Guest Blog Written By: Dr. Jeannette Kennedy
Okay, ladies. You know we’ve all had one of those days where you are just stressed and exhausted! All you can think about is going to the SPA! But it’s 8:00 PM and work awaits tomorrow.
Have I got a treat for you!
You can simply go to your kitchen and find most of the ingredients necessary for some awesome at-home treatments. Extra perk: All natural ingredients, no chemicals, and great results. What more could you ask for?
Let’s start with a nice FOOT SCRUB.
This one is so easy! Simply combine:
1/2 cup coffee grounds
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
and Voila! Then scrub away! Admittedly, this one is a little messy. But the smell is invigorating and it leaves your feet feeling super smooth. It is most definitely worth the cleanup. (you can find many variations of this recipe online. Feel free to get creative or search to see what other people are doing….after all, variety is the spice of life!).
From COFFEE to CHOCOLATE. Here is a lovely little FACIAL that you absolutely must try.
You will need:
Mix it all together really well. Apply it to a clean face and use circular motions to gently rub it into your skin for 45 seconds. Rinse with warm water.
I’ll admit, I was skeptical about this one. Rubbing chocolate into my face? But I was left with super smooth skin that smelled delicious!
Last but not least: THE DETOX BATH
Wouldn’t it be nice to soak in a tub that serves a dual purpose of washing away all the toxins we’ve accumulated during the day or week? This bath will do the trick. This mixture will make enough for a number of baths, so you can keep it in a pretty container in your bathroom for any emergency detox relaxation necessary. You will need:
Mix all of these ingredients well. After submerging in your bath and scrubbing off dead skin with a loofah, add 1/2 cup of the above mixture to your bath and mix it into the bath water.
For your first detox bath, limit your time to 5 minutes. You can gradually work up to detoxing 30 minutes at a time. Before you get out and towel off, take a quick rinse in the shower.
Less than 10 ingredients and you have a do it yourself home spa! How’s that for luxury at home?
Bottom line here ladies: take care of yourself. If you don’t do it….who will?