Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Mad About Mangos

Marvelous Mangos

An apple a day may keep the doctor away and oranges may give a jolt of vitamin C to ward off colds, but mangoes are the ultimate skin remedy leaving it glowing and extremely smooth and soft. Mangoes are chock-full of vitamins and make the perfect treat for tired looking skin.

Mad about Mangoes? No problem. This exotic fruit is no longer hard to find as it is available in many grocery stores year round.

Some magnificent mango ideas from Malie Kaua'i, maker of the Mango Butter Bun:

At-Home Tropical Hawaiian Body Polish

1 whole mango
1 tablespoon ground avocado pit
1 tablespoon dried orange zest (the colored part of the peel)

To ground avocado pit: Place the clean avocado pits in a clean, sealable plastic bag. With hammer or mallet crush the pits into small pieces (about the size of peas).

Step 1: Remove the peel and seed from the mango and mash the fruit.
Step 2: Stir in the ground avocado pit and orange zest.
Step 3: Use the mixture as an allover body treatment while showering, to exfoliate and moisturize the skin. Rinse off.
Step 4: Finish by using Malie Kaua'i's Mango Butter Bun

Pamper Yourself with the Peels

Don't throw away the mango peels. Instead, powder the peels and add one teaspoon of milk powder and rub all over. Wash off after 5 minutes for a smooth, satin finish.

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