segunda-feira, setembro 24, 2007

Aromaterapia - Create your own spa treatments at home

You don't have to go to a spa to pamper yourself — you can make your own spa
treatments at home!

There are wonderful body scrubs available at spas and beauty stores, but let
me share a secret: Many of these can be made easily at home with just a few
basic ingredients.

Silken skin with a wonderfully scented salt scrub that has only two basic
ingredients, Epsom salts and almond oil or any other aromatherapy oil, such
as lavender or bergamot. To make 1 cup, measure 1 cup of Epsom salts to use
as the base, and slowly mix in the almond or other aromatherapy oil until
the mixture is wet but not watery. Store in a margarine tub or glass
container (clearly marked) in the refrigerator.

When ready to use, jump in a hot shower and swirl a large dollop on your
body and let the silkening magic begin.

This mixture will help exfoliate dead skin, leaving silky, happy skin.

Make Your Own Bath Blend
If you have spent a hard afternoon digging the garden or had a stressful day
at the office, or you've been running around after the kids all day. If your
muscles are aching where you didn't even know you had muscles, then what you
need is a long hot soak in the tub, but with a difference. Neroli and
petitgrain oils make a stress relieving therapeutic bath blend. For a
relaxing, aromatic bath add 4-8 drops of essential oil to 10ml of carrier
oil such as grapeseed oil, wheat germ oil or almond oil, and add to the
running water.

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