Saturday, February 19, 2011

Really Playing with Food-Natural Spa Treatments

Things have been a bit crazy lately in my life- at work and at home- there has been more than a little stress.  I guess I should've known it was spilling over at home, when my 15-year old surprised me with a spa night.  First of all she cleaned and organized my room and bathroom which had gotten a bit crazy, and set everything up nicer than a fancy spa- votives everywhere, heated towels, botanical scents, and quiet music.  Molly had done a lot of research on the internet and had made skin and hair treatments from food ingredients such as avocado, grapeseed oil, yogurt, cocoa, egg yolks and sugar, and she was so excited to give these recipes a try to relax and rejuvenate.  I was skeptical, but intrigued  (and who is going to say no to a facial and massage?)

She started with an exfoliating mask that included cocoa  and salt as  ingredients.  She slathered it on, and I was surprised that it didn't smell that chocolate-y.  Luckily there was not a camera nearby since Bridget and I looked a little crazy. At the end of ten minutes, I had to wash it off, and, it was like a chocolate facial- it smelled amazing and the benefits of the scub were almost immediately obvious- my skin felt amazing, and I wasn't even done yet.   The next step was a tightening mask that included, unripe tomato and honey.  This mask was a bit sloppy but smelled fresh and amazing, and when rinse-off time came, I could really see the difference- my skin looked so much fresher and younger.  The last step for my tired complexion was a moisturizing mask with egg, avocado and oatmeal that made my skin look and feel 10 years younger.

Does this sound heavenly- well it was! As if this wasn't enough, I got a massage, and a great hair treatment that included avocado, eggs and olive oil that made my hair shiny and gave great body.

At the end of the evening, I seriously felt like a new person, and I looked like one too. It was definitely a new twist on playing with food and one that I will use again.  The products were inexpensive, effective and all natural, and since they were made just before use they were incredibly fresh.  Thanks to my Molly (you will thank her too, if you try some of these!)  Some of the many sites you where you can find spa-quality beauty recipes are Homemade Beauty Recipes,
Easy Home Remedy, Health recipes.com, and  Homemade Skin Care Recipes.  Have your own natural spa night, and you will be amazed how playing with food can make you beautiful as well as healthy!!

16 comments:

Simply Life said...

thanks for the ideas!

Deborah Dowd said...

Simply Lifs- Hope you give them a try!

LisaHeartTruffle said...

Thanks for being creative with food!

Andrea B. said...

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I just loved your last post about the spa treatments - I want to try them all!!

Andrea B. said...

I've awarded you with The Stylish Blogger Award! Love your blog! Check it out at www.vegvacious.blogspot.com

Sammie said...

I love playing with food and I never turn down a recipe for a hair mask!

ovid said...

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-Kathy

kc said...

Nice!thanks for the healthy idea!

Deborah Dowd said...

LisaHeart Truffle- It definitely was my pleasure.

Andrea B-Thanks so much for the honor!

Sammie-These recipes were as good on as in!

Ovid - Thanks for coming by and I hope you will be a regular visitor.

kc - We had a great time- good bonding time with my girls!

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Honey has always been a beauty home recipe essential. Thanks for the ideas!

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1001 beauty advice said...

Thanks for this post I love making skin care products out of fruits and oils. You should put some more recipes up for skincare that you can make with common food items.

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David said...

Great ideas… your daughter surely gave you a heavenly time. I will also love to try a similar relaxing facial message with natural and fresh food products.

Deborah Dowd said...

D&B- Thanks so much I will check your blog out!

David- It was truly luxurious, I highly recommend it for a great way to destress!

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