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Great Home Spa Treatments
Home Spa Ideas
Beauty Treatments ~
We all love some pampering and a trip to the beauty spa or beauty salon for our favorite facial, massage treatment, manicure or pedicure.
Be it a weekly, monthly or annual visit to the retreat of a spa, it is a luxury outing that is very easily done at home.
I started my career in Beauty Therapy which enabled me to learn all these different treatments, techniques and applications. I was then that person who continued to have regular or monthly visits to my local salon for facials, waxing, eyelash tinting, back massage and more.
These visits are no longer in my budget as circumstances change. Now I have discovered a wealth of beauty treatments that are so easy to make with fruits, vegetables, oils, nuts, herbs, flowers and an assortment of ingredients lying in our kitchen cupboards.
Apart from that, the benefits to our skin from these natural, chemical and toxin free ingredients, is staggering.
Cutting down on our “beauty spa treatments” does not have to mean cutting out.
Home beauty spa treatments may be used in different ways. For you, for groups in your house, as a gift for a loved one or even turned into a form of income, home treatments make sense on every level.
Spa Ideas ~
- Incorporate Into Your Daily Routine.
- You’re Weekly Pampering Night.
- Girls Night In.
- Boys Night In.
- Bridal Shower Party.
- Hen Night.
- Gift for Mother-to-Be.
- Teen Party Idea.
- Teen Sleepover.
- Mother’s Day Present.
- Partner's Birthday Treat.
- Valentine’s Day Gift.
- His & Hers Day Spa.
- Make Spa Products as Gifts or to Sell.
Cost Saving Spa ~
You will be surprised at how many ingredients are easily turned into amazing facial cleansers, face scrubs, exfoliating masks or excellent skin moisturizers.
Homemade products are a fantastic way of using up fruit, vegetables or herbs if you have some left over or are about to turn.
Do you grow fruit trees and end up with an abundance of citrus fruit or apples?
Have your crop of tomatoes yielded more fruit than you expected or has your Lavender reseeded and spread?
The good news is they may all be turned into the most gorgeous spa treatments.
Here are some of suggestions in different categories, which may be mixed and matched for your chosen needs.
Rose Petals Make Rosewater
Facial Cleanser –
Any face treatment starts with a cleansing of some description to rid the skin of daily grime, dust particles, excess oil and of course makeup. A few easy and effective homemade cleansers are
Tomatoes Are Natural Fruit Acids
Face Scrubs –
These are an essential weekly treatment as part of your skin care regime.
Skin exfoliants remove the dead skin cells that are shed daily, leaving us with a revitalized, soft, even textured skin. Blood circulation is increased leaving the complexion with a healthy glow. Excellent super easy facial scrubs include
Fruit Face Masks
Facial Masks –
For a true home spa treatment, no facial is complete without a deep cleansing face mask. Different face masks are used depending on skin type. A drier skin needs a more moisturizing mask than an oilier skin. Here is a selection that utilizes fresh ingredients full of skin benefits.
Lemon and Strawberry
Specialized Spa Face Treatments –
You know those treatments that you may not receive regularly but now and again? Here are some of my suggestions of spa treatments you can do for yourself or to use in any of the ideas listed. Ideal for teen parties, teenager sleepovers or a night in with the girls’ spa session.
Face Moisturizers –
We all need to apply moisturizer no matter what skin type we have or which sex we are. All skin from early teens upwards will benefit from an appropriate moisturizer.
Here are a few simple homemade suggestions:
Bath and Body Spa Treatments –
Taking time out in the bathroom for body pampering is a great way to revitalize our body, minds and skin.
A few treats that are sure to provide relaxation and well being are:
Fragrance and Candles
Ambiance of a Spa –
Setting the scene for a relaxing spa at home requires very little.
Candles, music and lighting all help to create that relaxing spa ambiance.
Be it for yourself or for a group, the right mood and ambiance is important to help relax mind and body. Always combine scents carefully so as not to overpower the senses.
Whether it is for a bathroom setting or even a sitting-room or bedroom, these few ideas will work a treat:
Detox and Re-hydration Drinks
Spa Tips ~
- Decide which treatments you want to try to organize the ingredients in advance.
- For groups make a list of beauty spa treatments on offer to add to the fun.
- Always make sure to highlight risks of allergies to groups and make sure they seek medical advice prior to using. They could try a different skin treatment instead.
- If you are interested in making as gifts, not all skin products will be suitable so double check in recipes first.
- Maximize ingredients by choosing treatments that an ingredient is used in more than once, particularly if you have to buy it.
- Above all have fun, give yourself and your partner, friends and family an experience to savour!
Chocolate Cupcakes With Rosewater Meringue Buttercream
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