The grey was getting to me. Dark skies,freezing rain, slush…my daughter laying on the couch eating contraband poptarts..lights off and TV blaring… ugh, too depressing
Gone are the days when I could turn off the television and set her onto something productive so I lured her up from the couch and away from poptarts with the offer of an afternoon of beauty. We started off with yoga….I have a nice instuctional video that has waves and sea gulls in the background. It drowned out the sound of sleet pelting our windows. Then, I mixed up an avocado and honey facial. It was easy to make and our skin felt refreshed and rosy. (it was a little chunky and awkward to apply, next time I’ll run it through the blender).
Next came the “Dead Sea Detoxifier and Relaxant”. In other words, a hot bath with sea salts added. I added 2 tablespoons of castor oil to 1 cup of Dead Sea Salts. Castor oil doesn’t leave the greasy residue in the tub like the other oils. Epsom salts can be substituted for the Dead Sea Salts and castor oil is optional. The salts are high in minerals which are absorbed by the body during the bath. There’s a good amount of magnesium which relaxes muscles. I added some lavender oil to the mix and lit a beeswax candle near the bathtub.
While my daughter soaked away, hopefully leaching some of the college toxins out of herself, I spent the rest of my ‘afternoon of beauty” looking at garden catalogues . Lavender and honey in the air, poptarts in the garbage..