Are you looking for a natural alternative for a healthier body and beautiful skin, without the dreadful expenses a day spa? Well… you will be surprised to know that the answer can be found in practically every home or at your local grocery store. In fact, you can experience your very own luxurious spa experience in the comfort of your own home while on a budget!
Anti-aging Facial Beauty Secret Revealed!
The breathtaking, ageless beauty of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, was often attributed to her elaborate milk and honey baths. I say, if it was good enough for Cleopatra, it’s good enough for me! For most of my life, I’ve been indulging in this knowledge the secret beauty recipe of my grandma (“Mama”), using a blend of honey and raw or spoiled milk. The recipe can provide numerous benefits to your face. From moisturizing your skin, to minimizing unappealing wrinkles lines; milk is a perfect beauty treatment. When used as a facial mask, it can reduce acne and maintain a radiant youthful glow. Beyond that, raw milk contains alpha hydroxy acids, offering a gentle peel that exfoliates all skin types.
But wait…there is more! Milk also naturally cleans and tightens pores, while normalizes oily skin textures. As you can see—milk does do the body a whole lot of good!
Let’s Talk About Honey
Besides being a delicious natural sugar substitute and beauty secret, honey is a holistic home remedy that benefits the body in more ways than you can ever imagine—including your age!
When combined with raw or spoil milk, the mixture can help to provide an anti-aging recipe, promoting a youthful and radiant glow.
Let’s face it…honey is absolutely an amazing natural alternative we can all grow to appreciate and should include in our pantries. For example, honey was eaten by early Ethiopians to remove parasites and worms from the body. It was also combined with Eucalyptus and used by Middle Eastern countries, as a remedy for coughs, allergies, asthma, tuberculosis and bronchitis.
If you accidently bruise your body or cut yourself, apply a little honey to your wound helps. Not only does it help heal the wounds quickly and stop bleeding, but it can help kill the germs with its ability to fight bacteria.
So, there you have it. Mama’s secret is now your secret to share. Remember you are what you eat—with honey, you are always sweet.
Mama’s Secret Recipe
3 Tablespoons honey
4 Tablespoons of warm milk
1 White washcloth
1 Bowl of warm water
1 Bowl of cold water
- Combine milk and honey. Stir until smooth.
- Apply mixture to face and neck, avoiding eyes and mouth. Allow mask to sit for 10- 15 minutes.
- Massage face and neck.
- Remove mask with warm water and washcloth, using gentle small circular motions.
- Rinse washcloth and apply cold water to face to close and tighten your pores.
Other DIY Relaxing Home Spa Treatments & Benefits
Tired Puffy Eyed
Are you eyes tired and need immediate relief? Consider using cucumbers. Cucumbers has anti-inflammatory properties that helps in reducing puffiness. It can also reduce dark circles and increase circulation around the eyes.
To begin this treatment, slice cucumbers into thin circular pieces and place over the eyes for 10-15 minutes. You may also choose to apply a sugar or coffee mask simultaneously for a complete facial treatment.
Sugars scrubs can be used on the entire body to gently exfoliate and remove dead or dry skin. It also retains moisture and improves blood circulation. You can also replace the sugar with ground coffee to help tighten the skins and reduce cellulite as well.
Here’s all you need:
¼ cup of brown/ white sugar or ground coffee
5-6 drops of geranium oil, frankincense and grapefruit oil.
1-3 Tbl spoon of coconut oil. (Other alternate oils such as jojoba, avocado, olive, sesame, or almond oil can used instead.)
- Place sugar/coffee and oil ingredients in a bowl and mix together. The consistency should mimic wet sand.
- While in the shower, the tub or just because you are ready to renew treat yourself— gently apply mixture in a circular motion to your face or entire body. After 5-10 minutes, rinse with water and pat dry with a towel.
Relaxing Infused Herbal Drinks & Teas
Relax, Hydrate & Detox
All you need is a few stems of spearmint or any mint leaves of your choice with a slice of lime/lemon to 8 ounces of water and you are ready to enjoy a relaxing refreshing drink. This not only hydrate the body, but also helps to detoxify unwanted intruder.
Detox and Immune Booster
Personally, I refer to begin my day or spa treatment with my favorite detoxifying tea. It not only tastes delicious, but can also boot my immune system, and help detoxify by body too. It is also easy to make. To get started all you need is:
1 cup of hot water
A hand full of your favorite mint.
½ freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice
2 tablespoons of ginger.
Add ingredients to cup, submerge in boiling hot water and cover with a saucer or plate. Let sit for 3-4 minutes and slow sip.
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