Welcome to Blog Spa Week – hosted by Elizabeth from Twelve Crafts Till Christmas and me!
Are you ready after the busyness of the holidays to have some pampering time?? I know I am!
I’m starting you off this week at the top – with a super soothing Oatmeal Facial and Spa Headband!
We’re going to start with the Headband first – because we can’t do a facial until we have a super cute accessory to hold our hair back. ;)
Isn’t it all cute and cozy?? Perfect for keeping your hair back during a facial or while washing your face!
Here’s what you need:
• Cotton Fabric – mine is a waffle weave I picked up at Joann’s.
You need a 28″ x 4″ piece – plus about 4″ x 28″ for the rosettes.
• Terry cloth fabric – I used an old towel.
You need the same size piece – 28″ x 4″.
• Piece of lace or other trim – I used hem facing.
You need 28″.
Cut out your cotton fabric. It should be 28″ x 4″. Fold your fabric in half and use a bowl or other curved item to mark the shape you’d like for the ends.
Use this piece as a pattern and cut out your terry cloth piece. Old towels work great for this because they are super soft. You can always buy terry cloth at the fabric store if you don’t want to use a towel.
On your cotton piece, sew your trim or lace down the center of the strip.
Lay your pieces right side together. Sew around all sides with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Leave an opening in the side for turning. Keep in mind it might need to be a bit wider than a normal turning space since the terry cloth is thick.
You should be thoroughly covered in terry cloth fuzz by now. ;)
Trim your curves and turn right side out.
Sew around the outside of the headband, 1/4″ from the edge. Make sure to sew the opening closed.
Cut two strips of velcro for the ends. You’ll need the hook and loop sides. Pin and sew the velcro at the ends of the headband, with a little space between the strips.
One side of the velcro will go on the outside and one side will go on the inside. Put the headband together the way you’ll wear it to check placement.
You ends should overlap now and cover the velcro.
Oooh. Cute but not quite finished!
I added two rosettes to the headband, made from the cotton fabric. One was a little larger than the other.
I sewed these on, rather than use glue, because I wanted the headband to still be washable.
There now, that’s better! It’s important to look as cute as possible during spa treatments. :)
Ok! Time for some pampering! I have a recipe for you for an Oatmeal Facial Mask!
4 Tablespoons Oatmeal
2 Tablespoons Dry Milk
2 Tablespoons Honey
2 Tablespoons Warm Water
Begin by grinding up the oatmeal. A good way to do this is in a Coffee grinder or a blender. You want a pretty fine powder.
Mix that with the dry milk.
Add in your honey and warm water. Mix well.
Fix yourself a pretty little dish for your facial and slice some cucumbers for your eyes. They are really refreshing. Add a glass of lemon water for something to drink.
So I had to try out the facial and make sure it worked – for quality control purposes only. ;)
I give up.
It’s hard to take a picture of yourself while trying not to drip oatmeal on your camera and actually get your whole face and cute headband in the shot.
Kudos to Little Miss Momma for doing it so well and being adorable at the same time.
There. You’ve had a good laugh. Don’t you feel refreshed?? ;)
You’ll feel refreshed after the facial too!
Apply the mask to your face, and neck if desired. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
The mask left my skin feeling softer and and really fresh. I liked the feeling of it cool on my face, but you could also put on the mask and then cover your face with a warm washcloth. That would be really relaxing.
Make sure you check back tomorrow – we have lots more for you and none of it includes any oatmeal-face pictures.