When is the last time you had a spa day at home?
It’s probably been a while, huh??
Mothers and women in general, are so busy taking care of others most of the time, that we often neglect our own needs. Some of us will get so burned out and exhausted that we usually have to get the flu before we will take a break. (Maybe I’m just speaking for myself, but I know I’m not alone.)
If you are a stay-at-home mom and your family is living on one income, chances are you aren’t going to splurge on yourself for a day at the spa.
Again, maybe I’m just speaking for myself, but I know for sure there are a whole lot more moms who want a spa day and don’t take the time or have the money to get one!
So, here are some ideas to have a spa day at home that will be cheaper than spending $100’s at a spa.
This is also perfect if you want to have a Galentine’s gathering and want to pamper yourself with your girlfriends at your own women-only event!
These are natural products that you will be able to use long term – not just one day.
Some of these are guest posts I have written over at LivingWellMom.com. Her blog is filled with awesome recipes and DIY’s to live a more natural lifestyle.
Making your own Homemade Lavender Soap is not only fun, but a great way to improve your soap making skills. You can easily create customized soaps. Make 12 free of harmful chemicals lavender scented bars in just one hour.
Here is an easy DIY coffee scrub with essential oils that takes about 5 minutes to make. It smells like an autumn-flavored cup of coffee, exfoliates, and moisturizes your skin at the same time!
I recently made this homemade foaming face wash and am so pleased with the results, I doubt I’ll use a different face wash ever again! It’s simple to make, smells wonderful, lathers nicely, and is wonderful for my oily, acne prone skin.
These bath bombs are infused with lavender and chamomile essential oils – both known for their relaxing qualities. These are simple to make, with most of the ingredients probably already in your pantry. These make great gifts – but be sure to keep a few for yourself. Every mom needs to take time to pamper herself!
I’ve been having so much fun making different varieties of easy melt & pour soap recipes and wanted to create one combing both rose and lavender, with some gold mica powder.
Since I found a bottle of Rose Absolute essential oil, I have been experimenting with different soaps using it (see the plain rose soap tutorial over here). If you’ve never tried making your own melt and pour soap recipes, you’ll be shocked at how easy it is. You can use natural and organic soap bases so you know you are making toxic free soap.
These make absolutely wonderful gifts!
Have you ever wanted a natural way to deodorize your bathroom? This homemade “Before-You-Go” bathroom spray is easy to make and you can choose your favorite scent. And it only requires three things – a spray bottle, isopropyl alcohol (often called rubbing alcohol), and your favorite essential oils!
Don’t you just melt when you hear Lavender Milk Bath and just wish you could dive into a warm tub right now? I know I do! For me a hot bath, with no kid noises, is one of my frequently used remedies to re-charge after a long and busy day being a mom!
Today I’m going to show you just how easy it is to make your own Lavender Milk Bath.
Here is one homemade gift idea that is easy, and is guaranteed to be loved by its recipient: Easy Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipe of Lemon Poppy Seed.
This soap is so pretty and it smells absolutely amazing. (you’ll have to tell everyone that it is soap so they don’t think its candy and eat it!) This surprisingly takes very little time and effort to make. Friends, neighbors, and teachers will just adore this homemade gift!
Now that winter is fully upon us, our skin can take a toll in this cold and dry weather. To give our skin a little extra TLC, I’m going to show you how to make these really easy homemade coconut oil lotion bars. With just 3 all-natural ingredients, it’ll moisturize even the driest of skin.
If your feet feel dry and tired, give them a bit of pampering with this simple DIY Epsom salt foot soak. This recipe is infused with tea tree and lavender essential oils for aromatherapy and additional skin-healing benefits.
Moms – this DIY is a pampering product just for you! Give yourself permission to take just a few minutes (it’s quick – I promise) out of your busy day and mix up some lovely lavender honey face wash. Your skin will thank you – plus it’s easy to make and much cheaper than “natural” face washes you can find in the store.
Have you heard of an essential oil Himalayan salt diffuser before?
It’s one of the simplest ways to diffuse essential oils in your home, office, or anywhere you desire. These simple little diffusers are all the rage right now and for good reason – you don’t need a diffuser, electricity, or water.
When I found a bottle of Rose Absolute essential oil, I knew this was the next scent I wanted to try.
If you’ve never tried making your own melt and pour soap making, you’ll be shocked at how easy it is. You can use natural and organic soap bases so you know you are making toxic free soap.
Knowing that none of us moms personally need a homemade stinky shoe spray (ahem), I’m just here to tell you about this useful tool for the sake of our kids or husbands’ shoes.
Looking for a way to get natural immune support? You’ve come to the right place!
Today I’ll show you how to make a cute essential oil bracelet that can support the immune system! It’s really very simple to make.
This DIY peppermint foot cream is easy to whip together. Not only does it smell fantastic, but it offers your feet a cooling, tingling feeling as your skin is hydrated and soothed. Make a double batch so you can gift some and keep some too!
Looking for an easy fall favor, teacher gift, or just a natural way to pamper your own lips this fall season? Then you won’t want to miss this EASY DIY Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm recipe!
If you are looking for an accessible, affordable way to freshen up your linens each night, this DIY linen spray is just the ticket. Made with geranium and lavender essential oils, you’ll be drifting off to sleep in no time!
How would you like to crawl in bed each night with the fresh floral scent lingering around your cozy and soft linens while you drift off to sleep each night? It’s easier than you might think to indulge in this luxury! And all-naturally too!
Here’s another homemade bath and beauty product that you will love – homemade coconut shaving cream. This one isn’t meant for the guys to use – it’s just for us ladies! You won’t get in trouble for stealing your husbands shaving cream after you make this! Of if you’re like me and and use bar soap, you can rid yourself of that bad habit and pamper yourself with this homemade coconut shaving cream!
Here is an easy DIY charcoal face mask recipe that contains all-natural ingredients and works just as well as any over-the-counter, pre-made charcoal face mask you may find in the store.