10 Ways To Recreate The Spa-Experience At Home For Cheap.
Everyone needs a day to relax and pamper themselves every once in a while. Unfortunately, a day at the spa can be pretty expensive.
And although all those massages, mud baths, and whatnot may sound appealing, what's better than a day of pampering yourself in the comfort of your own home? If it's a day of relaxation, why should you have to physically get dressed and leave your home? Why not start your day of relaxation right when you wake up?
Now before you start asking what exactly can you do at home to pamper yourself, we've already compiled a list below of various self-pampering ideas. Take a day off from your busy schedule for once and just sit back and relax with some do-it-yourself pampering.
#1. Foot Soak
If you’re the type of person to do a lot of walking in your daily routine, a foot soak is necessary every once in awhile. Recreate this foot soak mix out of mouthwash, vinegar, and water.
#2. Coalface Cleanser
Coalface Cleanser is another pricey product you can purchase at a Lush store that really helps you clean and exfoliate your face, especially during break out season. You can easily dupe this face wash at home with coconut oil, charcoal capsules, and baking soda.
#3. Honey Vanilla Bubble Bath Recipe
Who doesn’t love a bubble bath in the comfort of their own home? But instead of going out to buy those pricey bath bombs, create a honey vanilla smelling bath of your own.
#4. Lip Scrub
If your lips need some major exfoliation, try this homemade lip scrub that you can create out of ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. All you need is sugar, coconut oil, and honey!
#5. Lavender Coconut Whipped Body Butter
Since winter is coming soon, your skin may already be in need of more nourishment. Recreate this body butter to make your skin feel rejuvenated, relaxed, and refreshed.
#6. Body Wrap Slimming Gel
Mix clay, salt, aloe, and oil to create a gel that will help you removed unwanted toxins and excess fluids.
#7. Coconut Oil Deep Hair Conditioner
Has your hair been feeling more on the dry side lately? Is your hair conditioner not doing the job? Instead of going to the salon for a fancy and expensive hair treatment, do a hair treatment of your own at home. All you need is coconut oil!
#8. Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub
Add pumpkin pie spice to your body scrub recipe to help achieve silky smooth skin!
#9. Skin Softener
If you have some lemons to spare, cut them into slices and rub them gently on your elbows, knees, and any other body parts that are rough. The acid in the lemon will help you lighten any dark areas and soften rough spots.
#10. Bathtub Detox
For your own personal and simple bathtub detox, all you need is a handful of epsom salts, 10 drops of lavender oil, and half a cup of baking soda.
#11. Mud Mask
Recreate this (edible) mud mask out of lemon juice, honey, buttermilk, cocoa, greek yogurt, and a banana. The best part about this mask: you can eat the left overs!
#12. Hot Packs
They may look silly, but these DIY hot compresses will come in super handy whenever you have sore muscles. You could also add any essential oils to them to help you relax even more. All you need to do is stick them in the microwave and you’re ready to go!
#13. Pretty Legs Cream
The name says it all. Recreate this cream specifically for your legs to help moisturize, tighten, and reduce stretch marks, scars and cellulite.
#14. Coconut Rose Body Scrub
Combine coconut oil, pink himalayan salt or sea salt, and drops of rose organic essential oil to create a body scrub that will help you get smooth, silky, and toned skin.
#15. Home Sauna
Turn your shower at home to it’s hottest temperature and let it run for 20 minutes before entering. Spray a warm washcloth or towel with your favorite oil and then put it on your face when entering the shower.
#16. Strawberry Face Scrub
Combine strawberries, granulated sugar, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil to create a face scrub that will prevent acne and fight the signs of aging!
#17. Coconut Oil and Coffee Body Scrub
People say that when you combine coconut oil and coffee, it helps your body absorb the caffeine better. In other words, it helps give you even more energy. But if you don’t really want to experiment what coffee tastes like with coconut oil in it, this exfoliating body scrub is a good alternative!
#18. Bath Bombs Without Citric Acid
Most store bough bath bombs have citric acid in them, which can be very harmful to your skin. Instead, create your very own homemade ones omitting the ingredient!
#19. Peppermint Bath Salts
If you love the scent of peppermint, this is the bath salt for you. Recreate this easy-to-make recipe by combining epsom salt, sea salt, baking soda, and peppermint oil.
#20. Eye Soothers
Don’t forget about your lovely eyes! The skin in the eye area is super sensitive, which is why it reacts whenever you’re stressed or feel fatigued. There are many at home remedies that you can use to help with puffiness or redness around your eyes. Five of the most effective solutions are cold metal spoons, ice cold whole milk (dip cotton balls into the milk and put on each eye), cucumber slices, egg whites (beat two egg whites and then use a brush to apply underneath the eyes), and chamomile, green, or black tea (steep two tea bags, refrigerate, and then place on the eyes).