Saturday is My BIRTHDAY!! I'll be 33 years young!!!
To celebrate here are some tips I have for treating yourself to a spa weekend at home. Using what you already have at your house!
Full Spa workup: Facial, Hair treatment and body exfoliant and moisturizing.
Facials: Cucumber astringent:
1 cucumber- peeled and puree'd
apply to your face with a cotton pad, rinse with cool water--Refrigerate leftovers for up to 2 days.
2 heaping tsp oatmeal -breakup in food processor so it's fine
1 tsp baking soda
mix into a paste consistancy-rub onto clean face, gently scrubbing, wash face and pat dry
Facial Cleansing Mask (good for oily skin)
1 pk dry yeast
3 drops lemon juice
1 tsp water
mix vigorously into paste, pat on face, let sit for 10-15 min, rinse with warm water
BODY CARE TREATMENTS
Creamy Citrus Moisturizer:
1 egg yolk
2 tbs lemon juice
1 cup olive oil
wisk together, massage into skin, making sure to get fingers, cuticles, toes, feet--entire body--RELAX let soak in for 10-15 min (can do while you have your mask on!) wipe away and shower.. can refrigerate leftovers up to 2 days
Almond Exfoliating Body Scrub:
1/4 cup sea salt (must be coarse)
1/4 cup baby oil
1/2 tsp almond extract or vanillia, lavendar etc
mix salt and oil well, stir in extract, use in the shower.
Simple Sugar Scrub (for dry skin):
1 cup brown or white sugar or a mix of both
1/2 cup olive oil
2 drops extract (any kind) -OPTIONAL-
Mix and use just like the other scrub, can store in refrigerator in GLASS air tight container for 6 months to a year.
Salad Dressing Conditioner
2 tsp olive oil
1 tbs lemon juice
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
mix together in blender or food processor, use the entire batch after shampooing. Leave in for 10-15 min, rinse clean.
2 tsp dried rosemary
2 tsp dried thyme
2/3 cup Boiling Water
2/3 cup cider vinegar
Place herbs in ceramic bowl, pour boiling water over, seep covered 15-20 min, strain liquid into a 10 oz bottle, add vinegar-shake-store in cool, dark place
after shampooing, rinse hair, massage mixture into scalp. Between shampooings, massage into scalp at bed time.
There you have it.. a frugal spa weekend at home!!!
I do not credit myself with coming up with these recipes. I had help.. :)
"Homemade-how to make hundreds of everyday products fast, fresh and more naturally" by Reader's Digest.
I checked this book out at the library and LOVE it.. You name it, it's in there.
Have a great weekend.. Happy Birthday to ME :)
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Hi, my name is Angela and I am a stay-at-home mother/homemaker. I just recently became this. I was working for the Air Force until we recently moved. I have decided to start blogging in some of my spare time. I love to write. I post what is on my mind. Sort of a thinking out loud on the computer. I am a mom/wife/sister/daughter/friend/cook/housekeeper/hairdresser/chauffeur/personal shopper/nurse/caretakers/gardener/teacher/lover of Jesus/and a normal girl who sometimes has too much to say and no one to say it too.