Wednesday, September 18, 2013

DIY Spa Day

I had a few hours to myself over the past few days, and one of the items on my ToDo was a few little spa treatments. I'm pretty bad about taking care of my skin and hair because of my efficiency idol--ok, it's really because of my laziness, but I figured that with hours to get things done, this should take some priority.
So I went on a little hunt on Pinterest and I found a few diy treatments that were super quick and easy and that my sorely depleted pantry had all the ingredients for. (Yes, grocery shopping is on the ToDo as well!)
So here's what you need:

An hour
Olive Oil
Brown Sugar
Baby Oil (or use olive oil)
Hot water
Some kind of lotion

And here's what you can do:

First up, HAIR: For an easy moisturizer for hair measure out about 2 tablespoons of honey and 3 tablespoons of olive oil into a bowl. Heat for 20 seconds in the microwave. Carefully (it might be hot!) work into all of your hair. Leave on hair for 30 or 40 minutes.
Second, FACE: For exfoliation and pore shrinking, combine equal parts salt and honey and gently massage onto face. Leave on face for 15-20 minutes.

Third, FEET: Sugar, brown sugar and oil combine to make a great foot scrub. Combine equal parts sugar and brown sugar and add just enough baby oil/olive oil to make a paste. If using olive oil, feel free to add a few drops of vanilla as well. I used my favorite scent in baby oil.

After letting feet soak in hot/warm water for about 15 minutes, massage foot scrub into feet focusing on the heel. Rinse off, and feel the difference! (BONUS: your hands get scrubbed as well!)

Shower off hair treatment and face treatment. (And bathe as usual.) Then apply lotion all over--I used a coconut oil cream that a dear friend made for me. Especially apply the lotion thickly to feet and then immediately put on socks. Leave the lotion treatment on all day! P.S. I also used the coconut oil as a moisturizer for my face, on recommendation from the friend who gave it to me. It felt great after the exfoliation!
If you have time, treat any acne or blemishes with tea tree oil for a few hours before applying makeup.
Happy spa days!

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