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Seasonal Relief: A Capricorn Skin & Joint Soak

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It’s the last day of Capricorn Season, a time when skin, bones and joints have taken a beating from the now frigid air and stresses of wrapping up yearly achievements, and the large mountains of successes climbed. It’s a season of very dedicated efforts at work and in the many festivities that Christmas and New Year’s bring.

Today is a perfect day to release and wind down from this busy time—and we have just the soothing remedy. Treat yourself to our bath soak recipe, designed to soften your skin, bring down joint inflammation and boost properties needed for bone and cartilage building. These are aspects of our bodies that Capricorn rules, making it a fitting day to let the stresses of the seasons go, and luxuriate in a warm bath filled with TLC for these areas.

Capricorn’s Skin, Bone & Joint—Rose Soak:
o 1 bunch of roses (some petals mixed into the milk powder and the rest of the rose heads tossed in the tub – moisturinzing and anti-bacterial)
o 1 1/2 cups powdered milk (the lactic acid exfoliates and softens the skin)
o 1/2 cup epsom salt (magnesium sulfate helps bones mineralize and eases joint pain)
o 1/2 cup honey (moisturizing and anti-aging properties for skin)
o 1/4 cup coconut oil (softens skin with anti-microbial and anit-inflammatory properties)
o 1 tsp each freshly grated turmeric and ginger (these both help joint inflammation)
o A squirt of any citrus (vitamin C is the foundation of major components in cartilage)
o A few sprigs of eucalyptus is optional for a cooling sensation
o red food coloring (optional for a pink hue)

Mix the rose petals, milk powder, salt, turmeric and ginger in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the honey, coconut oil and citrus.

Draw a hot bath and pour the contents of each bowl into the tub. Stir with your hand until the milk powder is dissolved and the rest of the ingredients are well mixed. Toss the rose heads and Eucalyptus sprigs in the the tub and add a few drops of red food coloring, should you want a lovely and soft, pink tone to your soak.

Light some candles for a little extra ambiance. Tomorrow is a new season, with fresh Aquarius energy and different focuses. But let today be about release and ease-ing up. We all deserve a day of reprieve at the end of each zodiac season—especially after the task-master Capricorn one!

CREDITS

Art Direction & Words: Allie Couch of Cosmo Muse

Styling & Model: Lauren Brady of Saucy and Kitsch

Photography: Britt Chudleigh of Britt Chudleigh Photgraphy

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