This past Tuesday Night I had a Girl's Night Out for the women in my Bible Study. I had so much fun getting to serve my group of girls. I did facials and foot soaks and hand scrubs and thought you might enjoy some of the recipes I used. The evening concluded with French Crepes and I was able to share with them a women's project I am involved in and promoting called Eternal Threads (www.eternalthreads.com). It's an organization that provides work for village women in the Southern part of India. The women make these beautiful totes and purses from nylon. I look forward to sharing more about the organization at another time.
Here are some fun and natural recipes!
Milk and Honey Scrub
The almond cleanse and exfoliate your skin, while the milk and honey moisturize it. Use nonfat milk if your skin tends to be whole milk or even cream if your skin tends to be dry.
1 Tbsp ground almonds
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. milk or cream
Mix all the ingredients together in a small dish,
Then apply to your face as usual.
Basic Facial Steam
*Start by washing your face with your regular cleanser, or with a scrub.
*Choose a steam recipe. Pour it into a medium sized bowl. The
steam should be warm enough thatyou can feel the heat rise of it. Any-
thing over 140 degrees F is to hot & could burn you.
*Pull your hair back off your face & lean over the bowl. Drape a towel
over your head and lean over bowl to catch the steam. Relax & enjoy
your steam for about 10 minutes.
*After the steam, splash your face with cool water, then pat dry.
This is a refreshing, energizing steam. It’s especially good if you’re under the weather.
4 cups warm tap water
4 mint tea bags (herbal tea only) or
a handful of fresh mint, slightly crushed
-Bring 2 cups of water to a boil then remove from heat.
-Add the mint and let it steep for a minute before adding the remaining
two cups of warm tap water.
Sugar Foot (Hand) Scrub- wet feet & apply scrub
This recipe is a great way to soften your feet. The sugar and lemon
exfoliate and revitalize your skin while the oil moisturizes. Halve the
recipe if you want to use it on your hands as part of a manicure.
½ cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. oil (almond, canola or olive)
juice from ½ lemon
Intensive Moisturizing Hand Soak
This Mediterranean hand soak will soften
Your cuticles and moisturize your hands
¼-1/3 cup olive oil
Pour some olive oil into a small bowl & soak each hand in it for at least one min.
Gently pat your hands dry with a tissue. If any oil remains rub it into your hands
I hope you can take the time and give yourselves a little TLC. I'm about to go soak in the tub with some epsom salts. this will help pull the lactic acid out of my sore muscles.... and a little bit of pear blossom to smell sweet!