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Create The Finest Home Spa Ever

Updated on October 3, 2014
Home spa
Home spa

Home Spa - Pamper Yourself Anytime

Have you ever thought of having a home spa? Admitting that actually going to a spa and being pampered is like heaven on earth. It's a wonderful way to enjoy life and at the same time promote a healthy body and mind.

Many of us however, don't have the time or resources to indulge in such luxuries like a day at the spa. So let's get down to pampering yourself at home with these ideas for an at-home spa.

Make it a point to simply relax and treat yourself with these homespun recipes and naturally good-for-you products. Include your family and friends, share recipes, and indulge together in pampering yourselves...you really do deserve it!

Image source: flickr.com with CC BY-SA

The Top Five Reasons To Create Your Own Home Spa

  • Provides you with the chance to learn something new.

  • Very enjoyable, make sure to share your ideas.

  • Fits well into our busy lifestyles.

  • Makes sense economically.

  • Simply because you deserve it!

Spa treatment
Spa treatment

Essentials For Your Home Spa

Say 'ahh' to your home spa!

~ Favorite selection of essential oils. Make sure to understand essential oils before using them on your skin.

~ Soft, fluffy towels. Try an eco-green bamboo bath set, the bamboo fiber is sustainably grown with minimal pesticides.

~ Healing and detoxifying teas. Green tea has proven anti-oxidant qualities and herbal blends offer calming effects.

~ Set the mood with soothing music and plenty of candles for ambiance.

Relax to Soothing Music in Your Home Spa - Breathe deep and enjoy!

Check out this awesome spa music faved by me and handpicked just for you. You can listen to the sample music available on the Amazon page before you decide to buy.

lavender
lavender

Skin Care

Ideas - taking care of your skin

Let's face it! When it comes to our skin, aging, the elements, and how we care for ourselves all play a part in whether we have a youthful glow or a leathered-look. Here are some basic tips to care for your skin, from the inside out:

Drink plenty of water. A good rule of thumb; divide your weight in half and that is how many ounces of water you should drink to maintain a healthy body.

Take a good daily multi-vitamin. Make sure that the formula suits your body.

Be faithful with your daily routine of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. Use a mask 1-2 times per week.

Facing Natural Alternatives - Skin care made at home - you control the ingredients

Feeding Your Skin
Feeding Your Skin

Feeding Your Skin is full of easy and delicious recipes you can make from everyday ingredients, for cleansers, toners, moisturizers, exfoliants, masks, lip balms, nail treatments, shampoos, sunscreens and even deodorants - in fact, everything you need to keep your face and body beautiful and healthy.

 

Organic Home Spa - Face Masks - Super simple steps to beautiful, healthy skin

A pair of powerful natural elements: avocado and argan oil, packed with essential fatty acids and combined with other household ingredients, moisturizes your face and leaves with you a healthy glow! Watch the video on how to make this easy, organic face mask.

Honey Oatmeal Facial

1/4 cup plain yogurt or buttermilk
1/2 cup oatmeal
2 tablespoons of honey

Finely grind or process the oatmeal in a blender or food processor. Set aside. In a small bowl, stir together honey and yogurt, and then add ground oatmeal. Mix thoroughly until a smooth paste consistency has been reached. Smooth over your face and neck, leave on for fifteen minutes, and rinse off with warm water. This can be used daily.

Honey is a natural emollient and humectant, attracting moisture to the surface of the skin.

Recipe found at www.spaindex.com.

Honey Spa Gift Basket - A perfect gift for those who love life

Essence of Luxury Warm Vanilla Spa Bath and Body Gift Basket Set
Essence of Luxury Warm Vanilla Spa Bath and Body Gift Basket Set

Send her everything she needs to enjoy a luxurious spa experience in the privacy of her own home.

 

Sunshine Shampoo

For Blonde Hair

Ingredients

1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup water

1 teaspoon lemon zest

Directions

Mix together all the ingredients and heat in the microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes until it is hot but not boiling. Cool the mixture completely and strain to remove the lemon zest. Store in a bottle. Shampoo as you normally would. Rinse well with cool water.

Recipe found at www.longlocks.com

Go on a Head Trip - A heavenly experience

The Happy Company Therapeutic Head Massager
The Happy Company Therapeutic Head Massager

This is a must-have for your home spa! It's the ultimate head massager! Feel the goose bumps as Happy's Head Trip stimulates acupressure points in your head taking you on a trip to relaxation. Simply bend the copper fingers out evenly in a shape that is just a little smaller than the contour of you head, then slowly raise and lower it down around your scalp and forehead for a total head trippin' experience!

 
bath cookies
bath cookies

Spa Index Bath Cookies

Ooh laa laa!

2 cups finely ground sea salt
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 T light oil
1 tsp vitamin E oil
2 eggs
5-6 drops essential oil of your choice

Preheat your oven to 350 F. Combine all the listed ingredients and form into a dough. Using a teaspoon or so of dough at a time, roll it gently in the palm of your hand until it forms a ball. Form all dough into one teaspoon balls, and gently place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Consider sprinkling the bath balls with herbs, flower petals, cloves, citrus zest and similar aromatic ingredients. Bake your bath cookies for ten minutes, until they are lightly browned. Do not over bake. Allow the bath cookies to cool completely. To use, Drop 1 or 2 cookies into a warm bath and allow to dissolve. Yield: 24 cookies, enough for 12 baths.
Found at SpaIndex.com
Picture credit: aqtforever

Alternatives to Store Brands

Use olive oil, mayonnaise, or vinegar to condition your hair. Yummy recipes.

Witch Hazel is a wonderful skin toner. Cool in refrigerator, apply to clean cotton ball, and sweep over face for a refreshed feeling.

Use lemons to lighten age spots, plus the juice is great to give your hair real shine.

The Best in Witch Hazel - Aromatherapy and pure goodness

Thayers Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera, 12 oz
Thayers Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera, 12 oz

For the first time, Rose Thayer's formula for soft, youthful looking skin is available. Rose, the niece of Dr. Henry Thayer, used this toner to look 10 years younger, naturally. The secret formula uses rose petal water blended with witch hazel extract, certified organic aloe vera and vitamin E. Witch hazel helps tighten pores and to smooth and beautify skin, without drying. Thayers proprietary witch hazel extract (derived from the bark) is not distilled, thereby maintaining all the beneficial natural tannins.

 

Yummy Spa DIY Hand Treatments - For smooth and silky hands

Lisa Kasanicky demonstrates some quick and easy DIY home-spa beauty recipes and tips for pretty, healthy hands.

Make Your Own Body Scrub and Lotion - Easy and affordable

Make spa quality body scrubs and lotions at home. You will be glowing!

Things You Need For Your Homemade Skin Care

Know what you are putting on your skin.

Invite Your Friends Over For a Spa Experience

Share the joy and celebrate life!

We already know a day at the spa is costly, and going by yourself is not as much fun-not to mention that finding a babysitter is another job in itself. So why not do it all at home? Read the full article by Shelly Ballestero. The Do-It-Yourself Home Spa Party

IDEAS:
Set a theme.
Make it a couple's party.
Provide recipe cards for everyone to take home.

I've created the invitations to send out to all your friends. They will love ya forever :)

Strawberry Foot Scrub

Pamper your feet after a long day at work

Taking care of your feet is essential to your overall health. Feet can use a little help (and pampering) any time of year - this easy scrub helps revive and soften your feet.

INGREDIENTS

8 strawberries

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoons kosher salt

Mix ingredients into a paste, massage well into feet, then rinse and dry.

So, what are you waiting for? Kick off your shoes, relax, and enjoy!
Recipe found on www.care2.com

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    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Interesting ideas. Great hub! Voted up!

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      Senora M 7 years ago

      wow, awesome lens! there is a ton of great stuff on here! thanks for compiling all of it!!

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      LoKackl 7 years ago

      Beautiful lens, great information!!

    • clouda9 lm profile image

      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      I am really wanting a strawberry foot scrub now! And to think I can make this right at home - my own personal spa...ahhh!

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      imagineit lm 7 years ago

      This is fabulous lens! So yummy a thought!

    • Barkely profile image

      Barkely 8 years ago

      I'm saving some of these recipes to try out later:-)

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      topstuff 8 years ago

      wow now some pampering would be soooo nice, thanks for sharing such a great lens 5 stars

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      Rich 8 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Really fab lens. I think I need a little pampering :). 5*s

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      Debbie 8 years ago from England

      I need pampering!! Great lens :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      oooo this is some pampering I could do with. I love the natural recipes

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      Linda Hoxie 8 years ago from Idaho

      Absolutely delicious ideas, I think we all deserve a little pampering!

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      Wendy Henderson 8 years ago from PA

      I agree that this is a stunning lens. Great work! 5 stars.

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      clouda9 lm 8 years ago

      [in reply to mulberry] Thank you for visiting and appreciating what I do here on Squidoo.

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      clouda9 lm 8 years ago

      [in reply to Intuitive] I do have a small blurb at the top of the lens about essential oils. Great idea to add more about aromatherapy. Thank you.

    • Sensitive Fern profile image

      Sensitive Fern 8 years ago

      Don't forget aromatherapy and essential oils. :) 5*

    • RuthCoffee profile image

      RuthCoffee 8 years ago

      Full of great stuff, but agree with the comment about how appealing this lens is visually!

    • AlisonMeacham profile image

      AlisonMeacham 9 years ago

      This is such a visually stunning lens about a great topic. My daughter treated me to a spa afternoon at home and it was so relaxing.

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      Patricia 9 years ago

      Love this lens! Love the idea of being pampered, even by myself. Very cool stuff! 5*

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      jill_butler 9 years ago

      What a great lens! A spa is a great idea to include in when creating the space you deserve for yourself. And you've got some great tips and ideas here. I'd love it if you would visit my lens and say hi when you get the chance.

    • treehuggerz profile image

      treehuggerz 9 years ago

      Five Stars! Now to get some coconut oil and go crazy.

    • Winter52 LM profile image

      Winter52 LM 9 years ago

      Strawberries for the feet... now it would feel even better if you could convince someone to massage it into the foot for you. I simply love foot massages and seeing that I'm in flip flops daily... they could probably use the attention. We actually have some strawberries in the fridge at the moment... tomorrow they will be mine. ;)

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      sisterra 9 years ago

      Great lens - I enjoyed it. Now just to go do it!

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      RuthCoffee 9 years ago

      The head massager alone sounds heavenly! Nice lens.