Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Here's a couple of new recipes, from my favorite books, to cheer you up:
Avocado Skin Softener (from "The Herbal Home Spa")
1 Avocado Pit
1/4 Cup (50ml) Cornmeal
1 tbsp sea salt
Dry out the avocado pit for a few days, then break it into several pieces. In a spice mill, or old fashion grinder (or coffee grinder), grind the pit to make a gritty pit meal. Reserving the avocado skin, mash the 1/2 avocado with the cornmeal, 1/4 cup of avocado pit meal and sea salt.
how to use: in a foot bath basin, gently massage the mixture into your feet in a circular motion, starting with your toes. Rinse, and then with the inner part of the avocado skin, rub the heel and any other callused areas... including your knees, elbows and hands. Do not rinse off.
Massage the oil into the skin with your hands in gentle circular motions. At first, your skin may seem green (regarding to people with more littler skin tones). Soon you'll feel the abrasive effect, then the moisturizing effects.
Makes 1 treatment
Cuticle Cream (from "Beauty By Nature")
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp cocoa butter
combine ingredients in a small saucepan, and warm over very low heat, stirring constantly. Store in a clean container with a lid.