Self-care Sunday | Natural Beauty Mask & Bath

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Taking time for yourself is so hard. One of my resolutions this year is to practice more self-care and focus on my mental health and well-being. Prepping for the week ahead isn’t just checking schedules, or cooking pre-made lunches. It’s strengthening your mind for all of the challenges and distractions that will be pushing and pulling you during the week.

This Sunday transform your my bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary. Light a candle, que up your favorite tranquil playlist, and relax your mind. In an effort to make this tub session more luxurious, I have made my own natural bath salt and mask recipe using two of my favorite fragrances, lemon and lavender.

Winter in New York makes my combination dry/oily skin go crazy. My face and body become excessively dry, and if I apply too much daily moisturizer I find that I have acne flare ups. Lemon and lavender are natural ingredients that I like to use to soothe and treat my skin.

Below you will find all the ingredients needed for this Self Care Sunday sesh.

Self-care Sunday – Lemon & Lavender Recipes

Photo taken by Cooper and Juliette. Photo taken by Cooper and Juliette.
Photo taken by Cooper and Juliette. Photo taken by Cooper and Juliette.

1 sealable container

2 cups Epsom Salt

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

5 drops of lavender oil

Food coloring

Lavender flowers or sprigs

Directions: Combine the epsom salt, lavender oil and lemon juice into a mixing bowl and hand mix. Add a few drops of food coloring to the mix for a pretty color. Take the lavender flowers or sprigs and rub vigorously in your hands to release their natural fragrance. 

 

Lemon & Lavender Face Mask

Photo taken by Cooper and Juliette. Photo taken by Cooper and Juliette.

3 tablespoons of honey

1 teaspoon of coconut oil

5 drops of lavender oil

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Directions: Combine all ingredients and hand mix well. Bring the mask mixture with you and set near the tub. Apply generously to your face or skin for about 15 minutes. Then wash and rinse in the bath water. If you have oily skin you can add more lemon juice. Or you can also omit the coconut oil if you have very oily skin.

Photo taken by Cooper and Juliette.

 

 

Enjoy your Sunday everyone!

Cat held over a bathtub

 

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