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15 Easy At-Home Spa Treatments Prepared in 5 Minutes or Less

Why spend half your paycheck at a spa when you can have the full experience at home? These at-home spa treatments are fabulous for your own spa day. If you have a mason jar and some ribbons, these make great homemade gifts as well! A lot of these will smell so good, don’t be surprised if they make your mouth water. Also, we’ve tweaked most of these recipes, but we’ve linked to the original articles in case you want to go through the untouched recipes.

So, without further ado, here are 15 of the easiest and most luxurious at-home spa treatments.

15 Aspirin & Honey Exfoliant Mask

Aspirin can help your headaches disappear,  but did you know it’s fantastic at removing redness and extracting toxins from your skin?

Ingredients:

4-5 uncoated aspirin

1/2 teaspoon of water

¼ teaspoon of honey

Directions: Grind up the aspirin in a bowl with a spoon, with a pestor and mortar or other blunt surface until it becomes a fine dust. Mix in the water and honey, and stir until it becomes a paste. Gently rub the paste onto your skin, and let it sit for 5-7 minutes until it feels fully dried. Rinse with warm water.

Original recipe here. 

14 Lemon Coconut Lotion Bars

Ingredients and Supplies:

7 oz jar of coconut oil

7 oz jar of Shea butter

Lemon essential oil

A soap mold (we enjoy flower or star shapes!)

Directions: Place jar of coconut oil and Shea butter in a bowl or sink of warm water to melt. Add about 30 drops of the essential oil to the jar. Place lid back on and shake well to combine. Pour the oil into the mold, being careful not to fill them completely. Place in the refrigerator or freezer. Once they harden, remove them from the mold, and store them in a plastic bag or Tupperware in the fridge.

Original recipe here (includes beeswax).

13 Rosemary Lavender Whipped Body Butter

Whipping up this all-natural body butter is super simple, and is a great, fluffy alternative to those heavy creams.

Ingredients:

1 cup Shea butter

½ cup coconut Oil

2 tsp. rosemary, ground

2 tsp. lavender oil

Directions: Place Shea butter and coconut oil in a small pan and heat on low, stirring carefully until melted. Remove from heat, and set the pan aside to cool down, Then place the pan in the refrigerator just until mixture starts to set (about 20 minutes). Pour the mixture into the bowl of your stand mixer and mix on high for 3-5 minutes until it appears light, fluffy, and tripled in size--like whipped cream!

Add rosemary and oil, and continue to whip until it’s fully integrated. Store in a jar and keep in a cool place.

Here’s the original base recipe.

12 Blood-Orange Bath Salts

These will leave your bath looking and smelling great, and the Epsom salts are incredibly healing for skin and muscles.

Ingredients:

1 cup Epsom salt

2 drops orange essential Oil

1 tbsp baking soda

2 drops of red food coloring

2 drops of yellow food coloring

Directions: Pour the Epsom salt and 1 tbsp of baking soda into a mixing bowl and stir. Add coloring and continue to stir until well combined. Add two drops of essential oil and stir gently. Store in a cool, dry place.

Original recipe here.

11 Cinnamon Oatmeal Crumble Hand Scrub

This has all the ingredients of a dessert but try not to eat it!

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups oatmeal

1 tbsp. brown sugar

2 tsp. cinnamon

½ cup coconut oil

Directions: Place oatmeal in blender or food processor and pulse until it is nearly powder. Stir oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, and coconut oil together until well blended.

Original recipe here.

10 Coconut Lime Foot Soak

Ingredients:

2 cups Epsom salts

1 tsp lime zest

coconut essential oil

lime essential oil

green food coloring

Directions: In a medium bowl, add Epsom salts, 1 teaspoon of zest from 1 lime, 2-3 drops of coconut essential oil, 2-3 drops of lime essential oil, and 1 drop of green food coloring. Mix the salt mixture until all the ingredients are mixed well. The mixture should look light green in color.

Original recipe here. 

9 Fruit Punch Lip Gloss

Ingredients:

1 tub petroleum jelly (Vaseline)

1 pkg of fruit punch drink crystals

Directions: Put about 1 cup Vaseline in a microwave safe bowl and heat on low for 30 second increments, stirring between each heating until melted into liquid. Stir in package of fruit punch drink crystals until color is dispersed. Pour into lip gloss containers and leave to solidify for a couple hours.

Original recipe here.

8 Apple Pie Spa Treatment Skin Polish

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 tablespoon fresh apple puree or applesauce

1/8 tsp. cinnamon

Directions and use: Mix all ingredients, stirring well. In the bath or shower, gently apply scrub to skin in a circular motion, using a washcloth, bath gloves or sponge. Pay special attention to rough spots like elbows, heels, knees and other dry skin spots. Let it sit on your body for a few minutes. Rinse well with warm water and moisturize after use.

Original recipe here. 

7 Peppermint Foot Scrub

Ingredients:

1 cup of Epsom salt or magnesium flakes

1/4 cup olive oil or almond oil

1 teaspoon liquid castile soap

10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil

Directions and use: In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together until well stirred. Rinse feet with warm water and rub well into feet, scrubbing for a few minutes. Let scrub sit for a few minutes and then rinse.

Original recipe here.

6 Multi-Oil Leave-In Teatree Conditioner

Ingredients:

3 oz avocado oil

2 oz extra virgin olive oil

1 oz almond oil

1 oz castor oil

1 oz melted extra virgin coconut oil

5-7 drops of Teatree essential oil

Directions and use: Pour all the ingredients into an oil mister. Shake the bottle well to thoroughly mix the oils together. Dampen hair slightly and spray onto hair, avoiding heavy spray on the scalp.

Original recipe here.

5 Peppermint Eye De-Puffing Treatment

Ingredients:

2 Peppermint tea bags

Cotton balls

Directions: Dampen the tea bags with cool water or make yourself a cup and let them cool down. Dip the cotton balls in the tea, squeeze the excess tea form the bag, and then place those balls over your eyes. Rest for about an hour and wash with cold water.

Original recipe here.

4 “Delicious” Mud Mask

Ingredients:

2-3 Tablespoons Greek yogurt

1 tsp. cocoa powder

1 tsp. buttermilk

¼-1/2 of a banana, mashed

1 tsp. Honey

1 tsp. lemon juice

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender or a food processor and mix well. Mask should be thick enough that it does not run down your face. Rinse your face with warm water, apply a layer of the mask to your face, and allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes. Wash off the mask with cool water

Original recipe here.

3 Rosewater Toner

Ingredients:

⅛ cup rosebuds

1 1/2 cup distilled pure boiled water

Directions: Place the rosebuds in a teapot and pour boiling water over them. Cover the teapot with a lid and let the rosebuds infuse for an hour or two. Strain the rosebuds out of the infusion and pour into spray bottle. Voila! Rub into the areas you want to tone.

Original recipe here.

2 Apricot Cuticle Cream

Ingredients:

1/2 tsp apricot kernel or emu oil

2 tsp lanolin

1 drop essential oil of your choice

Directions and use: Melt oils together, add essential oil, and pour into a glass container, let set for an hour. Gently massage into cuticles, and let sit for 5-10 minutes.

Original recipe here.

1 Anti-Aging Serum

Ingredients:

2 tbsp rosehip seed oil

2 tbsp sweet almond oil

10 drops cypress essential oil

10 drops geranium oil

10 drops frankincense

Directions: Stir all oils together and place in a bottle. Place 5-7 drops of mixture on fingers and massage onto eyes and face before sleep. You’ll wake up feeling rejuvenated.

Original recipe here.

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