Are you looking for DIY home spa ideas to help you relax during the weekends, off days, or holidays?
Or do you need at-home spa day ideas using budget-friendly homemade skincare products?
Look no further, girl. I got you!
I usually treat myself to a spa day now and then or as the spirit moves me.
And in this post, I will be sharing my step-by-step method for an amazing home spa day.
The truth is this spa session won’t be as relaxing because you will be doing it all by yourself.
However, it would set the mood for relaxation later.
And if that’s okay with you, let’s begin.
So here are 9 DIY home spa ideas for complete relaxation.
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Ingredients you need for your DIY spa day at home
Just thought it would make sense to let you know the ingredients you need to make this day happen.
So that you can buy them and also make your DIY skincare recipes beforehand.
Here you go:
- Sugar – for your DIY wax and also to make scrubs.
- Coffee – for DIY coffee honey scrub for face and body.
- Coconut oil – for both foot and hand scrubs.
- Epsom salt – for foot scrub and soak.
- Lemon – for a homemade hand scrub and sugar wax.
- Vinegar – for the foot soak.
- Cinnamon – for a DIY foot scrub.
- Oatmeal – for a DIY face mask.
- Honey – for a rinse-off underarms mask.
- Body wash/shower gel – for bathing and pedicure.
- Aloe vera gel – for post-waxing treatment.
- A pumice stone or foot file.
- Foot brush.
- Cuticle trimmer.
- Nail file and buffers.
- Containers – you already have some at home. Check your kitchen and bathroom.
- Exfoliating gloves.
- Bath brush.
Now you know the items you need for your DIY home spa day, let’s move into the steps.
DIY home spa steps
1. Hair removal with a DIY sugar ax
I like to begin my home spa day with hair removal because it is the messiest and sometimes most painful part.
So it’s best to get that out of the way and move on to other things.
Here’s a simple homemade hard sugar wax recipe if you haven’t made wax at home before.
Remember to use talcum powder or a paper towel to keep your skin from sweating when waxing.
After waxing, make sure to follow up with post-waxing care to prevent bumps and itch.
You will find a detailed step-by-step process to do that in the post linked below.
2. Shampoo and condition your hair
I know it is spa day, but if your hair is dirty and itchy, then it won’t be a complete job.
So before your shower, shampoo your hair and rinse it under the shower.
Then apply the conditioner from root to tips.
Don’t forget to comb through with a wide-tooth comb.
Cover your hair with a shower cap and then take a shower.
The time spent washing your body would be useful to deep condition your hair.
So you only rinse out the conditioner when washing your body.
3. Take a shower or bath using exfoliating gloves or a bath brush
The next step is to shower to rinse off the remains of the wax and get rid of dirt on your skin.
Also, make sure to use either exfoliating gloves or a bath brush.
If you have never used exfoliating gloves before, please read How To Use Exfoliating Gloves, And Their Benefits.
Gently wash your skin with soap using bath gloves or a brush, then rinse with lukewarm water.
Remember to rinse your hair and tie it up in a towel.
Cute towel head.
Then use a dry towel to pat the water off your skin to prepare for the next step.
4. DIY body exfoliation
Now your skin is clean and ready for exfoliation.
Hopefully, you have prepared your DIY coffee honey scrub.
My love for this coffee scrub knows no bounds, so I would forever recommend it for DIY home spa ideas.
Using your fingertips or a spoon, scoop this scrub and gently apply it to your skin.
Take time to apply it all over your body, starting with your face and ending with your feet.
When you are sure the coffee scrub is evenly spread on your skin, scrub in circular motions.
Remember to pay attention to your butt and thighs, i.e., if they are darker than your body.
Let the scrub sit while you brush your teeth.
Just to keep busy while the coffee is treating your skin.
Rinse it off completely with lukewarm water after 10 to 15 minutes.
Pat your skin dry with a towel.
Move on to the next step.
5. Apply a DIY face mask to your face
For a DIY face mask, check out this DIY honey oatmeal face mask.
Or mix oatmeal flour with water to make a thick paste.
Apply the mask to your face, and let it sit until completely dry and white (the oatmeal water mask).
While waiting for the mask to dry up, moisturize your whole body.
When you are ready, wash the oatmeal mask off your face.
Then dry and moisturize your face immediately to prevent drying.
6. Scrub your lips
While waiting for the face mask to dry up, you can quickly exfoliate your lips.
Mix a teaspoon of honey with about the same or less sugar.
Scoop a bit with your finger, exfoliate both lips, and leave it on for as long as you wish.
Wipe or rinse it off when washing your face mask.
Apply some Carmex to soothe and moisturize the lips.
7. Do an at-home pedicure using a DIY foot scrub
Now it’s time to sit and enjoy a warm foot soak.
I forgot where this fits, but it should work after all the body exfoliation and stuff.
Prep your nails before soaking your feet.
Clean old nail polish, file, and buff your toenails.
When you are sure your feet are soaked, trim your cuticles, then brush your feet using the pedicure brush and shower gel.
Buff your heels and soles with the pumice stone or foot file.
And rinse your feet, and wipe but keep them damp.
If you are using the Epsom salt scrub, make sure to moisturize your feet immediately after rinsing it off.
That’s to prevent drying.
Lastly, polish your toenails with your favorite nail polish.
8. Threat your hands with a DIY hand scrub
Since your hands are busy caring for your whole body, it is time for them to pamper themselves.
Though you must have exfoliated your hands in the shower, you still need to scrub them again.
But before you do that, file and buff your fingernails.
Wash your hands with soap or foamy sugar scrub under running water.
Then scrub them with the lemon sugar hand scrub you made yourself.
The lemon hand scrub contains coconut oil, so it’s up to you to use more moisturizers or hand cream.
Then polish your nails with the cutest nail polish you have.
9. Relax into a peaceful sleep
After all that work at your home spa, a peaceful nap is guaranteed.
If you don’t believe me, let’s rewind to last Sunday.
After exfoliating my whole body with the honey coffee scrub, I dropped the kids off with family.
Then I came home and slept like a baby.
So make sure to plan your DIY home spa day on a day you have no serious commitments.
Because I bet you, you may miss or have to postpone that appointment.
Boom! 9 DIY Home Spa Ideas
There you go!
That’s nine home spa DIY ideas for complete self-pampering.
I hope you find them helpful.
If you have tried these ideas for an at-home spa, please share your experience in the comments.
Thanks for reading.
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