Relax Your Mind and Body with Home Spa Treatments
You don’t really need a lot of money to be beautiful, relaxed and stress-free as opposed to what many people believe. There are several ways to keep yourself beautiful, relaxed and youthful. One way is making your own beauty products and regimens at home with the use of ingredients that you can even find in your own kitchen. For instance, if you want to skip the expensive spa treatments performed by trained professionals in hotels or luxurious spa treatment resorts, you can just make your own spa treatments at home.
There are various home-made spa treatments that you can browse online. A simple Google search will do the trick. Pinterest is also a very helpful site that will teach you countless recipes, tips and tricks in making your own spa facial treatments, body and foot scrubs and even spa treatments for men. You don’t need to avail of spa treatment packages that advertise great savings when in fact they will just encourage you to spend your hard-earned money on something you can just make at home. Below are some of the examples of spa treatments you can make at home that will definitely relax your body and mind for a more beautiful and youthful you.
1. Pumpkin spice and sugar scrub
Did you know that you can even make a body scrub out of pumpkin? When it is pumpkin season, you will have plenty to use for this sweet scented body scrub that will make your skin rehydrated, exfoliated and at the same time sweet-smelling like a pumpkin. You will need the following ingredients: extra virgin olive oil just like what Gwyneth Paltrow and Eva Longoria apply on their skin (or any oil you prefer), brown sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin spice. Put the ingredients in a blender and mix together. Occasionally add oil and continue blending. Store in a tightly-covered glass container and enjoy your own pumpkin spice body scrub. Lather a generous amount of your home-made pumpkin spice onto your skin. Let it stand for a few minutes and thoroughly wash with warm water. Be careful with the oils as they can spill on the tub. They can make the surface slippery and cause accidents.
2. The easiest 2-ingredient facial or body scrub
Did you know that you can make an instant body or face scrub with the use of just two ingredients? And these ingredients can be found in your own kitchen. The two magic ingredients are water and sugar. Yes, sugar. According to studies, your skin can greatly benefit from sugar. It is known that sugar is considered a natural humectant – something that draws moisture from the environment. Just imagine if you have it on your skin. Goodbye dryness and hello moisturized and radiant skin.
Just prepare a tablespoon full of sugar; mix it with small amount of water until thick. When the sugar is dissolved, you can lather the mixture on your skin or face. Massage your skin with the mixture using your fingertips. Wash thoroughly with warm water after 5 minutes upon application. Sugar on your skin can moisturize it, clean your pores, and prevent oil buildup and act as an antibacterial agent.
3. Blended face mask for dry and chafe skin
Are you one of the many women who worry about their skin during the winter months? Extreme cold can have drastic effects on the skin. It can dry the skin’s natural oils making it look flaked and hideous. Avoid these winter skin blues by rummaging in your refrigerator for some moisturizing ingredients for your own home-made facial and skin mask. Mix yogurt, honey, aloe (gel or natural aloe leaves), cucumber and avocado. Blend them together until smooth. Apply on your face and let the mask set and dry. Wash your face thoroughly and pat dry with a clean cloth. You will notice your skin is moisturized and refreshed. You can also use the mixture as a body scrub to moisturize your whole body.
4. Lemon and salt scrub for fairer and shinier skin
When life gives you lemons, you make a lemon scrub! Do you ever feel like covering your whole body even when the long winter is over? Your skin will not look very pretty during this time so you better try an easy recipe salt scrub that will instantly make your skin glowing and healthy. This particular scrub is easy to make and has only 3 ingredients. You will need 5 tablespoons of sea salt, 1 tablespoon of olive oil (it’s the best choice of oil for such scrub) and 1 lemon. Mix the oil and salt. Make sure that the salt is completely covered with oil so the lemon juice will not dissolve the salt. Squeeze the lemon on the salt and oil mixture. Mix thoroughly. You can adjust the amount of ingredients according to your liking.
5. Mint and lime foot soak
Your feet carry all your body’s weight for the entire day that it is just fitting to reward them with some loving and a quick soak. This mint and lime foot soak is the perfect recipe that you can easily make at home. The following are the ingredients: Epsom salt, lime and peppermint oil. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and store in a covered glass jar or container. Sprinkle the mixture into a foot spa appliance or a basin with warm water. Dissolve the mixture and soak your feet while watching your favorite TV drama or reading a great novel.
6. Home-made hair spa with avocado
You don’t need to spend money in salons just to have shiny and glowing hair when you can make a healthy hair spa agent at home. All you need is avocado, heavy cream and honey. Mix the ingredients in a blender. You can also add oils to treat your dry and lifeless hair. Heating the oil before mixing with the other ingredients will also yield great results. Apply mixture to wet, newly-washed hair. Comb the mixture through the hair thoroughly. Wrap your head with a shower cap or a plastic bag. Let it stand for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing your hair with water.
7. Coffee exfoliating scrub for a silkier and smoother skin
Did you know that coffee is also good for your skin? Even the Catwoman star, Halle Berry makes use of her coffee grinds as a face mask. This time, we will learn how to make a coffee scrub. You will need coffee grinds, brown sugar, sea salt, olive oil and coconut oil. Mix all the dry ingredients first and pour all the oils while mixing constantly. Lather on wet skin while having your bath. Let the mixture sit and rinse after 5-10 minutes. Your skin smells amazing during application; you would want to eat your coffee scrub!