Conscious Body: Lemon-Thyme Salt Scrub


There is nothing quite like citrus to brighten aromatic blends. We use various citrus elements (neroli, orange blossom, petitgrain, lemon, bergamot) in our formulas, and find these especially refreshing during summer.

This is the season when we are also perhaps most conscious of our body image. But beyond the attendant anxieties, real body consciousness can be a positive, reinforcing experience in self-care. Paying attention to the gifts of the season – produce, flowers and scents – and incorporating them into our daily lives is an easy and simple way to be present and in tune with ourselves and nature.

We love to use Maison Fleurette’s invigorating Lemon-Thyme Body Scrub as part of a summer beauty ritual – to detox, exfoliate and soften the skin. We blend Pacific sea salt, which naturally breaks down cellulite and exfoliates tired, dry skin, with organic, cold-pressed coconut oil for deep moisture. Fresh organic lemon peel is high in rutin, helping to protect the capillaries. Essential oils of thyme and rosemary also work to stimulate circulation, tighten, brighten and cleanse – while the delicious aromatic melange lifts our spirits.

Illustration by Elizabeth Rice

This is one of our most popular products year round, and many clients liken the scent to a delicious lemon dessert. Unlike almost all other scrubs on the market, however, we don’t use fillers, additives, fragrance or anything less than pure, organic – and therapeutic – ingredients. Like all our formulas, our body scrubs are self-preserving. The delectable scent is bright and sensuous, but never cloying or overpowering. It’s just one of the little ways we feel great in the skin we’re in.