This morning my hair stylist called to cancel my appointment because he has the flu.
So I’m opting for a day of self-beauty instead.
Winter is hellacious on the hair and skin. (As is weight-loss surgery.)
So here are my recipes to keep myself glowing and looking healthy:
1. Sugar Lip Scrub:
1 tbsp white sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
2 drops almond or vanilla extract
Scrub gently on lips and then rinse. The sugar scrubs off the cracked skin, and the olive oil moisturizes.
2. Coconut oil/Lavender Conditioning Wrap:
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 tsp lavender oil
Mix oils together and pull through your hair. Comb through and wrap into a bun. Let sit for an hour, then shampoo well, twice. No need to use your regular conditioner. Air dry.
3. Salt Body Scrub:
1 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup olive oil
5-10 drops of essential oil, your choice
Great for exfoliating. Concentrate on upper arms, elbows, knees and lower legs. Rinse and pat dry. No need to apply lotion after. Note: do NOT do this after shaving. O.U.C.H.
4. Avocado Face Mask:
1/2 ripe avocado
2 tsp raw honey
1 drop eucalyptus oil
I drop mint oil
Put the avocado and raw honey in a food processor. Blend smooth. Transfer to a bowl and add oils. Stir. Apply to face in a thin layer and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Super moisturizing. Plus you can eat the other half of the unused avocado. Win win.
5. ACV Foot Softening Bath:
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 gallon hot water
15-20 drops of essential oil (I like mint)
Soak your piggies in this concoction for 15-20 minutes. Use a pumice stone to remove excess skin, if you have one. If not, just pat your feet dry, cover them in coconut oil, and put on some heavy socks. Your feet will feel like you had an expensive pedicure.
You’re welcome. xoxo
The scale isn’t moving much but I sure am. And I can still look and feel great at any weight, dammit. We must take care of ourselves, my loves!
Get your glow on today.
Thanks for reading. 🙂