How to luxuriously pamper yourself while saving money
I enjoy taking long baths. It's something I've done since I was a little girl, and just can't break the habit. I spend at least an hour in the bath nearly every night. Lately, I have been enjoying adding homemade soaks with evaporated milk or olive oil to my baths.
This is wonderful for two reasons: first, I know exactly what I'm spending an hour marinating my body in. I don't have to worry about any not-so-good-for-you ingredients. Second, it's very inexpensive.
During the winter months, evaporated milk & oils help keep my skin moisturized during baths. Soaking in a hot bath nightly causes me to have pretty dry skin, but milk & grapeseed oil helps keep it feeling soft. You could use rose petals, sage, or any other herb, but lavender is so relaxing, I have to say, it's my favorite.
Homemade Lavender Bath Soak:
- 1 pack dehydrated milk (1 cup, give or take)
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- dried lavender buds
- glass jars
- Combine the milk, essential oil, and dried lavender buds in a small bowl and stir to combine.
- Transfer to a glass jar, and save for your next bath. Or, use a bit of twine and gift a jar to a neighbor or friend.