Grated Coconut & Passion Fruit Pedicure

by NLS Staff | January 1, 2007

The salon: HIVE Salon + Spa, Los Cabos, Mexico

The owner:  Bambi Montgomery

The price: $75 


What it is: This tropical treatment leaves feet and legs glowing and moisturized. Freshly grated coconut and virgin coconut oil exfoliate and nourish skin, organic sugarcane buffs away aging skin cells, and passion fruit calms the skin. 

The steps:

• Soak feet in a blend of Dead Sea salts, four essential oils (tangerine, grapefruit, lime, and sweet orange), and passion fruit extract.

• Push back cuticles, cut and file nails, and buff heels and feet.

• Scrub feet with a scrub that consists of virgin coconut oil, almond oil, essential oils, organic sugarcane, freshly pressed passion fruit extract, and freshly grated coconut.

• Massage legs and feet with a balm that consists of wild honey, virgin coconut oil, and Shea butter.

• Polish nails.


Products: HIVE Salon + Spa uses: 

• Signature Soak Blend: Dead Sea salts, essential oils (tangerine, grapefruit, lime, sweet orange), passion fruit extracts, antibacterial agents.

• Signature Fresh Coconut, Passion Fruit & Organic Sugarcane Scrub: virgin coconut oil, almond oil, essential oils (tangerine, grapefruit, lime, sweet orange), organic sugarcane, passion fruit extract, grated coconut.

• Signature Balm: wild honey, virgin coconut oil, Shea butter

Alternative Names: Tropical Feet Treat, South of the Border Pedicure, Mexican Retreat(ment)

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