Let’s be honest this is the most stressful time of the year. With finals, Christmas shopping, and family functions we all could use some “me time”. These easy spa treatment recipes are sure to get you relaxed. You could also make them for a Christmas gift for someone who could use a break.
Lavender Oat Infusion
- 1 cup uncooked oatmeal
- 1 cup dried lavender blossoms or lavender essential oil
- little muslim tea bag
Combine the two ingredients and store in an airtight jar until your ready to use. When your ready to relax scoop some of the mixture into your muslim tea bag around 3/4 full then tie bag closed. Then drop the bag into the bath tub as it fills with hot water. Once, in the tub, you can squeeze the bag to help release the scent. After the bath, throw away the contents of the bag, turn the bag inside out and rinse it well. Hang it up to dry until you’re ready to use it again.
Lemon Tea Sugar Scrub (for face and body)
This scrub will make you glow. just put some on your palms and gently scrub your face with it, or scoop some onto a washcloth and give your body a scrub. It’s best to do in the shower or tub because it can get a little messy.
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons Epsom salt
- 10 teaspoons of olive oil
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- 3 green tea bags
- 1 lemon to zest
- grater or zester
- large mixing bowl
- beautiful container
The order of ingredients added is important because the other ingredients break down the honey so it mixes in evenly. First you need to grate your lemon rind and set aside the zest. Then in a large mixing bowl, combine and mix the sugar, Epsom salt, and loose tea (just rip open the bags and sprinkle the leaves in). Next add in the olive oil, and mix. Then add the honey, and combine well. Then add the lemon zest you have sitting aside and mix everything in the bowl. Lastly add all the mixture into your container.
Relaxing Bath Crystal Body Scrub
This stuff is the absolute best. Who doesn’t enjoy kicking back and exfoliating after a long day of school?
- 2 pounds of Epsom salt
- 20 drops of lavender oil
- 5 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/2 bar unused body soap of your choice (preferably unscented)
- cheese grater
- large mixing bowl
- glass container
First you need to finely grate your soap, then set aside the shavings. In the big bowl, mix the Epsom salt, lavender oil, and olive oil. At this point you can drop in some food coloring and combine throughly into the mixture, until you like the tint. Next pour in your grated soap. Pour the entire mixture into a glass container and scrub the stressful day away!