There is nothing more relaxing and pampering than DIY homemade spa treatments. Once you start, you'll soon become addicted to making, using, and giving away your wildly organic, vegan, cruelty free homemade spa treatments. Below you'll find my favorite recipes for hair, face, teeth, and body. Enjoy!
What you'll need: 1/2 oz glass bottle, 1/2 oz avocado oil, 3 drops of tea tree oil, 2 drops of rosemary and lavender essential oil
Fill bottle halfway w/avo oil. Add essential oils, cover and shake well. Fill bottle with remaining avo oil, cover and re-shake. With Damp hair, pour oil into your hands and massage the scalp, forehead to nape, with the pads of your fingers for several minutes. Cover hair with a plastic bag and wrap a towel over the bag to seal in heat. Leave on 20 minutes. Shampoo thoroughly & rinse. Improve scalp health and recondition your hair shaft.
Molasses Hair Wrap:
What you'll need: 1/2C of molasses, honey, or maple syrup
Apply directly to damp hair and massage into scalp. Cover hair with a shower cap for 20 mins. Rise with warm water. Shampoo as usual
Veg Out Facial Mask for normal-dry skin
What you'll need: 1/2 of a ripe avocado, 1 carrot, and 1/2 tablespoon olive oil.
Peel and cook the carrot until soft. Peel the avocado and remove the pit. Place the cooked carrot and 1/2 of the avocado in a blender or food processor. Add the olive oil and blend until smooth. Apply to your face, leave on for 20 minutes, and then rinse with warm water. This mask nourishes skin and adds moisture.
Veg Out Facial Mask for oil skin
What you'll need: 1/2 of a ripe tomato, 1 tablespoon oatmeal, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.
Combine the ingredients in a blender and blend until uniform in appearance. Smooth onto face and neck and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse well with warm water. Both tomatoes and lemon juice are natural astringents and will dissolve excess oil, leaving skin clear and smooth.
Rose Oil & Honey Mask for maturing skin
What you'll need: 2 tbsp of honey, 2 tsp of almond oil, 5 drops of rose essential oil
Mix together, apply to face and neck with fingers, relax for 15 mins. Rinse off with warm water. Pat dry
Go Bananas & Coco-nut Face Cream
Mash 1/2 of a ripe banana until creamy. Apply on face and leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and cold water to close pores. Pat dry
Get a ripe banana to use for the mask. You can also add coconut yogurt for maximized results! Leaves your skin moisturized, hydrated (with coconut yogurt) soft and feeling fresh.
Lavender & Tea Tree Blemish Remover
What you'll need: 1 oz bottle, 1 oz jojoba oil, 4 drops of tea tree oil, 3 drops of lavender, 6 drops of rosemary, 3 drops of lemon essential oil
Fill bottle halfway with jojoba oil. Add essential oils, cover and shake well. Add remaining jojoba oil and recover and shake. Use: 3-4 drops on a moist cotton pad or fingertip and apply to affected area. The essential oils add antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties as well as invigorating and uplifting scent.
Strawberry Bleach for Teeth
What you'll need: 1 ripe (crushed) strawberry and mix with 1/2 tsp of baking soda
will remove any stains and discoloration on your teeth. Apply the mixture on teeth with toothbrush and let it set for 5 minutes; then brush with your regular toothpaste. Repeat 1x/weekly
Tart & Tangy Body Scrub
What you'll need: 4 oz glass jar, 1 oz almond oil, 18 drops of grapefruit essential oil, 10 drops of lavender, 14 drops of tangerine, small glass bowl, and 3 oz of coarse sea salt
Combine almond oil and essential oils in a glass jar and shake vigorously. Pour mixture into a glass bowl and add the sea salt a little at a time until you have a thick paste. Let mixture sit 1 hour and pour back into the glass jar.Massage paste vigorously (before shaving) over the entire body to enhance circulation, exfoliate dull skin, leaving the shower refreshed and revitalized! For tougher areas such as the knees, soles and elbows, spend extra scrubbing time or cut a lemon in half and pour sea salt on the halves, scrubbing your soles, elbows and knees with the lemon. On places like the chest, neck, and stomach, where the skin is thinner, take it easy with the scrubbing and instead use cleanser on a washcloth to exfoliate.
This paste will last 6 months stored in a dark glass container, so why not make a double batch!
Anytime Body Scrub basic scrub recipe
What you'll need: sea salt, sugar, or brown sugar, oil: organic extra virgin coconut oil, almond oil, safflower, olive oil, and even vegetable oil, any essential oil you want to add for aromatherapy
Combine 1 part oil to 2 part salt or sugar, 5 drops essential oil
Use before shaving!
Citrus & Mylk Bath
What you'll need: coconut or almond milk powder, 1/4C of orange and lemon peels, 4 drops of lavender essential oil, glass of your favorite hot tea or glass of wine :)
Draw warm bath, add ingredients, soak 20 minutes and relax!
Citrus Body Splash aka eau de Cologne
What you'll need: Glass jar with lid, 1/2 oz of vodka, 5 oz of distilled water, 10 drops of lime and tangerine essential oil,5 drops of lemon, 3 drops of basil, 1/2 oz white wine or cider vinegar, and 6 oz glass bottle
Combine all the essential oils with vodka in a glass container and shake well. Add vinegar or white wine and shake thoroughly. Let it sit for 30 mins. Pour purified water into the mixture, shake, and pour through a coffee filter into a glass bottle.
Invigorating. Stimulates. Refreshes. Soothes. Deodorizes. Tones.
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