Recipes for Pampering

Chocolate Facial Treatment
1. Combine 4 tablespoon ground coffee or espresso with equal amount of cocoa powder. Add 8 tablespoon whole milk to the mixture. Stir until you have a smooth paste.
2. With fingers or a make-up wedge, spread the mixture over face and neck. You may also apply the mixture to other areas of the body where extra softness is needed.
3. Leave the mixture on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Pat dry.

Chocolate Body Lotion Treatment
1. Combine 1/4 cup grated cocoa butter (available in sticks at most drugstores) with 1 tablespoon grated chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Add 2 tablespoons high quality oil, such as olive, almond, or coconut oil. Add in 1 tablespoon grated beeswax.
2. Microwave on high for approximately 3 minutes. Heating time may vary depending on microwave voltage. Keep an eye on your mixture to see how well it is melting, stirring about once each minute.
3. When the mixture is smooth, remove from microwave, and stir until mixture is consistent.
4. Apply the lotion liberally to the body as needed, to moisturize.

Hot Chocolate Bath Treatment
1. Combine 2 cups of chocolate milk with 1 tablespoon of honey or agave nectar with 2 tablespoons of your favorite liquid soap in a pitcher.
2. Stir all ingredients until well combined. Pour into running bath water, until tub is full and the water is at a desirable temperature for bathing.
3. Soak for up to 20 minutes to absorb the softening properties of the milk and chocolate.

Chocolate Bath Salt Treatment
1. Combine 1 cup of Epson Salt with 1 cup of sea salt or kosher salt in a clean bowl.
2. Add 3 tsp. cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, and a few drops of your favorite essential oil, if desired.
3. Add 1 tsp high quality oil, such as olive, almond or coconut oil. Mix until the salt is completely coated and all ingredients have been blended. You can use the salts right away, or store in jars or other airtight containers until ready to use

Chocolate Lip Balm Treatment
1. Combine 1 and 1/2 teaspoon grated cocoa butter in microwave safe bowl with 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil, 1/2 teaspoon grated dark, milk or white chocolate and 1 to 2 drops of your favorite essential oil.
2. Microwave on high until you have a smooth liquid. Stir frequently to ensure all the ingredients are blended and your mixture is consistent.
3. Allow to cool slightly, and pour into lip gloss pot or tube, and allow to cool completely in the refrigerator or freezer.
4. Apply liberally to lips, as needed.


Lavender-Oatmeal Facial Mask

3 parts organic oatmeal (not cooked!)1 part organic cornmeal1 part organic 1 part calendula flowers1 part organic lavender flowers
Grind to a coarse powder (I use a inexpensive coffee grinder). Put a couple of tablespoons of the powder in a small bowl. Add enough plain yogurt, filtered water or mashed fruit to make a thick paste. Fruits to use are avocado, banana, and mango. The avocado is particularly great for dry skin, and the yogurt is fabulous for oily skin! Leave on for 5 to 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Peach Tightening Mask
1 Peach, ripe, peeled, pitted
1 Egg white
Whip the peach and egg white together in a blender until smooth. Gently pat the mixture all over your face. Relax for 30 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water

Apple Mask for Normal Skin
1 Apple, cored & quartered2 T Honey
Drop the apple pieces into a food processor and chop. Add honey and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Pat the mixture onto your face with a light tapping motion, tapping until the honey feels tacky. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse.

Cucumber Mask for Oily Skin
1/2 Cucumber1 Egg white1 T Lemon juice1 tsp mint
Puree everything and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm, then cool water.

Strawberry Drawing Mask
1/2 c Strawberries, very ripe1/4 c Cornstarch
Mix strawberries and cornstarch together to make a paste and apply it to your face, avoiding the delicate area around your eyes. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse it off with cool water.

Blemished Skin Mask
1 Tomato, ripe, chopped1 tsp Lemon juice1 T Instant style oatmeal or old-fashioned rolled oats
Blend everything until just combined. Apply to skin, making sure the mixture is thick enough to stay on blemished areas: cheeks, forehead, or chin. If necessary, add a bit more oatmeal to thicken the mask. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then scrub it off with a clean washcloth dipped in warm water.

2 tablespoons brown sugar2 tablespoons uncooked oatmeal - run it through a blender so it's very fine1 tablespoon honey1 tablespoon lemon juice1 teaspoon olive oil
Combine all ingredients in a bowl until it forms a paste. Massage into your feet, taking extra time to massage into your heals. Rinse off with warm water.

1 cup sea salt /4 cup uncooked cornmeal1/4 cup baby oil
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Wash feet and then rub sea salt foot scrub gently into feet and rinse. This foot scrub recipe can also be used as an all over body scrub.

1/4 cup uncooked oatmeal - run it through a blender so it's very fine1/4 cup uncooked cornmeal1/4 cup sea salt2 tablespoons aloe vera gel1/4 cup your favorite lotion
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until it forms a paste. Massage into your feet taking extra time to massage into your heals. Rinse off with warm water.

Apricot-Orange Lip Gloss Recipe
Ingredients:1 tsp. beeswax1 tsp. apricot kernel oil1 tsp. calendula oil3-4 drops of essential oil of orange Mica for coloring or beet root infused oil (optional)
Instructions:Melt beeswax in a double boiler. Add apricot kernel oil and calendula oil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add FDA approved mica or beet root infused oil if desired for color. When partially cooled, add essential oil of orange. Pour into lip balm jars or tubes.

Healing Lip Gloss
Ingredients:1/4 tsp meadow foam oil1/2 tsp jojoba oil1/2 tsp coconut oil1/2 tsp cocoa butter1 tsp beeswax1 tsp castor oila few drops peppermint EO
Instructions:Melt all oils together in a double boiler (except peppermint). Stir in peppermint EO & pour into lip balm containers. Let cool.

Bubble Gum Lip Gloss
Ingredients:6 tsp jojoba oil 1 tsp aloe vera oil 3 tsp white beeswax 10 drops Bubble gum Flavor Oil 1/4 tsp red gold two tone mica
Instructions:In a glass measuring cup melt beeswax in the microwave, add the oils (you may need to put in back in the microwave for a few seconds more). Stir in the bubble gum flavored oil and mica. Let it cool for about 5 mins. Give it more more quick stir and pour into lip gloss pots.

Luscious Lip Balm Recipe
Ingredients:1.5 oz beeswax2.5 oz. mango butter1/2 oz. rosehip seed oil1/2 oz. avocado oil1/2 oz. jojoba1/4 oz. castor oil1/4 oz. vegetable glycerin1 tsp. flavor oil1 tsp. liquid sweetener20 drops Vitamin E 1000 IU
Instructions:Melt beeswax, butter and oils in a double boiler. Hold at about 140 degrees for a few minutes, stirring. Remove from heat. Add glycerin, flavor oil, sweetner and vitamin E. Mix well. Taste, adjust flavor oil if necessary. Pour into tubes or jars. Makes about 6 oz.

Kissable Lip Balm Recipe
Ingredients:2 oz. shea or other vegetable butter2 oz. beeswax 2 oz. jojoba or hazelnut oil2 oz. safflower or grapeseed oil2 t. EO or FO(Nice citrus choices are Sweet Orange/Cinnamon leaf, Tangerine w/dash of sage, Lime, Lemongrass w/mint)
Instructions:Put the 4 ounces of oil in 8 oz glass cup, add beeswax & butter & melt in microwave (or in double boiler). Remove from heat & stir with stainless spoon. Add EO or FO a little at a time. Pour into lip balm containers.(Also can add Vit. E capsule for extra nourishment.)

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