Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Instant Home Spa
Stiff from too much housework? Give yourself spa-style relief by trying these recipes from Healing Home Spa by Valerie Gennari Cooksley.
Sore Hand Scrub
Mix 1 tsp olive oil, juice of ½ lemon, 2 tsp honey and 2 drops almond extract. Massage into hands and wrap with a towel. Rinse after 15 minutes. The lemon cleans and the oil and honey soften.
Hot Stone Foot Bath
Place marbles or smooth, clean stones in a basin fill with hot water. Add 1 tbs unsweeted cocoa powder, 2 tbs buttermilk powder, 2 tbs baking soda and ½ tsp cinnamon and mix. Roll your feet over the stones, concentrating on sore spots and then soak.
Macho Muscle Rub
Mix 1 tbs olive oil, ½ tsp ground ginger and a pinch each of cayenne pepper and hot mustard pepper, let stand for 10 minutes. Massage into muscles, avoiding your eyes and any senstitive or broken skin.