The Spice Isle is filled with incredible natural ingredients like cinnamon, nutmeg and cocoa that have uses beyond the kitchen. Many beauty products use these spices, and the spas in Grenada proudly incorporate home-grown ingredients into their products and treatments. Find out more in our Wellness and Spa Section.
Cinnamon has antifungal and antibacterial properties, which can ease acne and skin blemishes. It also draws blood to the skin, increasing its moisture content. Nutmeg contains powerful antioxidants which help to prevent cellular damage. It’s also rich in anti inflammatory compounds, known to alleviate joint pain and swelling, and may also reduce risk factors for heart disease - so a small seed that really packs a punch. And you might be surprised to hear of chocolate on your skin instead of in your mouth. Cocoa’s antioxidant properties can help stave off lines, wrinkles and discolouration. For this reason, cocoa butter is a common ingredient in skin moisturisers.
This quick and easy face scrub will leave your skin feeling soft, exfoliated and reduce redness. Take home some spices and cocoa butter from Grenada, to whip up a batch whenever you need a little self-care and pampering.
- Mix together two teaspoons ground cinnamon with two teaspoons ground nutmeg.
- Add equal parts of honey and melted cocoa butter until the spices form a thick paste.
- Rub all over the face, avoiding the eyes, and leave for 10 minutes. Gently massage as you wash off.
*Always test a small area of skin, and wait 24 hours before proceeding. Some people can have a skin reaction to cinnamon.
And if you'd like to leave it to the professionals, many of the spas in Grenada utilise local natural ingredients in their treatments. Check out Janissa's Spa at Spice Island Beach Resort, and The Silversands Spa.