So it is really important to keep our luscious skin in super silky condition. Especially in winter months. Make sure you take the time to dry body brush your skin before having a shower. This will help the skin to absorb all those beautiful essential oils or body creams you use. I decided I needed to make up a new salt scrub, and as you can see in the picture it looks pretty good.But better than that it smells amazing and does a great job at buffing away dead skin. So you need the following to make this up
Almond Oil, Rose Essential oil, Orange Essential oil, or Mandarin oil, Rose geranium essential oil, and Rose absolute, and Himalayan Salt. The salt is naturally a pinky orange colour as you can see in the picture.When it is made up it came out really orange.
Now whilst mixing all this up I used my beautiful Rose Quartz crystal to amplify the scrub. I placed the quartz in the mixture for about an hour, before taking it out. Of course you dont need to do this, but I love a good ritual to get my Goddess on. I said a little mantra, and hey presto, I have my Sensual Salt scrub. Why not give it a go. Maybe you could experiment with different essential oils to get your favourite blend. Angelhugs
Here is a little pick me up! I love to add a few drops of essential oil to my shower head when I take a shower. The warm water creates its own mini steam of heavenly scents. You can add whatever you fancy.I tend to use citrus scents as they uplift and enliven your senses, which is perfect to start your day off with. The eucalyptus essential oil is perfect if you have a cold or asthma, as it opens up the lungs.
For the evening I tend to use lavender, to calm me and get me ready for bed!
Give it a go and see how you feel!
Ladies I know how much you worry about your hair, whether its the style, colour,condition,length, the list goes on. But there is no secret to beautiful hair except have it cut regulary, dont over use chemicals, or dye your hair to an inch of its life, and dont over do the styling products or tools. Eat well, in all the colours of the rainbow. Have plenty of B complex which helps promote healthy skin and hair, plenty of iron to help prevent hair loss and drink water, keep yourself hydrated. Use conditioner at every wash on the ends of your hair and every so often use a treatment mask.
YOU KNOW your BEAUTIFUL RIGHT! JUST THE WAY YOU ARE.
So here is one of my favorite homemade hair masks.
COCONUT. Get yourself a nice jar of coconut oil.You can get them in health stores and supermarkets. Keep your hair dry!! Mix some coconut oil with a ripe avocado or even a ripe mashed banana ( you see that forgotten banana lying limply in the fruit bowl ! it does have its uses :} ). Now spread the mixture evenly throughout you hair but not in the scalp. Wrap in a warm towel for at least 15mins. Relax or paint your nails. But because your an amazing women you will probably be able to do a million things in that time. But if you can, leave it in over night. Wash out with COOL water. Then wash and condition as usual. Your hair should be smooth and soft and shiny!!
COCONUT OIL INFORMATION
Coconut oil is used widely in Indian and Arabic cultures to smooth and soften the skin hair and nails. It is full of vitamins and minerals that are great healers for the body.It is widely know to help reduce wrinkles,age spots and protect dry skin and shine up dull hair. So what are you waiting for give it a try.
For all you goddesses out there, and that means YOU. Its great to pamper the body as well as the SOUL!!
Remember to take care of your body as its the only one you get this lifetime.No matter what complaints you have about it. Its yours, its unique, and Bloomin Beautiful.So leave your hang ups behind. Love your curves, love your lines, love your age, love YOU.Embrace your inner goddess and indulge in the beauty of self. Actually that goes for any of the men out there you can indulge in your inner Adonis.
So where to start!
Homemade BODY SCRUB. I like to make my own.Its quick and simple. Take 1 large cup of sugar, brown or white, 1 large tablespoon of honey, 200ml of Sweet almond oil or coconut oil the grated peel of 1 whole lemon, 10 drops of rose essential oil and mix together in a bowl.When your done place into a sealed jar. This should keep for a few weeks just keep toping up with sweet almond oil to ensure the sugar is covered. Do not use on your face or broken or bruised skin!! And dont put on the soles of your feet as you may slip.
Go gently use your hands to buff away the dry skin, use on slightly damp skin in the shower, before you wash, or have a bath because the creams and body oil will sink into the skin much easier.Therefore softening the skin, keeping you looking and feeling like a goddess.
Say to yourself I CLEAN AWAY THE OLD MAKING WAY FOR THE NEW.
For a DETOX BATH add two to three large cupfuls of seasalt or epson salt to a warm bath.Stay in the bath for a good fifteen minutes. It relaxes muscle aches and it will cleanse the aura. Please take your time getting out of the bath as salt does make you tired. Once out pat yourself down so the skin is still damp.Then apply a good nourishing body oil like Sweet Almond with Lavender. Remember dont apply any oils to the soles of your feet, because you may fall!! Use gentle strokes in an upward motion.
And say to yourself, I LOVE AND CHERISH MY BODY.
For a RELAXING BATH add 5 drops of lavendar essential oil, 5 drops of geranium essential oil, and 5 drops of manderin essential oil to a warm bath. Disperse with your hand, then add 5 large spoonfuls of milk powder or goats milk to the bath. Now you can make like Cleopatra and indulge your inner queen. This will leave your skin silky smooth and have your nose alive with scents. Once out of the bath slather on your favourite thick cream. Or try the sanctuarys Egyptian KYPHI Sacred Lotus & Illipe Butter to keep you feeling all majestic!!
Say to yourself I AM BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT.
For an UPLIFTING BATH add 5 drops of lemon essential oil, 5 drops of orange or manderin essential oil and 5 drops of grapefruit. If you have any sweet almond oil add a few drops to the bath to soften your skin. When you finish cream your body when its still damp with your favourite body cream and say MY BODY IS SUPPLE I MOVE EASILY AND FREELY. Now your sunshine ready for a fantasic day!!
Homemade FACIAL OIL. For you sleeping beauties out there here is a lovely recipe. I use this because I have sensitive skin. Take 10mls of sweet almond oil place 3 drops of Frankincense essential oil and 3 drops of Rose otto essential oil into a a small travel sized pump bottle. Use for your face and neck. Pat gently around the eye area, not directly on it! Frankincense and Rose are expensive but you only use a little.
Say to yourself as you put it on I AM NOURISHED INSIDE AND OUT.
FOOT SOAK . Our beloved feet, we must not forget them. When your feet are tired and sore try this soothing treatment. Take a basin and place clean rounded pepples in the bottom, pour over warm water and add 6 drops of peppermint essential oil 1 large cup of epsom salts and 3 drops of lavender essential oil. Now roll your feet over the pebbles and dream away your aches . Say to yourself BELOVED FEET THANK YOU FOR CARRYING ME ON MY WAY
IF YOUR ARE PREGNANT OR SUSPECT YOU ARE OR YOU ARE BREASTFEEDING PLEASE SEE A QUALIFIED AROMATHERAPIST TO CHECK YOU CAN USE THE ESSENTIAL OILS!! PLEASE USE YOUR COMMON SENSE IF YOU HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN!! IF IN DOUBT DON'T USE.