With all of the massages performed here at HoM we decided to share some of our favorite Homemade Spa Recipes! So kick up your feet, shut off the TV and send the kids to the neighbors it's time to soak up the natural ingredients of your own HoM Spa Retreat Day...
Here are some recipes and tips from Michelle Naylor, volunteer for the American Cancer Society's Look Good…Feel Better program:
Begin with a delightful Avocado Facial Mask!
Avocado Facial Mask
Avocados are a natural nutrient booster which make a super moisturizing mask that's nourishing for dry or sun-exposed skin.
You will need:
Add avocado, honey, oil and apple cider vinegar in a blender. We love the Nutrabullet but any blender will do. Blend for 45 - 60 seconds or until mixture is clump-free.
Apply mixture to face and leave on 15 to 20 minutes.
Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with towel.
Mayo-Avocado Hair Pack & Rosemary Tea-Rinse
This treatment is incredibly easy to do and will add shine and moisture to your hair.
You will need:
Add banana, mayonnaise, avocado and olive oil in a blender. Blend for 45 to 60 seconds or until mixture has very little clumps.
Apply mixture directly to damp hair and massage into scalp for 2 to 3 minutes making sure to cover hair from root to tip. Check in a mirror to make sure you have wrapped every inch of your stressed tresses. Cover hair with shower cap or plastic wrap and leave in for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and shampoo hair thoroughly.
For Rinse You will need:
Boil water in a saucepan. Add rosemary and apple cider vinegar. Cover and allow to simmer on stove for 15 minutes. Then turn off heat and allow to steep for 30 minutes.
Allow your infusion to cool. Refrigerate any unused portions for later use. After shampooing and rinsing hair with warm water, ring hair out. Pour rinse directly onto damp hair and massage your scalp.
You can rinse out Rosemary Tea-Rinse with fresh water or, for extra conditioning benefits, just leave it in and towel dry hair. The vinegar scent will disappear as your hair dries.
Look at all the health benefits we found in a recent post on AvocadoCentral.com, Why increasing absorption of these nutrients matters: Alpha- and beta-carotene can form Vitamin A in the body, which is important for proper growth. Vitamin A is involved in immune functions, vision and cellular function. Vitamin A also supports cellular growth and differentiation, playing a critical role in the normal formation and maintenance of the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs! Eating an avocados can contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, to your body!
Special thanks to Catherine Bardey, Secrets of the Spas and Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve with some of the tweaked recipes.
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