Spa Day!

Good Morning All!

Today I would like to outline a few ideas for a mother-daughter spa day! Even if your daughter is younger, this can be loads of fun! Or if you want to spend a nice spa day with a girlfriend, aunt, cousin, whoever you choose, it’ll be great!  

First things first. Breakfast! Make a healthy breakfast to get you started. Here’s an easy and delicious recipe you’re both sure to enjoy! Serve with fresh fruit and coffee, tea or juice and Enjoy!

Tip: To make sure your spa day is as relaxing as possible, mix up this batter the day before and refrigerate. Then just stir, pour and cook the next morning.

 Pumpkin-Ginger Waffles

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter melted, slightly cooled

Directions:

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Remove 2 tablespoons of the flour mixture and toss with crystallized ginger in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Whisk eggs, buttermilk, pumpkin, sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Combine with flour mixture. Stir in butter and fold in reserved crystallized-ginger mixture. Do not over mix.
  3. Heat a waffle iron and make waffles, using about 1/2 cup batter per each one. Keep warm in 200°F oven, if desired.
  4. Enjoy!

Yields: Five 5-inch round waffles * Serving Size: 1 waffle

I highly doubt that any waffles will find themselves uneaten. But, in the unlikely event there are, place in a zip-lock baggie and pop ’em in the freezer to enjoy on another morning. Feel free to label the baggie “MINE” 🙂 YUM!

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After breakfast, you can have fun trying some or all of these great simple and very effective natural recipes!

Hand & Nail Treatment 

  • Wash and dry hands thoroughly.
  • Scrub dirty nails with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a paste made of 1 tablespoon baking soda and a few drops of water.
  • Shape with a file.
  • Brush cuticles with vitamin-E-rich oil, which helps heal and condition, and let sit for two minutes. With your finger, gently rub in oil, pushing cuticles back and exfoliating dead skin. Wash hands.
  • Massage 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil into hands. Dab off the excess with a clean towel. 
  • Gently buff nails with a three-sided buffer.

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Sweet Scrubbie Time: Face & Body Sugar Scrub

Super Simple Sugar Scrub

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Enough cold-pressed olive oil to dampen the mixture

Gently massage this exfoliating scrub all over your face and or body before you shower with a light soaping and rinse.

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Hair Remove Build-Up:

  • Mix a small palm-full of baking soda to your shampoo.
  • Wash and rinse as usual.  

Repair Hair Treatment:

INGREDIENTS (enough for 1 or 2 treatments, depending on the length and thickness of your hair)

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 5 drops essential oil (choose any you like)
  • 1 plastic bag / shower cap that can fit over your hair
  • Pour olive oil into a jar with a lid, then add essential oil. Put lid on jar and shake well to disperse the essential oil. Let sit for 24 hours in a cool, dark place. Shake again before use.
  • Rinse hair with warm water. Warm 1 tablespoon of oil treatment in the palms of your hands. Using your fingertips (not nails), gently massage the oil into the scalp in a circular motion. Repeat until the entire scalp has been massaged. Rub the ends of your hair with the remaining oil.
  • Place a plastic bag over your hair, secure by tying or with a hair clip or clothes pin, and allow the oil to remain for at least a half-hour. 
  • Rinse well, then shampoo as usual.  

Shiny & Bouncy Hair:

  • Pour one cup of beer into a glass and allow it to go flat and warm.
  • Shampoo and rinse hair as usual.
  • Pour the flat warm beer on your hair and work it through.
  • Rinse thoroughly with luke warm to cool water.

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Fabulous Feet Treat:

This super simple recipe is great to soothe tired feet, relieve aches and pains, deodorize as well as soften skin.

  • Add 1/2 cup of Epsom Salts to a large pan of very warm water.
  • Soak feet for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Rinse and pat dry.

Fabulous Additions:
Lime slices and mint leaves
Rose petals or lavender
Orange peel and rosemary sprigs
Dried seaweed and sea salt  (great detoxifiers)
A few drops of a favorite essential oil (most popular are peppermint and lavender)

Now that you look & feel great! Get dressed up and go out for a nice dinner! Have fun! 

Like I always say…*Everyday is a Gift! Unwrap like you MEAN IT!* 🙂

As always, if you do try any of the recipes or tips please let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment on the related blog post. Thanks!

All The Best To You!!!

~Patti (Yeshuazgirl)

Pumpkin-Ginger Waffles:Country Living Magazine 
Home Spa Recipes:Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living 
Shiny Bouncy Hair:Adapted from Surprising Uses For Beer by Melissa Breyer 
Olive Oil Hair Treatment:The Herbal Home Spa ~ Greta Breedlove (Storey Books)
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2 Responses to Spa Day!

  1. Aubrey says:

    Awesome blog! 🙂 We should do this one day mom 🙂 Keep up the awesome informative and fun bloging!

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