Whether you are looking to save a little bit of money or just don’t have the time for an appointment, DIY spa is the way to go. Expensive brand products with unknown chemicals may not be necessary, after all what did our ancestors do for beauty. Somehow many of us think that the more something costs, the better it is for us. Simple and easy is the way to go.
Grab a piece of paper and a pen to make your shopping list and sit back while you learn how to create your own head to toe home spa.
To start ask yourself what you would like to drink: herbal tea, coffee, cappuccino, lemonade, or wine and make that #1 on your list. You can even put some nice soft music on.
Here is your head to toe spa
To keep your hair looking healthy, let’s start by applying some oil and letting it sit for a while. You can try almond oil, olive oil, or castor oil (if you are looking to thicken your hair). Essentially
any oil will do the trick. Make sure to rub the oil all over your scalp and leave it in as long as you can before washing it. If you are looking for something extra you can always add honey to the oil, which is an antioxidant and humectant. Also, you can use apple cider vinegar (2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of water) after shampooing and before conditioning. This removes build up from products and leaves your hair looking shiny. There are endless hair masks for different hair types.
First remove any makeup. You can go simple with your mask/scrub and use some ground oatmeal with a little bit of milk or water (just enough to make a thick paste). Leave it on or rinse it right off with warm water. If you are looking for an exfoliator try mixing some honey with baking soda. Wet your skin, and then rub the mixture on your skin. Finish by rinsing off with warm water. Again research DIY face masks and use the one that works for your skin type.
Start by cleaning, cutting and filing your nails. Then soak your nails in a mixture of honey, apple cider vinegar and an oil of your choice. Dip your nails in this mixture for 5 to 10 minutes. Then pick and apply 2 coats of your favourite nail polish, followed by a top coat which will make your nail polish last longer.
Grab a bucket, fill it half way with warm water and add epsom salt. Soak your feet for 10-15 minutes and then use a pumice stone or foot filer to remove any dead skin. Once you have done this you can apply some oil or lotion followed by socks. Your feet will be soft and moisturized.
Use a simple mixture of brown sugar and your favourite oil; I suggest coconut. Mix it until a thick paste is formed. Apply it in the shower and rinse off thoroughly. This will exfoliate all your dead skin. Don’t forget to moisturize after.
Now you have completed your spa and you never had to leave your home. Don’t forget to give yourself a tip, the same amount that you would have given to the spa.