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The Secrets of the Spas: Pamper and Vitalize Yourself at Home (Life's Little Luxuries)

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Banana and Chickpea Protein Mask

Chickpea flour has many advantages: it's an effective skin-toning exfoliator, it stimulates circulation and it rejuvenates tissues. Bananas, rich in potassium and vitamin A, are natural emollients and help reduce redness and puffiness. The egg in this mask will tighten pores and leave your skin feeling revitalized.

Recipe:

4 tablespoons chickpea flour

1 ripe banana, peeled and mashed

1 egg, beaten

In a bowl, blend chickpea flour and ripe banana into a paste. Add beaten egg and apply mixture to face and neck. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse well with warm water, Pat dry,

Citrus and Milk Bath

Cleopatra was famous for bathing in milk and soothing her skin with milk's natural beauty--enhancing properties. Rich in protein, calcium and vitamins, milk is easily absorbed by the skin, leaving it smooth and moisturized. It also helps ease nervous tension and restlessness. The lavendar and citrus peel in this bath formula stimulate the circulatory system and add a wonderfully luxuriant aroma to the treatment.

Recipe:

1 cup dried milk powder (if you have oily skin, use nonfat milk)

1/4 cup orange peels

1/4 cup lemon peels

4 drops lavendar essential oil

Draw a warm bath and while water is flowing slowing add dried milk, orange and lemon peels and lavendar oil. Soak for 20 minutes. Pat dry and moisturize.

Herbal Foot Soaks

Simple to prepare, herbal soaks are ideal for tired feet. Choose from one or more of the following herbs to custom blend an aromatic bath: comfrey, elderberry, horsetail, lavendar, pine, rosemary and sage.

Recipe:

2 cups fresh herbs or 1 cup dried herbs

2 gallons boiling water

Steep herbs in water for 20 minutes. Strain liquid and pour into a foot basin. Soak feet for 20 minutes and pat dry,

Excerpted from Secret of the Spas. Copyright 1999 by BD&L. Reprinted with permission by BD&L.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781579120634
Subtitle:
Pamper and Vitalize Yourself at Home
Author:
Bardey, Catherine
Publisher:
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
Engineering - Chemical & Biochemical
Subject:
Hotels Inns etc.
Subject:
Beauty, Personal
Subject:
Cosmetics
Subject:
Baths
Subject:
Soap
Subject:
Health & Healing
Subject:
Health & Healing - General
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming
Subject:
Chemical & Biochemical
Subject:
COOKING / Health and Healing / General
Subject:
TECHNOLOGY / Engineering / Chemical and Biochemical
Subject:
Beauty and Fashion-Beauty General
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Technology-Engineering - Chemical & Biochemical
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Life's Little Luxuries
Publication Date:
19990401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 1/2
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
5.24 x 4.1 x 1 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Introducing a new series of clever little boxes with tops that slide off to reveal a deck of 52 cards inside. Each card features a recipe and detailed instructions on one side, and a rich, full-color photograph on the other.

Sumptuous spa treatments don't have to cost a fortune when you follow these simple recipes for revitalizing, deep cleaning, moisturizing and relaxing your body and mind--all illustrated and packaged in a convenient pack of individual cards.

"Synopsis" by , Enjoy in your own home the secrets of the world's most luxurious spas with easy, economical recipes for masks, moisturizers, lotions, potions, spa food, and beverages. 100 color photos and illustrations.
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