Spending a few hundred pounds on relaxing spa treatments seems absolutely blissful, however, it’s not quite as good for our purses. There’s nothing more relaxing than a nice hot bath in your own home anyway but there’s a few easy little treatments you can give yourself to pamper yourself in the comfort of your own house.
Coffee Body Scrub
There are articles and blogs everywhere about using the most random things to try and make our bodies look and feel its best. Although coffee is a staple for that morning pick-me-up, it’s also a good exfoliator to help get rid of any dry skin and to help stimulate the skin to reduce the look of dreaded cellulite.
100g Organic coffee granules
100ml Coconut oil
(optional teaspoon of cinnamon or vanilla for scent)
Combining these ingredients together should make quite a bit of scrub so that you can keep it in an airtight container and reuse around 1-2 times a week. A little more penny-friendly than going to your local spa for a full body scrub a couple of times a week.
We’ve all sat there on a Sunday night trying to pamper ourselves before the day ahead, but there’s something about those packet face masks that just doesn’t quite cut it. So depending on your skin, here’s two that will make your face feel fresh, ready for the work week.
100ml warm water
2tbsp plain yoghurt
1 egg white
combining all of the ingredients in a bowl, massage and layer this mask on your face to slightly exfoliate the skin and leave for around 10-15 minutes. Using warm water, massage the mask off your face and you should be left with soft and supple skin that looks brighter.
Avocado Smash Mask
For dryer skin, this mask helps keep skin more moisturised and the ingredients also help soothe skin that is chapped or chafed. This is a useful one in the summer if you’ve got sunburn as the avocado and honey keep the skin from tightening too much.
½ tsp coconut oil
Mash the ingredients together and layer generously on your skin. Leave for around 10-15 minutes and gently wash away using a soft cloth and warm water. The skin should be left more moisturised and soothed.
Foot Soak and Scrub
Your tired feet will thank you for this next treatment that you can make simply at home. We take our feet for granted and so it’s good to take care of them every once in a while and by soaking them for around 10 minutes in a mixture of milk and warm water, when they become softer, using this scrub will not only keep them soft and supple but the mint will also relax you.
Few drops of Peppermint Oil
After your foot soak, combine sugar with a little coconut oil, adding more to make a substantial paste, then add peppermint. Scrubbing your feet in this mixture will leave them feeling a little more loved.