We’re not superhuman, and sometimes we all need a breather! But between work, gym, and life obligations, it can be hard to find the time (and cash) for a relaxing day at the spa. However, it is important to take time for yourself to live a healthy, balanced life. So, please relax. You don’t have to give up the whole day or rack up your credit card bill to pamper yourself. Creating your own spa experience can be simple, using products that you may already have at home.
Benefits of A Home Spa
Here are some of the benefits that you won’t want to miss:
- Destresses you
- Aging reversals
- Help you to sleep better.
- Relieves the pain
- Makes you really happy
- Helps you to lose weight
- Saves your time
- Saves your money
You don’t need to invest in fancy skincare ingredients to give your skin a nourishing boost to your cravings! Dim the lights, slide into your favorite robe and slippers, and enjoy these 10 home-based spa treatments that you can pair with the ingredients that you probably already have in your home.
1. Exfoliating Coffee Scrub
- 1/2 cup of coffee grounds
- 1/2 cup of granulated white sugar
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
If you can’t start your morning without a boost from this favorite coffee beverage, then this scrub is for you. Like salt and sugar, the coffee grounds are an outstanding exfoliant at home. Mix the same parts of the coffee and white sugar to make this full-body scrub, then add the olive oil. Apply the scrub all over your body during your morning shower to smooth skin and a burst of energy from the sweet, familiar scent that will make your shower smell like a coffee shop.
2. Lip Rejuvenation
- 2 teaspoons of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- a small towel
Rejuvenate and smooth your lips with a wet, warm washcloth. Then extract dead skin cells by softly rubbing honey and brown sugar mixture onto your lips in a small, circular motion. Rinse and quickly lock in the moisture by dabbing the lips and applying your favorite lip balm.
3. Facial Steam
Steaming your face is a healthy way to cleanse your pores, making your skin smooth and radiant. For steam treatment at home, fill a bowl with boiling water and let it cool slightly so that it is not hot enough to burn your face. Add a few drops of essential oils, such as tea tree oil for acne-prone skin, lavender oil for oily skin, or rose oil for dry skin. Steam the face for a few minutes by leaning over the bowl with a towel shielding the head to hold the steam. You should take a steam treatment with a purifying clay mask or just a toner and a moisturizer. Say bye to clogged pores in this step of home Spa treatment.
4. Banana-Honey Face Mask
- 1 Banana
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 5-10 Drops of lemon juice
If you can resist eating this delicious mask, your skin is guaranteed to reap the benefits! Bananas contain potassium that helps to hydrate the skin and vitamin C. Vitamin C, a common ingredient in skincare serums, is also used to target dark or sun-damaged skin may need to be brightened. Mash the banana, then mix in a tablespoon of the honey and 5-10 drops of the lemon juice. Smear generously on the face, then let the mask rest for 20-30 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
5. Egg-White Hair Mask
- 2-3 Egg whites
- 4 Tbsp aloe vera
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
If the idea of rubbing eggs in your hair makes you feel a little uncomfortable, be assured that you’re not alone. But if you can get past the slimy feel of this mask, it’s a real treat for your hair! When applied to the hair, egg whites are believed to add shine, promote growth, and control oil to the scalp. Add in aloe vera and olive oil for odor prevention and add extra moisture, and your hair will look fresh in no time! Apply to wet, clean hair and let it rest for 15-20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly in the cold water.
Enjoy a Hair-free body in this Spa process. Though it’s not generally a good idea to wax the most delicate parts at home, you can wax the eyebrows, legs, and arms without much difficulty. Roller waxes are great for a beginner who doesn’t want to get wax all over the bathroom. Shower before waxing, and if you have sensitive skin, choose a wax with a moisturizer in it.
7. Softening Hand Treatment
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- A teaspoon of almond or grapeseed oil
For a softening treatment for your hands, try using a moisturizing scrub. Scoop some of the paste into your hands and massage in a circular motion all over. After a few minutes, clean the mixture with warm water until much of the oil has been cleaned, then pat dry. Finish with a moisturizing hand cream or lotion.
8. Cold Eye Compress
- Sliced cucumber OR 2 tea bags
Without this definitive treatment, no at-home spa experience is complete. Just cut the cucumber into thin slices, refrigerate and place softly on the closed eyelids. You can also use two refrigerated tea bags if you don’t have a cucumber! Cold eye compresses work to reduce puffiness and help you look healthy and refreshed. Plus, it feels very good.
9. Aromatherapy Shower
You will need:
- Sea salt
- Baking soda
- Essential oil scents like vanilla or chamomile
Have a nice soak in the tub with homemade aromatherapy treatments. The source of all aromatherapy bath salts is one part of sea salt, two parts of baking soda, and Epsom salts. Mix it all and apply a few drops at a time to your favorite essential oil scents. Scents like vanilla and chamomile are famous for relaxing in the bathtub. Sit in the bathtub for as long as you like, and enjoy the aromatherapy spa experience at home.
10. Softening Foot Mask
- Olive or vegetable oil
- Your favorite old, comfy socks
The final step in a well-spent spa day: a foot mask. We’ve been on our feet all day, so it’s important not to neglect our feet! Until you get to bed, lather your feet with whatever oil you’ve got in your kitchen, then slip into some old, comfortable socks. When you wake up, the oil will be soaked into your skin, and your feet will be the softest they’ve ever been.
There you’ve got it. Proof that time spent at home can be both productive and enjoyable. From facial masks to foot masks, there’s plenty of wonderful treatments you can do at home for the perfect spa day. Use the ingredients in this list to treat your skin and relax your mind.