Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Aromatherapy + Herbal Hand & Nail Soak

A warm herbal soak with fragrant essential oils softens your hands and makes it easy to shape up your nails and cuticles.

2 tablespoons calendula flowers
2 tablespoons chamomile flowers
1 teaspoon almond oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops frankincense essential oil

1. Make a strong herbal tea by pouring 4 cups boiling water over calendula and hamomile flowers. Allow to steep until com­fortably warm, and strain into a bowl large enough to hold both of your hands.

2. Add almond oil and lavender and frankincense essential oils.

3. Soak your hands in the warm bath for 10 minutes. Push back your cuticles with an orangewood stick while your hands are damp.
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