At Home Spa Recipes

by Kate on January 7, 2012

in DIY, Frugal Living, Green Living, Hair Care, Natural Beauty, Skin Care

If you’d like to spend a day at the spa without spending a dime, you can create a spa at home using these recipes containing common household items. If possible, it’s always best to use the most organic, purest products available. DIY Beauty doesn’t get more natural or simpler than this! So sit back, relax, and enjoy a guilt free spa day!

FACE

Honey Mask for Acne-Prone Skin
This is the simplest of the at-home spa recipes: simply squeeze out the honey, apply, and leave on for 10 minutes! Honey has natural antibacterial anti-inflammatory properties so it’s great for acne-prone skin. I also love to use it as a spot treatment when I’ve picked at my skin: it really helps the scab and redness heal faster.

Avocado Mask for Dry Skin
Avocado is well-known for its abilities as a moisturizer. Simply core out an avocado, blend up the green goodness into a thick paste and apply it to your skin. Wash off after 10 minutes and you’ll be left with baby soft skin.

BODY

Olive Oil and Salt Scrub

For a great scrub to smooth out rough elbows and heels, mix 3 tablespoons of olive oil with 2 tablespoons of regular table salt. This is my go-to scrub in the winter.

Honey and Oatmeal Scrub
For a sweeter scrub that you can use all over, blend a packet (about 1 cup) of cooked oatmeal, 2 tablespoons of honey, and 1/2 cup of olive oil in a blender. You can use this one all over, but if you’re breakout-prone, I’d avoid the shoulders and chest as the sugar may cause breakouts.

HAIR

Avocado and Olive Oil Mask
I swear by this mask.  Even when my hair is super dry in the middle of winter, this mask makes it shiny and bouncy.  Just blend one avocado with 1/2 cup of olive oil, apply it to wet hair, and cover with a shower cap. You can also apply to dry hair and then cover with a hot moist towel to really seal in the moisture.

Coconut Oil Treatment

Go to your local health food mart (Whole Foods) or head to Amazon to get some organic Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is basically the only oil capable of penetrating the hair shaft so it’s great for thirsty tresses! If you have fine hair or normal hair and just want a little sheen, then just lightly brush your hand across the top of the coconut oil, spread the oil across your palms, and then just barely graze over the ends of your hair. If you need deeper conditioning, before you go to bed apply coconut oil generously from roots to ends, cover with a shower cap, and let it seep over night.

If you like the treatments but miss the feeling of someone else applying them, then call up some girlfriends and have a spa day together! Enjoy!

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*In the spirit of full disclosure, links to products in this post may be affiliate links, which means that I may receive a commission if you decide to purchase any of the products I recommend. Know that I only recommend products that I have used and love myself.

*I am not a doctor, a nurse, or any kind of health practitioner. I’m just a gal with a pretty keen intuitive sense, great research abilities, and curiosity that is easily peaked. Please understand that my advice is really just another opinion and it’s for you (and your doctor) to decide the best course for your health and well-being.

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Breonna March 12, 2012 at 7:19 am

What a great blog

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Payton March 26, 2012 at 11:12 am

You have a youtube channel?

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beautywhizz July 15, 2012 at 9:47 am

Love the avocado face mask. Need to try for hair too.

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