Growing up, Lily Diamond worked alongside her mother, a developer of all-natural massage oils for spas across Maui, Hawaii. Her mother’s love for plants struck a chord. “I understood how important it was for what I put on my body to be as pure as what I ate,” she says. Today, Lily shares her own recipes for all-natural DIY body products on her L.A.-based food and lifestyle blog kaleandcaramel.com. “Everything is completely edible,” Lily says of the masks and scrubs she makes, though she doesn’t recommend actually eating them. (Some of her scrubs are salt-based—exfoliating, but not exactly tasty.) For Lily, inspiration comes from volunteering at her community garden and frequenting local farmers’ markets, “The fruit and plants that I see growing, what I see farmers bringing to market each week—all of those end up being my compass,” she says. Try her rejuvenating Cranberry Coconut Salt Scrub for a thoughtful homemade hostess gift.
“Follow Now: Kale & Caramel” was first published by EatingWell magazine in November 2016.