Are you someone who loves pampering (well who doesn’t love that?) but don’t have a dime to spare, since salons cost a fortune for pampering sessions?
Well, we hear you. We have compiled a list of the best home spa treatment ideas that will let you relax in the comfort of your home without straining your pocket.
Prep Your Space
Begin with prepping your home for the relaxing spa session. Clear your mind and home from all clutter that’s lying around. That’s essential because an occupied space cannot let you relax. After clearing unnecessary stuff, get all things ready that you might need for your DIY spa. There’s nothing worse than running for supplies in between your sessions.
When you’re all stocked up on the essentials, set up the ambiance. Light some aromatherapy candles. Dim the lights. Put a few drops of your favorite essential oil in the diffuser to help you unwind before you begin with the DIY spa treatments.
We tend to strain our eyes the most, if you don’t trust what I say, see what you’re doing now. With the dawn of this digital era, we’re hooked to our screens for periods longer than we should.
To ease your eyes you can use chamomile tea bags or cucumber or potato slices. They work great to reduce puffiness and redness around the eyes.
Take a cucumber or potato and slice it finely. Put them on your eyes, make your favorite drink, and listen to a podcast while sipping your drink. You can repeat it with a chamomile tea bag too. That’s the ultimate way to relax.
First things first. We start with hair treatments. You don’t need to have expensive products to make your at-home spa beneficial. You can proceed with many things present in your pantry.
If you have dry hair, beat up an egg, and mix it with 1 tablespoon of honey. Mash a banana and add up the other two ingredients. Apply this mash up to your hair, and wash it after a couple of hours with cold water. You will be astonished by the after results.
Similarly, if you have an oily scalp, mix a few drops of tea tree oil in half a cup of yogurt. Apply this to your hair and let it sit for an hour or so. Wash off with cold water.
For dandruff prone hair, you can use a concoction made up of aloe vera gel, yogurt, and olive oil. This recipe works wonders and will keep you searching for those pesky flakes later.
After any DIY hair treatment, you can rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is trusted since time unknown for its soothing properties by balancing the ph level of your scalp.
If conditioning your hair during the spa session is your aim, then you can follow this conditioning hair mask recipe. Mash up an avocado and add to it a tablespoon of honey, a tablespoon of coconut oil, one-fourth cup of yogurt, and aloe vera gel. All these products do wonders in conditioning hair from within.
Our feet work round to clock to keep us on our feet. Though it sounds cheesy, it’s true. They are also one of the most neglected organs. People invest their time and money on their hands and faces but overlook their feet making them ugly and sore after some time.
So let’s address them within the DIY spa session.
Face treatments are what fancy everyone. For a DIY home spa treatment, there are many ideas you can follow depending on your preferences and needs.
If you have a normal skin texture you can invest your time in some calming treatments.
You can give your face a nice DIY facial.
Start by steaming your face.
Next, wipe your face and apply a homemade oatmeal scrub to clean away the impurities deep inside your pores.
You can prepare the scrub by taking 2 tablespoons of ground oatmeal, mixed with a spoon each of honey, aloe vera gel, and ground orange peels. The oatmeal will clarify your skin, while the honey and aloe vera gel are renowned for their moisturizing properties. Orange peels help in naturally clearing the skin tone.
After you’re done with your massage, now is the time to apply a mask to seal in the goodness of your steam and scrub. A clay mask can do wonders for oily skin. You can easily find Fullers Earth at any beauty store. Mix a couple of spoons of it with rose water and let it chill in the refrigerator. Take my word, if you have acne, this mask will work wonders in reductions well as clearing the skin. The mud will cleanse your excess natural oil while rose water also works well for toning skin. The coolness will relax your face and relieve the redness around acne.
Mash a banana and papaya in equal quantities. You can apply this masque to your face and neck and let it sit for 15 minutes. You will feel your skin is instantly hydrated and plumped.
If you’re not interested in doing a full-on facial, skip this step and just go for some clarifying mask made up of pineapple juice or strawberry pulp.
The alpha hydroxyl acids found in pineapple and strawberry work miracles in clarifying your skin tone.
Constant applications of lip products like lipsticks, crayons, glosses, and balms, etc. leave your lips looking dull and sometimes they even turn dark around the corners indicating that you need to stop and pay attention to their care.
At your DIY home spa session, how can you forget them?
Prepare a scrub to buff off any dead skin accumulation. Take 1 tablespoon full of brown sugar. Add 2 to 3 drops of olive oil and rub this gently on your lips in a circular motion. Do this for a few minutes.
Wash the scrub off and lock in the goodness with a DIY lip mask made up of a spoonful of aloe vera gel and potato juice. Aloe vera gel will soothe your skin while the juice from the potato will help in clearing the darkness for your lips. Finally, apply some coconut oil as a natural moisturizer.
Your hands are your most used organs. Right now you are using them while scrolling through this page. You are having a spa treatment and ignoring your hands, that’s not possible, is it?
Begin with soaking your hands in warm water to ease your nerves. Then apply the same scrub that you used for your feet. It will be equally helpful for removing dead skin cells and revitalizing your hands. When you are done with the exfoliation, massage them with any essential oil of your choice added in a carrier oil. This massage will seal in all the goodness of your soak and scrub.
A Relaxed Bath
No DIY home spa session is complete without a soak in the bathtub. The ultimate way to relax in a bathtub is to infuse your water with sea salts, fresh rose petals, and essential oil. Sea salts work in invigorating your tired body; essential oils are great mood busters, whereas the scent from rose petals will also uplift your tired mood.
So fellows, here we have it; a nice DIY home spa treatment with the tips that are as easy as they sound for a whole day of invigoration to revitalize you for your days ahead.