Spa Day!

My friend Devin recently invited me to a little spa day lunch/get together she was having! It was really great because she had awesome food and we made a bunch of beauty products that were all natural and have proven to work wonders for me! I went with Emily (we do pretty much everything together!) and then there was a bunch of other girls there too. It was really great and Devin made us all little gift bags that had recipes and other cute little things in them.

Favorite Recipes:

*If you try any of these let me know how they worked for you! I’ve loved everything I’ve made and used!!

Green Tea Toner:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of distilled water
  • 1-2 green tea bags OR 2 teaspoons green tea leaves

Steps-

  • Bring water to a boil
  • Place tea in a clean heatproof bowl and pour in boiling water
  • Steep for 2-3 minutes
  • Remove tea bags/strain out tea leaves
  • Allow liquid to cool before pouring it into a clean bottle with tight fitting lid
  • Yields: 4 ounces

To Use-

  • Apply toner to face using a clean cotton ball

Summer Sandal Scrub:

Ingredients-

  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Steps-

  • Heat coconut oil
  • Stir all ingredients together until you have a smooth paste
  • Store leftovers in a clean jar with tight fitting lid in a cool, dark, dry spot
  • Should last 3-4 weeks
  • Yields: 3 ounces

To Use-

  • Massage 1-2 tablespoons of the scrub into each foot
  • Focus on rough areas (i.e. the heel)
  • Rinse off

Lip Exfoliator:

Ingredients-

  • 1 teaspoon almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

Steps-

  • Stir ingredients together until you have a smooth paste
  • Store left overs in  small container in  a dry, dark spot
  • Yields: 1/2 ounces

To Use-

  • Gently massage onto lips using fingertips
  • Rinse well with warm water

Blackhead Scrub:

* This one is my favorite and works very, very well!!

Ingredients-

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons water

Steps-

  • In a small bowl, stir all ingredients together until well mixed
  • Yields: 2 ounces

To Use-

  • Massage the mixture into damp skin
  • Let sit for a few minutes
  • Rinse with warm water
  • Pat skin dry

 

Hair Growth:

Ingredients-

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup rosemary

Steps-

  • Boil ingredients together
  • Reduce heat to simmer for 30 minutes
  • Strain rosemary
  • Store water in bottle

To Use-

  • Wash hair regularly
  • Apply rosemary water
  • Wrap hair in towel to sleep on
  • Rinse out in the morning
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