In the previous postshere and here I talked about salt in cosmetic formulations. Here is a simple and easy sea salt hair mist you can make for your self.
A sea salt hair mist or spray is a styling mist to give the look of sea tousled, shiny and slightly wavy beach hair. This mist can be used on wavy, straight, curly and coily hair.
Sea Salt Hair Mist Recipe
4 ounces distilled water 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (try Pacific or Atlantic sea salt or Dead Sea salt) optional: 1 drop lavender essential oil and 1 drop rosemary essential oil (for scent and hair benefits) optional: 2 drops glycerin or 1/4 teaspoon aloe vera gel (for moisture) optional: 4 drops seaweed extract
Warm the distilled water (you can also try spring water or tap water)
Add sea salt and stir until dissolved
Add essential oils, glycerin and or aloe vera gel
Pour into container with atomizer
Suggested Usage Mist onto dry or damp hair. Mist onto ends or all of hair. Scrunch hair with hands. Allow hair to air dry.
This sea salt hair mist will keep for several months.
Part 4 Hygge Beauty Rituals: Soothing Aromatherapy Bath
The beauty ritual in Part 1 an herbal facial steam, Part 2 an aromatherapy foot bath, Part 3 massage softening hand and foot salve. This hygge beauty ritual is a crystal and aromatherapy bath. Healing treatments with water are called hydrotherapy. You can do a simple hydrotherapy treatment at home if you have a bath tub. If you don’t have a bath tub, do a foot bath. Bath’s are the perfect remedy when we need to relax, revive and regenerate but most times we are so tired or stressed we zone out by going on our cell phone or watching TV. Taking a bath is a wonderful experience and the art of bathing has been in every culture. Take the time to schedule a bath; write a note and place it on the counter and include it on your calendar with a reminder. To make it easier, ready all your ingredients in advance or have a bath bin or basket with your healing bath ingredients.
Part 3: Hygge Beauty Rituals: Massage with Softening Hand and Foot Salve
The hygge beauty rituals; Part 1 herbal facial steam, Part 2 aromatherapy foot bath and Part 3 massage with softening hand and foot salve. One hygge beauty ritual that feels so good and is so simple and highly beneficial to the skin and body are self-hand and foot massages. It only takes a few minutes to do a self massage and lovingly touch our our hands and feet. The massage sends a message to the nerves and muscles that the body matters and the nerves and muscles can relax and revive. Our nerves are constantly attacked with all that we see and hear on the news, social media and the stresses in our daily lives. We have loss of sleep, are overly tired, feel achy and always on alert. Our nervous system sends signals to our entire body; especially the brain and the spine. When we take time to massage our hands and feet it sends a message to the nerves to relax and creates a feeling of wellness.
Part 2: Hygge Beauty Rituals: Aromatherapy Foot Bath
Hygge Beauty Rituals Part 1 shares about the feeling of coziness and comfort, Hygge.
An aromatherapy foot bath affects our entire body and imparts a feeling of comfort, wellness, relaxation and revitalization.
Our feet are one of the most neglected areas of our body. We take them for granted. Our feet hold us up, balance our bodies and get us to where we want to go. We stuff our feet into uncomfortable shoes which result with corns or bunions and can be painful. Only when our feet are in pain do we realize how much our feet do for us. Our feet are the foundation of our body and the foundation to our health.
Hygge (pronounced hue-ugh) is used by the Danish to describe a feeling, a feeling of coziness, of being present and enjoying the moment. It’s creating simple moments during these dark cold months to bring a cozy feeling and sense of sanctuary in our home. It’s not about buying more things, instead to take the time to do little things to bring comfort into our life and home. It’s as simple as lighting a candle and enjoying a cup of hot chocolate or covering up with a cozy blanket and reading a good book or placing a flower or sprig of rosemary by your bedside or doing beauty rituals.