Downton Abby fans, listen up: Elemis, the leading British skincare and spa brand, is celebrating the highly anticipated 3rd season of Downton Abbey with an “Upstairs/Downstairs” spa experience (or, as we call it here at The Beauty Bean, a “Buy It or DIY It” recipe) for you to pamper with popular and effective plants, herbs and condiments popular in the 1900s (but with all the glamor of the 21st century!), from the comfort of your own homes.
Buy It/DIY It: Lime Exfoliating Body Scrub
BUY IT: Elemis Exotic Lime & Ginger Salt Glow ($60)
Scrub away your dry skin and ginger and lime sea salt scrub is the ultimate exfoliation ritual for smooth, glowing skin from top to toe. Ginger stimulates the metabolism and tones the body. Lime Peel cleanses and purifies the skin and Sea Salt exfoliates and remineralises, helping the skin to regain softness.
DIY IT: Butter Lime All Over Body Scrub
1 freshly squeezed lime
1 cup Epson salts
1/2 cup Jojoba oil
3 drops Tea Tree oil
Crush salts in a mortar and pestle before mixing with remaining ingredients. Apply all over your body for an antiseptic and antibacterial scrub that can even help to reduce foot odor!