Spa treatments are the ultimate indulgence. They can make you feel just like a queen.
I always love concocting my own treatments at home because not only do I feel like I’m an alchemist creating secret beauty potions, I can do everything in the very best environment: my own. There’s nothing more refreshing than relaxing in a space that I’ve created, surrounded by things I love, listening to whatever I feel like gracing my eardrums with, wearing whatever I absolutely please.
I just discovered that you can create homemade facials using dried herbs, flowers, and oils… and I’m quite the happy girl. Today I’m sharing 3 separate recipes with you all: one each for normal, oily, and dry skin.
To make: Add dried flowers and/or herbs of your choice to a teapot along with 2 cups of boiling water. Allow to steep for ten minutes, then press or strain out herbs/flowers, pouring the hot infusion into a sink or large bowl. Add in any essential oils at this point. Then, hang your head over the bowl/sink, about 6-8 inches away, and drape a towel over your head, creating a steam tent. Steam your face and neck for about 5 minutes, remembering to breathe in the gorgeous scent you’ve created. Then rinse your face and neck with lukewarm water and pat dry.
You can create any mixture of herbs, flowers, and essential oils you like — just make sure to get the best quality materials you can find. Here are 3 mixtures to start you off!
You can even bottle up a dried mixture and store for later use. It should last at least a month in an airtight container. What an excellent gift this would make!
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