Let’s face it this economy is tight no duh! And even in the best of times when we are running low on time or money the very first things to get cut out are usually the me time things. The spa trips, the mani’s and Pedi’s , hair colors, ect.
I am not so dense as to say that we should treat ourselves before we pay the bills but we do need to remember that we are valuable , and not only do these things keep us looking pretty, alot of the time they can be a makeover for our soul as well. So if you are like me and have found yourself coming on to spring with no spa trip in the budget for those winter toes, unmanicured hands, and not so natural roots showing then check out these fun homemade ideas that won’t break the bank and may just give you the pick me up you have been looking for.
Take a Bath:
Find a quiet place that has low lighting and a lock on the door (A bathroom with a candle and a locked door works great for me) Grab a book and soak away the day. Don’t have any bubbles no worries…try a green tea bag and cut it open the leaves will give a wonderful scent. Drop in a few drops of baby oil for added softness.
Treat those feet
Using equal parts sugar and oil of your choice that you have on hand (baby oil, olive oil, grape seed ect) Add a green tea bag, and a dash of essential oils or essence like peppermint or vanilla that you may have in the pantry. Using the foot scrub you just made, scrub down your feet to remove the dry dead skin, rinse, pat dry, and lotion up for a ready to polish foot!
*Use this same method on your hands it works great.
From the kitchen facial
Combine yogurt, honey, & sugar for a wonderful scrub that leaves your face clean and fresh. You can also apply honey and leave on the face for about 10 min. before using the scrub. The honey acts as a natural agent to draw out dirt and oil. Use your normal moisturizer or the day before hit the sample counter at your favorite high priced store! There is usually enough in these sample kits to get one good pampering session in for free!
Try a box color….eek I know but they have come along away. they even sell root kits or highlight kits so you can just get a pick me up until you have the time or money to get to the salon. Just remember to really know your starting color, test a piece of your hair that is hidden first, fallow all the instructions, and condition the heck out of your hair after you have colored it. I usually apply conditioner on my hair before bead and but it under a shower cap to sit all night. rinse in the morning and condition and rinse again in the shower. I have dry hair and this really helps.
I hope some of these help lift your spirits and save you money. Enjoy…. Any one else have any other ideas? Let’s here them!0