Luxuriate: Your Word for Today!

Oh, the joys of being very young.  You know, the age where someone puts you into the bath with your toys, dresses you in flannel pajamas, and tucks you in with a warm glass of milk while rubbing your back and maybe singing a lullaby.  We were taken care of like precious gems and then we took care of our children that way.

As we get older we have no one to do that for us – we have to pamper ourselves if we want pampering!  But we are busy.  We are so busy that we plan to do something nice for ourselves and then we get in a hurry and just don’t get around to it.  Sometimes the most we can do is grab a piece of chocolate on our way out the door or a glass of wine.

Well, stop that right now.   Pick an evening this week, or next week at the very latest.  Schedule nothing from 7:00 PM onward.  Eat light, a little fish or chicken and a salad or vegetable.  Then make yourself a Mango Madness Smoothie for a light dessert:

In a blender combine –

  • 1 peeled and chopped ripe mango
  • 1/2 cup of lowfat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 2 Tablespoons of honey or other sweetener
  • 4 ripe strawberries

Blend until smooth and creamy!

Now, set that aside and pour yourself a bubble bath.  Make the water warm – not too hot- and use a foaming bath oil with NO SLS in it.  Get out your biggest, fluffiest towels, tie your hair on top of your head with a ribbon and put your Mango Madness Smoothie next to the tub.  Slide into the tub slowly and take a deep cleansing breath.  Believe it or not, this does not just make you feel wonderful.  A healthy meal, a warm bath, cleansing breaths all contribute to your general health including that of your skin.  And need I tell you how important being happy is to your well-being?  I didn’t think so.

As you sip your smoothie, and then towel dry, don’t forget to moisturize after your bath.  An all-body moisturizer with shea butter and aloe vera is the best.  If it also has hyaluronic acid your skin is in for a treat.  Naturally we recommend Mango Madness Body Cream with Shea Butter for the most indulgent treatment you can offer your skin!