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Make your own perfume with essential oils

Store-bought perfume can be expensive, and you might not find exactly the scent you're looking for. So instead, you can create your own perfume using your favorite essential oils. Essential oil perfume is quick and easy to make, and the combinations are virtually endless. Simply keep track of how many drops of each essential oil you add to the carrier oil (the skin-friendly base oil that's used to dilute the essential oils), so you'll know how to replicate the recipe in the future. Besides creating your own signature scent, essential oil perfume can make a great personalized gift. Scent is a powerful thing. It can evoke strong memories and emotions, positive and negative, and even change our level of attraction to...

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How to create your own detox bath

Carving out alone time to de-stress, unwind, and meditate in our busy schedule can be tough. Balancing family, work, and relationship obligations leaves little time to “indulge.” But allowing our bodies (and minds!) time to rest and rid themselves of toxins is essential to staying healthy. After all, if you’re not feeling your best, you can’t give anything — or anyone else — 100 percent. Toxins are poisonous substances that negatively affect our health. We expose ourselves to toxins on a daily basis, from sources like pollution, processed foods, and pesticides. And when we don’t release these toxins, it’s reflected in our health and the way we feel throughout the day. That is why creating a detox bath for yourself...

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Homemade hair spa treatments

It’s time to treat yourself, at home, where you feel most comfortable. The first image that pops up in one’s mind when someone mentions pampering yourself is a whole day at the spa. But no one really talks about how much effort it takes to get an appointment, head to the spa, drill a big hole in your wallet, and then head back. Wouldn’t it be so much easier if you could just bring the spa home? Yes, absolutely. Have no time to go on indulgent spa days to show some TLC (Tender loving care) to your tresses? There is no need to worry since you can do an easy and effective hair spa at home! Hair spa in the...

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Bathing and its mental health benefits

The older you get the more stressed you get. Whether it is from work, school, or the environment we live in. Every one of us gets stressed and from time to time, our mind needs a break from all of this. Some of will choose to go out for a vacation day to maybe remove the stress from our body. Others choose a spa day to detox your body from toxins. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to take a whole day of break from everything. So why not just take a bath to help release the mental stress or negativity you have been absorbing all day? If you think that taking a bath will not help your mental health, well...

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Staycation ideas at home

If you just need to get away from it all but don't have the funds or vacation time to take a big family vacation, consider a staycation instead. Sometimes it feels even more luxurious to just languish in your own home, avoiding your responsibilities, foregoing pants, and spending your time however you dang well please. Whether you have a significant other to hole up with or you take some time to really treat yourself solo, these staycation ideas will help you live your best life even if you're on a tight budget. A staycation has always been a great option for taking some time off and unwinding without having to get on a plane or break the bank. The concept has now become more...

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