I’m a product junkie. I love makeup, skincare and all of that. Self care with me consists a lot of pampering myself with spa like experiences at home. If you already have products on hand for the experiences below, then put them to good use! I know not everyone is a hoarder of beauty products like I am so here are some ideas for some DIY spa experiences at home!
Even though these are pretty common ingredients, I’d do a patch test on your arm or leg to make sure it doesn’t irritate your skin. That’s the worst when you have a reaction to a product. No one has time for that. Now throw some fruit in your water, get those essential oil diffusers going, turn your phone to play spa music and let’s get relaxed.
Homemade Coffee Foot Scrub
Let’s start at the bottom and soothe those tootsies. Man, I love a good pedicure but sometimes I just don’t have the time or budget to fit one in. This coffee foot scrub is a good one that will help get that dead skin off and soften your feet.
- 2 Tbsp coffee grounds
- 2 Tbsp sugar or salt, coarse works best
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil or olive or avocado oil work
If you don’t have a foot bath to soak your feet in, it might sound crazy but get a comfy chair or a folding lawn chair and fill up your tub just enough to cover your feet to soak. After soaking, apply the scrub and let it sit like a mask for 5-15 minutes then soak and rub off. It works great as a hand scrub too!
DIY Facial Mask
I’m obsessed with face masks. I love the weird creepy sheet masks because they make my skin so soft and it’s hilarious to look at yourself in them. I don’t always have those on hand so I’ve used this homemade oatmeal face mask before and it’s super soothing and moisturizing!
- 1/3 cup of oats that have been grinder in a coffee grinder or food processor
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil, again olive or avocado work well too
- 1-2 Tbsp water
Mix the first three ingredients together and add the water just a little at a time until you get a paste like consistency. You don’t want it too thin to fall off your face but thick enough it stays on.
Make sure you’ve cleansed your face and then draped a towel around your shoulders in case any mask should fall. Use your fingers or a brush to apply the mask, avoiding eyes and nostrils and mouth, and leave on for 5-10 minutes. It’s normal for it to dry a little. Then just rinse off and gentle scrub any drier bits. Make sure to moisturize after!
Egg & Honey Hair Mask
Don’t forget about your hair! Hair masks are always fun to do. I would slip on a robe and start with this hair mask and add in the face mask towards the end and take a steamy shower after to rinse it all off!
This mask softens your hair and makes it shiny and smooth. I have fine hair so I don’t put as much at the scalp at the top of my head but focus on the drier ends.
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp honey
Whisk together and smooth over hair and scalp. Let it sit for an hour and then rinse well and shampoo. Make sure you don’t forget the shampoo step!
Spas are my happy place but if I can’t make it in then I definitely make it a point to occasionally treat myself at home to a fun spa day. One more tip for you mamas. Lock the door. It’s spa day after all.