by Margot White Wednesday, January 20
Too cold to head outside? Trying to stick to a budget? Concerned about the safety of the products your local spa uses? We have some great ideas and products to turn your bathroom into your own non-toxic home spa retreat. And - you'll have enough product to do it all over again next week without having to book an appointment or get a babysitter!
Step 1. Draw the bath
While that water is running add 2 scoops of our favorite bath soak - Biggs and Featherbelle Muscle Soothing Soak. Honestly, we don't know how we ever survived before this stuff came to The Choosy Chick. It contains mineral rich sea salts to release toxins, epsom salt and warming ginger to ease aches and pains. The vitamin and mineral rich alfalfa soothes muscles and the lavender, clary sage and marjoram relax and ease tension to fill your bathroom with a lovely aroma that will linger a bit...
Step 2. Apply your facial mask
In the winter skin is exceptionally dry. We recommend Kimberly Sayer's Hydrating Anti-oxidant Facial Mask for dry, sensitive and mature skin. Made with certified organic ingredients this age-defying LEAVE-ON treatment tightens, firms and hydrates skin, leaving it soft and supple. No rinsing necessary!
Step 3. Deep condition winter dry hair
Ahnesti's rich Integriti Replenishing Conditioner adds intense shine (clinically-demonstrated 20% improvement) and humidity control without leaving behind a filmy residue. Rich emollients and a gentle balance of protein will create strength, leaving seriously dehydrated hair soft and healthy. Ahnesti replaces silicone, dimethicone, cyclomethicone and cyclopentasiloxane (found in 99% of hair formulas) with an eco-certified, biodegradable, plant-based smoother that reduces breakage and leaves hair easy to comb, healthy and brilliant.
Directions to use as deep conditioning treatment: Apply conditioner to clean, wet hair. Leave on while soaking in the tub or up to 30 minutes. You can apply a shower cap (or recycle a plastic bag) to hold in heat. Alternatively, if used out of the tub, you may apply low heat for added moisture. Rinse throughly. For more moisture, let conditioner dry into hair and leave in for a day or two, then shampoo and condition as usual. Use weekly for extremely damaged or over-processed hair until it has been restored to a healthy state, or monthly treatments to maintain the health and strength of normal to dry hair.
Step 4: Don't forget your feet!
While you probably haven't seen those feet close up for a while now with cooler temps - don't neglect! Use an exfoliating scrub on your feet and follow with Mint Your Feet Foot Balm by Kosmatology. Massage a small amount into heels and desired areas and leave on overnight. For added overnight moisture retention, put your socks on afterwards. Your feet will thank you!