Planning a wedding no matter if you are doing it yourself or have a planner to help, it is stressful. There are so many dates to remember and appointments to keep track of that it all can be a bit overwhelming. Yes, it will all be worth it when you exchange the “I do’s” but until then we have a great tip on how to relax and take a break from the craziness of life and planning a wedding and it is as simple as taking a soak in the tub.
We suggest doing this once a week but even once a month will make a world of difference. Fill your tub with the desired warmth of water that is most comfortable to you. Throw in a handful of Epsom salt, 10 drops of lavender essential oil and half a cup of baking soda and soak for 20 minutes. By adding this mixture into your bath and soaking for 20 minutes will help draw out toxins, helps lower your stress related hormones and helps balance PH levels. And a big plus, the lavender essential oil helps make your skin sound lovely. My favorite time to do this is right before bed. I’m relaxed and a little sleepy and lavender always helps me sleep well!
You’ll be more relaxed and hopefully energized the next day, ready to get more planning done and check those items off of your to-do list!
Well, it’s happened. I have jumped on the coconut oil train and I will never jump off. And the more I use it the more I ask myself how I did I not jump on sooner?! I started using it as a face mask to help treat acne. I suffered from severe acne in high school and I still have quite a bit of scaring and redness. So instead of globbing on makeup I looked for a more natural way to help reduce the redness as well treat some of those pesky blemishes that pop up every once in awhile. I came across this very simple face mask consisting of coconut oil (I prefer the coconut oil from Trader Joe’s) and tea tree oil (Doteerra is my go to for essential oils). By mixing these two ingredients together you have a treatment that helps fight bacteria on the face naturally and also will not over dry nor clog pores. It’s what everyone who suffers from acne ever wanted.
After I discovered this face mask that’s when I really jumped into the coconut oil life style. I now use it in my hair, when I cook, in my coffee and sometimes I just rub pure coconut oil on my skin before I go to sleep. It’s fantastic! And because of it’s growing popularity the price dropped significantly since when it first came on the market. It has now become a staple in my beauty routine as well as my eating habits and I will never look back!
“Elbows are often neglected in personal care procedures, just because they are not directly visible in the mirror. However that does not make them any less important. This part of the arms should be thoroughly cleaned and nourished regularly” says stylist Sabrina. Now that we are all aware of your elbows and realizing it’s winter and thinking of how dry our skin gets; here are some tips to help get your elbows looking good and feeling soft!
Using a sponge-stone or scrub mask before taking a shower. Once the skin starts to soften apply the greasiest cream you can find. By doing this routine regularly will help keep elbows soft no matter your age. You can also go the cosmetic route by using creams containing vitamins A, E and F or almond oil and herbal extracts. Regularly using these types of cream before bed will help maintain smooth elbows. Essential oils are also great for soften dry and rough elbows by either adding them to your bath or heating the oil and soaking your elbows for 15 minutes. But do not use these creams or oils if your elbows are crack or irritated. Only use for dry rough skin. And of course, the main key is regular TLC!
Your big day is quickly approaching and with all of the excitement, celebrations and maybe a little stress your nights may feel like they are getting shorter and shorter. If a good nights sleep is all you’ve been “dreaming” about than look no further, Micky has a solution for you! Rubbing a little lavender essential oil on the bottom of your feet before bed can help you relax and fall into that peaceful and restful sleep you’ve been missing. If your skin is sensitive than dilute it with some coconut oil.