Luxury Spa DIY


Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Enjoy a taste of the Belmond luxury spa experience at home. Gabriela Zavala, spa supervisor at Casa de Sierra Nevada’s Laja Spa in San Miguel de Allende shares her top tips on how to exfoliate for silky, radiant skin. Pamper yourself at home with her simple brown sugar scrub recipe.

For me, Laja Spa is a delight. It’s a place full of peace and tranquility, to refresh your body and soul. We offer everything, from signature body indulgences to balanced facial therapies, all complemented by finishing touches at our beauty salon.

San Miguel de Allende has a nature reserve that boasts large collection of native cacti and flora, as well as aromatic flowers like lavender. We aim to honour this natural bounty in all our treatments. The following recipe is one we’ve used since the very beginning. It’s a simple body scrub that has many benefits. It is anti aging, renews skin, enhances your sun tan, and primes your skin for other treatments. The results are instant: your skin will be soft and radiant.

By Gabriela Zavala


  • 2 tbsp coarse brown sugar
    1 cup coconut oil
    3 drops lavender essential oil
  • - METHOD -
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar with the coconut oil. Mix them well into a thick paste. Next add the lavender oil and stir until fully incorporated.
  • Now apply the body scrub to your skin with a gentle massage using small, circular motions. This mixture is perfect for an all-over body exfoliation. Once applied, leave on for about 10 minutes, then gently rinse with plenty of warm water.
  • Congratulations, you’ve found your shine again!
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Experience the serenity of Laja Spa in person with a luxury spa getaway to Casa de Sierra Nevada, A Belmond, San Miguel de Allende, a timeless heritage hotel in the heart of colourful San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Our exclusive spa offer includes indulgent accommodation, two spa treatments, and a tempting food and beverage credit.

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