Oct 28, 2008

Anti-Aging spa treatment for home

Anti - Aging Home Made Treatement

* 1/2 cup brown sugar
* 2 TBS safflower, sunflower, sweet almond or jojoba oils
* 1 TBS shredded glycerin soap or liquid glycerin (optional)
* 1/4 cup honey
* 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
* 1 tsp teaspoon each of grapefruit, lime and orange juice or
* essential oils. (Note: if using these essential oils avoid exposing skin to direct sun for at least 24 hours)

(1) This simple recipe is a great anti-aging spa treatment for home! Use it 2-3 times weekly for smoothing and detoxifying rough skin! The natural acids in the sugar act as a gentle exfoliant and will reveal newer, younger skin cells. Honey is a natural humectant (and an excellent skin cleanser/makeup remover for all skin types!) and will help the skin retain moisture, and the salts and citrus help detoxify and balance oils. This is an invigorating scrub so rub gently! Works very well backs of on legs, feet, knees & elbows. Essential oils may be purchased from a reputable health or whole foods store or online. The other ingredients can be found in the grocery store.

(2) Mix all ingredients in a clean bowl.

(3) Spoon into a clean wide mouthed jar. Keep tightly covered & store in refrigerator for up to two weeks. Allow to come to room temperature before use. The oil will settle on the top, just stir together before using.

(4) To use, wet area to be scrubbed. Using 1-2 Tablespoons at a time, gently scrub the area in a circular motion. Rinse well and move to next area. Bath gloves or a thick washcloth work best for good exfoliation.

(5) When finished, pat skin dry with a towel. No moisturizer needed!

* Any essential oils of choice or preference may be substituted.
* If you are sensitive or allergic to citrus or citrus oil, you can substitute brewed green tea, chamomile tea or apple cider vinegar.
* Do not use before sun exposure. Exfoliation can cause skin sensitivity. Wait 24-48 hours before tanning.
* Not recommended for faces
* The oils will make the tub or shower very slippery. Please be careful when using!
* Please check for sensitivities before using any essential oils! If you are pregnant, please check with your physician or health care provider first.
* Please use essential oils, not fragrance oils as they can cause skin irritation.