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peppermint pinwheel foot massage lotion


A Week of Valentine Treats ~ Day Six from page 56 of my book, Chin Deep in Bubbles ~ Little Luxuries for Every Day I’m back with another treat, Lovelies! This lotion is so great for foot massages. Mix the following ingredients together in a small bowl and use as foot massage lotion or as…

Sandbar Footsie Treatment


Here’s one of my favorite summertime spa treatments. This one was published in my first book, “Chin Deep in Bubbles” on page 58. An exfoliating, smoothing treatment for your feet: Combine 1/2 cup beach sand (or play sand), 1 Tablespoon sea salt, and 1/2 cup olive oil in a big basin. Put your feet in…

Rose Petal Dream Bath


“This is la vie en rose…” ~ Edith Piaf It doesn’t get much easier than this! Just sprinkle fresh rose petals into your bath water before you bathe. Light some candles, sip wine or tea, nibble chocolates, and listen to relaxing music while looking at your favorite magazines. Instant spa! Enjoy! ~Melissa

Frugal Home Spa : Brown Sugar & Coconut Body Glow


Fresh coconut gently exfoliates, and brown sugar gives your skin an even deeper exfoliating treatment without being too harsh or abrasive. Combine: 1 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup grated coconut 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted OR 1/4 cup creme de coconut 1 Tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil 10 drops coconut perfume oil…

Frugal Bath & Beauty: Easy Exfoliating Treatment


This is one of my favorite quick spa “fixes” that is a piece of cake to prepare at home. Just before you get in the shower or bath tub, combine a couple tablespoons of your favorite shower gel with a teaspoon of dry cornmeal. Pour on a loofah or exfoliating scrunchie sponge. Shower as usual.…

Frugal Bath & Beauty : Green Goddess Avocado Mask


This recipe was originally published in my second book, “Welcome Home” on page 77. Renew your skin for spring! Avocados are rich in natural fats and emollients that will leave your face soft and dewy fresh… Combine: 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato 1 whole mashed avocado 3 Tablespoons honey Massage mixture…

Frugal Bath & Beauty: Vinegar Rinse


photograph by Melissa Placzek Spring Spa Tip from Melissa Placzek’s book “Chin Deep in Bubbles” Copyright 2001-FairWinds Press Well, it seems that spring is almost here (I’m trying to ignore all of the snow that recently got dumped on us.) Time to bring your hair and skin out of hibernation. I’m sure you’ve noticed that…