If you love being pampered at the spa, but don’t want to pay for that invigorating treatment, then why not create your own rejuvenating experience at home? You can whip up some facial scrubs and masks, and create a decadent massage oil, that will leave you looking like you just left the spa, without spending a fortune!
We’ve put together a list of 5 DIY at-home spa treatments for your skin that you can use to enjoy spa indulgences without spending too much time or money.
1. Citrus Face Peel
Some spas charge up to a hundred dollars or more for a facial peel that simply burns off dead skin. But we have a way that you can get rid of old, tired skin economically, safely, and naturally. All you need to do is get a lemon, cut it in half, and massage it into your face for 2 to 3 minutes.
Leave the lemon juice and pulp on for 5 minutes, wash it off with warm water, and enjoy a clean and fresh face. The citric acid in the lemon is an inexpensive and gentle alternative to more costly spa skin peels.
2. Lavender Massage Oil
If you have aches and pains (or just want to unwind a bit), you may like getting a massage from time to time. And you might love the massage oils that are used on your body. To make your own massage oil, combine 1/2 cup of coconut oil with 6 drops of lavender essential oil. This massage oil smells great, is ultra-relaxing, and helps alleviate body pain, too.
3. Coconut Oil Deep Face Moisturizer
You can make your own deep facial moisturizer with coconut oil and some nice-smelling herbs or oils, or you can opt for using pure coconut oil. Every evening, instead of applying a store-bought face lotion, massage coconut oil onto your cheeks, nose, forehead, and eyelids. Apply it sparingly, but be sure that you use enough so your skin feels supple afterwards.
4. Milk Body Scrub
It’s easy to make a hydrating milk body scrub. Mix 1/2 cup sea salt, 1/4 cup coconut milk or almond milk, 1 tablespoon almond oil, and 2 drops of lavender essential oils together. Lather your milk scrub all over your body when you’re in the shower. Allow it to soak in as you scrub your feet or wash your hair. Then rinse it off, and you’ll feel softer skin immediately.
5. Apricot Face Scrub
Treat your face to a DIY spa scrub by stirring together 1 cup of organic sugar, 1/4 cup apricot kernel oil, and 3 drops of pure almond oil together. This will give you a big enough batch of face scrub that you can store it (well covered) and use it for up to 3 weeks.
All you need to do is massage a bit of the scrub into your face every day to enjoy glowing, radiant skin.