You don't have to pay a lot of money to get a professional relaxing, skin fleshing herbal wrap. You can have this beauty treatment on a budget by using this recipe and instructions for making your own at home.
Different recipes can be used for the herbal oil. Lavender can be added to offer a calming effect, or witch hazel as an astringent, for people who are subject to acne outbreaks. For rough, dry skin, such as on the feet, mix 2 cups of almond oil with 2 cups of yellow flowers from an herb called mullein. Mix in a jar, cover and set aside for 2 weeks. Drain the oil, and rub it into feet, elbows or other dry patches, then wrap. Allow to absorb for 30 minutes.
A facial freshener and skin tightener can be made by peeling a grapefruit, orange, lemon or lime into thin strips, and setting aside. Boil a cup of water and add a vitamin C tablet to the water and pour over the citrus skins. Let the liquid cool and store in a container, in the refrigerator. When time to use, spread on face, then cover with cold washcloth for 30 minutes. Skin will tighten up, glisten, and feel refreshed.
A full body treatment can be made from a half a cup of finely crushed almonds, 6 tablespoons of oats, 3 tablespoons of honey, 3 teaspoons of brown sugar and a quarter cup of hot water. You can use this all over the body, or target specific areas where there are skin problems. Also, you can use the wrap or apply and leave unwrapped. Rinse off after 20 minutes, with warm water. Another full body treatment can be made from a quarter ounce of dried sage or a cup and a half of fresh sage leaves, a quarter ounce of dried chamomile, a half cup of witch hazel, and 3 tsps of apple cider vinegar. Rough up the herbs and combine all ingredients in a jar with lid. Shake well and allow to sit for a week, shaking the mixture a couple of times each day. After a week strain the mixture several times, and then apply to problem skin areas. Wrap with warm towel. Remove after 30 minutes. This mixture is an astringent and will relieve dry, itchy skin, smooth out dry patches, and leave the skin glistening.