Looking for a spa break this season? If you, like us, prefer natural treatments, the AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa in Sri Lanka is just the place for you. But if traveling to Sri Lanka is off the charts this season, we have the next best thing—home spa recipes from AVANI’s very own spa menu.

In the third of this three-part series, spa executive Arti Peiris suggests a DIY treatment for tired skin, that’s an instant hit at the spa.

Sandalwood & Milk Mask
Best For: Tired, worn-out skin

This rejuvenating scrub combines pure sandalwood and milk to soften your skin.


  • 200g sandalwood powder
  • 2-3tbsp milk
  • A few drops of grape essential oil


  • Mix the sandalwood and milk together till smooth, then apply this mask all over the body.
  • Keep it on for 20 minutes, then shower off.
  • Towel dry and apply body lotion all over your body.

Do check out the first part and the second part of this spa series too, for some amazing DIY ideas from Sri Lanka.

PS: Explore our Wellness section for spa DIY, natural home care and more.
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As editor of Z Living, Anushka tries to practice what she preaches - think spin class, natural foods, meditation, herbal remedies, and copious amounts of spa time. Armed with an MA in International Journalism from the University of Westminster, England, her passions for health, wellness and travel have taken her everywhere from the lap of the Himalayas and the banks of the Ganges to the Wahiba desert and the land of the Buddha. In more than nine years of journalism experience, Anushka has written for several national and international titles on travel, beauty, food, health, fitness, and wellness. She also gives talks on journalism and new media.