Flowers are gifts to us in so many ways. They’re beautiful to look at, they filter our air and they provide nourishment. In addition to using flower recipes to give the inside of our bodies’ nutrients, we can use them topically to heal and soothe.
The following are some ways you can incorporate flowers into DIY spa treatments.
1. Lavender Massage Oil
If you have aches and pains, and even if you don’t, you may like getting a massage from time to time. And, you might love the massage oils that are used on your body. To make own massage oil, combine 1/2 cup of coconut oil with 6 drops of lavender essential oil. This massage oil smells great, is relaxing, and helps alleviate pain.
2. Peppermint and Calendula Foot Scrub
To make a refreshing spa-like foot scrub, just combine 2 cups of sea salt, 1/3 cup olive oil, 8 drops of peppermint essential oil and 1/4 cup calendula petals. Scrub this onto the top and bottom of your feet, making sure that you get your toes. Massage for 3 to 5 minutes, rubbing in circles as you work the invigorating and healing ingredients into your skin.
3. Apricot Rose Face Scrub
Treat your face to a DIY spa scrub by stirring together 1 cup of organic sugar, 1/4 cup apricot kernel oil, 3 drops of pure almond oil and 2 tablespoons of shredded rose petals. This will give you a big enough batch of face scrub that you can store it covered and use it for up to 3 weeks. You just need to massage a bit of the scrub into your face every day to enjoy glowing, radiant skin.
4. Bentonite Clay and Hibiscus Mask
Make a spa-worthy face mask by combining 1/2 cup bentonite clay, 1 cup of coconut water and 1/4 cup torn hibiscus petals. The clay draws out impurities in the skin and the coconut water keeps the skin hydrated. The hibiscus offers natural soothing and nourishment. Spread on your face, allowing the mask to dry for 15 minutes. Then, wash it off with warm water.
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5. Milk and Rosemary Body Scrub
It’s easy to make a hydrating milk body scrub. Mix 1/2 cup sea salt, 1/4 cup coconut milk or almond milk, 1 tablespoon almond oil, 2 drops of rosemary essential oils and 1/4 cup rosemary leaves together. Lather your milk scrub all over your body when you’re in the shower. Allow it to soak in as you scrub your feet or wash your hair. Rinse off and you’ll feel soft skin immediately.