Sunday evenings are my least favorite night of the week. But how crummy is it to dislike a whole night of the week, every week? Life is waaay to short for that!
I’ve decided I’m reclaiming my Sundays. So for the last several weeks, I’ve dedicated my Sunday nights to some self care. After I get Em settled in bed and Tom settled in with the zombies, I’ve been taking a nice, long detox bath with some Epsom salts and Stress Away essential oil blend. This week, I’m adding a DIY mud mask to my routine.
Why a mud mask, you ask? The minerals in mud are highly effective for absorbing oil from deep within the pores as they dry, trapping the oil in the mud. Mud is often used to detoxify and tone the skin and as an anti-inflammatory agent for skin disorders.
Some other benefits of mud include reducing signs of aging, improving circulation, shrinking large pores, rinsing away blackheads, and helping to clear acne. Note that the mud will draw out moisture from your skin as it dries, so it is recommended that you follow up with a moisturizer. ART Light or Intensive Moisturizer are two great options from Young Living’s skin care line.
Essential Oil Benefits
• Spearmint moisturizes and refreshes the skin.
• Tea Tree has been used for centuries by the aborigines to cleanse the skin. Note: this oil can be drying to the skin.
• Lavender has a calm and soothing effect on your skin.
Who doesn’t want to have a spa night every week? Check out this link for more DIY skincare recipes.
What kind of self care are your mind and body craving? I’d love to help you get the ingredients you need for your spa night.