It’s hard being a mom. In between homework, dinner, the job, and anything else, it’s tough finding time for yourself. But, I make sure it happens because when mama’s happy, everyone win! It’s not impossible to stay fabulous on a limited budget and I’ll show you how.
Everyone loves a good spa day right? But getting to the spa or having the money for the spa when you have a tight budget, can be a little challenging. So I’m going to share how I make spa day every day for a little over $1 a day.
I make a batch of lavender oil every month. YES, that lavender oil. The VERY expensive 12 bucks for 2 ounces lavender oil. OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! I KNOW but its sooooo good.
Benefits to Lavender oil:
- Reduce anxiety & emotional stress
- Heals burns & wounds
- Improves sleep
- Restores skin complexion and reduces acne
- Promote hair growth
- Heal dry skin & hair
- The list goes on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So I am here today to help you experience the wonders of lavender oil while saving few coins☺
I did some research and decided to try to make some myself. You know how use mom’s do always trying to stretch a dollar (and stay fabulous in the process 🙂 ) …
SMB Lavender Oil
(for hair, skin and massage)
-2 cups of olive oil
-1 cup of dried lavender oil
-1 airtight container
I started with a base oil. Since my primary goal for this oil hair usage. I used olive oil but you can use any type of oil to make this happen. Grape seed and safflower oils are two cost-effective solutions that work well on your hair and skin and you can cook with them too.
I found that olive oil was the best for my hair type. It’s inexpensive and has multiple uses as well. You can go to any local store and get a nice size for about $15. I suggest the store brand, of course.
OK so let’s begin
You will only need 2 cups of olive oil, meaning you’ll have plenty left for lots of other stuff (hair, skin, food).
Next, you will need some dried lavender flowers. You can a 1 pound bag on Amazon.com for $12. You will only need 1 cup and again have plenty left over for other great stuff like teas, and lavender water, which both are great for relaxing and unwinding.
Now mix the oil and the flowers together and let set. I suggest an airtight container. I let mines set for 4 weeks, preferably near a window, so it gets lots of sunlight.
After a month, open the container. IT WILL SMELL SO GOOD ☺
That in itself is a spa moment. Take a moment to ENJOY the smells.
Next, strain the contents of the airtight container with a cheesecloth into a bottle of your chose.
That’s it. Now go turn your home into a spa. Your kids will thank you for it 😉