DIY Skincare Solution
- Make your products for at-home spa-like relaxation time
- Save money
- All-natural recipes with essential oils
Mix Coarse Sea Salt or Sugar with Oil at a 2:1 ratio for a simple basic scrub recipe.
For example, mix 1 cup Salt with 1/4 cup Coconut Oil and 1/4 cup Vitamin E oil; if you are only using one kind of oil, mix 1/2 cup Oil with 1 cup Salt or Sugar.
Then add 3-4 drops of Essential Oils and stir it up. Adding one or two capsules of vitamin E oil will preserve your product longer. Store your scrubs in a sterilized glass or plastic container. You can even put some in small jars for gifts or retail.
Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub
2/3 cup granulated white sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup olive oil or any carrier oil
One tbs vanilla extract
Lavender Rosemary Scrub
1 cup kosher salt
½ cup apricot kernel or light olive oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
4 drops rosemary essential oil
Almond Sugar Scrub
½ cup almond meal
½ cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sweet almond or light olive oil
Three tablespoons honey
Tea Tree Peppermint Scrub
½ cup carrier oil (apricot kernel or other)
1 cup of sea salt
Organic tea tree essential oil 4-6 drops
Organic peppermint essential oil 4-6 drops
Citrus Salt Scrub
1 cup sea salt
1/4 cup light olive oil
4 drops lemon essential oil
4 drops orange essential oil
An easy way to do a Foot Soak is to use store-bought mineral bath salts, bath fizzes, teabags, or natural bath foam.
Some fun extras are
- smooth stones on the bottom of the bowl
- flower petals or flower tops
- fresh herbs, lemon or orange slices
- a warm neck wrap and warm hand mitts while
Another tip is to combine a foot soak with a foot scrub. Just have your client soak for ten minutes, then scrub their feet while sitting in a comfortable chair. Then you can rinse their feet in the foot soaking water, dry them and have them move to the massage table.
Soothing Foot Soak
This foot soak is good for aching feet aches, removing odors, and softening rough skin. Add some rose or lavender petals to the bath.
Mix the essential oils in the salts and add ¼ cup to 1-2 gallons of water for soaking.
1/2 cup Epsom salts
drops peppermint essential oil,
3 drops tea tree oil,
Three drops lavender
Lavender Milk Bath Foot Soak
1 cup milk (keep powdered milk on hand, not fat-free)
3 drops lavender essential oil
Mix the milk up in a measuring cup, add essential oils, stir, and add to foot bathwater. You can also substitute any essential oils you would like, but just a few drops.
Aromatherapy Blends for Massage
Enhance your massage oils with these aromatherapy blends.
1-ounce carrier oil such as sweet almond
10 drops Roman Chamomile
Five drops Lavender
3 drops sweet orange
Five drops lavender
1-ounce carrier oil
Stress Relief Blend
Two drops lavender
One drop ylang ylang
2 drops petitgrain
Add two drops of lavender, one drop ylang-ylang, and two drops of petitgrain to one ounce of massage oil or cream.
7 drops neroli
Three drops lavender
20 drops lemon
2 ounces carrier oil
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