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 you start.
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 music.
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
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.
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
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 skin.
Honey and Almond Scrub
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.
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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