Holiday Bath and Beauty Tips!
Do you usually find yourself stressed during the holiday season?
Is trying to find inexpensive but nice gifts making you ache all
over? Save your hard earned money and don't spend it trying to pamper
yourself for the holidays. Instead, use these ideas from my frugal
bath and beauty guide Pretty for Pennies to ease your holiday stress.
Before your bath, make a batch of Hot Oil Treatment and take it
to the bathroom with you. Lock yourself in the bathroom, put on some
soothing music and light a candle. Put the Hot Oil on your hair and
For a milk bath, mix 3 cups dry milk and 5-6 drops essential or
fragrance oil. Mix ingredients and add ½ cup to your bath water. If
you don't have dry milk try adding 2-3 tablespoons baby oil for a
Eyes looking a little rough around the edges? Try cucumber
slices or tea bags on the eyes to help reduce puffiness. Try it for
half an hour while soaking in the tub.
To save money on manicures, don't get them so often. Instead,
use a nail buffer to shine nails between manicures.
An easy way to remove cuticles is to rub them with oil. Then
gently push back the cuticles.
For aching feet, make yourself an Herbal Foot Bath or rub a
peppermint lotion or salve on your feet. Wrap a warm towel around
your feet and enjoy.
Go to the local beauty school to have manicures, pedicures and
facials. You can feel pampered without spending a fortune. Five bucks
is a great deal for a facial!
After Christmas sales can offer many great deals on bath and
beauty products. Purchase nail care kits after Christmas at half
price. You can get several polishes and tools for $2-$4. If you
family loves to receive perfume, cologne or aftershave, stock up
after Christmas when gift sets are on clearance. Give for Mother's
Day, Father's day, Birthday's, etc.
Hot Oil Treatment
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
Heat ingredients just until warm. Spread on wet hair, especially
the ends. (Place only on the ends if you have oily hair.) Wrap a
warm, wet towel around hair for 30 minutes to one hour. Shampoo and
Alternatively, put this on before a shower and then put on a
shower cap. Let the hot water from the shower run on your head to
warm the oil.
You may also use a blow dryer instead of the shower. Be careful
not to make it too hot.
Herbal Foot Bath
Use any of the following dried herbs*:
Mix herbs and place in a small cheesecloth. Fill a bucket full
with warm water for your feet and add herbs. Soak away all the pains
of the day! Make several at a time and keep on hand after a long day.
*A few drops of scented oil may be used instead.
Tawra Kellam is the editor of http://www.LivingOnADime.com/
Tawra and her husband paid off $20,000 debt in 5 years on $22,000 a
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