As much as I have finally figured out this is true, figuring out how to pay for some much needed pampering was still a mystery. However, not for long, because like every good woman out there, I took to the internet and just like always, my friend’s blog had the perfect post at the perfect time.
Sofia’s Ideas put together a blog post about making your own organic beauty recipes that have just 5 ingredients or less. My favorite one is blisstree’s Sugar Body Scrub. It’s the easiest one for me at my house, because we always have sugar in the house. My husband is a sugar monger. One day I will have to get him to buy some coarse natural brown sugar to really do it crazy! But for now, the white sugar is what we have so white is what I use.
For me, we have baby oil all over the place, so that’s what I use for the oil portion of the recipe and I skip the vanilla beans, because I don’t really have those around. I drop a little vanilla extract in for the scent, but honestly, it can be totally left out in my opinion! And then I have essential oils in my home that I use. We have a few different scents, really, whatever you find calming and what you want to smell like after you’re done!
Then I kept searching for more fun ideas for me to be able to incorporate into my daily routine and found this amazing recipe, so simple, at Spa Index. It’s for a beach sand foot scrub. Just take 2 tablespoons of Canola Oil and 3-5 drops of rosemary oil (mixed together) to the beach with you, in a container large enough to also fit 2 tablespoons full of beach sand. When you get there, mix the oils with 2 tablespoons of beach sand, scrub on your feet and elbows and rinse off in the water. How cool is that? I love it. There are a ton of recipes on Spa Index. It’s an amazing place to find recipes for homemade insect repellent, hair treatments, facials and great body washes and scrubs.
If you want to pamper yourself, but are like me and just can’t spend a lot of money at a spa, go in search of homemade spa treatments you can do while at the beach, or at home. It’s definitely worth it to clear your mind, get yourself centered and relax so the rest of the family doesn’t have to walk on eggshells around Mommy! Hmmm, I wonder if there is anything out there on using egg shells for something? You know where I’m headed – to the internet and beyond!