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Signature Services: Eggnog Pedicure

by Tracy Rubert | November 16, 2015

Idunn Salon and Spa, Seattle

Idunn Salon and Spa, Seattle

Shopping List
o Idunn Milk and Honey Foot Bath
o Idunn Tamarind Cuticle Remover/Callus Softener
o Idunn Eggnog Lotion
o Idunn Eggnog Scrub
o Base coat, polish, and top coat

*See recipes at the bottom.

1. Prepare the Milk and Honey Foot Bath, and include a cinnamon stick and a clove-studded rind of orange. Sprinkle a small amount of ground nutmeg over the surface of the soak. Allow the client to soak her feet for five to 10 minutes. Remove the feet from the foot bath and dry them with a towel.

2. Apply the Tamarind Cuticle Remover/Callus Softener to both feet. Apply the Eggnog Lotion to the right foot; place into a boot liner and bootie to keep it warm and soft.

3. Begin working on the left foot; trim and shape the nails, and push back and trim cuticles where necessary. Apply the Eggnog Lotion to this foot and place it into a boot liner and bootie.

4. Remove the boot liner and bootie from the right foot. Begin working on this foot by first filing calluses. Follow up by trimming and shaping the nail and pushing back and trimming the cuticles.


5. Use one tablespoon of Eggnog Scrub to gently exfoliate the right foot and leg up to the knee. Remove the scrub with steam towel.

6. Using approximately one teaspoon of Eggnog Lotion, massage the right foot and leg up to the knee. Re-cover foot with bootie and liner.

7. Remove the left foot from bootie and liner and file calluses. Repeat steps 5 and 6 (scrub and massage).



8. Wipe the excess lotion from the legs and feet. Apply a base coat, polish color, and top coat.

Price: $70

Tweak this Recipe: Use an alternate name, such as Holiday Cheer Pedicure. Offer the client an ice-cold glass of eggnog dusted with nutmeg.  

Idunn Salon and Spa Recipes:

Eggnog Scrub

1\2 cup Turbinado sugar

2 TBS dry milk powder

1 tsp Ground Nutmeg

1\8 tsp cinnamon

1\8 tsp ground clove

( Oils by weight)

1 ounce melted coconut oil

1 ounce Jojoba oil

In a small bowl, mix all dry ingredients together, Turbinado sugar through clove. In a separate bowl, mix together melted coconut oil and jojoba oil. Add dry ingredients to the oil blend and stir together until until well blended.

Eggnog Lotion

2 ounces Cocoa Butter

2 ounces Shea Butter

2 ounces coconut oil

1.5 ounces Jojoba oil

.5 ounces Vitamin E oil

Place cocoa butter, Shea butter and remaining above ingredients into a one-quart mason jar set into pot of low simmering water to melt the solid oils. Once completely liquid, remove the jar from the water bath and refrigerate until a skin forms on the top of the oils. Using the whisk attachment of an immersion blender, beat the oils until you see the color begin to turn from yellow to white. At this time add either the essential oils or cosmetic grade fragrance oils; we used 30 drops of nutmeg EO, three drops of cinnamon EO and two drops of clove bud EO. If you choose to use a commercially available synthetic eggnog scent add about 10 drops to begin and more at five-drop increments until desired scent level is achieved. At this time continue to whip until the mixture reaches the consistency of frosting The finished product will last well at room temperature but quickly melts at body temperature and absorbs slowly enough to allow for a thorough massage.

Footbath Recipe

The foot bath is best for a non-jetted basin. Dissolve approximately 1\4 cup dry powdered milk and 2 TBS honey in several cups of hot water, then add to the basin of warm water. Float a clove-studded rind of orange that is wrapped around a cinnamon stick that passes through two slits cut into the ends of the orange peel strip. Sprinkle a small amount of ground nutmeg over the surface of the soak.

Tamarind Cuticle\CallusSoftener.

1/2 pound of tamarind fruit in pods

Water

Remove fruit from the tough pod and pull off the fibrous netting surrounding it, and place the prepared fruit into a small saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a gentle simmer while stirring regularly. This will remove the pulp from the hard beans inside the fruit. Once you have a thick liquid with the loose beans in it, strain through a sieve, discarding the hard beans. Return the thick brown liquid to the pot and simmer a few more minutes to thicken even more. Cool the paste, then divide into an ice tray and freeze. Once frozen, store the cubes in a freezer bag, and remove one at a time to a small covered container to store in the refrigerator for use during the pedicures and manicures.  

Tamarind is a rich natural source of alpha and beta hydroxy acids.

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