SUGAR SCRUBS FOR SILKY SKIN
My favourite aspect of pampering with essential oils is getting to say that sugar is actually a good thing!! When blended with the right ingredients, sugar moisturises and exfoliates the skin. These sugar scrubs can be very costly in stores, but they are so easy to make yourself with a few simple ingredients. Use them anywhere on your body- face, arms, legs, and especially feet!- for that silky glowing skin you thought only movie stars on the red carpet could attain.
*Important note- test on your face before slathering yourself in the sugar scrub. All skin types react differently. Many people say that sugar scrubs work miracles on their face, but its always best to make sure you wont have a reaction!*
Peppermint Sugar Scrub Bars
¼ cup coconut oil
½ cup melted goats milk or hemp soap
4 drops of peppermint essential oil
1 cup sugar
Slowly mix everything together and pour in silicone moulds to dry for 2 hours. These will smell so irresistible and make awesome gifts during the holiday season! If you want a non-solid form of this, just take out the melted soap and mix everything else together as normal. You can make it look adorable in a mason jar with ribbon.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR NAILS
I have to confess - I am a nail biter. I dont have any nails to even try and take care of. Maybe you're like me, or maybe you just don't have time to take care of the nails you do have! Or, maybe youre the person with those gorgeous, long nails that I wish I could have! Regardless, essential oils can help all of us strengthen our nails and keep them healthier.
Myrrh is considered the best essential oil for nail care, and carrier oils like coconut, jojoba, and almond oil can also improve nail health. Try a few of these recipes below and youll wonder how you ever lived without them.
Of all the body parts that can ache at the end of a long day, is it usually your feet? After all, they are carrying all the weight, and those dress shoes probably arent as comfortable as your favourite slippers.
The best thing to do with throbbing feet is to take a foot bath and give yourself a foot massage! Try these recipes to finally feel some relief.