Thursday, March 10, 2011

Frugal Use what you have home spa treatment

 Saturday is My BIRTHDAY!! I'll be 33 years young!!!

To celebrate here are some tips I have for treating yourself to a spa weekend at home.  Using what you already have at your house!

Full Spa workup: Facial, Hair treatment and body exfoliant and moisturizing.

Cucumber astringent:

1 cucumber- peeled and puree'd

apply to your face with a cotton pad, rinse with cool water--Refrigerate leftovers for up to 2 days.

Oatmeal Exfoliant:

2 heaping tsp oatmeal -breakup in food processor so it's fine
1 tsp baking soda
lukewarm water

mix into a paste consistancy-rub onto clean face, gently scrubbing, wash face and pat dry

Facial Cleansing Mask (good for oily skin)

1 pk dry yeast
3 drops lemon juice
1 tsp water

mix vigorously into paste, pat on face, let sit for 10-15 min, rinse with warm water


Creamy Citrus Moisturizer:

1 egg yolk
2 tbs lemon juice
1 cup olive oil

wisk together, massage into skin, making sure to get fingers, cuticles, toes, feet--entire body--RELAX let soak in for 10-15 min (can do while you have your mask on!)  wipe away and shower..  can refrigerate leftovers up to 2 days

Almond Exfoliating Body Scrub:

1/4 cup sea salt (must be coarse)
1/4 cup baby oil
1/2 tsp almond extract or vanillia, lavendar etc

mix salt and oil well, stir in extract, use in the shower.

Simple Sugar Scrub (for dry skin):

1 cup brown or white sugar or a mix of both
1/2 cup olive oil
2 drops extract (any kind) -OPTIONAL-

Mix and use just like the other scrub, can store in refrigerator in GLASS air tight container for 6 months to a year.


Salad Dressing Conditioner

2 tsp olive oil
1 tbs lemon juice
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 egg

mix together in blender or food processor, use the entire batch after shampooing.  Leave in for 10-15 min, rinse clean.

Dandruff Treatment:

2 tsp dried rosemary
2 tsp dried thyme
2/3 cup Boiling Water
2/3 cup cider vinegar

Place herbs in ceramic bowl, pour boiling water over, seep covered 15-20 min, strain liquid into a 10 oz bottle, add vinegar-shake-store in cool, dark place

after shampooing, rinse hair, massage mixture into scalp. Between shampooings, massage into scalp at bed time.

There you have it.. a frugal spa weekend at home!!!

I do not credit myself with coming up with these recipes.  I had help.. :)

"Homemade-how to make hundreds of everyday products fast, fresh and more naturally"  by Reader's Digest.

I checked this book out at the library and LOVE it..  You name it, it's in there.

Have a great weekend.. Happy Birthday to ME :)


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  1. This is a great recipe for a homemade sugar scrub. I like to put fresh coffee grounds in my scrub as well for a little pick-me-up!

  2. the dandruff treatment my mom telled me to do it and it worked great, now since 2 years im dandruff free :D

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