Wednesday, August 31, 2005
The Peaceful Lily Spa
We had so much fun with our "home spa" night - I thought I'd share the idea in case any of you want to try it too! We had the ingredients to make the following recipes and had a great time creating and pampering. We had three scents so we could interchange them however desired: honey almond, peppermint, and citrus fantasy.
Grapefruit and Sea Salt Scrub
This recipe makes 1 x 250g jar
Place 1 c. sea salt in jar. Add 1 tsp. grapefruit oil (or other desired scent). Top with sweet almond oil (we found it at the grocery store) until the oil is just over the top of the salt.
Pepperminty Lip Balm
6 T. almond oil 2 t. honey 4 t. beeswax, grated 5 drops vitamin E oil 5 drops peppermint essential oil 8 1/2-oz. lidded pots
In a double boiler, melt almond oil, honey and beeswax together; remove from heat, allowing mixture to cool slightly. Add vitamin E and peppermint oils; stir until well blended. Pour into pots and allow to cool before covering. Makes 8 pots.
Honey-Vanilla Lip Balm
1/2 c. almond oil 2T. beeswax, grated 1T. honey 1/2 t. vanilla essential oil 10-1/2 oz. lidded pots
In a double boiler, melt almond oil and beeswax. Remove from heat and immediately stir in honey and essential oil. Pour into pots; let cool before covering. Makes 10 pots.
Strawberries and Cream Milk Bath Mix
1 c. powdered milk 3/4 c. sea salt 1/4 t. strawberry essential oil
Place milk and salt in large bowl; mix well. Scoop out about 1/2 c. and place in a small bowl. Sprinkle oil over top of mix; stir well. Add oil mix back to large bowl; mix well. Store in an airtight jar. Scoop out 1/4 c. and dissolve under running bath water.
Herbal Oatmeal Bath Sachet
1 c. long-cooking oats, uncooked 1/2 c. dried or fresh lavender
1/2 c. dried or fresh rose petals 6-inch muslin square washable ribbon
Combine oats, lavendar and rose petals. Palce 2-3 T mixture in the center of muslin; bring the 4 corners together and tie in the middle with a ribbon, making sure mixture is secure. Repeat with remaining mixture. Makes about 16 sachets. Toss under running bath water.