Bathing Pleasures

I understand most of our days are hectic to say the least. From working full time to changing diapers (or maybe both), it seems we have little time to indulge or spend a bit of time only on us, but when we work it into our schedules we feel a renewed sense of confidence and assurance, and with that, beauty.

Bath time Pleasures

Water is the great purifier of life

Water is feminine in character, its motion is stillness and conserving. Surround yourself in this element and embrace calmness.

You’ll need:

1. A private bathtub.

2. Essential oils, bath salts and or bubbles.

3. Candles, maybe flowers or potted plants.

4. Music that delights and soothes you.

5. Your favorite tea or wine.

6. Face and hair masks and treatments.

Now start you bath water, your music and light your candles.

Close your eyes, breathe, emerge yourself in the water and concentrate on emptying your mind. This time is for you no stress, use your senses. Smell your incense, see the candle flame, feel the water around you, let go of all inhibitions and be at peace.

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House Hold Beauty

We all see the advertisements on television or on the internet, we hear about these life changing products. They make you hair smooth and shiny, your skin clear and flawless, and all for the low price of 19.99! Well what if we can get the same results from something we have already in our homes. I’ve tried quite a few and here are some I found that actually bring results.

Olive oil: It has many uses, and I keep a bottle of it under my sink at all times.

Hand soak– Drop about a cup full into a small bowl. Soak your hands for about 10 minutes, your hands will be incredibly soft and your nails will shine.

Makeup Remover -That eyeliner that just won’t come off? Just dab a little olive oil on a cotton ball and it will come off almost immediately with no harsh chemicals near your eyes.

Hair Mask– Pour a half cup over your hair and set it in a shower cap for 15 minutes and your hair will become luscious and shiny.

Lip scrub– Mix a little sugar with olive oil and use a new toothbrush with stiff bristles. Dip it into the mixture and scrub onto your lips in a circular motion, the dead skin cells will be gone in no time.

Baking Soda: Again this is a primary beauty product for me and I use it on a daily basis and it is quite versatile.

Teeth Whitener– Either with water, or peroxide it is a gentle way to whiten, with out the outrageous prices on traditional bleaching systems.

Dandruff Treatment– Again just mix with water. Apply the paste to your hair and let it sit for at leased 5 minutes. Repeat this treatment 3 times a week for 3 weeks and I promise you’ll see an improvement.

Deodorant– Use a powder puff and pat on in place of your deodorant or anti-persperent. I use it with baby powder for the pleasant smell.  

 Acne Treatment– Add hot water and dip a q-tip inside the mixture, dab it on the whitehead.

Mayonnaise:

 Hair treatment-Apply to hair to enhance your color and shine.

 Honey: Used by it self or assisted by other ingredients it can be used as many things like a face mask and exfoliates and lip scrub.

Face mask– mix with eggs or by itself, it will diminish black heads and pour size.

Face scrub– Mix with organic whole oats, sugar and yogurt and a small bit of lemon juice.

Hair Rinse– Mix with hot water, pour over your hair, letting sit for 3 to 5 minutes, rinse thoroughly.


A moment of peace

I understand most of our days are hetic to say the least. From working full time to changing diapers (or maybe both), it seems we have little time to indulge or spend a bit of time only on us, but when we work it into our scheduals we feel a renewed sense of confindence and assurence, and with that beauty.

Bath time Pleasures

Water is the great purifier of life”

Water is feminine in charictor, its motion is stillness and concerving. Surround youself in this element and embrace calmness.

You’ll need;

A privet bathtub

Essensail oils, bath salts and or bubbles

Candles, maybe flowers or potted plants

Music that delights and soothes you

Your favorite tea or wine

Face and hair masks and treatments

Now start you bath water, your music and light your candles

Close your eyes, breathe, emerge yourself in the water and concintrate on emtying your mind. This time is for you no stress, use your senses. Smell your insence, see the candle flame, feel the water around you, let go of all inhibitions and be at peace.


A Restful Slumber

Sleep: A condition of the body and mind of which typically occurs for several hours each night, when the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness is practically suspended.

Scientists are still on the fence about why we need to sleep. Of course we know what happens when we don’t sleep. But why do we need it? Well, a new discovery shows that we need that time to rid ourselves of all the useless things our brains accumulate during the day. While our cells are working they produce waste products. The lymphatic system cleans out the rest of the body, but not the brain. The brains cleaning system is carried in the cerebrospinal fluid. When you sleep, your neurons shrink, making the channels of fluid wider, which may be the reason we need sleep.

Can’t sleep? 

When I was twelve years old, I was diagnosed with severe insomnia. It got to the point that every week I got maybe a total of eighteen hours of sleep. Each night was filled with a great amount of tossing and turning. Since then I have heard and tried many ways to close my eyes at night. Here I will list what has worked for me.

Routine:

Setting up scheduled time to wind down. Make sure it’s something you can do easily and every night. For example, I take a shower, make some tea, do some relaxing yoga, and finish with a good book. Even if it’s just twenty minutes before you lay down, your body will start to recognize this routine as the time when it needs to begin shutting down.

Aroma Therapy: 

Light some incense or loose herbs. Lavender, chamomile, and mint are some that I use.

Tea time: 

Try some decaffeinated tea. My favorites are sleepy time by Celestial, and Sweet Dreams by Bigelow.

Square Breathing: 

Inhale for a count of four seconds. Hold for four seconds. Exhale for four seconds. Hold for for seconds. Repeat.

Visualization: 

Envision a quiet place, maybe a pond. Picture yourself with your toes in the water, your hands placed behind you on soft grass. The birds are singing, and somewhere in the lily pads, a frog croaks. You are at peace.

Counting Sheep: 

Count backwards from 1000. I promise you will be asleep before you enter double-digits.