DIY Relaxing Milk & Peppermint Bath

DIY Relaxing Milk and Peppermint Bath

Now that the holidays are coming to a close why not take some time and treat yourself to a de-stressing bath with milk and peppermint!  This easy recipe requires only two ingredients and will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!

What You Need:

  • 2 cups dry powder milk
  • 4 bags peppermint tea (dry tea bags…not used)

What You Do:

  • Start by turning on the water in your bathtub and getting it to a temperature that you like.  Once you’ve got the perfect temperature, close the drain and start letting the tub fill with water.
  • Once the tub has reached about 1/2 of the way full, add the dry milk powder to the water and gently mix it around with your hands.  (You don’t have to go overboard trying to mix it because the pressure from the running water will help it to mix with the water as well.)
  • Once the water level is where you would like it to be, turn the water off and add your tea bags.  Let them steep in the water and milk mixture for a few moments and then go ahead and remove them from the tub.
  • Now you are ready to relax and soak!  After taking a bath in this mixture you should be left with skin that feels nourished and soft as well as feeling completely relaxed and refreshed.
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Victoria’s Secret Perfect Body Perfectly Polished Cucumber Extract Warming Foot Scrub

Victorias Secret Warming Foot Scrub

This was another item I purchased from Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual sale.  I normally like their beauty products and always like a good foot scrub so I decided to give this one a try.  (The warming part of the name was appealing too!)

I gave it a try in the shower and enjoyed it.

It’s a pink color with small scrubbing and polishing beads in it. It’s more a thick gel-like consistency than a creamy lathery one.  The scrubbing and polishing beads in it are noticeable but are not abrasive.  I usually like a “rougher” exfoliating scrub because I feel like they normally do a better exfoliating job for me.  I would say this is more of a gentle exfoliator yet it gets the job done.

The warming part of the title was alluring to me but I was skeptical of if it would really warm when I used it.  It actually did warm up though as I scrubbed my feet with it.  It’s not a very warm feeling but a mild and gentle pleasant one.

After rinsing off the scrub and drying off my feet felt nice and smooth.  I like it!

 

 

Pros:

  • Gently exfoliates
  • Nice warming feeling
  • A little goes a long way
  • Left feet feeling smooth and soft

Cons:

  • Not a deep exfoliating scrub

Grapefruit and Jojoba Body Scrub

Grapefruit Jojoba Scrub
Relax and exfoliate with this soothing body scrub!
Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 8 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 1/4 cup jojoba oil
  • 1/4 cup liquid castile soap
Directions:
  • Combine all ingredients (except essential oil); mix well
  • Add the essential oil to the mixture; mix well
  • Apply to skin and gently massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water

Citrus Salt Body Polish Scrub

Citrus Salt Body Scrub
Leave your skin feeling and looking smooth and healthy with this exfoliating citrus body scrub!
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup mineral salts
  • 1/2 cup dead sea salts
  • 8 oz. macadamia nut oil
  • 30 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil
  • 10 drops ylang ylang essential oil
Directions:
  • Combine the nut oil with the essential oils; mix well
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the oil mixture; mix well
  • Apply mixture to skin and gently massage into skin for a few moments
  • Rinse with water

Delicious Apple Pie Body Polish

 Apple Pie Body Polish

Polish skin with this body polishing scrub that will remind you of homemade apple pie!

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. apple puree (or sauce)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply mixture and gently massage into skin for a few moments
  • Rinse with water

 

Exfoliating Lime Salt Body Scrub

Lime Salt Body Scrub

Polish skin with this lime body scrub!

 

Ingredients:

  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup jojoba oil
  • 4 drops tea tree essential oil

 

Directions:

  • Crush salt; combine all ingredients to crushed salt and mix well
  • Apply and gently massage into skin for a few moments
  • Rinse with water

Sugar and Honey Pecan Body Scrub

Honey Pecan Body Scrub

Treat your skin to this deliciously sweet body scrub!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. crushed pecans
  • 2 oz. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. almond oil
  • 1 tsp. honey

 

Directions:

  • If pecans are not already crushed go ahead and crush them
  • Combine the crushed pecans with the remaining ingredients; mix well
  • Apply mixture and gently massage into skin for a few moments
  • Rinse with water