Body treatments are essentially a facial for your whole body. It is just as important to cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin on your body as it is the skin of your face.
The most popular body treatment is a salt glow or sea-salt scrub. This is an exfoliating treatment that takes place on a massage table covered with a sheet and a large, thin piece of plastic.
As you lay on your stomach, the massage therapist rubs a mixture
of sea salt, oil, and aromatics like lemon into your skin. This
exfoliates the skin and leaves it feeling velvety soft.
Once your whole body is scrubbed, which takes maybe ten or fifteen
minutes, you shower it all off without soap, leaving a nice coating of
oil. It's an invigorating treatment, and it's a good idea to get your
scrub before your massage if you're having both.
Variations can come from the essential oils or scrub
materials: you might get an orange blossom/peppermint salt glow or a
cucumber salt glow, or a body scrub done with coffee grounds, finely
ground pecan shells or Napa Valley grape seeds.
A body mask and body wrap often takes place after a scrub. After
you rinse off the salt you return to the treatment table. If you're
slathered with mud, algae, or seaweed and wrapped in a thermal blanket,
it's a "detoxifying" treatment that stimulates your metabolic system,
speeding its ability to carry away waste products. If the product is
cream or lotion, it's a "hydrating" treatment.
A body wrap can also be a wrapping treatment used to treat
cellulite. It sometimes has a diuretic effect that aids in temporary
Creamy Body Butter
6 1/2 oz Mango Butter
2 oz Almond Oil
1/2 oz Soy oil (Buy at Grocery Store)
1 oz Virgin Olive Oil (Buy at Grocery Store)
1/2 to 3/4 tsp skin-safe fragrance or essential oil
2 four ounce salve jars
2 one ounce salve jars
Heat Mango Butter in a small pot first. Get it to 180 degrees and leave it at that temp for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, when it has cooled some then stir in the liquid oils, Vitamin E and scent. Pour in to jars, attach caps and refrigerate.
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