How to Make Your Own Bath and Spa Products?
Everybody loves to go to the spa and get pampered, but it can be rather costly. A great way to save money and still get the same effect is to make your own bath and spa products.
Soothing Eye Gel
This cucumber and aloe vera gel will give tired eyes a refreshed look. The cucumber will also help to reduce puffiness. Puree half of a cucumber in a blender. Strain the liquid into a small bowl, and add one teaspoon of the cucumber pulp. Add in one ounce of aloe vera and mix well. To use this eye gel, simply sweep gel under your eye with a cotton ball. Leftover gel can be kept in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Brown Sugar Facial Scrub
Making your own facial scrubs can be very easy and convenient. Almost everything you need is in your kitchen cupboard. A great starter scrub calls for two tablespoons of oatmeal, two tablespoons of brown sugar, two tablespoons of pure aloe vera (this can be from a plant or a gel), and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients well. This cleanser is gentle enough to use daily. Leftover scrub can be kept in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Sea Salt Body Scrub
This body scrub recipe will yield about a month’s worth of scrubs. It should only be used once a week. The first thing you need to do is put one cup of sea salt in a small bowl. Add 1/2 cup of massage oil. Mix well with a wooden spoon, and then add 10 drops of lavender essential oil. After you have soaked in the bathtub for ten to fifteen minutes, let the water drain and semi-dry yourself off with a towel. Put some scrub in the palm of your hand and apply all over your body. Rinse the scrub off afterwards in the shower. Do not use this scrub on your face.
Bubble Bath to Soothe Dry Skin
This is a recipe for a bubble bath that will help soothe dry and itchy skin. You will need one bar of Ivory soap, 1/4 cup of honey, 1/2 cup of water, one cup of oatmeal, and a couple drops of your favorite essential oil. Cut the Ivory soap into chunks and put it in a blender. Add the honey and water and blend until smooth. Put this mixture in a bowl and add a couple drops of essential oil. Clean your blender, and then use it to grind your oatmeal into a fine powder. Add the oatmeal to the soap mixture and stir well. Put the entire mixture in a tub of warm water and soak.
The aroma from this foot scrub itself is almost enough to relax you. In a plastic bowl, combine two tablespoons of almond oil with six drops of rosemary essential oil and six drops of peppermint essential oil. Mix well. Add one cup of sifted cornmeal to the oil. Stir until it becomes a thick paste. Wrap the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit for one hour. Then, add a couple drops of lemon essential oil and mix well with a wooden spoon. Apply the scrub to your feet in a circular motion and rinse with warm water.
Guest post from Bailey Harris, who writes for the Free Homeowners Insurance Guide.