Monday, August 8, 2011

More Homemade Spa Treatments - #SavvyLiving

A few months ago I posted some recipes for homemade spa treatments.  A few of you told me that they were a little too complicated for you to try so this time I am finding the easiest yes most useful treatments to give yourself a frugal spa treatment from the comfort of your own home!

Cucumber Hair Drench
If you are a swimmer and can't stay out of the pool, eventually you'll notice some chlorine damage to your skin, bathing suit, and hair.  This wonderful, natural drench will help minimize the chlorine damage.
Materials needed
1 Egg
1 eggshell full of olive oil
1 quarter of a peeled cucumber
Blend the egg, olive oil and cucumber together then spread evenly through your hair.  Leave on for 10 minutes then thoroughly rinse out.  For best results all year long, continue this treatment monthly.

Blueberry Toner
This wonderful, natural, toner will make your skin feel amazingly clean and refreshed!  Just make sure you use this the same day you make it.  Don't store.
Materials Needed
3 tablespoons steamed, crushed blueberries
1/2 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
Puree the ingredients in a blender until well mixed and fluffy.  Simply apply to your face and neck and let it penetrate your pores for 15-20 minutes.  Rinse off with tepid water.  If you find the mixture is a little too runny, just refrigerate it for one hour or until the consistency is desirable.

Tomato Blemish Remedy
This great, natural blemish remedy will help you get rid of those embarrassing blemishes without all those nasty chemicals.
Supplies needed
1 tomato ripe and chopped
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of instant style oatmeal or old fashioned rolled oats
Blend all ingredients together until just combined.  Apply to blemished skin making sure the mixture is thick enough to stay in place.  Leave in for 10 minutes and then remove with a damp washcloth.  Rinse and tone.

This is a creative and fun way to make your own soaps at home! 
Materials needed
8 oz. Unscented, Clear Glycerin Soap
1/4 Teaspoon of Cherry, Lime, Grape, and Orange Fragrance oil
Red, Orange, Green and Blue food coloring
Popsicle Molds
Popsicle sticks (unless you plan to use the plastic caps that come with the molds)
Divide your soap into four parts of 2 ounces each.  Melt one at a time in a glass bowl in the microwave.  Work in small batches.  For the first batch, add cherry fragrance oil and 2 drops of red food coloring.  Stir gently, pour into popsicle molds and add a stick.  If you have trouble propping the stick into the center of your liquid soap try using a piece of mesh or paper with a slit cut into it.  Then simply repeat the process for lime, grape and orange.  Put the popsicle molds in the freezer and when frozen remove from the mold.  Store in a plastic bag and label so no one mistakes them for candy.

Chocolate Bubble Bath
If you're a chocolate lover, you'll love this bubble bath!  
Supplies Needed
1 cup unscented bubble bath
1/2 cup dried milk powder or soy milk 
3 oz powdered, unsweetened dark chocolate
Mix the powdered milk and chocolate well until blended.  Stir into your bubble bath until well mixed then add to your bath in the amount desired.

Stick around for another Savvy Living post coming in the near future!  If you have any suggestions please reply below!

Sources: Spa Index Home Spa Treatments

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