5 Recipes to Pamper Yourself at Home
The month of May is here and this is the month we celebrate Mothers and all they do.
As a mother myself, I have learned the importance of recharging my batteries. I know that when I feel stressed, tense, tired and uninspired, it is time to reflect and rejuvenate. I am fortunate enough to have a very considerate and loving husband that acknowledges the need for time for myself. We both know that I am both a better mother and wife when I take time to pamper myself, even if it's from the comfort of my own home.
Being a family that is always watching out for our budget, instead of spending hundreds of dollars at a Spa or Salon, I instead create my own at home spa experience using a few ingredients found at home and some easily bought online.
If you are a hardworking woman, that is in need of a little pampering, try these easy to make at home recipes. Take the Challenge for 5 days out of the month to enjoy these simple treatments that will make you feel revitalised and refreshed!
DAY 1: DETOX BATH
A detox bath has many health benefits like
it flushes toxins, reduces stress, improves sleep,
relieves sore muscles, improves muscle function, relieves headaches, balances your PH levels and improves illnesses like colds & flu.
1c. EPSOM SALT
1c. BAKING SODA
2-3 drops LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Fill tub with hot water and add ingredients to the bath.
Remain in the tub for 20-30 minutes.
Rinse off with cool water.
Drink plenty of water after you bath.
TIPS: I love to take baths but to me a bath is incomplete without some candles and soft relaxing music.
Try some of the many playlists found on Pandora or Spotify if you don't want to create your own.
You can buy a set of ESSENTIAL OILS that include Lavender and Orange for your SPA RECIPES here.
You can keep the measured ingredients stored in MASON JARS to have ready to use for your next bath.
DAY 2: HAIR MASK for HEALTH & SHINE
To give your dull hair a makeover that will leave it feeling smooth, shiny and healthy, try this hair mask recipe once a week.
1tbs OLIVE OIL
Apply evenly through damp hair
Cover hair with a shower cap or a towel for at least 30min
Wash out mask with Shampoo and Conditioner
Style as usual
DAY 3: HONEY CITRUS BODY SCRUB
Now the the weather is warmer and more skin is showing, it's the perfect time to give our skin a rejuvenating scrub that is guaranteed to leave it soft and silky. Exfoliating your skin at least once a week helps scough off all the dead skin cells and quickens the rejuvenation process leaving you with softer younger looking skin.
3tbs COCONUT OIL (liquified)
2-3 drops LEMON or ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL
1tbs APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Combine ingredients in a small bowl or jar
Take a warm shower to wet the skin
Apply small amounts of scrub and rub all over in small circular motions
Rinse with warm water and pat dry
TIP: You can double the ingredients and store in MASON JARS to keep fresh as use as needed throughout the month.
DAY 4: ANTI-AGING FACE MASK
Help soften those fine lines with these powerful ingredients. Honey's not just hydrating; its antioxidants will repair skin and protect it against oxidative and environmental damage. the Yogurt's lactic acid is a naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acid that acts as an exfoliator, the active bacteria cultures help balance the bacterial situation on your epidermis, and calcium is really important for your skin's health and moisture. Banana is packed with some vital vitamins and nutrients that make banana face masks extraordinary beauty fix for dry skin and a natural oil control.
Mash Ingredients in a small bowl
Dampen face with warm water
Apply the mask to the entire face, avoiding the eye area
Leave the mask on for 15min
Rinse thoroughly with warm water and apply a moisturizer.
DAY 5: BEDTIME STRETCHES
Stay in each pose for 30 seconds.
Repeat the complex one more time if you want.
Incorporate it into your evenings daily or make it 1-2 times per week.