The Ardent Epicure

An Ode to the Pleasures of Food

Food for Beauty

Coffee body scrub
Love your morning cup in a whole new way…Coffee/caffeine is known to have antioxidant properties as well as tightening and firming qualities

What you will need:
3 tablespoons coffee grounds
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 - 1 teaspoon almond oil

Put it together:
Place brewed coffee grounds and sugar in a small bowl
Add just enough almond oil to hold mixture together
Use scrub right away to prevent oxidation
Scrub over body in shower, then rinse thourouly

Honey milk bath
Honey and Milk both posses’ antimicrobial and cleansing properties
 Said to be enhanced when the two are taken together
What you will need:
1 tablespoon lavender flowers, dried
1 tablespoon chamomile flowers, dried
1 tablespoon mint leaves, dried
1 1/2 cups cream or milk
1 1/2 cups Honey

Put it together:
Process lavender, chamomile and mint f in a blender, until powdery
Blend together powder, cream and honey in a glass bowl, mix well
Keep in a jar covered up to 1 week in the refrigerator

Deep conditioner

Avocado is easily absorbed into hair, and has wonderful emollient properties
Along with egg, creating a deep penetrating conditioning treatment

What you will need:
1 peeled avocado, mashed
1 egg yolk
1 cup Coconut milk

Put it together:
Mix avocado with a bit of coconut milk in a small bowl
Place bowl over boiling water to warm
Remove bowl and add egg yolk, mix well
Massage into hair then rap hair in a hot towel for approximately 15 minutes
Shampoo and rinse

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