I know most people love a long, hot bath. And believe me when I say I used to - when Sylvia Plath described having the water so hot that when you first get in your body mistakes it for cold - I did that. My joy was to be in a bath as hot as I could stand with bubbles up to the brim.
But when I became ill I couldn't tolerate the heat anymore, nor get in and out safely.
Washing, bathing, showering all became tiresome chores. I wanted to reclaim them, so we invented the Sunday Night Beauty Rituals - watch the video to find out more.
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Grace's Beauty Ritual Recipes:
Easy Deep Conditioner
Need: a bottle of your favourite conditioner (I use an organic natural one), and a can of coconut milk.
How to: Open the can and scoop out the coconut cream that's on the top. Stir it in a bowl with a little of the water from the can until it is smooth and creamy. Mix about half a cup of conditioner into the bowl (depending on the length of your hair) and stir everything until it is combined. Scoop some up in your hands, and beginning at the ends of your hair, massage it in. Keep going until you reach the roots and add any extra mixture where you think you need it. Tie your hair up and give everything a good massage, imagine you are trying to squeeze the mixture into your hair. Rest for 20 minutes or so - make sure you lie on a towel!
Scrubbly Face Masque
Need: ground flax, sundried green clay, water, avocado, a fresh aloe vera leaf.
How to: Open the aloe vera leaf and (have checked you aren't sensitive to it) rub it over your face. Rub in gentle upward motions gently smoothing. Mix a tablespoon of dried flax, one of clay into a cup. Cut and mash half the avocado. Add water to your clay/flax mixture, enough to make a paste. Stir this into the avocado. Either put it on your face as it is, or add a little more water if you'd like a thinner masque. Leave on for 15 mins or so. When you remove it, wet it with water and use the flax as an exfoliator, then wipe off with a damp muslin cloth.
Kissed By Angels Face Cream
This is such a delightful moisturiser and it's so easy to make.
Get the glass jar you are going to store it in and wash and dry it well. Put it in the oven on the lowest heat with the door open a little until it's bone dry.
Need: coconut butter, sweet almond oil, vanilla bean, geranium essential oil.
How To: Fill the jar up with coconut oil - don't push it down, just scoop it in roughly. Put it in a bowl/cup of warm water - it's a basic and easy bain marie. When the coconut is melted you can pour in almond oil until the jar is full. Add a drop of geranium (optional) or a little bruised vanilla bean. Let it cool. Once it has cooled enough to be whiteish but still liquid you can whip it with a fork or a mini whisk. This creates a gorgeous texture. Just keep stirring until it's thickened and you can't stir anymore. Or let it cool and use it as it is. Apply in your beauty rituals straight after the face masque.