Many of us are constantly on the go, juggling ten different tasks at a time. With all the pressures of everyday life, it is important to take some time for yourself and just relax. A day of getting pampered at a spa may be just what you need. But these spa treatments are expensive, and you may not have the time to spend away from all the things that need your attention.
Here are some great ways to pamper yourself at home. These will leave you feeling rejuvenated, and your body will thank you.
- Relaxing Foot Soak
If you spend all day on your feet, this is an excellent way to detox and relax. Peppermint has anti-bacterial properties and has a calming effect on skin inflammation. Chamomile is effective in treating wounds and scars on the skin surface. It also possesses incredible moisturizing, healing, and soothing properties.
1 peppermint tea bag
1 chamomile tea bag
1 cup Epsom salt
1 basin of water
Add the tea bags and the Epsom salt to a basin of warm water. Soak feet in this for 30 minutes and wipe dry.
- Stimulating Facial Massage
A facial massage is a simple way to relieve stress. It stimulates circulation and can help combat dull skin. Give yourself a facial massage to leave your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Facial massage oil (like Jojoba oil or sweet almond oil) – Choose an oil depending on your skin type.
Lavender essential oil
Combine the facial oil and lavender oil. Warm a few drops between your hands and gently massage this on your face. Use upward, circular movements without excessive pressure. Do this for 10-15 minutes and wash off the oil with warm water and a cleanser.
- Strawberry and Lemon Mask
Strawberries are great at reducing blemishes and calming redness and inflammation. They are also rich in salicylic acid, which is a key ingredient in many commercially available acne products. Lemon juice helps fade scars and is a natural astringent.
3-4 fresh strawberries
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Mash up the strawberries with a fork and add the lemon juice. You can also use a blender to get a smooth paste. Spread the mixture over your face and neck. Leave this on for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
- Avocado Hair Conditioner
While you have your strawberry mask on, nourish your hair with this deep hair conditioning treatment. This conditioner will leave your hair soft and silky. The emollients in avocado penetrate hair quickly, and olive oil moisturizes your scalp.
1 avocado, peeled and cut into chunks
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Mix all the ingredients and mash up the avocado. Apply this mixture on slightly damp hair and comb through. Leave this on for 15 minutes and rinse well.
- Coconut and Vanilla Sugar Scrub
Coconut oil has natural antibacterial, antifungal, and moisturizing properties. It is slightly fragrant and leaves skin soft and nourished.
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Mix the ingredients together. If the coconut oil is solid, you can melt it slightly in a microwave. Apply the mixture on skin and massage it on for a few minutes before rinsing off.
- Olive Oil Hand Wrap
This rich, emollient hand wrap is perfect to soothe dry, chapped hands. Sugar exfoliates and olive oil locks in hydration to give you supple, soft skin.
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup sugar
Mix the olive oil and sugar together to form a paste. Apply this to hands, wrap them with plastic wrap and relax for 30 minutes.
- Aloe Vera Eye De-Puffing Treatment
If your eyes are red and puffy after a long day, there are some simple remedies you can try. Dark circles and puffy lower lids are a result of lack of sleep, stress, hormonal changes, and other factors. Aloe vera is rich in antioxidants, and vitamin E reduces puffiness. It also improves circulation and flushes away fluids that cause swelling.
Apply fresh aloe vera juice or gel to your lower eyelids. Leave this on for 15-20 minutes, before rinsing off with water. Lie down with your feet up and try this treatment to soothe and de-puff your eyes.
No Need to Pay for Spa Treatments
After trying out these treatments, you’ll think twice about ever spending money on pricey spa therapies again. These all-natural beauty remedies can be whipped up at home using ingredients you probably have in your kitchen. So relax, let go of any stress and pamper yourself with these home spa recipes.
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