Recipes for Relaxation

Almond Rose Massage Oil
1/2 cup almond oil1 teaspoon essential rose oil

Mix and store in an amber or blue glass bottle away from the hot steam of the bathroom.

Sugar Exfoliating Face Mask
2 tablespoons organic sugar3 tablespoons warm water

Completely dissolve the sugar in the warm water. Gently pat over face. Leave on 15 minutes or until dry. Wash off gently using a washcloth and warm water.

Lemon Almond Body Scrub
1/2 cup sea salt
1/2 cup almond oil1 teaspoon lemon zest

Combine all ingredients and store in a glass jar with a lid – away from the hot steam of your bathroom. Using a washcloth, rub the scrub onto your skin in a circular motion. Rinse off in the shower.

Elizabeth Edwards is managing editor at Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.[email protected]

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