Heat up Your Relationship - Have a Pampering Day
Contributed by: Tracie Johansen
Would you like to put a little romance back in your relationship? Why not spend a day pampering each other.
Start off with a nice bubble bath with lots of candles
and do a complete spa treatment, "Couples Style".
Got kids? Make a deal with one of your friends or neighbors
to swap kids for a day. You take their kids for one day and
they take yours the next. This way both couples can have a
romantic spa day.
Let's get started. Be sure to have everything already set up.
Have lots of candles, make the sensuous soothing total body
treatments below. This will take about an hour. Oh! Very
important. You may want to Shave your legs and such before
Now send the kids to the neighbors. Turn off the phone. Put
a do not disturb sign on your door and turn on your favorite
Here are the recipes. Be sure to get them all made in advance.
Start off with a nice soothing bath by candle light.
Homemade Bubble Bath
- 1 quart Water
- 1 Bar castille soap - grated
- 2 oz Glycerine
- 2 oz Coconut oil
- 15-20 drops of your favorite essential oils
Grate 1 bar of castille soap into 1 quart of water, warm water
helps dissolve the soap faster. Allow the soap and water to
mix well so that you have a liquid soap solution. Next add
glycerine, coconut oil and essential oils and mix. Pour
1/4 -1/2 cup under running water and jump in.
While your in the bath wash each others hair with this fabulous
conditioning shampoo. Spoil your partner by Massaging The Scalp
Use pressure point massage whenever you apply shampoos or
conditioners. This will soothe nerves, reduce tense scalp
muscles, and increase the circulation to the scalp promoting
the natural hair growth.
Slide the fingertips through hair, starting at the temples
Press gently and rotate to loosen scalp Slide fingers to the
top of head & back to the back of the head.
Finish, slowly rotating fingertips around the front hair line.
Repeat the process for two to three minutes, as time allows.
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 Tbs. Castile soap
- 1/2 cup water or herbal tea
- 5 Drops of essential oil of your choice (optional)
Combine all in blender and whip until smooth. Shampoo
with mixture using warm, not hot water for the shampoo
and rinse. Store any remaining shampoo in the
refrigerator for use the next day.
Give each other a complete facial.
First wash each others face with a gentle face cleaner then
use this aromatic facial rinse.
Rosemary Chamomile Facial Rinse
- 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
- 2 tablespoons dried chamomile flowers
- 4 cups water
Boil all ingredients for 15 minutes. Strain, retain liquid,
cool and put in container. Wipe liquid over face, let remain
for 5 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
Follow up with a soothing facial mask.
Avocado Honey Mask
Peel and slice avocado. Puree with honey. Pat it gently to
the face and continue patting until the mask feels extremely
tacky to the touch. Relax and leave the mask on 5-10 mins.
Rinse with warm water.
Next wash each other from head to toe with a beauty bar to
soften skin. Now follow with this skin softening exfoliater.
Rub it all over each other to remove all that dead sun beaten
Honey and Almond Scrub
- 1 small jar of Cold cream
- 3 tablespoon Honey
- 5 tablespoons slivered almonds
Whirl slivered almonds in a blender pour into a small jar and
mix with cold cream and honey. Smooth onto body in circular
motion for 1-2 minutes and rinse off.
Now turn on the shower and rinse off completely. We still have
more fun to go.
Next comes the really fun part the total body massage. Make this
Luxurious Bath Oil Treatment and massage it from head to toe on
your partner. Be sure you each get a turn.
Turn the lights down low, turn on some soft music, light a
few aromatherapy candles and set the mood for total relaxation.
Luxurious Bath Oil Treatment
This recipe makes about 1 3/4 cups of bath oil.
- 10 vitamin E caps (prick with a pin and squeeze out the oil)
- 1/2 cup Sweet Almond Oil
- 1/4 cup Castor Oil
- 1 cup of Sunflower Oil
- 30-50 drops of fragrance oil depending upon particular oils used, you may use more or less.
Blend the oils and fragrance together. Place the oils into a
glass container with tight fitting lid and tip back and forth
everyday for a week to blend. Open the jar after each blending
and make any necessary fragrance adjustments. Pour into a fancy
or decorated bottle and use as needed.
Don't You Feel Great? What you do for the rest of the day is
completely up to you. I am sure you can figure it out.
© 2002 Tracie Johansen.
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