DIY Apple Cider Body Soak
Apple cider isn’t just for sipping this time of year. (Though you should definitely do that!) It’s also for beautifying!
If you’re lucky enough to be near (or able to plan a trip to!) Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, New York, you can indulge in a slew of apple cider-infused spa treatments, each capped off with a glass of warm apple cider. (In case you needed more reason to swoon, there’s an Apple Cider Masque and Massage Body Treatment that includes a masque and wrap formulated with mineral clays from the Canadian seas, iced cider, and apple cider vinegar and a rebalancing scalp and full body massage with an apple extract-infused body crème!)
Not able to swing a trip to the Adirondacks? Well, consider yourself lucky that you’ve landed at TheBeautyBean where, if we had a middle name, it would be DIY!
Sure, it’s a challenge to DIY a body wrap and massage without a willing masseuse, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the apple cider treatment at home (and solo!).
While the Apple Cider Soak at Whiteface Lodge includes soaking in the spa’s hydrotherapy tub with Dead Sea salts and mineral crystals, which, along with the apple cider, help to draw out toxins and impurities from deep in the body, renew muscle strength, and boost cellular repair; for a fraction of the $65 you can come pretty close to recreating this spa treatment at home thanks to Mark Lumpkin, the spa director at The Spa at Whiteface Lodge, who has provided some tips for recreating The Spa’s Apple Cider Soak at home.
How To DIY An Apple Cider Body Soak
What You Need:
- Apple Cider Vinegar (organic, if available)
- Dead sea salt (finer grain is better and dissolves more quickly; once opened, store it in an airtight container)
Fill the home foot bath with hot water about ¾ full and add ½ cup of dead sea salt. Stir until the salt is dissolved. Add 1-2 cups of apple cider vinegar.
Essential oils can also be added for an aromatherapy factor. Rose, lavender, calendula, wintergreen and peppermint oils are nice choices.
Soak feet for up to 20 minutes.
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