Longing for the indulgence of a spa day but don’t have an appointment or the time to spare that it takes to pamper? That’s why the notion of at-home spa recipes and treatments is key—all you need are the proper ingredients to make your product and a slot in your schedule, even if it’s early morning or late at night, to enjoy. Here are a few recipes to take the edge (and extra skin cells) off and to help create promises of perfect skin and zen moments, right at home.
At-Home Spa Recipes
Vanilla Sugar Cookie Body Scrub
⅔ cup brown sugar
⅓ cup ground oats (grind oats in a blender)
6 tablespoons almond oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until mixed. Transfer to a jar with a tight-fitting lid. To use, place some of the scrub into hands and gently rub over skin. Use extra caution if putting it on your face. Add a little warm water if needed. Rinse the scrub off with warm water and pat dry. This scrub is best used before bathing or at bedtime.
Soothing Bath Salts
1 cup coarse sea salt
1 cup Epsom salt
30 drops essential oil (of your choice)
Combine ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Transfer to a jar with tight-fitting lid. Store in a cool, dark place, for up to several months. To use, add 1/2 cup of the bath salts to a warm bath.
Gentle Exfoliating Sugar Face Scrub
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup coconut oil
Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container. Use to gently exfoliate face and body. Rinse well with warm water.
All photographs and recipes by Karen Snyder.
Karen Snyder, WLM Home Editor, is founder and owner of sanctuaryhomedecor.com.