Try setting aside an evening once a month to pamper yourself -- you deserve it. It can become a comforting ritual that you will look forward to indulging in by the time the day is done. Take control of your own beauty regimen with these homemade indulgences. Preparing your own spa treatments is an affordable luxury, and, since many of these recipes contain ingredients found in most kitchens, they're quick and easy to whip up.
An important tip: Because these homemade treatments do not contain the preservatives like their store-bought counterparts do, you will want to make them fresh before each use.
Making herbal baths is as easy as making a cup of herbal tea. First you need an infusion bag. A piece of muslin or cheesecloth works well. Place the herbs inside the center and tie the cloth together tightly with a length of string. Place the infusion bag in a bowl or large mug and pour in boiling water. Steep the brew for at least 10-15 minutes. (Basically you are steeping tea and then adding it to your bath.)
Use a combination of the following herbs—about ½ to 1 cup of each herb: