I absolutely love the holidays. Not only because my birthday is in this holiday season (this Friday) and I get presents for both occasions 🙂 I love the fact that houses are decorated, stores have great sales, people are nicer and we get a week off to spend with our family and friends.
But as great as Christmas time is it also brings a lot of stress, because of all the parties, entertaining, family gatherings and gift buying festivities. We need to find ways to keep looking fabulous and relax so that we can have a wonderful time with our families. Since this holiday season we do things for everybody but ourselves, because we are trying to please everybody. I suggest taking a night in your week to indulge yourself and do something just for you.
In my case, I take a night a week that is for bubble bath, champagne and to catch up on my reading. I feel so much better after I spend some time doing things for me. I thought today blog post could be a little bit more different and instead of fashion or showing you bargains online. I thought I show you something to do for you and because of my love of baths and all things budget friendly, I thought I should share with you today my favorite bath recipe. I found this bath recipe three years ago in ThriftyFun.com, so enjoy and take time just for you!! You can always let me know in the comments more bath recipes, cause I would love some new ideas.
This gentle bath will leave your skin soft and silky. Buttermilk is high in fat and lactic acid, and both help soften and hydrate skin. Make an extra portion of this because people of all ages can benefit from this rich, relaxing natural bath.
- 1/4 cup dry buttermilk (or dry milk)
- 1/4 cup Nonfat Dry Milk
- 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch
- 1/8 tsp. essential oil of your choice, depending on your mood. (lavender is relaxing)
Mix together all the ingredients with a wire whisk and pour into a airtight jar or re-sealable plastic bag.
Directions for use: Pour 1/4 of the buttermilk bath powder in tub as you add hot water.
(makes 1/2 cup, enough for 2 baths)
P.S. You may want to package this in a decorative glass jar or a cellophane envelope to give as gifts to friends 🙂