Sleep is essential to your over-all health, for your body to restore and replenish...adding these pampering bed time recipes will help your body look and feel beautifully rested in the morning.....
Bed Time Beauty Recipes
Night Time Lotion~Massage this vitamin packed lotion into your washed face and body before going to bed at night to wake up with soft smooth skin:
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup distilled water
- 1 tbsp vitamin E oil
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tsp wheat germ oil
- 1 tbsp grated beeswax
In a glass container, dissolve baking soda in the water and set aside. In a small saucepan or microwave safe dish, mix the oils and wax is melted. Heat the soda water mixture but do not boil and then pour it into a blender. Blend on slow speed, slowly adding the oil-wax mixture in a steady stream. Mix well and transfer to a heat-resistant container. Allow the mixture to cool. The lotion will thicken as it cools.
Yield: 6 oz
Lullaby Massage Oil~This massage oil, with it's mixture of lavender and chamomile, is the perfect cure for insomnia; and the almond oil is skin conditioning:
- 1 tbsp dried chamomile flowers
- 1/2 cup sweet almond oil
- 5 drops lavender oil
Place the chamomile flowers in a small saucepan and pour the almond oil over them. Gently warm the oil for a few minutes, but do not boil. allow the oil to cool; then strain out the flowers. Add the lavender oil and pour into a clean bottle. Slowly massage a small amount onto dry skin or tired muscles.
Yields: 4 oz
Relaxing Lavender Bath~Take this perfect oatmeal and lavender bath after a hard day to clam your body and mind. The oatmeal and soda baking soda soothe sensitive:
- 1 cup dried lavender flowers
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 1/2 cup baking soda
In a blender or food processor combine all ingredients and process until you have a smooth, fine powder. Pour 1/2 cup into your bath under running water.
Yield: 28 oz
Eye Rest Pillows~These little silk pillows are pretty and simple to make and are an effective way to ease eye strain and relax at the end of the day.
- 2 rectangle pieces of silky material, 5"x9"
- 1 cup flaxseeds
- 1 tbsp dried lavender
Stitch the material together to form a small sack, and fill it with flaxeeds and lavender. Stitch the remaining end close. Lie down with the pillow over your eyes. To calm inflamed skin, cool the pillow by placing it in the refrigerator.
Evening Nail Oil~Massage this rich combination of natural oils onto your nails before going to bed to straigthen and condition them. do this every night to see improvement in a few short weeks. You can find lecithin at your local natural food store.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp liquid lecithin
- 1/4 tsp vitamin E oil
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Dab a small amount on your fingers and rub thoroughly into your nails.
Yields: 1/2 oz