I thought I'd post a few herbal "self" pampering recipes. The goddesses know, we all need a little time for ourselves and a bit of pampering now and then. I know I do! Remember......whatever your doing throughout the day, sometimes, you need to take time for yourself, even if it is for just 10 minutes. I know it may not seem like alot of time, but hey......it is enough to ground yourself and just let your head and muscles relax, even for a moment.
The kids might be screaming, hubby is nagging...whatever the case may be......whatever it is, it can wait for just a minute or 2. Good advice from my Great Grandma. As a mother, homemaker, and the like....I wholeheartedly agree. All to often we get caught up with everyone elses needs and wants, and put our most basic needs aside. Ladies...think of yourselves once in awhile, even if it is just a cup of coffee, while your green clay mask drys (tightening your face to an immobile position, which isn't a bad thing, you don't have to answer any ones questions......just shake your head and point to your face and lips.....like...... "I cant move them...sorry!" LOL)
In short, we deserve a little "me" time, even if it is brief.
Herbal Skin Wash
A very uplifting face or body wash if you like. What a way to refresh and wake you up.
1- 16 ounce bottle of liquid castile soap
5 drops each of the following essential oils:
1 tsp. Jojoba oil
Add the essential oils and tsp of jojoba oil to the bottle of liquid castile soap. Shake really well before each use. It will keep for up to a year.
Elder Flower Toner
1 C. distilled water
1Tbs. elder flowers
1 Tbs vegetable Glycerin
5 drops Lavender essential oil
In a saucepan, bring your water to a boil, then remove it from the heat. Add the elder flowers, cover it, and steep them for @ 45 minutes or so. Strain them out, and add this liquid to a container. Add your glycerin and essential oil. Shake to blend and before each use. Stores in fridge for @ a week and a half.
Wicked Witch of the West Clay Mask
1 Tbs. French Green Clay
Pure Aloe Vera Juice
2 drops of chamomile essential oil
In a bowl, use a whisk to combine the clay with enough of the aloe juice to make a spreadable paste, then mix in your essential oil.
Spread onto your face and let it dry for @ 30 minutes. That may be a bit to long, but I like my face to Crack when I try to move my lips, as I know then, that it is completely dry! So grab a cup of coffee and relaxxxxxxxx!!!!!!
Light moisturizer for all skin types
1/2 C. distilled water
2 tsp. vegetable glycerin
5 drops, geranium, grapefruit, lemon, or rosemary essential oils
Add all ingredients to a container, and shake well before and during use. Apply with cotton ball all over face. Great for after the clay mask! It will keep for quite a while.