Return to nature with these at-home recipes for spa treatments. Why shell out the big bucks when you can create your own spa space in the comfort of your own bathroom? Keep reading for recipes, tips and ways to make your bathroom more Zen-like!
Oatmeal is a natural exfoliator; it’s not only good for you to eat stone ground oats, but they are good for your skin, too! This recipe is gentle enough to use several times a week.
Honey Oatmeal Exfoliator
2 Tbs. honey
1/2 C. raw oats
1/4 C. plain yogurt
1. Grind the raw oats in a blender until fine.
2. In a bowl, combine the honey and yogurt. Add oats. Mix until the ingredients form a paste.
3. Gently coat your face in the mixture and let sit on skin for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat face dry with a clean towel.
Use a bag of frozen veggies to soothe and diminish undereye circles or apply cold teabags to the area for 5-10 minutes. The caffeine will reduce the appearance of those dark circles.
Beat an egg until it froths, then apply to a clean face and let sit for 5 minutes. Rinse with warm and then cool water. Pat face dry with towel.
This moisturizer is ideal for after a bath or any time you need a refreshing lift.
1/2 C. orange flower water
1/2 C. distilled water
1 tsp. borax powder
1/4 C. apricot kernel oil
2 tsp. grated beeswax
15 drops honeydew fragrance oil
1. Bring the orange flower water and distilled water to a boil in a saucepan and add the borax powder, stirring until dissolved.
2. In a separate saucepan, heat the apricot oil and add the beeswax, stirring until the wax has melted. Remove from heat.
3. Slowly pour the heated water and borax mixture into the oil and beeswax mixture with constant stirring. Continue stirring until a light, white cream forms and the mixture has cooled to room temperature.
4. Add the fragrance oil and stir well.
5. Pour the cream into a squeeze bottle or spray-pump bottle and cap tightly.
Utilize gentle lighting through lavender-scented candles and with dim lamps in your spa space. Make a pitcher of cucumber water to keep you hydrated and refreshed during a long, warm bubble bath. Put your towels on a towel-warmer or in the dryer so that you step out of your bath comfortably.
If you can trust yourself to have a glass of bubbly while in the bubbles, feel free to indulge!
Check out this link for a wonderful Cold Season Bubble Bath recipe!
Relax a little with this Relaxation Bath. It includes lemon and chamomile.
Find even more DIY recipes for all of your bath and beauty needs right here.