Friday, March 6, 2009

3 Frugal at home spa treatments

Friday, March 6, 2009
"Just because the economy has taken a dump, it doesn't mean you have to look like you crawled outta one."

I have been really stressed lately and in desperate need of a trip to the spa. With the way things are going financially that will not be happening anytime soon though. So I have been looking for ways to turn my home into my very own spa. After a lot of searching I ran into a site called Spa Index they have a large selection of spa treatments that you can do at home.

So,If you need a spa break but don't want to break the bank to get it, read on. Because, Below I'm going to list 3 treatments that you can do yourself in the comfort of your own home.

1. Dry skin facial mask

Ingredients needed: 2 teaspoons oats, 2 tablespoons dry powder milk, olive oil
(For oily skin substitute Honey for the olive oil)

a) In a bowl crush the oats and mix in the powdered milk
b) Slowly mix in olive oil until it forms a paste
c) Apply to face and neck and leave on for about 20 minutes
d) Before rinsing gently massage the mixture into you skin(This will exfoliate your skin)then rinse with warm water.

2. Relaxing chocolate bath

Ingredients needed: 2 cups powdered milk, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons cinnamon.

a) Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl
b) Run hot bath mixture and pour ingredients into tub
c)Use your hands to stir the water to help dissolve
d) turn off all the lights and light some candles(optional) Slip into your nice warm bath and enjoy:)

3. Cucumber eye treatments To reduce fine lines and leave your eyes feeling refreshed.

Ingredients needed: 2 thin slices of cucumber and a warm damp washcloth

a)Place a slice of cucumber on each eyelid
b)Place your damp warm washcloth over your eyes
c) sit back and relax for about 10 minutes

This is just a sampling of what I found on Spa Index. They have such a large array of treatments that I can not list them all here.

If you have your own secret frugal spa treatments,why not share them here in the comments below.

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