Going to the salon or spa for facials and pedicures is such a treat, but we don’t always have the time and money to indulge. On a recent evening, some of the ladies from my church got together at my sister-in-law’s house to enjoy some Home Spa Treatments. I arrived early to help prepare the spa treatments and was very surprised by some of the ingredients and how easy they were to make. I would like to share some of my favorite home spa party recipes from that night with you.
Almond Mayonnaise Scrub
1/4 cup almonds
1/8 teaspoon mayonnaise
Grind almonds in blender until they form fine almond meal. Whirl in mayonnaise. Gentle rub scrub onto your face, and leave in place 10 minutes. Rinse. Use a toner thereafter. Shelf Life: Refrigerate for 2-3 weeks.
This scrub was a great dry skin exfoliator. My skin felt felt so much smoother after applying this scrub.
After exfoliating your skin, you always want to use a toner. We followed the scrub with this wonderful blueberry toner.
3 tablespoons steamed, crushed blueberries
1/2 C. sour cream or plain yogurt
Purée ingredients in a blender at low speed until well mixed and fluffy. Apply to face and neck. Let penetrate for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with tepid water. If you find the mask is too runny after blending, you should refrigerate for one hour or until of the consistency you desire.
You can’t forget your hands and feet! This strawberry hand and foot exfoliant smells good enough to eat. The strawberries contain a natural fruit acid which aid exfoliation.
Strawberry Hand and Foot Exfoliant
2 tablespoons Apricot Oil (you may substitute olive oil)
1 teaspoon of coarse salt, such as Kosher Salt, or Sea Salt
Mix together all ingredients into a paste, massage into hands and feet, rinse, and pat dry.
Making your own spa treatments is a great way to save money. Try hosting your own spa party or just treat your self to some Homemade Spa Treatments.