At-Home Spa Treatments

Going to the spa is good for both the body and mind, but it’s often hard to find the time and money to get there. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to enjoy spa treatments in the comfort of your own home – and for a lot less. These 3 treatments alone will save you hundreds of dollars, and they’ll make you look and feel great.

At-Home Spa Treatments

Red Grape Face Mask

The grapes and cranberries have vitamins A and C, which help guard against sun damage. Additionally, this mask may help reverse some discoloration from aging.


Ingredients

1 cup seedless red grapes

1 cup fresh cranberries

2 tsp grapefruit juice

1 envelope unflavored gelatin

Directions

Mash up and mix ingredients together by hand or in a blender until it becomes a paste. Chill for 45 minutes until it thickens. Let it sit for 10 minutes and apply to clean skin. Leave it on for 15 minutes and clean off with warm water.

Skin Exfoliating Scrub

Sugar scrubs are more gentle than other scrubs, and they exfoliate without damaging your skin – keeping it smooth and moisturized.

Ingredients

1 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup almond oil

1 tsp liquid vitamin E

1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

Combine ingredients, adding in sugar last. Use in the shower and apply in a circular motion.

Milk and Honey Bath

This foot bath is perfect to soothe tired and sore feet. The milk helps replenish dry skin and reduce irritation, and the cinnamon helps stimulate circulation.

Ingredients

3-5 tbsp honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 cup orange juice

1 cup whole milk


Directions

Mix ingredients. Fill tub with warm water and stir in the mixture. Let your feet soak for 10-15 minutes.

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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