Thursday, July 25, 2013

FOR THE LADIES IN THE HOUSE ON THIS FABULOUS FRIDAY!


Ladies, today is your day to celebrate being "YOU"!! 
It is wonderful to be able to celebrate being a woman, being a mom, a wife and a provider. But, just in case you've had one of those overload weeks where appointments, schedules, meetings, practices, the house and so many  things occupied all your "ME" time. 

Here are some ideas of ways to have "ME" time at home without leaving home.  You just may have what you need in your home to treat yourself to a Home Spa today. You're so worth it. Enjoy! May God's peace fill your home as you rest.


Before you begin:

  • Find your favorite music and put it on. (softly or LOUDLY)
  • Choose to rejoice and have a relaxing time.
  • Find any books or magazines you will want to read and place them by your side or on the floor in a basket.
  • If you like a nicely scented room, light some candles.
  • Organize your supplies, towels, ingredients and items you'll need in one place.
  • Tell everyone in your home that now it's your time and that they should only come to you if it's an emergency. If your husband is home, share what you want to do and ask for his help in giving you some "ME" time.


I've provided the links for all these great ideas. Just click on titles.

Soothing Oatmeal Scrub (Facial Cleanser)Click for more

Ground oatmeal not only serves as a wonderful exfoliator, but it also absorbs and removes surface dirt and impurities while leaving your skin nourished and hydrated. It has been known to soothe and heal everything from acne to sunburn to dry, flaky skin. Given its gentle nature, it is also ideal for those with sensitive skin. Combine 1 tablespoon of ground oatmeal with 1/4 teaspoon of salt, which boosts the face treatment's exfoliating properties, and 1 teaspoon of water or olive oil to make it into a paste. Gently rub it onto your skin in circular motions, let sit for five to 10 minutes and rinse.


Cucumber Mask (Relaxing & Tightens Pores)Click for more

This one treats oily skin.
( 1 Egg White, 1/2 Cucumber, 1 Tsp Mint)
1. Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
2. Puree until smooth 
3. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
4 Gently apply the Cucumber mask to your face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes on your face.
5. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Honey is a natural humectant, which means it attracts and locks in moisture.
To Use: Massage approximately 1/2 cup honey into clean, damp hair, let sit for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. You can also add 1 to 2 Tbsp olive oil to loosen the honey for easier application. For extremely sun-damaged hair, trying mixing honey with 1 to 2 Tbsp of a protein-rich ingredient, like avocado or egg yolk, which will help replenish the keratin protein bonds that UV rays attack. Treatment can be applied once a month.


2 egg yolks, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1 tbs honey
Mix ingredients in a small bowl. Soak nails for 10-15 minutes. Rinse well. Apply cuticle oil. Protein from the eggs and calcium from the milk will make those nails hard as rocks!

Ways to Release Stress
Massage
Read a book, Read the Psalms in the Bible
Listen to music. If you're a Christian, Worship music is great!
Do something you haven't done in a long time that gives you joy!
Call up your old friend


 Another natural way to soften your skin that has been used for centuries, olive oil is a necessary part of any woman's beauty routine. Olive oil is amazing at getting rid of makeup and other access dirt and oils from your skin, replacing the bad stuff with natural moisture that your skin so desperately needs. Use a few drops of olive oil in your bath if you have trouble getting makeup off your face, or if you have spent the day outdoors.

The rest is up to your personal style. Makeup, hair, lotions, perfumes, and taking time for you. I hope some of these ideas were a blessing!


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