Saturday, December 10, 2011

Homemade spa kit as gift

My sister and I thought it would be cute if you gave someone what appeared to be some kind of food basket and it was actually an organic spa kit.

Here is a small gift or stocking stuffer.
This is a tin I bought at Target for a buck, I added two teabags, a recipe card for the homemade facial and some oats.
I was trying to think of reasonably priced ingredients such as tea or oatmeal. Joy found these recipes using these ingredients from this site but there are tons of easy recipes online.

Here's What You Need:
* One teabag of caffinated black or orange pekoe tea
* Your favorite cold cream or ceam cleanser

Simply mix the two in your hands and apply liberally to the face. Don't be shy - you want to use as much of the tea in the bag as you can. After you gently massage as much of the mixture as you can onto the skin, let it sit for 3-5 minutes (remove if you feel it begin to tingle). Rinse with warm water and pat dry - that's it!
Be sure to apply a light moisturize

Honey and Oat Mask
  • 1/3c regular or quick cook oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 teabag of Black or Orange Pekoe tea
Put the teabag into a microwave safe cup with water and microwave for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Steep the tea for at least 30 seconds. This tea should be hot enough to cook the oatmeal - pour the tea slowly into a bowl containing the oatmeal. Stir until the mixture thickens to a mucky texture. Add the honey and blend by stirring thoroughly. Let the mixture stand until cool.
Apply the mask and allow it to dry. Rinse with warm water, and you're done! This mask exfoliates and removes excess oil from the skin, as you know. However, this version of the mask also infuses caffeine into your skin as it works, giving a boost of vibrance as it removes oil and impurities.

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