Something I do to relax is add a few drops of lavendar oil to a warm bath. Every night before going to bed I light a sented candle in the bedroom. When I have a slight headache I massage a bit of lavendar oil into my temples with fingertips. I forgot what aromatherapy oils I mixed together to make a massage oil (so I can't post that here now).
I have some recipes to share---set aside some time to pamper yourself:
1 T. honey
2 T. sour cream
Mash banana & add other ingredients. Apply to face & let set for 10 minutes. Gently wipe off w/a damp cloth.
1/2 gallon whole milk
kosher salt (coarse texture)
Heat milk w/a little warm water. Add a drop of almond extract. While mixture is heating, mix kosher salt w/some oil to form a rough paste. When milk is a comfortable temperature, pour it into a large basin or tub & soak feet. After 10 minutes, scrub your feet w/salt mixture & then rinse off w/milk mixture.
Egg whites & Oatmeal
Mix ingredients into a thick paste. Spread on skin & leave for 5 minutes. Rinse w/tepid water. The oatmeal will exfoliate dead skin, while the egg whites soften & smooth dry skin.
1 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. vitamin E oil
Combine 2 ingredients & massage into fingernails & cuticles. Gently push back cuticles w/a cotton-covered wooden cuticle stick.
So how do you pamper yourself?