Dear esteemed followers of this blog, we are honoured to embark on a new focus area for the month of April 2020 in this blog dubbed, “Be still, in the quiet, in the still.’’ During this moment in time we will be sharing spiritual nuggets to keep our spirits uplifted during this low moment in all of humanity of the corona Covid-9 virus.
In this month of April, it is avocado harvest season in my beloved country Kenya. My late father planted an avocado tree that has just borne its first fruits and is one of my inspirations as I slow it down in partial lockdown in our country. During my extra time from the partial lockdown I have been exploring different ways of making use of the avocado fruit as a balm to my family’s physical body and spirit.
One thing that we indulged in recently is some avocado foot scrub.
Daddy’s first avocados from Kisii County, Kenya
Three heaped tablespoons of salt
Three heaped tablespoons of maize flour
Your regular soap or body wash
Preparing the foot scrub
1.Dry the avocado fruit seed for a few days.
2. Grind the dry avocado seed.
3. Get a ripe avocado cut it into half and mash it up.
4. Mix the ground dry avocado seed, half mashed avocado, three heaped tablespoons of maize flour and three heaped tablespoons of salt.
Wash your feet with regular soap or your regular body wash.
Use the home made foot scrub to massage and scrub your feet.
Let the natural oils of avocado replenish your feet and the dry ground avocado seed, maize flour and salt rid off the old and dead skin.
Rinse off with regular soap or body wash, oil and massage your feet.
The above routine should be done with no rush as you are in a state of relaxation and self love
perfect for these lock down conditions.
“Lock down sikuajichilia, lock down ni kujipamper”
(Trans. Lock down does not mean letting oneself go, it means self love)
April 2020 – ‘Be still, in the quiet, in the still’
Spiritual nuggets in the corona Covid-19 virus pandemic
© Kwambie Nyambane, April 2020
P.S: The same treat can be given to your spouse, partner or children.