Sunday, September 2, 2012

Total Indulgence with Beauty on a Budget!

Just sharing:

Before I begin, let me share with you, I have never been to a spa, nor have I had a pedicure, manicure or message.  Such luxuries have been something that I have never had the opportunity to indulge in...

So, if you are like me, or if you are just wanting to save some bucks...let me share with you my spa night at home:

Last week, one of my coworkers shared a leg scrub that she had found online.  Last evening, I had an unexpected hour to myself, so I thought I would try it out.

Step by Step Saturday Night Spa at Home

First thing:

I mixed up the body scrub:
1 1/4 cup of sugar

1/2 cup of oil

5 tsps fresh lemon or lime
 After I mixed up the scrub, I collected the other necessities for a spa night at home:

Along with a beverage...last nights choice a glass of wine (if weather was cooler, I would have had a cup of decaf tea.)

Some chocolate

 A candle and flowers
Some Kari Jobe

A tub

Lots of bubbles

My favorite for soaking away my aches and pains

Finished with some lotion...adding just a bit of "smelly" lotion to finish off the experience.

My steps for my spa night was that I mixed up scrub.  Took a shower and washed my hair.  Added Conditioner and left it in.  Ran my tub water.  Soaked for five minutes. (Since I don't have a clock in my bathroom, I soaked for one song.)  I shaved one leg.  Added scrub.  Rinsed off scrub.  Shaved leg again.  Repeated same process on other leg.  Drained water out of tub.  Used remainder of scrub for an all over body scrub.  Started shower and rinsed hair and scrub off of body.  Dried off.  Applied lotion 

I was amazed at how smooth the scrub made my indulgence!  (And very little cost!)

Question:  When was the last time you have had an indulgent moment?  Or do you have any beautiful budget tips to share?


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Hester's Heart said...


I am so happy to hear you treated yourself to such a wonderful night at home - this is a great idea and I love you sharing your recipe with us. :)

(I hear you on not being able to indulge in such things, but I'm going to pray you will be blessed with a pedicure and massage - I have had a couple gift cards to such places and it is a treat for sure.

I think being able to do it in your home is a bonus.

Bless you Kim; you inspire me to not feel guilty about caring for our bodies and enjoying simple pleasure. ;)

Love, hester said...

I've been wanting to do a scrub, but the premixed ones in Whole Foods are pretty expensive & many contain lavender, which is something those of us w/ER+ breast cancer should avoid. Tomorrow, I'll pick up some lemon and give your recipe a try. If nothing else, I may smell like an Italian dessert.