Day 4 Gift Idea for HIM!

I LOVE to make a special treat for my husband,family or friends from time to time. Christmas is the perfect time of year to create one!

I go to antique malls and other stores and collect bottles and jars I like and save them for D.I.Y. gift giving.

One of my favourite stocking stuffers or gifts to give is massage oil.

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An easy massahe oil recipe is:

1 1/2 cups of jojoba,sunflower or almond oil as the massage oil base. (depending on the size of your bottle you might need more). Add a few drops of an essential oil (pure and quality one. Not a a cheap one)  My husband has loved the relaxing lavender as well as sweet orange or sandalwood. A little essential oil goes a long way. Shake so the oil and the fragrance make love together.Add a hand written card that entitles HIM to a relaxing massage one and only you. You might want to add a candle to set the mood too.

 

Another well received D.I.Y. recipe is a jar of relaxing bath salts. It can be made as simple as filling a container with epsom salts and sprinkling in a few drops of eucalyptus oil and a sprig of aromatic roesmary from your garden on top.

Add a ribbon,tag with instructions on what it is and a lush sea sponge or brush and you have  completed this gift!

As I mentioned before you don’t have to spend a fortune. It doesn’t have to be a designer anything. Enjoy the little things that can turn intobig things.

The Holidays are here…Love is in the air…it’s almost Christmas. Stress less and enjoy the beauty of now!bath blur brush candles

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LOVE you Lavender!

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Lavender is an aromatic delight that relaxes and soothes us just right!

To some people it may be an acquired taste OR scent. I so love sipping lavender tea. Lathering up with lavender scented body lotion and enjoy it’s relaxing properties in a lavender bubble bath.

One of my fave’s I featured on TV in Las Vegas this week was a steamy water facial bath.

  • First wash your face.
  • Next boil some water.
  • Then pour the water into a glass bowl or you may leave it on the stove with the burner off and get ready to clean your pores with this steamy aromatic treat. I like to add a couple of drops of lavender essential and sprinkle in a few lavender buds.I favor the brand  Aura Cacia for my essential oil treat.
  • Next, place a lightweight tea towel over your head and bend over allowing the steam to reach your face and the towel will help the steam not to escape. Do this for at least 5 to 10 minutes for it to help open your pores and release the dead skin build up and clogged pores. It’s like a workout for your pores!
  • After you’ve sweat it out and enjoyed the steamy facial…rinse your face with a gentle complexion bar soap or cleanser.
  • Pat dry and place a smidge of moisturizer on your face. And a dash of eye gel.
  • Go to bed with a refreshed face and skin. Wake up with happier skin.

 

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Another all time treat I like to D.I.Y. is to make bedtime sachets to tuck inside my pillow cases. The one above is for Sweet Dreams and a good nights sleep. Add a drop of essential oil i lavender will make it even more aromatic.

If relaxing dried lavender isn’t your thing, try this D.I.Y. by preparing a mix of dried mini rose buds or fresh rose petals. Add a drop of rose essential oil to the sachet. The rose scent is soothing to the spirit and have you resting in no time.

I adore playing in my beauty kitchen and my bathroom which I affectionately call my beauty lab/apothecary. My husband LOVES being my tester and my clients in my beauty cottage love when I share my beauty secrets and potions with them too.

I hope you’ll take time to smell and maybe take a bite of the edible flowers and whip up something with lavender too!

 

 

COOL as a Cucumber!

A unique innovation that cools your body and eyes with the beauty of COOLING cucumbers. Having a heatwave? YOU  need this.cumaskmodel-8.5x5.5CUMASK MODEL #2

Simply place some fresh slices of cucumbers and place them in the mesh side of the eye mask. CU eye mask helps keep them in place and offers the perfect amount of relaxing shade for your eyes too. YOU’LL be cool as a cucumber.

You’ll love this amazing invention made by a woman business owner whose company is Serene Concepts.

http://www.serenecon.com

 

Natural, Vegan,Gluten Free and oh so heavenly!

honey-lavender-scrub-300dpi I think it is important to take care of yourself.

I know it takes time and you might be giving a sigh or whine but I personally really try to practice it daily. I recommend you do it too. IF you only have a few minutes to yourself.Sip a cup of soothing hot tea or a glass of wine and enjoy five to 10 minutes to exfoliate,hydrate and oh so much more.

ME TIME! This scrub is on OPRAH’S FAVE sea salt SCRUB on her O -List .

It is 95% natural,Vegan and Gluten Free. It is not greasy and rich with vitamin E rice bran oil. Apply it to your hands,body and feet and give yourself a treat.NOT to be used on your face. This is a salty exfoliating sea salt treat not meant for your delicate complexion.You apply it before you shower or bathe and rub on a DRY body in small circles with your hand or a sponge. Then you rinse it off after it has done the skin softening and exfoliating magic.The honey and lavender additions in the scrub take it to another heavenly level!!!

So RELAXING to use and the scent makes me swoon…You gotta try it.

GIVE The Royal Treatment

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What a fabulous gift and way to treat him or her on Valentine’s day!

Give him or her a gift card or physically take them (after you booked an appointment) for a manicure and pedicure,a REAL shave at a barber shop (yes,they are back),a facial,a hair cut, a spa service, a makeover or a MASSAGE!

There is nothing like the healing touch of other people taking care of you. Even the magic touch of someone else brushing your hair is a relaxing thrill.

This Valentine’s day think outside the romantic box do the above and then something else to cap the night. It can be as simple as a nightcap glass of champagne or lining up Hershey’s kisses all over the bedroom. And above all celebrate the beauty of LOVE and a loving relationship.

Foot Massage… yes please!

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I LOVE beauty and wellness tools and gadgets!!! Don’t you?

So, I had to share with you my new find for your feet. It is like a bubble bath and massage therapist at your feet. Not quite but as close as you can get in the comfort of your shower. I am always on my feet!This system helps with my tired feet too.Add this to your pampering mani and pedi night and you’ll feel just right. Your husband may want to get in on the action too!
This system comes with the FOOTEMATE brush
a bottle of Rejuvenating cleansing gel,a rope to secure your relaxing journey.
The contoured bristles shape to cradle your foot,creating a stimulating,revitalizing after those long achy feet days and send you to bliss.
You control the moves and how long you want to stay in bliss.

visit …www.footmate.com

Baby your BABY!

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Like you I miss the days of yesterday and less stress too! Remember your beautiful new baby feels it too! You can set the mood for rest or a good nights sleep in your babies room but sometimes you need more.I found this recipe for an aromatic relaxing massage cream to massage your baby with.I have tried this D.I.Y.recipe and as usual had to share it with you!

Vanilla Massage Cream for Sweet Dreams

What you will need:

1 Teaspoon of unscented massage cream
4 drops of vanilla essential oil

Stir these two ingredients together in a glass bowl.Place and scoop it into a jar.
Massage your babies stress away with this creamy and dreamy massage cream.Comfy and cozy they will soon be so relaxed and you will thank me for sharing this recipe too.
*I have also tried 2 drops of Lavender oil instead of the vanilla oil.Lavender is knows for its very relaxing properties.

I like Aura Cacia quality essential oils.
Baby Love! Never felt so good!

PS
This is my adorable new addition to our family. Isn’t he a Hunk?

Day 14 to more beautiful skin

imagesCA4WDI8R EPSOM SALTSWanna look skinnier,less bloated and de-stress before that next night out on the town? Or simply want a relaxing bath?
Magnesium Sulfate is magic in your bathtub. You’ve seen it in stores but probably don’t buy it nor give it much attention. The box is usually plain and boring or worse yet comes with a skeleton on it. EPSOM SALTS …A MIRACLE in your bathtub.

Next time out shopping, pick it up,buy it and add it to your beauty regime weekly.
I know you will love it too. Adding a drop of essential or a cap of your bubble bath adds an even better bath.
Bathe on, keep calm and look good too!