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.

Helpful Sunburn Remedies

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Ways to Soothe a Sunburn

 

Aside from the common “apply aloe vera gel” to soothe a painful sunburn, here are a couple more useful and very helpful remedies that you should keep in mind when you are looking for sunburn relief!  (And better yet, most of the stuff you probably already have in your kitchen!)

  • Add 1 tsp. baking soda into a quart of cool water and apply the mixture with a washcloth to the sunburned areas
  • Apply aloe from an aloe plant
  • Apply grated potatoes to sunburned skin  (The starch from the potatoes helps to soothe and cool)
  • Add black or green tea to bathwater (or apply tea bags to affected area)
  • Apply egg whites for an instant cooling sensation
  • Apply vinegar to prevent peeling

Soothing Honey Cucumber Cleansing Milk

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Treat your skin to this soothing and calming cleansing milk!

Ingredients:

  • 1 chamomile tea bag
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 small cucumber (peeled and seeded)
  • 1 tbsp. whole milk

Directions:

  • Boil a cup of water and add the tea bag; leave the tea bag in the water to steep and cool
  • Peel, seed and mash the cucumber; strain out the pulp with a fork to retain the juice
  • Combine and stir the honey and cucumber juice
  • Add the milk to the honey and juice; stir well
  • Apply to skin with a cotton pad or soft tissue
  • Use the cooled chamomile tea water to gently wipe off the cleansing mixture

Green Tea Face Mask Recipe

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Sooth red blotchy skin with this easy to make at home facial mask!

Ingredients:

  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. rice flour

Directions:

  • Soak tea bag in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes.
  • Add the rice flour to the water and tea and stir until consistency is smooth and paste-like
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 10-15 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water

Soothing Blueberry Face Mask Recipe

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Fight free radicals and repair previous damage caused to your skin while soothing and brightening it with this delicious blueberry face mask!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. crushed blueberries
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. cucumber juice
  • 2 tbsp. baking soda
  • 2 tbsp. water

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water

Grape Face Mask Recipe for Oily Skin

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An easy to make grape facial mask designed for oily skin!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. grape juice
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. mint juice

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply a thin layer of the liquid mixture to clean face
  • Let sit for 20 minutes
  • Rinse with water

Soothing Grape and Chamomile Tea Face Mask

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Soothe skin with this grape and chamomile D.I.Y. face mask that is suitable for all skin types!

Ingredients:

  • 10 grapes
  • 2 tbsp. chamomile tea
  • 2 tbsp. corn flour

Directions:

  • Mix tea and corn flour together to form a paste
  • Mash the grapes using a spoon (or fork) and add them to the paste; mix well
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 15 minutes
  • Rinse with water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer