10 Simple Tricks to Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa
Fancy a trip to the spa? With some clever spa hacks, you don’t have to leave your house for a luxurious experience!
Soak Your Toes
Your feet deserve some love, especially when you want to show them off during spring. Make a foot soak with 1/4 cup of coconut oil and 15 drops of a rejuvenating essential oil, such as bergamot or jasmine. Then soak your feet while you sip wine or read your favorite magazine. You’ll feel de-stressed and get silky smooth feet in one go!
Get Rid of Dry Skin
There’s nothing luxurious about dry skin! Make an oatmeal scrub to get rid of it. Oatmeal contains polysaccharides that moisturize the skin while protecting it against the harsh elements. Add 2 tablespoons of oatmeal with the same quantity of milk, olive oil and honey. Blend it well and then apply it to your face. Rub it in gently before washing it off.
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Soften Your Hands
Before painting your nails, you want to give your hands some attention. Remember, they’re one of the first things that reveal your age! For smooth and nourished hands that make your mani look better, place some sugar in one palm and then add olive oil to it. Rub this mixture all over both your hands. It exfoliates dead skin cells while hydrating your skin. Wash it off after about a minute.
Give Your Bath a Makeover!
Your bath time should be completely blissful! You can upgrade it from boring to beautiful with the addition of a few items: throw rose petals in your bath, add essential oils or fizzy balls that smell delicious, and use a bath pillow so that you can lie back and relax.
Don’t Forget About Your Hair
Pamper your hair with this easy hair mask: take 2 parts coconut oil, melted, 2 parts honey, and 1 part apple cider vinegar. Mix together & pour into a microwavable jar. Apply it all over your hair and then leave it in for up to 30 minutes before washing it out. Save it for future use in the jar, and simply remelt the mixture to reuse.
Make an Orange Peel Body Scrub
Just a few orange peels are all you need to get softer skin. While you’re lying in a luxurious bath, rub your body with orange peels that have been wrapped in gauze. This helps to exfoliate and soften skin, plus its citrus smell is an instant mood-booster.
Glow with it
An at-home spa day isn’t complete without glowing skin by the end of it. A natural scrub that makes your skin glow: mix 1/2 cup of olive oil and 1/2 cup of brown sugar, along with lemon juice from half a lemon. This is great for brightening skin as lemon is often used in natural skin lightening treatments.
Seal in Nail Color
Do your own nails and make them look professional by applying a bit of Vaseline to your cuticles and the skin around your nails before you start painting. It keeps those areas nail polish free so you get a perfect application without annoying smudges.
Have an Aromatherapy Shower
You can easily make your shower feel pampering every day by spraying a few drops of your favorite essential oil onto a small towel and then placing it inside your shower while you let the hot water run. The smell when you step inside will make you feel wonderful.
Get Rid of Puffy Eyes
Plastic surgeons have this tip when treating puffy eyes: place cucumber slices over your eyes and then on top of them place a bag of frozen peas. This reduces swelling easily while refreshing the delicate skin of the eye area.
Enjoy a spa feeling at home and reap the benefits with beautiful skin, hair and nails.
An extra special thank you to guest writer Cassie Brewer for contributing these easy DIY spa treatments and tips!
What are your favorite home spa or beauty treatments?