Spa treatments do not have to come with a hefty price tag. They don’t even have to involve leaving the house! If you have a few minutes to combine a few ingredients, and a little time to relax by yourself, you can do a homemade spa treatment. Best off all, you may already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen. Homemade hair treatments are easy to do. If you have oily hair, try mixing two parts lemon juice to one part water. Just dip your comb in the solution, comb through your hair, and you’re done.
A homemade mask can be made for dry hair: mix one teaspoon coconut oil, one teaspoon honey, and one egg. Massage it into your hair and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then shampoo and rinse well.
You can also do a spa treatment for hair prone to flyaways. Rinse your hair with beer after shampooing, or spray it onto your hair after you get out of the shower. Use the beer at room temperature.
If you have color treated hair, there is a homemade spa treatment for you too. Mix one tablespoon cider vinegar with two ounces of mayonnaise. Let it sit on your hair for one hour.
While these different hair treatments sit on your hair, why not continue pampering yourself? Make yourself a bubble bath by mixing the following: 3-4 drops perfume, 4-5 drops of glycerin, 4 drops of food coloring, one cup of Epsom salts, and a half cup of liquid dish soap (gentle stuff). This will yield quite a bit; you’ll only need one or two tablespoons for one bath.
Now, while you’re soaking in the tub with a mask on your hair, why not pamper your face too? You can make a homemade facial mask too. Mix a medium sized banana with two tablespoons of vegetable oil, then microwave about 45 seconds or until warm. Leave it on your face for 10-15 minutes, rinse with warm water, and follow with a splash of cold water. As an alternative, you could mix two tablespoons each of honey and milk and apply at room temperature.
Now, no homemade spa treatment would be complete without a foot scrub. Mix 3-5 drops rosemary oil, 2 tablespoons of dry sand, and 2 tablespoons of canola oil. This will create a kind of paste you can scrub onto your feet. Scrub for about 20-30 seconds and rinse off. This could be used on your hands, knees and elbows too.
Complete your at-home spa day with a hand and foot crème. In a blender, mix 3 tablespoons honey, 4 tablespoons of cocoa butter, ½ cup almonds, and ½ cup dry oatmeal. For best results, apply a liberal amount to your feet and hands just before bedtime, and cover with socks and gloves.