Sunday, April 09, 2006

Homemade Facial and Foot Scrub Recipes

Here are some good pampering recipes that you can find right at home. They were featured on Today show

Coffee Foot Exfoliator

1/4 cup sea salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground coffee beans
1 tablespoon ground vanilla beans
1/4 cup olive oil
1 pot of coffee, at room temperature
Whipped cream

How to
In one bowl, mix salt, coffee and vanilla beans, and oil. Set aside. Next, pour the coffee into a basin (add the whipped cream) and soak your feet for about 10 minutes. Take a scoop of the salt mixture and rub it over feet and calves, concentrating on callused areas. Rinse feet with warm water, and follow with a hydrating moisturizer

Citrus Facial Wash

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons granulated brown sugar
2 tablespoons juice from your choice of citrus fruit (lemon, lime, grapefruit or orange)

How to
Combine ingredients and apply to the skin in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

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