A Coffee Break for Tired Feet
- 1/4 c sea salt
1 T freshly ground coffee beans
1/4 c olive oil
1 pot coffee, at room temperature
Follow these steps:
- Mix salt, coffee grounds, vanilla bean grounds, and oil in a bowl.
Pour the coffee in a basin and add the whipped cream.
Place feet in the basin and soak for about 10 minutes.
Rub a scoop of the salt mixture over feet and calves, concentrating on callused areas.
Rinse with warm water, dry with a towel, and finish with a rich moisturizer.
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled and grated with a cheese grater
1 c buttermilk
1/2 sea salt or kosher salt
What to do:
- In a small bowl, mix the cucumber and buttermilk
- Add the salt and blend into a thick paste.
- Relax in a warm shower for 5 minutes, allowing the heat to open your pores.
- Apply the scrub, paying special attention to dry areas like elbows and knees, then rinse. Make sure to use it before shaving because the salt can irritate freshly shaved skin.
A Citrus Lift for Parched Hair
- 1/4 c club soda
- 1/4 c freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice
- 1/4 c freshly-squeezed orange juice
- 1/4 c freshly-squeezed lemon juice
- drop of sage essential oil
What to do:
- In a clean spray bottle, mix club soda and juices. If your hair is longer than shoulder-length, add an additional 1/8 c of each ingredient.
- Add the essential oil (available at health food stores).
- Wet hair thoroughly, then spray the mixture on. Comb through to evenly coat strands; leave it in for two to four minutes.
- Finish with your usual shampoo and conditioner.
- Repeat once every two weeks; for super-dry, damaged hair, repeat once every three weeks.
Now do all the above with a nice glass of wine and a magazine or your favorite show! All these beautiful images and amazing recipes are from Health.
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