De-Stress for Less. Pampering Yourself doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Although a full day at the spa would be ideal, it is not a reality for those with a tight budget. It does not mean you neglect yourself. Here are some ideas to pamper YOU without breaking the bank.
It goes without saying ( although I am saying it again), shop clearance items. You can great deals on Valentine’s Day soap, Christmas candy cane shower gel, St. Patrick’s day green sponge, Easter egg filled with beauty goodies. You get the idea, for every holiday, look for deals right afterwards. Use candles, as they are inexpensive and can change your mood instantly. Have a pillow to prop your head and relax. You can use a traditional spa pillow or a travel pillow. Same use and just as comfortable. Make certain to utilize everything in your house. What is the point of beautiful china, fancy glasses, other than Thanksgiving & Christmas. Use your fine pieces, because you are worth it! Studies show when you use the good stuff to eat, you eat slower and your food is more enjoyable. I guess that’s why fine restaurants use fine serving pieces.
I have secret mixture, but I will share it with you. Mix 1/2 half shea butter and 1/2 coconut oil. Add smell good lotion and mix. You will love the feeling of your skin and it’s goes a long way. Make your own body scrub with 2 tablespoons of very finely chopped peppermint (the leaves, not the candy) and rosemary leaves, 1 tablespoon fine sea salt, 1tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, and 4 tablespoons shower gel. Mix and use all over your body. This body scrub should not be saved. Use the entire amount at the time you prepare it.
Lastly, this may sound strange, but it really works. After you have soaked in the bath, you don’t want to take the time to clean the but. Here’s a suggestion. Once you are out of the bath tub, remove all the water, get out and dry off. Once the water has drained out of the tub, get back in the tub, preferably naked, use a cheap shampoo on a towel and wife. Rinse tub and get out. You have just cleaned yourself and cleaned your tub with a non-abrasive and no harsh chemicals!