When we talked about making your bathroom your sanctuary we touched on having some lovely nice smelling soaps for the bath. Well some readers chimed in and reminded us that there are all kinds of no nonsense recipes for scrubs and lotions that you can make yourself using things that you might already have around the house--convenient and affordable! A roundup of our favorites is under the cut. If you've got one you love, leave it in the comments:
Mix equal parts granulated sugar and olive oil and rub.
From One Happy Panda:
To Exfoliate Elbows and Knees:
Cut an orange in half and rub.
Mix 1 tbsp mashed avoado, 1 tsp honey, 3 drops cider vinegar and a little sesame oil.
From Natural Homemade Beauty
Add a cup of strongly brewed peppermint tea to the water for an herbal soak.
Add a few tablespoons of liquid milk or dry milk for a milk bath
From Green LIving
or Try the recipe we use (epsom salts and essential oils and new a little bit of glycerin)
For Dry Skin:
We have a friend that swears by rubbing pure coconut milk (not oil, but milk) into her skin to battle dry skin. We confess, her skin is very soft and she always smells sweet.
For Puffy Eyes:
Use chamomile, green or black tea bags
steep them in just boiling water and then refridgerate. Place them over the eyes
What's your Favorite No Nonsense Recipe for At Home Pampering?
Images from Martha Stewart