Top 5 DIY Skin and Body Care Recipes for De-Stressing

Life is busy, the world gets hectic, and we just want some time for ourselves, right?  Today I am sharing my favorite recipes that I use to de-stress and relax.  They are easy to make, easy to use, and all of them work.  Enjoy!

A Little Secret from Cleopatra

Take a little trip to Egypt with this beautiful soothing milk bath. Get some candles, turn down the lights, and indulge.

2 Cups of heavy cream

2 tablespoons of organic honey

5 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil

5 drops of Sandalwood essential oil

5 drops of Jasmine essential oil

Mix honey into milk and mix well then add essential oils and mix them in as well. Leave the cream mixture a room temperature. Start to run bath water on tepid while adding milk, then increase temperature of water. If you just add the milk to really hot water it will curdle. Nothing like curdled milk to ruin a perfectly good imaginary trip to Egypt.

Pedicure Foot Soak

2 cups of warm milk

2 table spoons of sweet almond oil

3 to 4 drops of essential oil of choice

Add to a foot soak or bowl with about 2 inches of water

The lactic acid in the milk will help break down dead skin cells and softens skin. Almond oil is an excellent moisturizer and lubricant, which prevents the skin from drying and keeps you from free from chapped and peeling skin. Almond oil has been used for centuries as a soothing remedy for skin allergies and to treat minor cuts and wounds.

Cheap and Cheerful Body Scrub

1/2 cup of baking soda

1/2 cup of coarse sea salt or epsom salts

1 Table spoon of olive oil or macadamia nut oil

1 teaspoon of lemon juice or lemon essential oil.  Orange is nice too!

Stand in bath or shower and on dry skin and scrub ingredients all over. Be gentle on the face or just use the baking soda without coarse salt.

Either shower it off or soak in tub with ingredients left in. This will leave your skin soft and beautiful.

You can add essential oil of choice. If you do this in the morning peppermint is a good stimulant to wake you up. If it is at night some lavender would be a better choice.

Get a Little Green Avocado Mask

1 ripe avocado

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon hemp oil

Mash up the avocado and lemon juice together and apply to face and neck let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water then pat dry. This mask is so hydrating and takes good too if you have the inclination to eat it.

A Little Aspirin Goes a Long Way

3 non coated aspirin

1 teaspoon of honey


Aspirin can be used as a mask if you are having some breakouts. Aspirin contains salicylic acid which is very good for acne.

Honey absorbs impurities from the pores and makes skin really soft. It also reduces redness.

Put aspirin in a little dish then put a few drops of water on each one. Wait a few minutes and crush them up. If you need to add a few more drops of water do so. Add the honey and make a paste. Be careful not to dissolve the aspirin completely.

Wet face a little and pat in on all over, avoid going too close to the eye area.

Wait 5 to t10 minutes. You might feel tingling that is normal. Wet face a little and rub it in gently. Rinse completely. You can moisturize with a little organic coconut oil. Yes I said oil, just a little to moisturize.

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