Simple DIY Home Spa Day Treatment and Relaxation Recipes
Never forget that you deserve a break. You should always remember to take care of your body and allow yourself time to relax and unwind from a busy day. From DIY projects that you can use daily to tutorials that you can enjoy once in a while, these DIYs will leave you feeling fresh, clean, and relaxed.
Sugar and Salt Scrub
Do you wish you could afford a luxurious and relaxing spa experience? What if we told you that you could pamper yourself in the comfort of your own bathroom, right at home? If your pantry is well-stocked with basic ingredients, then you already have everything you need to have a comforting, at-home spa day! Treat yourself to an exfoliating bath scrub using ingredients right from your own kitchen!
The sugar and salt work to scrub the dead skin and dirt from your body while the oil works to moisturize your skin! This sugar and salt scrub will leave you feeling rejuvenated and clean with silky, smooth skin.
Materials: ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup salt , a few teaspoons of olive oil or coconut oil, 5–10 drops of your favorite essential oil and a storage container or a jar with a lid.
Instructions: Mix together equal amounts of salt and sugar. Add just enough oil so that the sugar and salt are still gritty. If it gets too wet, then the sugar and salt could dissolve. Add the essential oil a few drops at a time. Add more drops if you prefer a stronger aroma. Mix together and store in an airtight container.
To use the scrub, first make sure that your skin is wet. Then scoop up some of the scrub with your hands and rub onto your body. Do not rub too vigorously or you could irritate your skin. When you are finished scrubbing, rinse your skin with water and dry off. Now your skin should feel nice, clean, and smooth! You can use this scrub in the shower or on your hands as you are washing them in the sink.
Hand Salt Scrub
If you cook a lot at home or do a lot of gardening out in your yard, then you know what it’s like to really get your hands dirty. After doing a bit of work in the kitchen or in the yard, a simple rinse of your hands just won’t do.
Whether you’ve been out gardening and have dirt all over your hands or you just gone done making meatballs and now have grease all over your fingers, it can be hard to wash your hands thoroughly wish just plain soap and water. You need something that will really scrub and clean away the dirt off of your skin. This scrub recipe will get all the grease and dirt off of your hands in just a few seconds of washing! Moisturizing dish soap is recommended so that your hands feel nice and hydrated and smooth after you wash them!
Materials: Small jar with a lid, moisturizing dish soap and salt.
Instructions: Pour enough soap into jar so it is about 1/2 full. Then add the salt a little bit at a time and mix it in. Close the jar and wait until your hands are super dirty or try out the scrub now to see how much smoother and cleaner your hands feel!
Milk Bath Powder
At the end of a long and stressful day, a nice, long, and warm bath can be extremely soothing and relaxing. While bubble baths are always fun, so are milk baths. They can leave your skin feeling all nice and smooth and soft, and who doesn’t like that? You can create this easy-to-make bath powder using ingredients from your kitchen pantry.
Materials: 1 cup of powdered milk, ¼ cup of baking soda, ¼ cup of cornstarch and a jar for storage.
Instructions: Mix ingredients together and store in the jar. To enjoy the milk bath powder, add it to a warm bath.
Are you a big fan of using soap sponges or loofahs? Have you ever tried felted soap? It is a bar of soap that is wrapped in felt, making for a delightfully sudsy shower or bath. It is so fun and so easy to make. As you shower with the felted soap, the felt will just fill up with suds. It makes for a fun, wonderful, and squeaky clean shower. Felted soap makes a great gift too!
Materials: Wool, bar of soap, bowl filled with hot water and a paper towel.
Instructions: Tear off enough wool and wrap it around the soap so that the soap is completely covered. Keep in mind that you should have a little bit of extra wool as it will shrink during this process and you do not want to be able to see the soap once you are done.
The soap should be completely covered in wool at the end of the process. Dip the wool-wrapped soap in the bowl of water and rub the wool in small circular motions so that it clings to the soap.
This will create some soap suds and the wool will shrink a little bit. Run hot water over the soap to get rid of the suds. This will also shrink the wool a little more. Lay the soap on some paper towels and pat the soap dry. Let the felted soap dry for at least an hour. Now it is ready to use! Lather up and get soaped up!