March 27, 2010

Cleanliness is Godliness, Consider Yourself A Goddess

Ladies (and Gentlemen), we are done. We have cleaned our homes from top-to-bottom in a new, efficient way. We have learned new tricks and tools to get the job done faster. We have learned how to spare the environment and our budgets by making our own cleansers from really simple ingredients. And learning how to make anything by hand makes even a sucky job like cleaning a bit more fun. Though I can't emphasize enough - really good music makes it really good too! So take a load off, Sally. You are all done.

Now, if you were once "Domestically Disabled" like me, you don't have to wake up like this anymore...

I have one more chore for you today though...and it's a quick errand - you'll be so glad you ran. Here's the shopping list for a recipe that is all about taking care of you:
  • Epsom Salt or Sea Salt (3 tbsp)
  • Baking Soda (3 tbsp) 
  • Vegetable Glycerin (1 tsp)
  • 1 tbsp of jojoba oil, kukui nut oil, or any massage oil you prefer
  • 5 drops of rose essential oil, or 1 tbsp of rose water (rose water is less expensive)
  • 5 drops of ginger essential oil, or 1/4 oz crushed fresh ginger
Mix these ingredients in a jar well, and shake vigorously, pour under the hot water. Make sure the water is as hot as you can take it, this will make the bath last longer; and your muscles thank you later.
  • 1 English Cucumber (cut into 1/2" slices)
  • Petals of 2 Fragrant Roses (preferrably red roses - the color is stimulating)
Toss these in just before you take the plunge.

You may also want to make sure you have some tea lights on hand, and buy some fresh flowers to brighten up the house - it is spring after all! Before drawing the bath, spritz your linens with your linen spray, light the tea lights, turn on some soothing music...and remember - this is you time.

I'll be back Monday with an Etsy Seller Feature and Giveaway!  Now, go shopping for those ingredients, and rest-up, Domestic Goddess.


Eco-Friendly Freckles said...

Awesome post! Thank you for the recipe...I LOVE essential oils! These all-natural items will also help you relax. ;-)

LINDSAY said...

I've been meaning to go this route for a while! Glad to hear it worked for you :)

Kirsten said...

Great post! love the recipe for spoiling!! We all deserve that!!

Tara said...

So glad you will all be treating yourselves to a nice, hot, rosy bath. Enjoy!