Coliseum Health System - February 05, 2019

A day at a salon or spa is an expensive treat, but you can give yourself the royal treatment at home for next to nothing.

Relax in an oatmeal-milk bath: Mix ½ cup baking soda, 1 cup dry milk powder and 1⁄3 cup oatmeal in blender. Add 1 cup to hot bath water and save the rest for later. Turn on some music, light a few aromatherapy candles and settle in for a soak.

Try a moisturizing hair treatment: Mash a ripe avocado with two tablespoons of honey. Apply to dry or slightly damp hair and leave in for 20 minutes. Rinse well and shampoo as usual.

Give yourself a facial: You can find recipes online for homemade scrubs and masks that use ingredients in your pantry such as honey, sugar and olive oil.

Finish up your day with a light meal and, if you like, pour yourself a glass of wine or an ice-cold beer. Ahh, now that's a perfect day.

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