Friday, February 5, 2010

Easy and Inexpensive Home Spa Treatments

Recently, I've been on the lookout for quick & easy, yet totally indulgent home spa treatments.  Recently at the Pacific Waters Spa Mom Blogger event (at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach) we were shown how to make these wonderful home treatments... Enjoy!

Mocha Latte Wrap
(deep moisturizing skin treatment)
2 Tbsp ground coffee
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
3 Tbsp coconut butter (find at health food stores)
Plastic wrap (this step can be skipped)

Mix the food ingredients in a small bowl.  Apply in light circular motion on desired area.  Wrap area lightly in plastic wrap for approximately 10 minutes.  Remove plastic wrap and rinse treated area thoroughly in warm shower.

*The coffee is stimulating, an anti-oxidant, cleansing, deodorant & detoxifying.  The Coconut butter melts at body temperature.  It smooths skin, is an excellent emollient and lowers evaporation for the skin.


Peppy Feet Foot Treatment

3/4 cup Aloe gel (you can find this at Trader Joe's)
1 cup organic sugar crystals
1/2 tsp crushed fresh mint leaves
(optional 4 drops peppermint oil)

Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl.  Apply to feet in light circular motion to exfoliate and soften calloused areas.  You may wrap feet lightly in plastic wrap and warm towels for 3-4 minutes.  Unwrap feet and rinse feet with cool or warm water.

*The Aloe gel is soothing and healing.  The Peppermint/mint improves energy, calms nerves, clears/stimulates mind, aides in concentration, helps with motion sickness, headache and nausea.  The Sugar assists with exfoliation.

Want to read more about my recent visit to the Pacific Waters Spa? Go here

As moms, don't we all need a few minutes to take care of ourselves?  These in-expensive and easy to do at home treatments are a great way to pamper yourself when you don't have the time or resources to book a Spa Day at the Pacific Waters Spa!  Come back and let me know if you try one of them!

** Please note I am not a doctor and none of the above are meant to diagnose or treat anything.  But the information is relatively commonly known. 

2 comments:

Jessica February 8, 2010 at 6:46 AM  

Stopping by from SITS!

Oh my goodness! These are fabulous ideas that you could most definitely make at home without a problem. I might have to try them sometime. :)

Julie August 16, 2010 at 8:45 PM  

Great tips! Lately I've been using coconut oil (purchased at Sprouts) to put on my face as a moisturizer :)
Julie

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