Thursday, December 8, 2011

Homemade Body Scrubs

Why pay so much money to buy body scrubs and other facial products when everything you could possibly need for a spa like treatment is right in your kitchen?! MashaAllah always on my to do list, now on my done list is homemade body scrubs :)

This was soothing to make, alhamdulilah my husband he carries essential oils and other products, so I was able to choose the scent I love, which is frankincense & myrrh! If you are ever in need of great essential oils at a great price, my husband is the one to ask and yes he will send them to you! With any purchase you get something of equal value free. Two for the price of one :)

Well I decided to make two types, one salt and the other sugar just to feel the difference and see which one I like best.

I used:
Essential Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Honey
Crushed Almonds
Salt or Sugar

Mix in a container all the ingredients and I did not put the exact measurements because I think it varies to how much you want



They both came out great inshaAllah I haven't decided which one I like best yet.


Hadith "“Women and fragrance have been made dear to my affections, but prayer was made the sweetness of my eyes.”

We should always smell our best for ourselves and our husbands read number  3 and 4: 

‘Abd al-Malik (RA) said: “When ‘Awf ibn Muhallim al-Shaybani, one of the most highly respected leaders of the Arab nobility during the jahiliyyah, married his daughter Umm Iyas to al-Harith ibn ‘Amr al-Kindi, she was made ready to be taken to the groom, then her mother, Umamah came into her, to advise her and said:

‘O my daughter, if it were deemed unnecessary to give you this advice because of good manners and noble descent, then it would have been unnecessary for you, because you posses these qualities, but it will serve as a reminder to those who are forgetful, and will help those who are wise.

‘O my daughter, if a woman were able to do without a husband by virtue of her father’s wealth and her need for her father, then you of all people would be most able to do without a husband, but women were created for men just as men were created for them.

‘O my daughter, you are about to leave the home in which you grew up, where you first learned to walk, to go to a place you do not know, to a companion to whom you are unfamiliar. By marrying you, he has become a master over you, so be like a servant to him, and he will become like a servant to you.
‘Take from me ten qualities, which will be a provision and a reminder for you.

‘The first and second of them are: be content in his company, and listen to and obey him, for contentment brings peace of mind, and listening to and obeying one’s husband pleases Allah.

‘The third and fourth of them are: make sure that you smell good and look good; he should not see anything ugly in you, and he should not smell anything but a pleasant smell from you. Kohl is the best kind of beautification to be found, and water is better than the rarest perfume.

‘The fifth and sixth of them are: prepare his food on time, and keep quiet when he is asleep, for raging hunger is like a burning flame, and disturbing his sleep will make him angry.

‘The seventh and eight of them are: take care of his servants (or employees) and children, and take care of his wealth, for taking care of his wealth shows that you appreciate him, and taking care of his children and servants shows good management.

‘The ninth and tenth of them are: never disclose any of his secrets, and never disobey any of his orders, for if you disclose any of his secrets you will never feel safe from his possible betrayal, and if you disobey him, his heart will be filled with hatred towards you.

‘Be careful, O my daughter, of showing joy in front of him when he is upset, and do not show sorrow in front of him when he is happy, because the former shows a lack of judgment whilst the latter will make him unhappy.

‘Show him as much honour and respect as you can, and agree with him as much as you can, so that he will enjoy your companionship and conversation.
‘Know, O my daughter, that you will not achieve what you would like to until you put his pleasure before your own, and his wishes before yours, in whatever you like and dislike. And may Allah choose what is best for you and protect you.”

7 comments:

  1. MASHAALLAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a wondeful post AGAIN!!!!! I love it!!! What good reminders for us as wives. To remeber to serve our husbands and to make ourselves ready for him everyday. Thank you SO much for this post I really enjoyed it.

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  2. MashaAllah glad you enjoyed it! It's such an important reminder, sometimes we tend to neglect ourselves and this is one way to make your husband happy and yourself! Who doesn't love a good spa treatment for the cost of a few grocery items :)

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  4. MashAllah. What a nice post.
    I am looking for essential oils at a good cost for someone who has a tiny income. does your husband have a website?

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  5. where do u get essential oils from? can u buy them in the store?

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  6. Can I order some essential oils?

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  7. Can I order some essential oils?

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