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Treat yourself to a sunshine spa treatment

Sudbury Living Magazine January 18, 2016 Health/Beauty/Active Lifestyles, Lifestyle No Comments


(NC) Winter days are short, cold and dreary, meaning that many of us experience changes in our mood and energy levels. While you’re cooped up in the house this winter, trust the natural abilities of citrus to transform your hibernation habitat into a spa fit to fight the gloomy winter. Relax and let citrus provide a full-sensory experience sure to lower stress and refresh the senses.

Facial Steam

Citrus offers stress reduction, nausea prevention, and improvement of memory and digestion with this recipe.

What you need:

• 1 large bowl

• 1 large bath towel

• 4 cups boiling water

• 1 sliced  lemon

• 1 handful of mint leaves


Add boiling water, Sunkist lemon slices, and mint leaves to a large bowl. Place a bath towel over your head and lower your face over the bowl. Breathe deeply for seven to 10 minutes, allowing the aroma of the mint and lemon to calm your senses, remove impurities and open breathing passages during cold and flu season.

Grapefruit Body Scrub

This superfood can beautify you inside and out. Grapefruit contain phytonutrients that function as antioxidants, protecting you from free radicals that damage skin cells and lead to signs of aging.


• 3/4 cup organic sugar

• 1/4 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

• 1/4 cup grapeseed oil

• 1 tablespoon honey


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Apply to hands or body by dipping a sliced grapefruit in the grapefruit sugar mixture. In addition to the massaging skin benefits, the grapefruit will also work to brighten nails.

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