Sunday, January 29, 2017

Spa day...

I was busy this weekend working on spa day projects.  This time of the year it seems like everything is drying out.

Brown Sugar Lip Balm:
1 Tbs. Honey
1 Tbs. Coconut Oil
1 Tbs. Brown Sugar.  

Mix together and shove in some old lip gloss holders.  I stuck them in the freezer.  I used one later today and it worked great on my alligator lips.
Fresh Snow Detox Bath:
3 c. Epsom Salt
2 c. Baking Soda
1/4 c. Almond Oil
1/4 c. Coconut Oil

Mix together it has the consistency of fresh snow.   The post has a great template for a label. 
Three Ingredient Lotion Bar
1/4 c. Beeswax
1 1/4 c. Coconut Oil
1/4 c. Almond Oil 

Melt in a double broiler.  I add a few drops of my favorite perfume.  I just read in Little House Living by Merissa Alink to recycle old deodorant containers for lotion bars.  What a great idea.  It works perfectly.  This recipe came from a pin originally, but I have changed it some to suit my needs.
 My next big project was to clean out a bunch of old candle containers that I would like to use for other things.  I put them in boiling water until the wax softened.  Then I poured out the wax and wiped them dry with paper towels.  
 The two enamel containers will make great planters.  The two ceramic jars with lids will be good for bath salts and soaks.  Not sure about the little pan.  It said not to be used for food, so I'm unsure of it's potential yet.   I also melted some beeswax and made a couple of small candles for our lanterns.  

Now that you have all these relaxing recipes, it is time to use them.  After you are revitalized, step outside and enjoy.  Here are a few photos from our last snowstorm. I had no idea how fun it would be to take photos of snow in the dark.

That is the my weekend in a nutshell.  I hope you get a chance to try some of these recipes.  They are tested and approved.  What is your favorite way of relaxing? Do you have any homemade spa recipes?


  1. These are some wonderful ideas/recipes - I like doing things like this for gifting around the holidays!! I always recycle candle jars, my husband always gets that last bit of wax out for me!!

    Your snow pictures are beautiful!!

  2. Your recipes are simple and practical! This is a great time of the year to make these also! I like doing this after a walk in the snow. I see you have more snow than we have in western Pennsylvania. My neighbors tell me that we have less snow than other years right now. Andrea

  3. What wonderful recipes. I love your pictures of the dark and snow. It looks almost surreal. Thanks for sharing how to get the last wax out of containers. I have some very nice containers I would like to use as well.
    I hope you have an awesome week.

  4. My flash was refusing to work the other day, but it is fun to see the snowflakes, especially if they are real big. A site I am on has a few who enlarge the snowflakes and that is fun to see. Had to stick lip stuff in my pocket the other day. That intense cold weather and high winds got me chapped a few times. Jeans aren't always the best in bad weather.

  5. I'm bookmarking this for the recipes!! I have good intentions, but rarely follow through with things like this, but there's no time like now to get started!
    Love your snow pictures, too!

  6. After all that activity you needed and deserved some relaxation

  7. Those sound like some nice beauty recipes. I make a "bee balm" from beeswax and olive oil. Sometimes I add in some shea butter. My DIL made me a vanilla sugar scrub using coconut oil, sugar, and scent. It's good enough to eat, but I like using it on my face to exfoliate the dry skin. It works.

    Love your snowy night photos.

  8. I have everything for the brown sugar lip balm. I'm going to try it! Thanks for sharing.

  9. I will admit the snow looks amazing, but I'd rather be seeing it from your blog than live in it! I will have to try your lip balm lips are always dry because of Sjorgren's Syndrome. Thank yo for the recipe!


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