When I think of my Mom, I think of long walks, pampering moments, sewing projects, cooking, snuggling and hours spent just talking and being close. As a little girl, I felt so loved and cherished and I owe it all to her.
This year, in honor of my mother and with great gratitude for all that she has given me I have created some very special Mother'sDay packages filled with the very best products. I have even included one my mother and I used to make together.
Cold Cream was originally developed by Galen, a second century greek physician. One of Galen's roles was to take care of the gladiators and their wounds after battle. He developed many healing remedies, including an ointment of fat and water that worked brilliantly. Galen's ointment, which he called Cold Cream contained olive oil, water, beeswax and rose petals. I recreated an mineral oil-free version of this product. It is an excellent cream for the over fifty.
To make this effective product I first melt beeswax, safflower oil and sweet almond oil together. I add aloe vera to the mixture by a dropper and whisk between drops. The true magic occurs when I add in a few drops of rose water and my very special 4 NB blend of ingredients. I stir with purpose by hand and voila!
It is best to keep this cold cream in the refrigerator. The effect is quite refreshing and very soothing to the skin - perfect for hot summer evenings when your skin can benefit from a true moisture boost and refreshing treat -Shelf life 1 year
Vital Essence Serum is a mixture of Jojoba oil that has been infused with Linden Flower and Argon oil, Grapefruit seed oil and Buckthorn extract, It is a fantastic 2 minute facial massage treatment. I use this serum every other night followed with repair.
If your family is looking for a special little something to get you this Mother's Day have them contact me. I have the perfect Mother's Day package that will make anyone look refreshed and vibrant-something tired moms yearn for.
Fun At home treatments to do with your mother or daughter try some of these home remedies - my little gift to you. I have enjoyed these remedies with my own daughter and mother. I bet you will too!
Strawberry Facial Masque: Mash strawberries (can mix with milk) and apply it like a mask to your face and neck area. Leave on for 15 minutes then rinse with warm water.
Sugar Scrub: So easy to make at home. Mix together 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup of grapeseed oil and few drops of essential oil. Massage on face and body. Rinse with warm water.
Coffee Body Scrub: A great way to wake up in the shower. Mix together 4 Tablespoons of used coffee grounds and 1 Tablespoon of sea salt. Use this within 20 minutes (before the coffee oxidizes.
MOTHERS DAY GIFT CERTIFICATES
For a great spa facial
or a body treatment
to treat yourself or someone you love try Penelope and the Beauty Bar at the Fairmount Hotel
. They offer great facial and body treatment packages
- perfect for Mother's Day.
Until next time,