Homemade Natural Spa Treatments
Perhaps the greatest luxury of all is to be able to pamper yourself from time to time. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, taking a much-needed break, or simply giving yourself an hour or two of peacefulness and relaxation, a spa day is always a good idea.
Though taking a trip to a luxurious spa sounds wonderful, it can get pretty expensive. This is where creating your own homemade spa treatments comes in. Natural ingredients and products provide all the spa pampering you need, and the best thing about it is that you can do it in the comfort of your own home.
Aromatherapy is a great way to create an oasis right in your own home. Aromatherapy oils come in all kinds of fragrances and work wonders in promoting relaxation and peace of mind. All you need to do is light a few candles or diffuse some essential oils to start your spa experience the right way. Play some relaxing music and you’re all set.
Face masks are an essential part of a spa day, and you don’t need to pay a fortune for the perfect one. You can easily make your own hydrating, purifying, and nourishing masks at home.
If you’re looking to hydrate your skin, mix together one mashed banana, ½ teaspoon honey, and 1 teaspoon olive oil. For a purifying mask, combine ½ cup uncooked oatmeal, 1 tablespoon brewed green tea, and 1 teaspoon honey. For a nourishing mask, mix ½ cup uncooked oatmeal and 1 mashed avocado.
These homemade face masks can do wonders for your skin, and you’ll be able to feel the difference almost immediately.
Body Lotion and Scrubs
For a soothing and refreshing body scrub, you’ll need 1 cup of honey, 1 cup of ground oats, ½ cup of olive oil or coconut oil, and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Gently massage the scrub over your body before rinsing off with warm water.
Body lotion can also be made at home. Mix together 1 cup of coconut oil, ¼ cup shea butter, and 1 tablespoon almond oil. Put the mixture into a sealable container and store it in the fridge. Once it’s solid, you simply need to poke some holes and use a spoon to scoop it out.
Hair Masks and Hair Treatments
If your hair feels a bit lifeless, give it some TLC with a homemade hair mask. All you need is ¼ cup of coconut oil, ¼ cup of honey, and a few drops of your favorite essential oils.
Gently massage the mask into your scalp and into the length of your hair. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinse out with warm water. If you have time, put on a shower cap and leave it in overnight.
You can also make a homemade hair treatment if you’re looking to make your hair suuuper silky. Combine 1½ cups of apple cider vinegar, 1 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 2 tablespoons of baking soda.
Rinse your hair with the mixture and let it sit for at least 10 minutes before rinsing out with cold water.
Foot Soak and Pedicure
Who doesn’t love a good foot soak and pedicure? You don’t need to go anywhere to enjoy the benefits, either – just set up a little foot spa at home.
To make sure your feet are super soft and well cared for, mix together ¼ cup of Epsom salts, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Pour the mixture into a bowl of warm water and let your feet soak for 15-20 minutes.
Once your feet are nice and clean, use a pumice stone to get rid of any dead skin. Finish off with a cuticle oil and lotion or oil of your choice, and apply some nail polish if you like.
Nothing says “spa time” like a good massage. To make the most of it, you need a partner that’s willing to give you a well-deserved massage.
First, pick a massage oil that you like and heat it up just a bit. Then start by giving your partner a gentle back massage with circular and kneading motions. Don’t forget the shoulders and neck, either. Finally, give them a foot massage with gentle and soft strokes.
Relaxation massage is a great way to bond with your loved ones and make the most of your homemade spa treatments. You’ll be feeling re-energized and relaxed in no time.
Creating your own spa day is the perfect way to give yourself some much-needed peace and relaxation without having to leave your home. All you need is a little creativity and some natural ingredients, and you’ll be able to enjoy the luxury of a full spa day without breaking the bank – no matter the occasion.