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

Peppermint Lavender Eucalyptus Bath Salt Recipe for Sore Muscles

Many of us have sore muscles at the end of the day for various reasons. Here is a easy to follow bath salt recipe to make bath time more relaxing. It combines Epson salts with dry herbs and essential oils to help create relaxing and rejuvenating bath experience. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 Cup    Epson salts (I used ½ Cup of Epson salts and ½ Cup of Himalayan pink salt for pink color)

2 Tbsp   Dried Peppermint leaves

2 Tbsp   Dried Lavender flowers

5 drops Lavender essential oil

5 drops Peppermint essential oil

5 drops Eucalyptus essential oil

Directions:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together well
  2. Add essential oil
  3. Stir well and enjoy