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Day 8: Pamper Yourself

LDS Living's 12 Days of Christmas

LDS Living staff - December 09, 2010

Relieve a little holiday stress with these pampering ideas. (For all other days, click here.)

"The time to relax is when you don't have time for it."  ~Attributed to both Jim Goodwin and Sydney J. Harris

Relieve Your Holiday Stress


Christmas is known as a time of peace…and shopping lists, extended family, and kids home from school. Ever feel like you need a vacation from all the Christmas vacation? Here are some tips to help relieve a little holiday stress.

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Pampering with Peppermint

Make your home a place of peace and serenity this Christmas season by setting aside a day during to make a home day spa for yourself. Check out these recipes for homemade face masks and scrub using festive peppermint.

Peppermint Lip Scrub

Ingredients:
One pot for storage
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
Peppermint oil (about 1/4 tsp)
Almond oil/Vitamin E oil (about 1/4 tsp)
Glass bowl (for mixing)

Instructions:
Mix the sugar and oils.
Dab a small amount onto lips and rub together to gently exfoliate.
You can then lick off the scrub or wipe off with a cloth.  This product can be stored at room temperature.

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Peppermint Foot Scrub

Ingredients:
1 cup of Epsom salt
1/2 cup of cold water
2 drops of peppermint essential oil

Instructions:
Combine Epsom salt and peppermint oil.
Add water gradually. The mass should resemble a paste. It shouldn't be too soft or too hard.
Rub feet and soles in circular motion.
Rinse off with warm water.

For more info about this recipe, click here.


Peppermint Face Tea Toner

Ingredients:
1 cup water
Peppermint tea bag

Instructions:
Boil water and steep peppermint tea bag for 10 minutes.
Remove tea bag and let cool.
Apply liquid to face and neck with cotton ball or pad.


Make a Holiday Gratitude Journal

The stress associated with making the holidays perfect may sometimes cause us to forget what the holidays are truly about—a time to be grateful for our blessing. At the end of each day during the holiday season take a moment to write in your holiday gratitude journal.


Discussion:

What’s your favorite “me time” activity?

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