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The Seder-Mindful Spring Cleaning

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The Seder-Mindful Spring Cleaning

No Comments 02 April 2010

Excerpts from the soon to be published  The Calm Book , by Tzirelchana; mom and writer devoted to promoting world calmness.

In Hebrew , the word Seder means order. So much of this time of year is about creating order, sometimes  excessively.

My inner teenager, that  pimply kid who still lives in my heart  still wants to throw her socks on the floor and stack her  books  and papers on the window sill. “Its my life and I’ll do what I want,”  is her song. The adult me has to fight back, hard.

And lately my adult has been winning. Just last week, I said goodbye to a carton full of last year’s bestsellers, old copies of my college alumni magazine and other miscellaneous debris including some chometz.

Today, April 2, I feel order  in my home but in my mind, a good space to be in for Pesach when we celebrate our freedom. END

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Pamper Yourself After the Seders

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Pamper Yourself After the Seders

No Comments 01 April 2010

Cocomint Foot Balm & Peppermint Foot Scrub

Shabbat Shalom;

Your Peace of the Week

by: Marissa Anteby


Ahhh, the count down is on. Only a little while till Shabbat. Why not pamper yourself with a body scrub?Here’s an easy body scrub that you can make right now. Here’s what you’ll need:


1.  1 cup of salt; it can be sea, Epsom or plain old table salt.

2.  1 cup of oil; baby, coconut, sweet almond, or even vegetable oil.

3.  6 drops of eucalyptus essential oil.

4.  4 drops peppermint essential oil.


(Don’t worry, you can do it without the essential oils this time. But go to a health food store during the week and buy some, so you can use them next time.)


• Mix the oil in to the salt. Then add the drops of essential oil.

  • Pour a spoonful of the scrub mixture on to a loofah or a washcloth. It’s ok if the salt has settled to the bottom, get that part on your spoon.
  • Apply the concoction to your skin, liberally. Don’t  scour too abrasively; salt can be harsh on delicate skin. Avoid getting the scrub on your face and neck. But feel free to spend extra time on your elbows, knees, and bottoms of feet.
  • Now spoon on only the oil to your loofah or washcloth. Cover all the spots you got with the salt. Again, you could spend more time on your elbows, knees, and bottoms of feet.
  • Rinse thoroughly in the shower or bath.

You should feel invigorated. The salt exfoliates your skin and the oil softens and moisturizes it. Enjoy this while you can, because your few moments of that “Calgon take me away,”  feeling are almost over… it’ll be time to get dressed and back to reality!


Shabbat Shalom,




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