DIY Honey Skin Spa Day

Just in time for the holiday weekend, I’m sharing with you all my honey-themed DIY spa day. This at-home DIY spa experience is truly amazing because it utilizes
pantry and stock items most of us always have on hand. It’s simple to
set up and SO worth setting some time aside to rest, relax, and rejuvenate your
skin. Combining my organic skincare recipes, a Honey Sugar Body Scrub and a Spiced Honey Face Mask will completely revitalize your face and body, leaving you with clear, glowing, soft, smooth, and hydrated skin. 

So take an hour this weekend, whisk up these 2 recipes, sip my Honey
Toning Tonic, light a candle, and step into your very own skin spa. Get ready
because it’s time to relax.. 

I start my spa time by hydrating. I make a
simple warm tonic that I sip while making my scrub and mask, and running my
shower or bath. It signals the body to recalibrate and helps to detoxify the
skin and blood stream from within. *This is also the same tonic I have every
morning first thing when I wake up, as it completely alkaline’s the system and
blood stream so you can start the day off right! 

The Toning
Tonic
1 glass alkaline or filter water
1 capful (about 1
tablespoon) of Apple Cider Vinegar
Sprinkle of ground Cinnamon
Sprinkle of
ground Turmeric
Generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice (about 1 tablespoon)
1/2 tsp Manuka or organic raw honey 
Combine all
ingredients in a glass and heat in the microwave for 30-45 seconds until nice
and warm. Stir and drink. 

 Now, it’s time to make the Honey Sugar Scrub and the Spiced Honey Face Mask

1. Warm
a jar of raw organic honey in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds. Check the
temp and see if it needs 10-15 seconds more; you want the temperature to be
warm and runny to the touch but not too or uncomfortable on your finger pad (I
tend to test it on the top side of my hand)
 

2. Pour
about 1/4 cup of the honey into a medium-small bowl and add 2 tablespoons of
oil. I like mixing oils here for optimal effect or depending on what I have
around. I love olive and almond oil and in the winter if my skin is very dry I
will use coconut oil. I especially love using Argan and Jojoba oil as well. I then add in 3
drops of orange or orange blossom essential oil. 
3. Lastly, add about ¾ cup of dark brown sugar, or brown sugar or
sugar in the raw. Mix well with a spatula or whisk to combine evenly and decant
into a glass jar with a lid, leaving it open on the side of the bath or shower,
as you turn on the water or run the bath to get the bathroom nice and warm
and steamy.  

While the water runs and bathroom heats up, it’s time to make the Spiced Honey Face Mask!
4. Spiced Honey Face Mask: Place 2
tablespoons manuka honey in a small bowl. Add a pinch or two of ground
cinnamon, and one pinch of ground turmeric and about 1 tsp of fresh lemon
juice. Heat the mixture in the microwave for 15 seconds. This should warm the honey,
again check to make sure it that it does not get too hot. Stir completely
and using a facial brush, brush the honey mask all over your face, neck and
décolletage. 

5. Next take your body scrub and step in the shower or
dip in the bath, making sure to keep your face and neck out of the water. If
you are in the shower get your body completely wet and warm and then either
turn off the shower or redirect the stream away from you. Put on your scrubbing
mitts, or you can just use your hands, and massage the honey scrub in small
circular motions all over your body. Let the scrub sit on your skin for 1-2
minutes after you have worked it in, allowing the honey and oils to really
penetrate, working on the dead skin cells, and moisturizing the a new layer of
exposed skin. This action also stimulates your cellular activity, regenerating your skin and working against signs of aging. 

Breathe and enjoy
the heat while your pores open and reap the benefits of the acne fighting, inflammation deterring, and moisturizing honey. 

6. Rinse off the
body scrub in the shower with very warm, or dip back into the bath tube rubbing
all the scrub off. Once the mask has seeped in for at least 10 minutes,
rinse it off with warm water and a washcloth, moving gently in circular motions
to exfoliate. Oh, and don’t worry if the mask sits on your face for longer while you enjoy a bath. When
out of the shower or bath, splash your face with cold water to refresh your
skin and close the pores. Pat dry and moisturize according to your daily
routine. 
Take the time to lounge around in robe and enjoy your soft, new,
sweet smelling skin! And always after some spa time, make sure to hydrate
hydrate hydrate as you resume your day or evening.

Happy Labor Day Weekend! Wishing you all some lovely down
time, and as always thanks for reading.

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