I know there are a thousand recipes out there but here is my version and my reason. Today was an extremely stressful day. What am I saying? This whole week has been stressful. I won’t go into the negative details because I do not believe in feeding into and giving recognition to the chaos and negativity around me. However, that said, today I came home from work in just in time to pamper myself and feed my spirt.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1: 2-4
Lee dropped off the kids with my parents this morning since we will be busy the next couple of days caring for our careers and my parents help us gear up for Marissa’s Graduation Party this Saturday (the emotional graduation post is coming this weekend-stay tuned!). Did I mention how awesome my parents are? Always helping me with my kids and our needs. They are the two most supportive people in my life next to Lee and the kids. But I digress 🙂
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul. Psalm 94:19
I was blessed to come home in time to spend quality time with him and myself. In my self time, I turned on my diffuser with some Joy EO and Purification EO……..best smell around and really elevates the mood in the home. Plus it smells good. Next I decided I needed a quick fix so I fixed my energy drink: Water, 3 drops of Peppermint Oil and 5 drops of Citrus Fresh Oil then I add E-Mer-Gen-C. It looks like the pic to the right. Yummy stuff. The 5 lbs I’ve lost is just an added benefit…….woot!woot!
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. Psalm 55:22
So, after my drink I decided I needed some pampering. So, I made some face scrub and face cream since my mom took mine. Here’s how I did it:
Franks Lavendar Mint Face Scrub
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 TBSP Honey
4-5 TBSP Coconut Oil
10 drops Frankincense
10 drops Lavendar
5 drops Peppermint
Mix together in a glass container so all ingredients are combined. Store in a dark cool place. To use: scoop out a small amount on your fingers (I use a popsicle stick to mix it up as the honey and oils will settle). A little goes a long way. Scrub lightly. Wet a washcloth with hot water and place over the face to steam. When the cloth is cooled wipe off and pat dry with a dry towel. You will feel the minty tingling. It’s a phenomenal feeling. Only use once a week.
Franks Facial Cream
1/3 cup Coconut Oil
10 drops of Frankincense
10 drops of Lavendar
5 drops of Purificiation
Whip the oil for 5 minutes with a hand mixer or Kitchen Aid mixer. Remember to use a stainless steel or glass bowl. I mix mine in the mason jars I use with my hand mixer and only use one whip. Next, add the essential oils and whip another 5 minutes. Before using I let it sit and settle. It feels awesome on your skin.
WARNING: This is a very moisture rich lotion. A little goes a long way. a little dab will cover your entire face, hands and arms.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30