Awakening Body Scrub

Written by: Meleesa Ferris



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Unveiling the Wonders of the Awakening Body Scrub: A Tale of Costa Rican Magic

Hola, radiant beings. It's Meleesa here, your modern-day medicine woman, and I’m so excited to invite you to try my newest creation — a tapestry woven with the vibrant threads of my Costa Rican heritage and the nurturing essence of Mother Earth. Today, I unveil a labor of love and intention, the epitome of herbal alchemy, the Awakening Body Scrub, born from the verdant lands of my roots and the innovative spirit of my urban botanica in California.

A Nourishing Groundwork

My quest for crafting this unique body scrub began with the profound intention to connect with the deep-rooted wisdom of my ancestors and to infuse every grain of this potion with plant magic. The awakening begins as the scrub touches your skin, not just cleansing the physical shell but cleansing the energy of your facial aura and invigorating your beauty vibration and transformational cycles of life.

Coffee bean farmers

A Story Brewed from Costa Rican Coffee Farms

My inspiration for the Awakening Body Scrub blossomed amidst the vibrant slopes of my cousin's coffee farm in Costa Rica. Here, I was introduced to the lesser-discussed part of the coffee plant—the cascara, or coffee fruit. This sacred botanical holds an energetic signature of herbs, a superfood rich in vibrant, skin-loving goodness.

Coffee beans

Coffee Berry – A Superfood Awakening

The coffee berry holds this magical property to awaken us, much like the belief in plant magic does with its transformative power. It stirs an energy of creation within us, an energetic call to action. And when it comes to skincare, the hydrating mucilaginous tissue of the coffee berry works wonders for the skin, just as it nourishes the soul. It's an alchemical transformation, a deep-rooted connection to the Earth's elemental energy.

Much like its counterpart, the coffee bean, which energizes our bodies with its caffeine content, the coffee berry awakens not only our senses but also our inner vitality. It stirs an energy of creation within us, serving as an urban medicine woman for the modern world, igniting an energetic call to action, and inspiring us to embrace the cycles of life with renewed vigor.

In skincare, the coffee berry's benefits extend far beyond its invigorating aroma. The hydrating mucilaginous tissue of the coffee berry works wonders for the skin, providing deep nourishment and hydration. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, this botanical powerhouse protects the skin from environmental stressors and promotes a radiant complexion from within.

Fresh coffee beans

Moreover, thecoffee berry's medicinal properties go beyond the surface, penetrating deep into the skin to nurture and revitalize from the inside out. Its potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties soothe irritation and promote healing, making it an invaluable ally for those with sensitive skin or inflammatory conditions.

Hibiscus: The Divine Connector

Renowned for its beauty and vibrant colors, the hibiscus flower is more than just a feast for the eyes. It's the divine connector in our Awakening Body Scrub, linking the physical benefits of skincare with spiritual renewal. This miraculous blossom, steeped in ancient wisdom, serves as a gateway to revitalizing your skin and energy simultaneously. With each application, hibiscus unleashes its bounty of antioxidants and high amounts of vitamin C , acting as nature's shield against premature aging by neutralizing harmful free radicals. It's like drenching your skin in a fountain of youth, promoting elastin production for that sought-after youthful elasticity and glow.

Hibiscus flower

 In essence, incorporating hibiscus into your skincare ritual is an act of self-love, transforming your daily routine into a holistic ceremony of beauty, rejuvenation, and connection with nature's powerful gifts. Hibiscus isn't merely a flower of aesthetic beauty; it's an invitation to explore within, to awaken the divine. Its sumptuous reds, deep purples, and magnetic shades catalyze a communion with our most profound selves. With hydrating capabilities, this ingredient brings to the scrub a delicate balance of firming astringency and lush moisture.

From the moment I was old enough to wander through my grandmother's garden, my eyes were drawn to the vibrant hues of the hibiscus flowers. They stood tall and proud, splashes of reds and pinks against the verdant backdrop, like flames reaching towards the sun. My grandmother, skilled in the art of herbal lore, would tell me stories of how the hibiscus connected us to the world around us. She spoke of its healing properties, and how it was revered across cultures for its ability to soothe and heal, and I listened, captivated by the idea that such beauty could also hold so much power. I learned that the hibiscus was more than just a flower; it was a bridge to the understanding of nature's intricate web of life. Its petals, when brewed into a tea, could lower heat in the body and calm the mind, making it a revered drink in our household during the sweltering summer months. The lessons the hibiscus taught me went beyond its medicinal benefits; they instilled in me a profound respect for the symbiotic relationships that sustain our planet. Integrating hibiscus into the Awakening Body Scrub was a tribute to these early lessons and to the lineage of strong, wise women in my life. Its inclusion is more than merely functional; it is symbolic of the divine connection between us and the Earth, a reminder of the beauty and healing found in nature, passed down through generations, from my grandmother's hands to yours.

Hibiscus Tea

Coconut's Purifying Caress

In Costa Rica, coconut is not just a fruit; it's a symbol of purity and sustenance. This native wonder works harmoniously in the scrub to cleanse the aura while drenching the skin in rich, fatty oils that are quintessential to maintaining its supple grace.  Coconut oil possesses antimicrobial properties  that can help protect the skin from harmful bacteria, making it an excellent addition to skincare routines. Furthermore, its moisturizing qualities make it an effective emollient, leaving the skin feeling soft and hydrated. Incorporating coconut into the Awakening Body Scrub not only nourishes the skin but also enhances its protective barrier, promoting overall skin health and vitality.

Coconut Awakening Body Scrub

Calendula's Sun-Kissed Whisper

Guided by the sun, the radiant calendula offers more than a visual feast of golds and yellows;  it serves as a bridge towards new beginnings and healing paths. Its soothing touch calms inflammation and mends the skin, making it an integral part of this sacred blend. Calendula contains flavonoids and triterpene saponins, which possess anti-inflammatory properties, making it an ideal ingredient for soothing sensitive or irritated skin. Additionally, its antimicrobial properties can help prevent infection, making it beneficial for promoting wound healing. Infusing calendula into the Awakening Body Scrub, not only adds a touch of sun-kissed beauty but also enhances its healing properties, providing a gentle and nurturing experience for the skin.

Dried Calendula Flowers

Joyful and Uplifting Sensory Awakening

Enriched with essential oils from the zest of orange, the clarity of clary sage, the citrus spark of bergamot, and a whisper of geranium, the Awakening Body Scrub envelops you in an aura of upliftment and joy. Each note is intentional, chosen to cleanse the energy of your facial aura, clear energetic blocks, and enhance the vibrancy of your unique beauty.

Fresh Oranges

How to Use the Awakening Body Scrub

To harness the full potential of the  Awakening Body Scrub , begin your ritual by stepping into a warm shower. Allow the water to soften your skin, preparing it for an invigorating exfoliation. Scoop a generous amount of the scrub into your palms and gently massage it onto your wet skin in circular motions. Focus on areas that crave extra attention, such as elbows, knees, and feet, to slough away dead skin cells and encourage rejuvenation. 

As you exfoliate, breathe deeply, allowing the symphony of essential oils to cleanse the energy of your facial aura, transforming your shower into a sanctum of healing and revitalization. Rinse off with warm water, and pat your skin dry, leaving behind a nourished, moisturized, and radiant complexion. With each use of the Awakening Body Scrub, you invite the essence of Pura Vida into your daily self-care practice, immersing your senses in a lush, tropical escape. The benefits extend beyond the physical, as the scrub works energetically to awaken your spirit, leaving you feeling refreshed, uplifted, and ready to embrace the day. After your exfoliating scrub, moisturize your skin with our cult favorite,  Ceremonial Luxury Body Oil . It’s the perfect combination for soft, hydrated, and glowing skin! 

Body scrub

Benefits of Regular Use

The  Awakening Body Scrub is more than a skincare product; it's a gateway to a healthier, more radiant self. Regular use of the scrub offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Exfoliation: Gently removes dead skin cells, revealing a brighter, smoother complexion.

  • Hydration: Infuses skin with moisture from coconut oil and the hydrating properties of coffee berries, keeping skin soft and supple.

  • Antioxidant Protection: The powerful antioxidants in coffee berries and hibiscus protect the skin from environmental stressors and premature aging.

  • Stimulation: The caffeine content in coffee berries stimulates blood flow, improving skin’s firmness and reducing the appearance of cellulite.

  • Soothing: Calendula’s anti-inflammatory qualities soothe and heal the skin, making the scrub suitable for sensitive types.

  • Energizing Scent: The unique blend of essential oils offers an uplifting aroma that invigorates the senses and enhances mood.

The  Awakening Body Scrub  is packed with natural ingredients that your skin will love, but it's really meant for your body, not your face. You know, the skin on our faces is a bit thinner and more sensitive, needing a softer touch and gentler care. We suggest sticking to products made just for facial care to get the best results and keep irritation at bay. But if you're keen on natural exfoliation for your face, definitely check out some gentler options that are kind to your face's unique needs. Email me for some recommendations. By incorporating the Awakening Body Scrub into your routine, you're not just caring for your skin; you're awakening your body, mind, and spirit to the delights of nature's bounty and the joy of inner renewal.

A Ritual for Renewal

This offering is more than a body scrub; it's a ritual for transformation. Handcrafted in small batches from my family's farm to your hands, it represents a conduit for change; each application encourages you to shed the old and bask in the possibility of renewal. 

Harnessing the robust benefits of coffee fruit, the hydration of hibiscus, and the purity of coconut, every scoop of the Awakening Body Scrub promises an experience that transcends the superficial—an awakening of the senses, the spirit, and the skin. Infused with plant-based magic and brimming with my urban botanica's essence, allow this scrub to guide you through a ceremonial shedding of what no longer serves you, revealing the luminous being that you are. It’s the perfect addition to your summer skincare routine.

Feel the energy of Costa Rican vitality, the heartbeat of innovation, and the whispers of ancestral wisdom with every use. It is with heartfelt sincerity that I share this piece of my world, this fragment of endless greenery and rich soils, imbued into each aspect of the Awakening Body Scrub. 

Here's to embracing authentic beauty, connecting with the community, and falling in love with the skin you live in! 

Pura Vida, 

Meleesa Luna

Image: Bella Vista Coffee Mill. Tres Ríos, Cartago, CR.Volcanic soil, located between 2 volcanoes, 1400 m above sea level. Family-owned since 1892, fourth generation