March 07, 2012

D.I.Y. Lavender Bath and Beauty Relaxation

The scent of lavender has been proven to help many people with anxiety, insomnia, & stress, which makes it perfect for before or after your wedding, for you & your bridesmaids.

Take a luxurious bath using a D.I.Y. Lavender Vanilla Bath Soak that will leave you feeling relaxed & refreshed, or. try the Lavender Milk Bath. The lactic acid in goat's milk is a gentle exfoliating agent, helping to remove dry & dead skin cells. Epsom salts, used in both, have been used to ease pain, stress, and to eliminate toxins for hundreds of years.

When you're done soaking take a loofah to your skin or use a D.I.Y. scrub to leave your skin feeling like new.

For sensitive skin, try the D.I.Y. Lemon-Lavender Sugar Scrub. Sugar contains glycolic acid that gently exfoliates. For rough patches try the Lavender Sea Salt Scrub. A study in 2005 found that sea salt was shown to improve skin hydration & barrier functions.

When you've finished soaking and scrubbing, you have quite a few options depending on your plans. If you still have plans for the day, D.I.Y. Lavender Barrier Cream will keep your skin healthy, soft, & smooth. If you're prone to oily skin or planning on continuing to relax the D.I.Y. Lavender Dusting Powder will leave you feeling just as soft, & doubles as a detoxifying face mask by adding water.

Any of these wonderful D.I.Y. projects would work wonderful as gifts for bridesmaids or favors at a wedding with a Lavender or herbal theme.

Sorry about the delay in posting. I had a few unfortunate issues with my Windows machine & I'm now posting from my Mac. If you want me to keep posting leave me a comment or follow me! I want to know that people are enjoying the blog & recommending it brides to be. 
Thanks! - Dana, The Sunshine Bride

Photo Credit: The Spotted Fox | Lavender Vanilla Bath Soak, Lavender Sea Salt Scrub |
Blog Article Credit: The Spotted Fox,  Scent Hive, Talking Bird, Instructables, LUUUX, & Daughter of The Daily Special
Research Credit: The University of Maryland Medical Center, Lactic Acid in Skin Care | PharmacyMixEpsom Salt Uses & Benefits | Salt Works. What is Glycolic Acid?, & Therapeutic Uses of Sea Salt |


  1. Hi Dana,

    I tagged you in blog tag :)

  2. I have extremely sensitive skin so that Lemon-Lavender Sugar scrub sounds amazing!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

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