I stand and walk lots for work and I know you might have a job like that too. Especially if you’re a MOM. If your feet need relief and you want to help with circulation. Try this recipe you can make in your bathroom or kitchen.
Make it even better and pour yourself a spot of TEA!
Sip and relax while you soak your feet.
Here is what you will need to relax those feet and to make this simple recipe:
6 Green Tea Bags
2-3 drops pf Aura Cacia soothing essential oils
Tea pot of boiling water
Step 1. Fill a large glass bowl with boiling water.
Step 2. Next add the green tea bags and peppermint essential oil
Step 3. Add a dash of rosemary twig just for visual fun!
Allow the water to cool a bit,soak your feet one foot at a time.Unless your bowl is large enough for both feet.
Soak and treat those stressed out tired legs and feet for at least 5 minutes.
Pat your feet dry a bit and slather your legs and feet with your favorite skin softening lotion. Your feet will feel amazing and your spirits will too.
Heading into Christmas and wrapping up Channukah we are surrounded by all things peppermint. I love peppermint do you?
Around this time of year we enjoy serving my clients at my beauty studio all kinds of yummy drinks and things around peppermint.We also love making small gifts for our clients that they can take home with them and enjoy.
But now with the pandemic we can’t really do all things as usual. But I can still share these entertaining and pampering gift ideas 🎁 with you.
Just for fun …hang a candy cane on drink glasses like eggnog,hot cocoa, milk or even a glass of pink champagne. Festive and cute!
Kids version: Kids love it hanging on a mug of hot chocolate, milk, fruit punch and or pink lemonade
Peppermint ice cream. Sometime is so HARD TO FIND. Or simply sold out! So, one day I decided to just make it on my own. Makes a fun hostess or Holiday gift too. All you need is a gallon of vanilla ice cream. Buy some mini candy canes and smash them with a meat tenderizer. Mix in to the slightly melted ice cream. Place the mixture into a festive colored or designed Tupperware or freezer ware. Place an unwrapped mini candy cane to the top of the ice cream and freeze. Sort of like the cherry on top.
Make some massage oil by infusing around 3 drops or more of peppermint essential oil to some almond oil or jojoba. Double up with more oil for a larger bottle. I like to make mini versions.Fill in a bottle with a pour out spout if possible. Give as a gift saying what it is and directions on how to use it.
Use peppermint oil in a foot bath and turn your bathroom into a spa. Fill a basin with warm to hot water,add a cup of Epsom salts and sprinkle in a few drops of peppermint oil. Peppermint is known for its energizing properties and is a refreshing pick me up for tired feet and legs. If you stand a lot for your job this is a great treat year round. You can bottle some Epsom salts with peppermint essential oil, tie a ribbon on and give as a gift too!
Have allergies, want to purify the air or staying indoors more now that the weather is colder and winter arrives tomorrow! Invest in a soothing aromatherapy lamp. Finding one that that changes colors is life changing. So pretty to look at and relax to. Really helps with your mood and stress. The rainbow of shades illuminate the room while the peppermint oil helps with allergens in the air. I own and love the lamp by CHI (Yes, the iconic hair brand makes one) This makes a fabulous gift too.
I wish you a delightful and refreshing peppermint candy cane kind day!
Have you gone down the candy aisle or shopped at one of Ralph Lauren’s daughter’s candy stores?
Candy canes are having a major moment right now. They come in so many hues and are so fun when used in a variety of delicious and decorative ways.
They come in so many colors and styles these days. I love to serve them to guests with milk, hot cocoa and crush them and sprinkle on top of cheesecake, cupcakes and more. I also enjoy serving my clients Candy Cane Lane hot Tea with a tiny candy cane hanging from inside the cup.
They seem to make people of all ages smile around this time of year especially.
One of my fave ways to keep it fun at my makeup studio is by making some special clients a fresh home-made lip treat. Peppermint candy canes work well and taste refreshing. But I am also over the moon with the other flavors and colors available today.
All you need for my recipe is…
1 fresh jar of organic coconut oil (not used from your kitchen pantry)
A candy cane of your choice.
Using a kitchen mallot I crush the canes into tiny pieces but a few mini chunks work well and are visually appealing.
I then place a soup spoon (or fill with a 1/4 cup) of the coconut oil and place it in a microwave-safe small bowl. The amount of coconut oil depends on how much you want to make)
I sprinkle in a few pieces of the crushed candy cane.
I microwave for 50 seconds or less. I eyeball it. (Yes, you can do this on the stovetop but I like it this way too)
IF you want to have a peppermint kick add a dash of food-grade peppermint oil.
Next, I take this mixture out of the microwave, stir a bit and let it cool very quickly and then place some of it in a small container. You will have leftovers depending on the size jar you use.
What you will have is a cool to the tongue and refreshing lipgloss or lip balm that is not only fun to make but this recipe is so EASY to do.
The shelf life isn’t months but more like a week or so but the feeling on dry winter lips and skin-softening will make you want to use it daily! Treat yourselfor someone else this holiday season and keep those lips soft and kissable this cold winter!
Sometimes the best gifts are home-made and made with love!!! Don’t you agree?
Today I had to be on TV and was sleepless in Seattle and woke up very early. I also had to go to my makeup and skin studio and worked all day. In the middle of the afternoon I needed a lift between clients. I was tired. I’m never tired! So, instead of reaching out for coffee I did this. If you need a lift over the holiday season at work or at play…TRY THIS!
Looking for a boost of plant energy during a hectic day at work? OR at home 🏡after holiday shopping?
Look to Mother Nature!
Try rubbing some basil leaves together. Or fresh peppermint leaves work as well. The aromatic scents will refresh your spirit. I keep a variety of plants and one of each of these at my business door and in my beauty kitchen. Ready for cooking, ice tea or aromatherapy.
Not all aromatherapy has to come from a bottle of essential oil.