Happy Monday! I wanted to use today to share some awesome DIY spa treatment ideas!
My roommate, Keely, has been staying with her family and recovering from a surgery. Yesterday, I whipped up these recipes and brought them over to her house and we tried them out for you! They were all Pinterest ideas using essential oils. Keely also was kind enough to share her reviews of each treatment that we tried and I can’t wait to share her thoughts with all y’all too!
We started by diffusing 2 drops each of lavender, orange, cedarwood, and tea tree and queuing up a nice Spotify Playlist.
We made three treatments: lip scrub, foot cream, face mask. Everything was natural and each featured a different essential oil.
The lip scrub was made with raw honey, coconut oil, cane sugar, and lavender. I microwaved them together to be able to stir it more easily and then waited until it was solid again to use it. I eyeballed the ingredient ratio, so the ratios could easily be adjusted. We found that this could be easily used as a body scrub and it would be fun to experiment with different textured sugars. BONUS: It leaves your lips super soft and tasty! My lips had been very chapped before the scrub and today they still feel very fresh and smooth!
The lip scrub is good stuff. It smelled so yummy and made my lips feel so soft afterward. My suggestion for next time would be to make it a little thinner so it spreads easier.
Next was the tea tree foot cream. The recipe called for a half cup of vegetable shortening, but I used grape seed oil instead. With that you mix in a tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel and 3 drops of tea tree essential oil. This process was a bit messy, but it left our feet feeling as soft as a baby’s bottom. We rubbed the cream into our hands and legs too.
This one was my favorite. I loved the aloe in it because it made me feel like I had just come in from a long day at the beach with my toes in the sand. I loved how you could keep that one on and just let it absorb. It might be great at bedtime with socks on top!
The last thing we tried was the Frankincense face mask. This recipe calls for a tablespoon of raw honey, 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt, and 3 drops of Frankincense essential oil. I loved the smell of this and it was very cooling. It is supposed to promote relaxation and remove imperfections. My face definitely felt refreshed and soft after washing off this mask.
This one was so yummy! What I loved most is that I knew exactly what was in it: simple and wholesome ingredients that I felt great about putting on my face. Face masks from the store can be so fun, but I felt better knowing what was in it. My skin felt so silky smooth afterward and it was glowing!!
We finished our spa day with nail polish, dinner, cake, and television and it was such a great day!
These treatments are amazing!! Such a good idea!! Such a fun and inexpensive way to pamper yourself. It’s like a day at the spa without having to spend a ton of money. I had the same clean and refreshed feeling as I would if I had gone to an actual spa!