Home Spa Treatments

Pineapple Facial – great for dry skin!

Using a blender, puree 3 pineapple slices, 1 T. plain yogurt, and 3 T. honey.  Gently apply this mixture to your freshly washed face and leave on for about 10-15 minutes.  Rinse off with warm water.

 Smooth Hands Treatment

Mix together 3 T. sugar and 1 tsp. softened butter.  Massage your hands with this mixture for a minute or two.  Wrap both hands in a towel that has been soaked in warm water and wrung out for about 5 minutes.  Rinse hands and wash with a moisturizing liquid soap.  Dry your hands and massage hands, nails, and cuticles with Vitamin E oil.

 Foot Softening Treatment

Soak feet in warm water for a few minutes.  Dip a half a lime in sea salt and use this to scrub away the dead skin on your feet.  Concentrate especially on those calluses!  Soak your feet again in warm water that has 1-2 cups of Epsom salts added to it (you can add some essential oils to this or many pharmacies now sell Epsom salts that are already infused with things like lavender and eucalyptus.  Soak your feet for 10-15 minutes.  Pat your feet dry and moisturize with a thick foot cream.

 For Soft Silky Hair

Steep 6 peppermint tea bags in hot water for about 10-15 minutes.  Allow this to cool and pour it over your hair (dry) and scalp.  Mix 3 drops of lemongrass oil into a cup of olive oil and massage this into your scalp.  Without rinsing first, wash your hair with your usual shampoo.  Be sure to thoroughly rinse your hair and follow up with your usual conditioner.

A Treatment for Oily Skin

Mix together 1 T. lemon juice, 1 tsp. water, ½ cup plain yogurt, and ¼ cup cornmeal.  Massage this mixture into your freshly washed face for 2 minutes.  Rinse well and pat dry.

 Silky Smooth Skin

For an all over body treatment, combine 1 cup ground oatmeal, 1 cup olive oil, and 1 T. honey.  Standing in your tub/shower, massage this mixture into your skin all over your body.  Rinse well, pat dry, and follow up with a rich cream like shea butter.

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