movements. 2. The scrub will melt on customers skin when applied. 3. Remove with warm wet towel.

CUSTOMER: This scrub is very good for slightly sunburnt skin. ADDITIONAL: One tbs grated ginger – promotes circulation and creates a warming effect. CONSERVATION: One week.

Banana Ice Cream Wrap

Maumoon Musthafa, Resident Manager at Coco Bodu Hithi, said: 'From fruity skin brightening masks to ice cream body scrubs, we hope people can unwind and relax in their own luxurious spa - feeling a world away from current realities'

Maumoon Musthafa, Resident Manager at Coco Bodu Hithi, said: ‘From fruity skin brightening masks to ice cream body scrubs, we hope people can unwind and relax in their own luxurious spa – feeling a world away from current realities’

INGREDIENTS: Three-quarters of a cup fine sea salt or sugar.

Half a cup coconut oil.

2 tbs lemon juice.

1 banana (pureed).

METHOD: 1. Mix all ingredients. 2. Store in the fridge – the coconut oil will harden and make the scrub thick and creamy.

APPLICATION: 1. Spread over skin. 2. Wrap for 15 to 20 minutes. 3. Remove with warm wet towel.

CUSTOMER: This scrub is very good for slightly sunburnt skin or very dry skin. CONSERVATION: One week.

Neem Tea Mask

INGREDIENTS: 1 tbs aloe vera gel.

1 handful of basil.

1 handful of neem.

METHOD: 1. Grind down the herbs. 2. Place the ground leaves in a mixing bowl with one tbs of water. 3. Stir until all the water is gone. 4. Pour in 1 tbs of aloe vera gel. 5. Mix until the gel covers all the leaves.

Supermodel Adwoa Aboah, actress Billie Piper and Hayley Atwell are all fans of the Coco Bodu Hithi hotel (pictured)

Supermodel Adwoa Aboah, actress Billie Piper and Hayley Atwell are all fans of the Coco Bodu Hithi hotel (pictured)

APPLICATION: 1. Wash face and neck with warm water and oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores. 2. Spread over face, neck and décolleté and let set for 15 minutes. 3. Rinse with lukewarm water then cold water to tighten pores.

CUSTOMER: This mask is very good for dry skin. CONSERVATION: Same day.

Maumoon Musthafa, Resident Manager at Coco Bodu Hithi, said: ‘From fruity skin brightening masks to ice cream body scrubs, we hope people can unwind and relax in their own luxurious spa – feeling a world away from current realities.’ 

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