Morning Coffee – time to rejuvenate and rehydrate my skin

I wrote a post about this ages ago, but decided today that anything worth doing, is worth doing again. And yesterday I treated myself to just this concept, making the time to make my luscious coffee scrub again. This time of year, dark, dank and muddy for us, just begged me to cheer myself up with this treat. My skin has been feeling so dry, what with the heating on and lots of wool clothing, so needs must, and my goodness I feel rejuvenated, rehydrated and ready to take on the rest of winter. Continue reading

Point of Perspicacity – Itchy Soap

If you find you itch after a shower, particularly if you take a shower before going to bed, and particularly if its your shins that itch – change your soap.  I discovered that most soaps contain sodium in them (e.g. salt) of various forms; sodium palmate, sodium tallowate, sodium cocoate…  Next time you buy soap, look for a soap without ‘sodium x’.

Hint: if it is proving difficult to find a soap without sodium, even amongst the expensive, organic and ‘healthy’ soaps, search predominantly amongst goat’s milk. It’s about the only place I have found soaps without salt.

If you fancy having a go at making your own; Little House Living offers clear instructions on making your own soap.

Point of Perspicacity – Take a Nap

Naps are amazing things. They rejuvenate, help you feel rested, and feel wonderfully decadent. What’s not to like? The trick is 20 minutes only. It doesn’t matter if you sleep, doze or simply mull through your thoughts. Close your eyes, take 20 minutes and enjoy the results.

Why only 20 minutes? Because beyond that you go into a deeper sleep, the sort you wake up groggy from. So set a gentle alarm, and if you then need another 20 minutes, take it.