Last Saturday my husband took my son on a date. They went to a monster truck show. As fun as that sounded, not, a spa night at home with my little girl sounded like just the date I was after.
I sorta had another motive too, other than just planning a perfect spa night with my little gal. I wanted to teach her something, something it has taken me almost 39 years to learn. You’re worth it. You’re worth it. You’re worth it.
I have spent my whole life undervaluing my worth. One of the lessons I am intent on teaching my kids is that they are valuable beyond belief, and they should never doubt it. My daughter constantly asks for back scratches. 99% of the time I oblige and scratch away. The lesson I want her to take away is that she is worth it, that if it feels good to her she should ask for it, and that when she is looking for her life mate, if they are willing to scratch her back when she asks then she just might have found her diamond in the rough.
So in light of teaching lessons, and having really great skin, we set off on a night of rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Enjoy the recipes below, they all worked fantastic!
First up? Our face mask:
1/2 an avocado
1 T. crushed oatmeal (I crushed it with a mortar and pestle)
1 T. organic plain yogurt
1 tsp. honey
Next up? Our face cleanser:
1 tsp. honey
2 T. cream
One mushed up kiwi
Can I just tell you my face was SO soft the next day! We used regular face lotion that I already had, making lotion is a little more labor intensive than we had time for!
The recipe for our foot scrub:
1 C. sugar
2 to 3 drops of Jasmine essential oil
2 T. coconut oil (I warmed this up in the microwave, just a teeny bit, not enough to melt, just enough to soften it)
Then mix it all together. This by far was my favorite of the recipes, and my feet never looked so good the next day. And let me tell you my feet take a beating in flip flops and bare feet all summer long, usually I hide them under socks all winter!
Our little tray of yummies to begin our spa night. A neck warmer, nail polish for manicures and pedicures with glitter (my daughter is teaching me a lot about glitter these days and I am eating it up), night cream, lotion, and heel scrub. I also set up a basin of warm water in the living room and towels to wipe our faces after each step.
We started with a foot soak in warm water and Himalayan Rose Mineral Salts. Then we applied our foot scrub and rinsed our feet in the soak.
What was surprising to me, and quite endearing, was that my daughter wanted to do everything I did to her to me. So sweet.
Mama with the mask and cucumbers. For the sake of your face I just thought I should share that it is helpful if you bring the cucumbers to room temperature first…brrr….
So there it is. A glimpse into our spa evening. We listened to meditation music, had tea, and finished up the evening watching a movie that I could barely stay awake during since I had become so relaxed.
I encourage you to try this at home with your little princesses or for yourself! Remind yourself how worth it you are to take some time away to give yourself a pedicure, a manicure, a real facial. Your spirit will love you for it.Tweet