A day at the spa is a nice treat, but it’s also an expensive one. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of homemade skincare recipes to help you stay pampered – without having to take out a second mortgage.
Cleansing facial mask
- 1/4 cup raw, organic honey
- 1 raw egg, beaten
- 1/8 tsp apple cider vinegar
Honey is well-known for its anti-bacterial properties, while apple cider vinegar can function as a toner to help tame oily skin. To make this simple mask, mix together ingredients in a small bowl – you may need to melt your honey in the microwave first to achieve a liquid consistency. Apply mixture to face and neck. Let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
Coconut cuticle cream
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2-3 drops essential oil of your choice
Are dry, ragged cuticles driving you mad? Whip up this super-easy concoction to soften ‘em up. Simply mix coconut oil and olive oil in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Heat for a few seconds, then add 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil. Soak hands in warm water for few minutes before massaging the mixture into your cuticles.
Refreshing foot soak
- 1 gallon water
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup Epsom salt
- 15 drops essential oil of your choice
After a long day, treat your feet to this relaxing foot soak. Boil the water, then add it to a basin (one you can comfortably rest your tootsies in) and let it cool a bit. Toss in the baking soda and epsom salt, let dissolve. Finally, add your favorite essential oil for a soothing scent. Next, add the final ingredient: your feet!
Satisfying body scrub
- 1/2 cup sweet almond oil
- 1 cup finely ground sea salt
- 10 drops essential oil of your choice
In a small bowl, mix together the oil and salt to form a creamy paste – if it’s too scratchy, add more oil. Apply all over and gently scrub in a circular motion to slough away dirt, oil and dead skin cells. Rinse to reveal softer, more refreshed skin!
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