New Spa Treatments You Can Make In The Comfort Of Your Home
By: Louise Forrest
Women from all over the globe love the way their skin feels after a visit to the spa. These organic skin care recipes are all used for specialties treatments at some of the world's top natural care spas.
Remember to always purchase organic ingredients for our skin care recipes. Non-organic ingredients contain chemical fertilizers and pesticides which you do not want absorbed into your body through the skin.
Organic Body Butter #1
Aside from the skin care recipe ingredients, you will need a blanket and towels for application, a small pillow can be nice, and a food processor is very handy for making the butter. Hand-held mixers cannot handle the density of this skin care formula, but you can use a potato masher or your hands (it just will not be as smooth ad with a food processor). You will need:
1 organic avocado, scoop ripe flesh into a bowl 1 organic banana 1 stick organic sweet butter, softened 1/3 teaspoon lavender essential oil (usually found in health food stores or on the internet) 1/4 cup organic whipping cream
Thoroughly steam bathroom with you in it (this gets your skin ready and opens pores). While bathroom is steaming, you can lay the blanket (old) on the floor and lay the towels over it. If you chose to use a small pillow, place it at one end and cover with a towel.
Once you begin to perspire, you can turn water off and begin massaging the organic body butter all over the body, including the face (stay away from eyes and open wounds). Pat special attention to dry areas like feet, hands, knees, and elbows.
Lie on towels and wrap blanket around you. Take a 15 to 20 minute nap this way, allowing the organic body butter to infuse your skin with essential moisture.
Rinse in a warm shower using (preferably) an organic soap and soft cloth to lightly cleanse the butter.
Organic Body Butter #2
You probably already have most, if not all, of the ingredients for this decadent organic body butter. Try mixing a double batch of this skin treatment and make a romantic interlude for you and your significant other! Mix the following ingredients:
1 teaspoon organic coconut oil 2 teaspoons organic clover honey 3 tablespoons organic peanut butter (crunchy) 1 1/2 tablespoons organic brown sugar 2 tablespoon distilled water
Use in the bathtub, because this can get messy! Massage the organic body butter over your body, starting at the furthest points and working your way to the center of your body. After thoroughly massaging, cleanse the butter away with a mild organic cleanser. Apply an organic milk lotion or organic moisturizing cream to complete your treatment.
Extra Special Treatment for Hands and Feet
For this treatment, you will need 6 bars of paraffin wax, 4 old towels, and 2 tablespoons organic olive oil (1 tablespoon for hands and 1 tablespoon for feet). Melt the paraffin in a large, deep microwave safe container that is long enough to set your foot in. You want the wax to be melted and warm, but not hot. Take one tablespoon of organic olive oil and massage into freshly cleaned feet.
Dip oil covered feet into the paraffin wax one foot at a time and dipping three times to create three layers of wax (allowing the wax to dry on the foot between dips). Wrap the feet (with the wax still on them) in old towels. Repeat treatment on hands. Once you have your hands wrapped, prop your feet up and rest for 20 minutes then peel wax off and massage again.
Extra Quick Exfoliation
Amazingly, this is an extremely inexpensive exfoliation treatment used by many spas. They may add essential oils for scent or other effects, but the treatment is quite basic. Simply take handfuls of Epsom Salt and rub over the body while in the shower or bath. The exfoliating properties on Epsom Salt are top-notch. To create a more relaxing effect, mix 2 cups Epsom Salt with 6 drops organic lavender essential oils then massage over body as directed above.
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