Perfect DIY Spa Day At Home Recipe

Dream about pampering yourself with a DIY spa day kit at home but don’t know how to start? Here are some easy DIY SPA day recipes to get some SPA water, bath salt, sugar scrub, face mask and body oil ready in minutes for your next spa day. These are some of my basic recipes for a quick treatment, you can add your personal twist to make DIY spa day kit for gifts or invite friends and loved ones to join!

  1. Strawberry Cucumber Spa Water

Nothing like a colorful blissful drink to set the relaxing mood. Spa water is another pretty name for fruit infused water. One of my favorites is strawberry and cumber water as you can eat the rest of the strawberries and place cucumber slices on eyes later at facial.

Prepare time: 3 mins

Ingredients:

Two strawberries

Few slices of cumbers

Tonic water (I used coconut water)
Directions: slices the fruit and place them in glass (save at least 2 cucumber slices for later). Fill the glass with water/tonic water/coconut water or anything you prefer.  

2. Soothing Rose & Oats bath salt:

I pretty much start all my bath salt mix with Epsom salt for it can sooth sore muscles at the end of the day then add preferred herbs. I always blend the herbs and oats first and add it to the salt mix as I am not sure if they will drain well I my hundred-old house if added directly.

Prepare time:  3 mins

Ingredients:

½ Cup Epson salt

½ Cup Himalayan pink salt

1 TBSP Dried Rose Petal

1 TBSP Rolled Oats

Directions: blend rose petal and rolled oats, add them in Epson salt & Himalayan pink salt mix, stir till mixed completely.

3. Refreshing Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs is another of my must have DIY Spa day items. It’s all natural and can be used on both face and body. It gently buffered away dead skin cells and skin literally softened, brightened and smoother right away. Here I added peppermint as it is my favorite herb to add for summer. If you are having trouble finding dry herbs, my hack is to check your tea cabinets. A lot of herbal tea have what we need and they are already blended and ready to be added to your next beauty DIY product.

Prepare time: 3 mins

Ingredients:

½ Cup Cane Sugar

1 Peppermint Tea Bag

1 TBSP Aloe Vera Gel

Directions: Mix all the ingredients together and enjoy.

4. Detoxing Green Tea Face Mask

Prepare time: 3 mins

One of my most used DIY face masks contains green tea and honey for their detoxing, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties, (Well, their benefits go way beyond this) and they smell so good! In this recipe I added French green clay as my skin feels it can use some deep cleansing recently. You can skip it or use different clay or oats instead.

Ingredients:

1 Green Tea Bag

1 TBSP French Green Clay / Kaolin Clay

1 TSP Honey

Directions: Mix all the ingredients together and enjoy.

5. Sweet Orange Almond Body Oil

Last step of a spa day I ritually like to use body oil instead of lotion. My favorite is sweet almond oil as it is light, non-greasy and moisturizing. If you are lucky enough to have a loved one ready to give you a massage then jojoba oil might be a better choice. You can apply body oil directly and massage into skin. I like to add essential oil for extra pampering and one of my favorites is sweet orange or lavender if I am ready for bed. If you are familiar with aromatherapy, you can add few drops your favorite mix.

Prepare time: 1 min

Ingredients:

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet Orange / Lavender essential oil

Directions: Add few drops of your favorite essential oil to body carrier oil and massage into skin.


Quick Rose Sugar Scrub / Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe

Microbeads is one of microplastic can be found on almost every beach worldwide. There are 5 Trillian floating pieces of plastic contaminating our water. Out of many alternatives to microbeads, my favorite is fine sugar. Fine sugar is natural source of glycolic acids which boots cell production and breaks down proteins that keep dead cells attached to your skin. It can quickly dissolve in water and leaves nothing for our water after jobs done. Below is quick Rose and Peppermint sugar scrub recipe for face and body. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Peppermint sugar scrub

1 TSP     Dried peppermint

3 TBSP  Cane Sugar

½ TBSP  Aloe Vera Gel

Rose sugar scrub

1 TSP     Dried rose petals

3 TBSP  Cane Sugar

½ TBSP  Aloe Vera Gel

Directions:

  1. Grind dry peppermint or rose petals
  2. Add cane sugar and Aloe vera gel
  3. Stir well

Simple Non-Greasy Sweet Orange whipped body Butter

One of most frequently made natural skincare products in our home is body butter. It’s easy to make, non-greasy, silky smooth and ultra-moisturizing. Here is my simple go-to whipped body butter recipe with mango butter, Aloe Vera and sweet orange essential oil. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

¼ Cup                 Mango Butter

4 Tsp                   Aloe Vera Gel

10 drops             Sweet Orange essential oil

2-3 Drops           Vitamin E oil (D-Alpha-Tocopherol)

Directions:

  1. Whipped Mango butter till smooth (about 5 minutes with hand mixer)
  2. Add Aloe Vera Gel and mix again (you will notice everything starts to become fluffy)
  3. Add sweet orange essential oil (or you preferred essential oil) and Vitamin E Oil (Anti-oxidant)
  4. Mix well and enjoy!

Soothing Lavender Bath Salts

Nothing is more relaxing than taking a soothing bath at the end of day. Here is my go to simple homemade recipe with like lavender, oats, chamomile, Himalayan salts and Epsom salts. Add your favorite essential oil to make it your own rejuvenating heaven. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

½ Cup   Epsom Salt

½ Cup   Himalayan Salt

1 TBSP  Rolled Oats

1 TBSP  Chamomile Flowers

1 TBSP  Lavender Flowers

Directions:

  1. Grind rolled oats, Chamomile Flowers and Lavender flowers together
  2. Add Epsom Salt and Himalayan Salt
  3. Stir well and enjoy!

Green Tea Sugar Scrub

Drinking tea is one of my favorite activities all year long. Do you know you can make many skincare products by using your tea bags and few minutes of your time? Below I would like to share a green tea sugar scrub recipe with green tea powder, sugar and aloe Vera. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 Tea bag         Green Tea Powder

½ Cup            Cane Sugar

2 TBSP            Aloe Vera Gel

Directions:

  1. Mix green tea powder and cane sugar
  2. Add Aloe Vera Gel
  3. Stir well and Enjoy!

Sweet floral thieves body oil recipe

Nothing feels better than apply your favorite body oil on damp skin right after long bath or shower. Thieves oil is well known for its immune system boosting, congestion relieving and mood lifting quality This body oil is inspired by classic thieves oil recipe with a little touch of sweet floral scent. It perfect for season change or any time of the year. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup             Sweet Almond Oil

1/2 Cup             Jojoba Oil                      

10 Drops           Clove Essential Oil     

9 Drops             Lemon Essential Oil   

9 Drops             Bergamot Essential Oil

5 Drops             Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

5 Drops             Jasmine Absolute/Essential Oil             

4 Drops             Eucalyptus Essential Oil

3 Drops             Rosemary Essential Oil

3 Drops             Vanilla Essential Oil

Directions:

Mix all the essential oil, add Sweet Almond oil and Jojoba Oil and mix well.


Homemade easy lotion recipe

Lotion is one of the easiest DIY personal care product you can make for you and your family. With a few ingredients and a few minutes of your time, you can enjoy natural silky-smooth body lotion with your favorite scent (even better!) Below we like to share our super easy lotion recipe with Aloe Vera Gel. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 Cup   Aloe Vera Gel

4 TBSP Sweet Almond Oil

4 TBSP Jojoba oil

1 TBSP shea butter

5-10 drops Sweet Orange essential oil (optional)

Directions:

  1. Melt Shea Butter (few minutes with double boiler, 5 sec via microwave)
  2. Let melted shea butter cool to room temperature and just start to harden
  3. Add Sweet Almond oil and Jojoba oil to Shea butter and mix well
  4. Slowly add Aloe Vera Gel and mix well
  5. Add Sweet Orange essential oil (or your preferred essential oil), mix again and enjoy!

How to make sweet floral perfume with essential oil

Making your own perfume can be an interesting experience. Here we like to share one of our favorite perfume recipes with essential oil. It has a sweet floral scent with classic Jasmine, Lavender, Bergamot and vanilla essential oil. It can be used day or night. Give it a try if you are interested. Enjoy! 

Ingredients:

1 TBSP               Sweet Almond Oil

5 TBSP               Grain Alcohol

2 TBSP               Distilled water

1 TBSP               Vegetable glycerin (make perfume last longer)

4 drops               Sandalwood essential oil

3 drops               Vanilla essential oil

4 drops               Neroli essential oil

3 drops               Ylang Ylang essential oil

4 drops               Bergamot essential oil

3 drops               Jasmine essential oil

4 drops               Lavender essential oil

Directions:

1.           Add sweet almond oil to the bottle

2.           Add 4 drops of sandalwood essential oil

3.           Add 3 drops of Vanilla essential oil

4.           Add 4 drops of Rose essential oil

5.           Add 3 drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil

6.           Add 4 drops of Bergamot essential oil

7.           Add 3 drops of Jasmine essential oil

8.           Add 4 drops of Lavender essential oil

9.           Add 5 TBSP of grain alcohol

10.        Shake the bottle for a few minutes and let it sit for about a week

11.        Test the scent, if you are satisfied at this point add 2 TBSP of distilled water, shake the bottle to mix the perfume and enjoy!


Homemade Spa DIY Recipe

So ready for a spa day but no time to go to an actual Spa? You are not alone. Try these simple homemade spa package including a pink lemonade bath bomb, Himalayan salt & sugar scrub with Lavender essential oil, a yogurt face mask with rose and oats and followed by all natural soothing Lavender Sandalwood body oil (hopefully a bonus massage). Enjoy!

Pink Lemonade bath bomb

Ingredients:

1 ½ cup         Baking Soda

¾ Cup            Citric Acid

½ Cup            Himalayan pink salt

3 Tbsp            Sweet Almond oil

5 drops           Lemon essential oil

Directions:

  1. Mix Baking soda, Citric Acid and Himalayan pink salt well in a bowl
  2. Mix lemon essential oil with sweet almond oil
  3. Pour oil mix into the powder mix from Step 1 and stir well
  4. Place it in preferred mold halves, press them together for 10 secs
  5. Take the bomb out and let air dry for 24 hours

Himalayan Salt and Sugar Scrub

1 ½ TBSP       Pink Himalayan Salt

1 ½ TBSP       Cane Sugar

1 TBSP            Aloe Vera Gel

3 Drops           Lavender Essential Oil (OPTIONAL)

Directions:

Mix Himalayan salt and cane sugar together, add Aloe Vera gel and essential oil, mix well

Rose Oat Yogurt Face Mask

Ingredients:

1 TBSP                        Dried Rose Petals

1 TBSP                        Rolled Oats

2 TBSP                        Greek Yogurt

1/2 TBSP        Raw Honey (optional)

Directions:

Blend Rose petals and oats to powder, add Greek yogurt and honey and stir well.

Soothing Lavender Sandalwood Body Oil

Ingredients:

½ Cup             Sweet Almond Oil

5-6 Drops       Lavender Essential Oil

5-6 Drops       Sandalwood Essential Oil

Directions:

Mix Almond Oil and essential oil well and Enjoy!


Simple 3 Ingredients lotion bar DIY

Some of us wash hands numerous times a day. That might create a problem of drying hands especially when Fall is coming. Here is a simple recipe to make all-natural mini lotion bars you can set by your hand wash/soap to pamper your hands after each wash. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1.5 oz    Coconut butter

1 oz       Beeswax

1.5 oz    Sunflower oil

Directions:

Step 1: Mix coconut butter and Beeswax in a heat proof jar and melt it over low heat

Step 2: Add Sunflower oil and keep melting everything together

Step 3: Pour the mixture into preferred molds and let it cool down for few hours

Step 4: Remove the lotion bar from the mold and enjoy!