R and I have been out playing in the sun all week. It’s HOT but it’s great to get some Vitamin D and watch R play in the water. This week was her first experience in the pool and she absolutely loved it! And now that my skin is dried out and sun-kissed I’m in the need of some skin rejuvenation. I wanted to make some homemade facials and scrubs so I tried a couple out over the long weekend, and I wanted to share the ones that I really liked. They made my skin feel so soft. And even though R is too young for facials (although these ingredients are so mild she could have played spa with me), I think a day with your daughter, making homemade facials and bath salts is a perfect way to spend quality time together. R just got to eat some of the left overs. ;) I hope you enjoy!
~Rachael, Crafter’s Crate
Honey and Avocado Face Mask:
1 beaten egg (unclogs pores)
1 carrot (cooked and mashed)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 avocado (peeled and mashed)
3 tbsp honey
Mix all the ingredients and apply to clean face and neck. After 15 minutes rinse with plenty of cool water.
Cucumber and Parsley Face Mask:
1 TBLS Plain Yogurt
1 TBLS Cucumber
1 TBLS Parsley
Puree the cucumber and parsley finely and mix with the yogurt until smooth.
Cover your face with the mask.
The mask will rejuvenate your skin as it moistens it. Leave mask on for 15 minutes for best results. Rinse with water. Mixture can not be stored - make fresh each time.
Cucumber Eye Soother:
2 wafer thin slices of cucumber
1 warm, damp, clean washcloth While using a facial (the quick cucumber parsley facial is great with this), place one cucumber slice over each eye.
Cover your eyes with a warm washcloth and relax for 10 minutes.
Rainbow Fruity Bath Salts:
3 quarts of Epsom salts or course sea salt
3 envelopes unflavored unsweetened Kool-Aid powder – one each of three different colors.
3 to 4 drops of scented Essential Oils which compliment the flavors of Kool-Aid chosen – Orange Oil for orange
Kool-aid, Lavender Oil for Grape Kool-aid, etc.
Mix one envelope of Kool-aid to 1 quart salts in three separate bowls.
Add 3-4 drops of essential oils to each of the three bowls, in a scent which To use, add 1/2 to 1 cup salts per bath.
Milk Foot Spa:
7 Cups of Water> 7 Cups of Water
2 Cups of Milk
½ Cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons Lotion
Mix the water and milk and heat on stovetop or in the microwave. Put the milk mixture in large bowl and soak your feet in it for at least 10 minutes. Massage the sugar and lotion mixture in your feet to exfoliate. Rinse with clear water and pat dry. Apply some additional lotion to your soft feet.