How to Make Homemade Spa Treatments to Relax

Last Updated on May 3, 2023 by Ellen Christian

Homemade spa treatments can be an affordable, safe way to pamper yourself at the end of a long week.  Get my favorite DIY spa recipes right here.

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How to Make Homemade Spa Treatments to Relax

How to Make Homemade Spa Treatments to Relax

I love treating myself to a little pampering, but I do worry about some of the ingredients in products I purchase from the store.  I hear so much about parabens, phthalates, and sodium lauryl sulfate that I’m quite sure those aren’t things I want to use any more than I have to.

It can be difficult (and expensive) to find beauty products that are natural to pamper myself with so I have begun to make some of my homemade spa treatments instead.  

Kitchen spa recipes

Making homemade spa treatments doesn’t have to be expensive.  Many of the ingredients you need are things that you’ll already have at home or things that can be purchased inexpensively at the grocery store.

Mayonnaise hair treatment

Mayonnaise (not salad dressing) – Massage into your hair.  Cover your hair with a shower cap and wait three minutes.  Shampoo to remove. The mayonnaise will moisturize your hair and make it shiny.

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Whiten your nails with lemon

Lemon juice – Soak your fingers in lemon juice for five minutes to whiten yellow nails.

Cucumber eye treatment

Place a cucumber slice on each eye.  Cucumbers have ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and caffeic acid which help soothe skin irritations and reduce swelling.

olive oil

Moisturize with olive oil

Put a bit on a cotton ball and use it to remove your eye makeup. It does an excellent job & doesn’t dry out your skin.

Soothe sunburn

Greek yogurt soothes irritated sunburned skin.  Just smooth on plain, unflavored Greek yogurt and it will help with the pain and the redness.

homemade headache salve

Treat split ends

Smooth coconut oil onto the ends of your wet hair to help with split ends.  Shampoo to remove.

Soften your skin

Add one cup of powdered skim milk to your running bath water to help soften your skin.

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Bring out highlights

Brew up a cup of tea and rinse your hair with it. Wait 15 minutes and rinse out.  Chamomile will bring out golden highlights.  Use black tea for a brunette.  Choose a raspberry tea for auburn or red hair.

Improve cellulite

Use cooled coffee grounds as a scrub wherever you have cellulite.  The caffeine in the coffee grounds has a temporary shrinking effect on the cellulite.

a bottle of white vinegar

Hair rinse

Rinse your hair well with vinegar to remove shampoo and styling product build up. Then rinse away the vinegar.


Epsom salts help draw toxins out of your body and can be very relaxing. Just add half a cup to your bath water and relax.

How to Make Homemade Spa Treatments to Relax

Using these homemade spa treatments to pamper yourself will not only help keep your budget under control, but it will also give you peace of mind knowing that what you’re putting on your skin isn’t loaded with chemicals.

You won’t need a special shelf in the bathroom for all your beauty and spa products, and you won’t have to worry about spending a lot of money only to find out you don’t like the product.

 These homemade spa treatments don’t time a lot of time to prepare or require a separate trip to the store.

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32 thoughts on “How to Make Homemade Spa Treatments to Relax”

  1. Great post, and as my grandmother used to swear by using vinegar as a hair conditioner I know how well it works. Bicarbonate of soda is a great whitener for teeth if used once or twice a week.
  2. Great post!  I will trying all these tips especially the vinegar on your hair to make soft.  So many things you can use already in your home, saving a  lot of money to pamper yourself. Thanks for the post.
  3. Thank you so much for sharing these! I've been moving away from chemicals and preservatives and processed items in our foods...and have progressed into our detergents, soaps, fragrances and beauty treatments... these are great tips!
  4. Good tips! Thanks for sharing! I would love it if you would share this (and anything else you have been working on) at my linky party!
  5. These are all great! I actually have tried several of these. I don't think we take enough time to pamper ourselves. I think we need reminded more often. Glad you shared this at my party. Hope you have a great week. Hugs, Marcie
  6. I too prefer to stay away from all the harmful additives that store bought products can contain. Thanks for this list of natural alternatives to pampering! I had no idea coffee grounds worked on cellulite!!
  7. What fun!  I had never heard of using coffee grounds on cellulite!  I will definitely have to try that out!
  8. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing! Please feel free to link up this post here too -
  9. Thanks for the tips! I have used Vinegar on my hair before, it smells awful while using it but makes your hair so baby soft and smooth.
  10. I love these, Ellen!  I already did a couple of them, like powdered milk in the tub - but I had no idea you could use olive oil to remove eye makeup or coconut oil for split ends.  Thanks!
  11. These are great tips and I think just about all of these are currently sitting in my kitchen! thanks for letting me know how to use them!
  12. These are great remedies. Not heard of any except the Greek yogurt one. Here's one- if you have dandruff in your hair, if you rub your scalp with lemon it is said to reduce the itching and flaking considerably. Another one- if you cut your finger, put turmeric powder on the wound and it clots the wound immediately. 
  13. I love this post! I actually use olive oil to remove my makeup all the time because it does such a great job and leaves my skin silky smooth! I'm going to try your other tips as well.

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