Those of you that follow me on Instagram should know, I am a huge fan of home beauty treatments! As much as I love the top shelf stuff, there are just some things you can do for bottom shelf prices. I am in NO WAY a small budget guru, but I have decided to throw together this feature for all the beauty hacks that really work for me.
Don’t get me wrong there are some little things that I can’t live without; a Lush bath bomb, my acrylic nails, my Caribbean body scrub, energy foam bath from Woolies, a coat of Essie on my toenails. You get the drill?
Today's the Bottom Shelf Beauty is a Green Tea Detox Bath! I L-O-V-E a good hot bath and now that it is Autumn, what else to do than to experiment with different ways to soak in some warmth. It is super easy, fairly cheap and leaves you feeling really refreshed.
You will need:
5 green tea bags (mine were green tea with mint)
1/2 cup of bicarbonate of soda
1 cup of epsom salts
Right! First up is chucking all your ingredients into the tub, next fill your bath half way up with hot water only. This step allows the tea bags to steep and the epsom salts and bicarb to dissolve. Your bath will be a yellow colour. Doesn’t look great if someone walks into the bathroom. I usually like to leave my bath water for about 15 minutes before I start adding any cold. Be careful not to add too much cold. This bath should be had quite warm, not weird and tepid like old dishwater. This being said, I can’t be held responsible for any fool that burns their skin off. Find a good temperature that you are comfortable with (disclaimer?).
If you are like me and you get bored after soaking in the bath for 5 minutes, grab a book or set your laptop up far away from the bath. Season 4 of HBO Girls is all out. Perfect for bath soaking! Take my advice.
Have a good long soak in the bath, at least twenty minutes. When you are done, whatever you do, do not just hop out of the bath because you will probably just fall over. You have just detoxed so you need to slowly sit up and then slowly creep out of the bath. I usually wrap myself in a fluffy towel and sit on my bath mat for a bit. Last but not least, make sure you drink a decent amount of water before you have this bath, you will be sweating so you will need it!