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Spanista Rosemary Refresh Cooler, Summer Self Care Recipe


New Spanista Self Care Recipe, Rosemary Refresh Cooler. Rosemary Essential Oil from Aveda Salons. Fresh Rosemary sprigs from Whole Foods. Floral Towels by Donna Karan, a personal summer favorite from my seasonal collection. White bowl is a treasure from a Scandanavian Boutique. Fern Print from Crate and Barrel.

Dear Wellness Seekers,

Spanista Rosemary Refresh Cooler, Summer Self Care Recipe maybe a welcome experience especially when the heat index lingers above 100 degrees for a few days. As promised here is the way to bring it to life.

Picking up where we left off in yesterday’s post, I suggest preparing some things a few hours ahead of time, so when the mood strikes you can easily slip into the Self Care Moment.

Staging the Spanista Rosemary Refresh Cooler Facial Experience starts with a few simple steps:

In a medium size bowl that can hold cool water and eventually several layers of ice cubes as a bed, start by  filling it with cool water. Add several sprigs of Rosemary plant from Whole Foods into small pieces along with 3 ample drops of Rosemary from Aveda. Swish and let sit for about 15 minutes. Come back to immerse 3 face cloths in the liquid and wring each slightly so water no longer drips fluidly. Open the wash cloths to lay flat. Add three small sprigs and three drops of oil over the face cloths then roll up rather loosely and evenly. They should hold a tube shape. Put them in a plastic bag and pop them into the frig. Pour out water but keep remaining sprigs to reuse. Take ice and layer in the base of the bowl to the top. Sprinkle in some sprigs but hold some for adding later. Add a few drops of Rosemary over the ice. Put the bowl in the freezer until ready to use.

When you are ready to indulge in Self Care Time, start with getting the foot bath going and prep your small cooler with some ice to set at the spot your will relax. Use the ice as your see fit  in your spa experience. Be creative.

Rosemary Refresh Foot Bath Cooler: Fill your wash basin with cool water. Add Rosemary leaves and 6 large drops of Rosemary Essential Oil. Swish the water to disperse the oil. While the Rosemary is penetrating the foot bath water head to the frig to take out your face cloths and add them to your small bowl full of ice. Add some cubes and fresh sprigs and bring it to your special spot. Also bring the essential oil bottle along. Take to your spot. Add some ice cubes to the foot bath and swish. Then set the bowl of wash clothes in the cooler.

Ready To Indulge Yourself?  Put one foot in and swish three times in one direction and then put in the other foot and do the same. Create a ritual of your own here – focus on the feeling. You can take your feet in and out and repeat then bring them to rest in the bath when you get comfortable with the temperature. Breath deeply 3 times to take in the healing power of the Rosemary with the essential oil bottle open and to your nose. Also I like to put some on my wrist for a quick hit and breath in three times with my eyes closed.

Now take out the first face cloth and partially unfold.  Lean back with the cool clothe over your eyes. Inhale with 3 deep breaths. Relax your body. Breath. Allow your feet to swirl in the water and then rest. Replace the face cloth with a fresh one when ever you want to cool the eyes and face. Enjoy the feeling. The peacefulness comes – let go and allow it to come to you. When ready wrap your feet in the towel and stay restful – then enjoy the last Rosemary face cloth by laying it over your eyes.

A Spanista Stat: Did you know that Scientists find that sniffing Rosemary can increase memory by 75%?  Allow yourself time for an immediate nap if you are so inclined – you will feel relaxed, focused but clear-headed so pick a theme you wish to dream about and set yourself off for a short sleep. You may wake up in a new state of mind feeling a sweet contentment because you took the time to enjoy summers glory – a special time just for you. Now you are in a frame of mind to enjoy a lovely evening.

If you were inspired to try this Spanista Self Care Recipe. Do find time for you to enjoy the last days of summer.

Do you have a favorite last days of summer ritual?

To Your Self Care Journey To Joy,


Spanista Founder & Self Care Advocate

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