Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Ladies and Gentlemen,                                                            
Give yourself a little pampering today. I have some of my favorite spa things to do at home. These are simple nourishing things to give yourself or a loved one a little down time on this day of love. If you would like to print these recipes off and post on a pretty piece of card stock it will make for a nice addition to any present. These are ingredients that you'll find in most kitchen or easy to find at the store.

Enjoy and Happy Valentines Day!

Basic Skin Toner ..A gentle cleanser
1 tsp of dried Chamomile
1/3 cup boiling water.

This little toner is so soothing for the skin. All you do is bring your water just to a boil remove from heat, and then place your dried chamomile, preferably in a teabag, in the water. Allow to steep for 15 minutes. Strain any loose dried chamomile while pouring liquid into a 4 once glass container. ( you can use a coffee filter if the chamomile was loose) When cooled. you can apply to face with cotton balls, or use a soaked paper towel and cover face and lay back and relax. I like to slightly warm the toner if using a paper towel for a nice warm compress.
Almond Scrub
7-10 almonds
1 tsp olive oil

This is fast and easy. Grind almonds up to a small gritty meal. Mix almonds and olive oil together and then scrub in a circular motion over face, avoiding eyes. This scuffs off dead skin cells and leaves a rich nourished shine to the skin. Rinse with warm soapy water.

Yogurt/ Strawberry Mask                        
1 handful of ripe strawberries
2 tbsp of yogurt

Mash strawberries to a paste. Add yogurt and mix together. Apply to skin in a thick layer for mask, avoiding the eyes. Lay back for 5-10 minutes enjoying the refreshing, cool, and tingly nourishment to your face. Rinse with warm water.

These are all things you will probably have in the kitchen and you can have all the effects of a day at the Spa. Enjoy everyone, and have a great Valentines Day!

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