The goods

The best at-home spa treat­ments to help you de-stress

Hartford Courant (Sunday) - - Living - By Deb­bie Carl­son | Chicago Tri­bune

Don’t be so cal­lus

Do your heels need a lit­tle pam­per­ing? Deb­o­rah Lipp­mann’s Get Off Cal­lus Re­mover is blended with ex­fo­lia­tors, in­clud­ing lac­tic acid, gly­colic acid and sal­i­cylic acid to break down thick­ened skin to soften cal­luses, re­duce corns and pre­vent rough­ness. $38,


Rise up

Want to just lie low af­ter run­ning so many miles? Use Pur­soma’s Res­ur­rec­tion Bath Soak to reawaken. Made from wild har­vested At­lantic kelp and or­ganic green al­gae to hydrate, soften and smooth the skin. French gray sea salt re­plen­ishes elec­trolytes. 283 grams for $36,

Scrub away

The Dead Sea salts in Shiffa’s Basil and Mint Body Scrub will deeply ex­fo­li­ate and cleanse skin, help­ing you rub away any stress col­lected while pound­ing the pave­ment. Shiffa means “to heal” in Ara­bic, and the ex­fo­liant stim­u­lates and im­proves blood cir­cu­la­tion, while the blend of pure or­ganic pep­per­mint, hazel­nut, grape­fruit and basil oils leaves the skin feel­ing smooth and nour­ished. This for­mula is par­tic­u­larly good for peo­ple look­ing to detox, tar­get cel­lulite, hydrate dry skin and ease mus­cle pain. $91, shop.nord­

Power trio

Milk + Honey’s trio of Bath & Body Oil, No. 18; Mus­cle Soak, No. 18; and Ar­nica Balm will get your limbs back in shape. The No. 18 blend in­cludes eu­ca­lyp­tus, ar­nica, rose­mary and sweet mar­jo­ram, which eases sore joints and mus­cles while smelling good, too. Mus­cle Soak, $16; Bath &

Body Oil, $24; Ar­nica Balm, $16; milka­nd­honey .com

Step out

Take care of your toot­sies with Ahava Min­eral Foot Cream. A blend of nat­u­ral plant ex­tracts, the cream con­tains sweet al­mond and jo­joba oils to smooth, aloe vera to soothe and tea tree leaf oil for an­tibac­te­rial and an­ti­fun­gal prop­er­ties. $23,

Deca­dent re­fresh

The mois­tur­iz­ing body and bathing oil from Czech & Speake fea­tures the la­bel’s “No.88” scent made of berg­amot, gera­nium and san­dal­wood. The shaker bot­tle dis­trib­utes just the right amount. Use on damp skin af­ter show­er­ing, or cou­ple it with a steam bath for a more po­tent dose. Suit­able for all skin types. $108, mr­

Calm down

Mauli Rit­u­als’ ther­a­peu­tic bath salts will help you un­wind af­ter a long day. It’s a blend of Hi­malayan pink salts with 13 oils in­clud­ing lime, laven­der, san­dal­wood, frank­in­cense and jas­mine, and pow­dered rose quartz crys­tals. $60,







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