Synopses & Reviews
Learn the secrets of the world's most luxurious spas, treat yourself right and revitalize your face, your body and your hair so you look your best and feel great.
Packed with easy and economical recipes for scrubs, moisturizers, masks, oils and many more lotions and potions, Secrets of the Spas offers the best body nourishing treatments to be found anywhere. They're fun to make too. Most ingredients are readily available at your local supermarket and are easy to prepare with standard kitchenware.
Each chapter focuses on a specific area of the body and offers a wealth of pampering recipes including olive oil and mango hair conditioner, cucumber facial masks, sea salt body scrub and cider vinegar skin toner. This book brings the best of the world's spas to your own home so you can look your best and treat yourself right at home. It includes a special spa-finder directory and spa food and beverage recipes. A handy chart of natural herbs and oils shows what treatments you can make without even leaving the house.
Indulge in luxurious spa treatments including:
Invigorating and cleansing body scrubs
Replenishing skin toners
Luscious massage oils
Rejuvenating facial masks
Stress relieving facial steams
Regenerative facial peels
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.
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.
About the Author
Catherine Bardey has been a stylist for Elle, New York and French Vogue. She has written for Glamour, Vanity Fair, Martha Stewart's Living and other magazines. Her previous books include Secrets of the Spas, Making Soaps and Scents, Making Candles and Potpourri and Lingerie, all available from Black Dog and Leventhal. She lives in New York City.
Table of Contents
Essential Oil Baths
Masks and Peels
Hands and Feet:
Cuticles and Nails
Hand and Foot Scrubs, Exfoliators and Washes
Shampoos and Conditioners
Soup and Salads
Oils - Essential and Carrier
Associations, Resources and Suppliers