Make a date with yourself once a week to pamper yourself and indulge in life’s luxuries. Ideally, you should pick a time when you can be home alone and will not be disturbed. Turn off your phone. Turn on your senses. Beauty Night will not only pamper your body but pamper your soul as well. Pour yourself a glass of champagne and grab a box of Godiva chocolates. Beauty Night has arrived.
Ginger’s warming and soothing qualities make it a valuable ingredient in many beauty treatment recipes. It’s especially beneficial if you are feeling slightly run down as it stimulates circulation and helps to eliminate toxins. When used externally, the warming, stimulating properties of ginger make an invigorating bath. Ginger stimulates the circulation and has a spicy, exotic aroma; it also stimulates hair growth, alleviates dandruff, and boosts scalp’s circulation.
Only make as much as you need for one treatment, unless otherwise instructed. These recipes do not contain chemicals to prevent the natural ingredients from souring.
Ginger Bath Salts
2 c sea salt
1 c powdered milk
¼ c finely grated ginger
2 drop of eucalyptus essential oil
1 drop of rosemary essential oil
1 drop lemon essential oil
1 vitamin E capsule
Add all ingredients to a small bowl. Pierce the vitamin E capsule and let out the oil on top of the other ingredients. Mix well. Set mixture aside for a few minutes, then stir it again. Put the mix in a small jar with a tight lid to save for use later. To use now, fill the bathtub with warm water, pour in the ginger bath salts, and stir to be sure the essential oils are evenly mixed with the warm water. Soak and enjoy.
Ginger Scalp Conditioner
2 T ginger, finely grated
2 T olive oil
Combine ingredients. Massage the mixture into the scalp. Leave the ginger scalp conditioner in the hair for at least 25 minutes. Shampoo and rinse thoroughly.
1 piece of fresh ginger
Muslin or cotton bag
Grate the ginger and place in the muslin bag. Allow the bag to dangle under the running hot tap. Soak in an invigorating bath.
Ginger Hair Oil
1 t gingerroot, freshly grated
¼ c light sesame oil
Place the grated ginger into a piece of cheesecloth and gently squeeze ¼ t of its juice into the sesame oil. Mix the oil and juice together with a small whisk or fork until well blended. Massage into you scalp and leave on for 10 minutes before shampooing.
Ginger Soothing Skin Crème
4″ chunk of ginger
4 t jojoba oil
4 t sweet almond oil
4 t vitamin E oil (or Vitamin E capsules)
1 c cocoa butter
Turn the oven on the lowest possible setting. Grate ginger very fine. Squeeze the grated ginger with your fingers to extract ¼ t of juice. Put the ginger juice in an oven-proof container and add jojoba oil, almond oil, and vitamin E, piercing the end to push out the oil. Add cocoa butter. Place the container in the oven just long enough to melt the cocoa butter. Stir to mix the ingredients thoroughly. Put the Ginger Soothing Skin Crème in a small jar and secure the lid. Store in a dry, cool place, and use as needed.
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