A Day of Pampering – on a budget

Today – a day of pampering

day of pampering

You  may have recently read some of my ideas for a pamper day at home?

Well, I have more homemade spa ideas for you today…are you ready?

 

A day of pampering

As the largest organ of the body, our skin serves some important functions. It protects us from the environment. It regulates our body temperature. Our skin also allows us to feel things. The look and feel of our skin speak volumes about our overall health. Diet, exercise, and lifestyles are all revealed by the appearance of our skin.

In addition to eating right and living well to care for our skin, keeping the skin properly hydrated can do wonders for its appearance.

Socrates, the father of modern medicine, used hydration therapy as a “water cure” for many illnesses. Keeping the skin and body hydrated is an important part of any beauty routine. For these reasons, it is only natural that homemade spa treatments, made from natural ingredients, be part of any organic beauty care routine.

Homemade salt scrubs and sugar scrubs are just a few natural elements that can be used in organic and natural skincare recipes.

 

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Homemade Salt Scrub Recipe

Salt is readily available in most kitchens. It contains astringent and antiseptic properties when used on the skin in beauty and cosmetic recipes. Salt also works well for sloughing dead skin cells from the skin and scalp. It can be used to make your own salt scrubs at home. They have been used throughout time to beautify the skin by sloughing off dead skin cells. The oil in this homemade salt scrub recipe will lubricate the skin at the same time. It also stimulates blood flow to the surface of the skin.

2 cups salt
1 cup olive, coconut, or avocado oil

Mix the salt and oil together. A few drops of essential oil can be added to enhance the smell of the salt scrub. After a bath or shower, massage with the salt scrub beginning with the feet and working upward. Do not use the scrub anywhere that skin is sensitive. After the entire body is covered, rinse off with warm water. Any unused salt scrub should be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

These simple glass jars are pefect for your homemade scrubs

How perfect for a day of pampering

 

Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe

A sugar scrub is made using exactly the same proportions as those above in the homemade salt scrub recipe. Two cups of sugar and 1 cup oil are oil combined to make a skin scrub paste. A few drops of essential oil can be added for scent. Lavender essential oil is always a skincare favorite. Small amounts of vitamin C, lemon juice, or aloe vera gel can be added to help further nourish the skin.

The sugar scrub is not as abrasive as the salt scrub and can be used with the same benefits. Sugar scrubs to slough off dead skin cells, while improving circulation. The oil used in the scrub hydrates and moisturizes the skin.

Delicious ideas for a day of pampering.

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Over to you

What would you include in your day of pampering? Do let me know in the comments below. And for expert advice to take a look at Caroline Hirons Blog

 

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