4 Homemade Spa Treatments Your Skin Care Regimen Has Been Missing.

For generations, women around the world have incorporated homemade beauty products into their daily skin care regimens. In most instances, fabulous spa treatments can be crafted with items you already have in your cupboards. In addition to economical convenience, making your own products also gives you creative control over the ingredients you use for your body care. This four-part beauty regimen uses homemade products to give women of all skin types a healthy glow.




1) Chamomile Facial Cleanser Recipe

You will need:

  • 50ml liquid castile soap
  • 50ml chamomile tea
  • 75ml coconut or jojoba oil
  • 8 drops of your favorite essential oil
  • a few drops of vitamin e oil

Brew a cup of chamomile tea; reserve and cool 50ml. Mix the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Mix in the chilled tea and pour the completed cleanser into a travel sized squirt bottle. Squirt facial cleanser into hands or washcloth and gently wash face. Rinse well. Follow up with Green Tea Toner. Discard this gentle face soap after one week.


2) Green Tea Toner

You will need:

  • 1 green tea bag
  • 225ml of water for brewing

Brew one cup of green tea; reserve and cool 50ml. Apply the cooled tea to the skin with a cotton ball and allow to air dry. Follow up with a few drops of coconut or jojoba oil for moisture. Discard after one week.



3) Good Vibes Sugar Scrub

You will need:

  • 225g coconut sugar
  • 50ml virgin coconut oil
  • 50ml jojoba oil
  • 50ml raw honey
  • 10-15 drops of your favorite citrus essential oil




Thoroughly combine all the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl, then store the mixture in an airtight container. Use a gentle, scrubbing motion to apply a moderate amount of the scrub to the face, lips and body until the sugar dissolves. Rinse well with warm water, and pat dry. This scrub is gentle enough for daily use and leaves most skin types silky and smooth all day. Discard after two weeks.



For dry skin, a heavier more emollient cream is in order. This simple body butter will leave skin soft and supple from one morning to the next.


4) Luxurious Body Butter

You will need:

  • 225g unrefined cocoa butter, broken into small pieces
  • 325g unrefined shea butter
  • 225g virgin coconut oil
  • A few drops of jojoba oil
  • A few drops of vitamin e oil



Melt the cocoa butter in a double boiler over low heat, stirring continuously until almost completely dissolved. Stir in the shea butter until it too has also almost melted. Turn the heat beneath the double boiler off then stir in the remaining oils. When the mixture is completely liquefied, carefully pour it into a heat safe, airtight container, cover, and refrigerate for two hours or until viscous. Blend the mixture with a hand mixer until it forms merengue-like peaks. (The more you whip it, the more fluffy and decadent it will become) Once you’ve achieved your desired texture, transfer your body butter into an airtight container, and store in a cool, dry place. Discard after three months.




Homemade face and body care treatments are inexpensive, invigorating and tons of fun to make. Additionally, the pride that comes with treating yourself to high-quality handmade is immeasurable. Give these lovely concoctions a try the next time you’re in the mood for pampering.