Saturday, June 28, 2008

Homemade Spa

It is wonderful to be able to take some time and go to a day spa for rejuvenation, but for many SAHM's, we just do not have the time or the money to be able to do this. Here are some great homemade spa recipes, so get your hubby to watch the kids, and take a hour to relax, run a bath and recreate your own spa.


Oatmeal Skin Soother

Add 1/2 cup dried chamomile flowers (I use chamomile tea) and 1/2 cup dried sage leaves to one cup oatmeal. Place in a cotton sock (or the cut off foot of some old pantyhose) and tie tightly. Steep in bath water for a few minutes, and then use mixture as a body scrub. If you don't like the smell of these herbs, another great combination is dried rose petals and lavender.

Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup raw sugar with just enough olive oil to moisten. Add three drops of peppermint essential oil. Soak feet, the rub sugar mixture over feet.


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