Inspired by Jimmy's post on the Hawaiian organic brand Malie and it's Organic Massage Tonic, I sent off for the Organic Body Polish ($40). It took me a few indecisive moments to choose the Sea Salt/Coconut version - they all look good enough to eat.

I made the right choice. This is the nicest body scrub I have ever used (and I have used my fair share). Just unscrewing the lid is a joy. I am hit by the smell of Hawaiian salt spray and am transported to a tropical beach. Not a bad way to start the day. The base of Hawaiian sea salt and mango butter has just the right ratio of exfoliant to gloop. Old cells sloughed away, while the skin is nourished.

This buffer also has local clay from Kaua'i and, perhaps responsible for the feel good factor, there is vanilla seed extract. Vanilla increases levels of catecholamines (including epinephrine, more commonly known as adrenalin). Yep, a good way to start the day.

Ingredients in Malie Organic Body Polish

Hawaiian sea salt, organic virgin coconut oil, organic cocoa butter, mango butter, organic vanilla bean, organic vitamin E, vanilla essential oil, Kaua"i clay, organic grapefruit seed extract, organic citric acid, organic tapioca, organic tumeric.