Every woman wants and needs pampering. However, we don’t always have the time or the money for pedicures, manicures, facials, body wraps, and massages. Some of us are not comfortable with others ministering over our hands, feet, face and body. Perhaps there isn’t a spa or massage parlor near you. No matter what the reason, you can still have an individual or group spa day or evening right at home. For a special treat, hire a massage therapist to do full body massages for that day or evening.
With growing concern over chemicals and perfumes in moisturizers, massage oils and skincare cosmetics many of us avoid commercial spas unless we know they use natural products. You can make your own spa products that save money and are kind to your body.
Here are recipes for excellent natural spa products for facials, body and exfoliates and scrubs.
Ground oats and pineapple
Grind oatmeal in blender. Add 3 T. oats to 2T. Plain natural yogurt. Apply to the face. Leave on ten minutes. Remove with warm towel.
Pineapple Yogurt Exfoliate
Put ¼ cup pineapple and 3 T. plain natural yoghurt into blender. Pulse. Apply to the face. Leave on ten minutes. Remove with warm towel.
Shea Sugar Scrub
Mix two to three cups of raw sugar with half a cup of jojoba oil, one tablespoon of shea butter, and four tablespoons of honey. May be used as a body scrub as well as a facial exfoliating material.
Citrus Corn Scrub
Squeeze every drop of juice from an orange, and mix it with four tablespoons of cornmeal. Mix it into a paste and apply after cleansing your skin for an invigorating burst of refreshment.
Natural Facial Mask Products
Strawberry Oat Supreme
Mash or purée about seven large strawberries per person. Add two teaspoons of honey, one tablespoon of oats, and one tablespoon of plain yogurt. Puree the entire mixture. Apply to your face. Leave on twenty minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Egg White Delight
Mix two egg whites with two tablespoons of plain yogurt per person. Apply the mixture to face. Leave on five to ten minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Pumpkin Paste for Various Skin Types
Purée half a cup of fresh pumpkin with two eggs. For dry skin, add a teaspoon of honey. For combination skin, use two teaspoons of almond milk. For oily skin two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, or cranberry juice. Mix and apply. Leave on ten minutes and wash off with warm water.
With these recipes, you can create spa-like recipes for practically free because most of the ingredients are items that we keep in our home on a regular basis. A relaxing day at the spa is always a great idea. With the economy looking gloomy having an at home spa day can offer you the same results.
Have you ever had an at home spa day? Was it an enjoyable experience?
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