One thing many people want is a relaxing bath, but bath fizzers and bath bombs can get expensive. What many people don’t know is that you can make your own for a fraction of the cost of pre-made bath bombs and fizzers.
How To Make Fizzy Aromatherapy Bath Bombs
-2 Cups Baking Soda
-1 Cup Citric Acid
-4 teaspoons massage oil ( or 2 teaspoons essential oil and 2 teaspoons olive oil)
-Spray bottle with water other shape
-Mold (60 mm 2 part plastic ball or any other shape you’d like)
Mix dry ingredients, then slowly spray with water until mixture clumps together (careful not to activate the bath bomb!). Pack into mold.
I’ve done body wraps before, and they are AMAZING! At home body wraps are best to do after taking a warm shower or bath to allow your pours to open up so your body can absorb the nutrients the wrap is offering.
In many spas and tanning salons, body wraps are offered, and most of the time, they are expensive unless you can get a “deal of the month”. At home body wraps tend to be just as effective and can leave you feeling better (and less sweaty) than many wraps offered in commercial businesses.
Honey Yogurt Body Wrap
4 c. plain yogurt (not Greek-style)
2 c. honey
2 c. aloe vera
8 – 10 drops each lavender & rose oils
1. Mix ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Using your hands, spread mixture over skin, paying attention to dry patches.
3. Tightly wrap masked areas with plastic wrap. This keeps your body heat in and pores open, allowing the mask to penetrate.
4. Wrap body in a towel or light blanket and relax for 30 minutes (I suggest laying in a clean tub).
5. To remove, rinse with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
6. Drink lots of water to rehydrate!
Like many women, I’ve dropped my compacts and have broken the powder cakes. I end up either throwing them away, or leaving them unused in my makeup cases. But I have found a great way to fix that!
Pour a few teaspoons of rubbing alcohol over the cracked make-up. (Isopropyl Alcohol can be found at at most stores. It might go by a different name if you’re not in America). Stir and break up the chunks until all the makeup is dissolved. Set out on a flat surface overnight. The alcohol dries up and you’re left with perfect and fresh makeup.
So this last tip is more of a 12 in 1. The graphic is pretty self explanatory, but I’ll go over what it holds (going from left to right, top to bottom in that order) as it could be hard to read the text.
Cellulite Be Gone Solution
-Warm 1.2 cup caffeinated coffee grounds with 2 tablespoons olive oil in the microwave for 10 seconds.
-Standing over newspaper, as this can get messy, smear the mixture over the cellulite spots, then wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Remove the plastic wrap after 20 minutes, rinse off with warm water. Repeat 2-3 times a week for 6 weeks for best results.
Reduce Fine Lines & Crows Feet
-Mash a handful of green grapes to obtain the juice.
-Use a cotton ball to apply the grape juice to fine lines around eyes, mouth, and forehead. Rinse after 5 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times a week for best results.
Reduce Puffy Eyes
-Beat egg whites until stiff.
-Use a brush to apply the egg whites to puffy eyes. Let dry for 15 minutes and rinse off.
-You can add a bit of witch hazel (a natural astringent) to further reduce swelling.
The Wrinkle Remedy
-Soak 5 raw almonds in a cup of milk overnight.
-Grind the almonds and slowly add a bit of the milk they soaked in until a paste is formed. Stir in 2 tablespoons of honey into the paste.
-Apply the pate to your face and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse. Repeat 2-3 times a week.
Brighten Your Smile
-Mash one ripe strawberry with 1.2 teaspoon of baking soda.
-Apply mixture to teeth. let sit for 5 minutes. Rinse, then brush as usual.
Banish Dark Eye Circles
-Chop and crush a sprig of mint leaves.
-Apple the mashed leaves to dark circles, leave for 20 minutes, then rinse. be careful not to get any in your eyes!
Heal Acne and Reduce Scars
-Mix 1/3 cup of hot white tea with 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar. Let cool.
-Use a cotton ball to apply the micture to acne flareups and scars. Rinse off after 30 minutes. This mixture should help restore the natural pH balance, remove impurities, and heal pores.
Skin Clarifying Exfoliant
-Combine 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon white sugar, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and 2 mashed strawberries in a bowl.
-Apply exfoliant to face and gently polish away dead skin and impurities. Repeat 1-2 times a week as needed.
Treat Dry Skin
-Mash 1/2 of ripe avocado and combine with 1/4 cup of honey.
-Apply mask mixture to clean face and let sit for 10 minutes, rinse with gentle face soap and wash cloth. Say hello to smooth, moist skin!
Shrink Large Pores
-Combine the whites of one egg with 1 teaspoon of corn starch, whip with fork until frothy.
-Apply mask mixture evenly to face and let sit for 20 minutes until completely dry. Rinse with warm water. Repeat 1-2 times a week.
Reduce Age Spots
-Finely chop an onion. Use a cheese cloth or strainer to extract the juice.
-Mix one part onion juice with on part apple cider vinegar.
-Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture to age spots. Wash off after 30 minutes. Repeat once a day for 6 weeks and watch age spots fade away.
Clarify Hair & Restore Shine
-Shampoo hair as usual, then add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
-Let vinegar sit for 5 minutes, rinse, then condition as usual (if you use conditioner). Enjoy silkier, smoother hair!
As with any home remedy, be careful. If you are unsure if any of the ingredients will have any adverse affects on you, your skin, or your health, DO NOT DO IT! Be careful when applying anything near or around your eyes, as you don’t want to get anything in them. And finally, these tips may work for some, and not others, so if you’re not seeing results, don’t worry. They’re home remedies for a reason, but either way, I hope these help out in some way, even if it just gives you softer skin and shiny hair. Good luck all!