There's nothing like starting your day with the smell of coffee brewing or fresh squeezed orange juice. Now you can awaken your senses with beauty products and recipes you can make in your own kitchen. Colleen Sullivan, beauty editor of Health magazine, has the details.
Do you love the smell of chocolate being baked? Or the scent of fresh brewed coffee in the morning? Beauty companies are banking on the fact that the answer is yes. This year they've launched entire lines of skin, hair and makeup products straight out of the produce section, bakery, candy store and more. Why? Consumers see food-inspired products — particularly those that contain vitamins and other healing or moisturizing ingredients — as a natural way to get the beauty benefits they want. They find that certain smells, like chocolate or vanilla, conjure up feel-good memories and emotions. Some of these scents may even fool your brain into thinking you've actually eaten the food.
Coffee Foot Exfoliator
1/4 cup sea salt1 tablespoon freshly ground coffee beans1 tablespoon ground vanilla beans1/4 cup olive oil1 pot of coffee, at room temperatureWhipped cream
How toIn one bowl, mix salt, coffee and vanilla beans, and oil. Set aside. Next, pour the coffee into a basin (add the whipped cream) and soak your feet for about 10 minutes. Take a scoop of the salt mixture and rub it over feet and calves, concentrating on callused areas. Rinse feet with warm water, and follow with a hydrating moisturizer
Citrus Facial Wash
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil3 tablespoons granulated brown sugar 2 tablespoons juice from your choice of citrus fruit (lemon, lime, grapefruit or orange)
How toCombine ingredients and apply to the skin in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.