Time For Some Self-Care With This DIY Spa Trio

Sometimes you just need to block out a huge section of your day for self-care. We aren’t talking about taking a bath one evening and lighting some candles, although, that does sound quite lovely. We are talking about a night of pampering yourself by moisturizing your skin and replenishing it with essential nutrients.

 

While there are many foods that contribute to healthy skin, we have an amazing peppermint trio that works to exfoliate, moisturize, and soften your skin. When you make beauty products from all natural ingredients, it is difficult to go wrong. This trio includes an exfoliating scrub, whipped body butter, and a foot soak, all of which contain peppermint essential oil.

 

Peppermint essential, which is known for its antiseptic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties, can help to soften and tone the skin. Many people have used peppermint essential oil as a topical remedy for acne, dermatitis, itchy skin, ringworm, and sunburn. We hope you enjoy it in the following DIY spa kit.

 

For the Sugar Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 2 drops red food coloring (optional for color)
  • 5-8 drops peppermint essential oil
  • large mason jar (about 1.5 pints)

Instructions:

  • Combine the sugar and coconut oil in a mixing bowl and whisk for 20 seconds.
  • Stir in the food coloring if you are using it and mix in the essential oil.
  • Pack the scrub into the jar and store in a cool dry place.
  • This scrub is great for exfoliating the skin.

 

For the Whipped Body Butter

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces organic cocoa butter
  • 4 ounces virgin coconut oil
  • 4 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 2 drops red food coloring (optional for color)

Instructions:

  • Melt the cocoa butter and coconut oil in a double boiler over medium heat. Stir them together, remove the top bowl that they are in, and place it to the fridge for five minutes to cool.
  • Remove the mixture from the fridge and then use an electronic hand mixer to whip it into a fluffy cream. Add the essential oil and optional food coloring, continue mixing, and then scoop the whipped butter into a clean glass jar.
  • Store it in a cool dry place and apply before bed to moisturize and soften the skin.

 

Peppermint Foot Soak

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ½ cup sea salt
  • 2 drops red food coloring (optional for color)
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

  • Combine the Epsom salt, baking soda, sea salt, and essential oil in a large, clean glass jar.
  • Drop the food coloring in to achieve a peppermint candy look. Combine the mixture with a fork to break up any clumps.
  • Add ¼ cup of the mixture to a footbath with hot water when you want to have a pleasant foot soak.

 

Sources:

https://draxe.com/peppermint-oil-uses-benefits/

https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/DIY-Spa-Kit-36156429/?crlt.pid=camp.Xs8GPgRwzv7b

2018-10-24T11:19:04-07:00