With time flying by, and pressure to keep up the pace, when do you take time out of your busy schedule just for YOU? We know it’s easier said than done….taking care of YOU is essential to physical and mental health. We know you’re always on the go and may not have time for the spa, so we decided to bring the spa to you! The cold winter months are the perfect time to indulge yourself and treat your skin to some cold-weather healing. Here are 4 natural, super-easy recipes, from our Bonheur Essentiel collection, to make your life a little easier and relax you!
1.Shea Butter & Almond Oil Express Mask
For deep, natural hydration, combine shea butter with soothing almond oil for soft, healthy skin. With its sweet scent, this versatile recipe is the ideal face mask, dry hair mask or body balm. All you need:
Melt the shea butter slightly so you can easily add the other ingredients. Whisk it all together and you’re done! You can leave the mixture in the fridge for a few minutes for a fresh feeling when you apply it to your skin.
2.Express Dry Shampoo with Clay powder
Do you need an express shampoo so you can start your day off right? Try adding our technique to your routine! Did you know that you can make a dry shampoo out of clay? That’s right! A little natural clay powder and you’re done! All you need is :
If you have light hair, you may want to use lighter clay. The amount you use depends on the length of your hair and the amount of sebum in your hair. Start with a small amount and adjust as needed. You can apply it with a makeup brush, for example, to cover your roots. Leave it on for a few moments and brush it out!
* It’s best to stand over a sink the first time, to prevent excess clay from spilling if you applied too much. *
3.Express foot care with bath salts
When you don’t have enough time for a full bath, try a relaxing foot soak with bath salts, to relieve sore and sensitive feet and improve blood circulation. Treat yourself to a relaxing treatment in just a few minutes! You need :
Bonheur Essentiel bath salts are carefully prepared in our boutique with a blend of soothing essential oils that will help you relax. Just add a handful or two to warm water and soak for about ten minutes!
4.Shea butter and essential oils body butter
This body butter recipe takes a little more time to prepare, but you can make enough so you’ll have extra on hand! It’s actually very easy to make. All you need is:
Using a double boiler, melt the shea butter with the coconut oil and almond oil. Remove from heat and add essential oils. Transfer the mixture to a freezer dish. Let it cool for a few minutes until the mixture is set, but is not too hard. Whip the butter into a soft and velvety texture. Place in a sealed container. Now, you have your own homemade butter!
Now there are no more excuses to avoid taking care of yourself! You can find other natural recipes for your body and for your home by visiting our blog. Not only do you save money, these quick and easy recipes also help support the local economy by saving plastic containers.😉