Twelve DIY spa treatments to pamper yourself during quarantine

Wellness

Freshen up your hair, skin and nails with ingredients you already have at home.

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Since we are staying at home for almost two months, it can be assumed that many of us are missing out on our usual grooming routines. Whether it’s a haircut, manicure, or facial, we all try our best to repeat these self-care practices at home. Here are 12 at home spa treatments that can keep you holding your breath until you get to see your favorite esthetician or manicurist again. From hair masks to cuticle treatments to facials, these DIY spa treatments will leave you feeling flawless in no time.

hair

DIY scalp scrub

This scalp scrub will help remove buildup, oil and dead skin cells on your scalp. It is made up of just five ingredients: coconut oil, sugar, apple cider vinegar, honey, and rosemary essential oil. Rosemary essential oil stimulates hair follicles for growth and clears clogged pores.

Egg and lemon hair mask

Make your hair soft and silky while taming frizz at home with this hair mask. However, the instructions differ depending on your hair health: use only the egg yolk for dry hair. For oily hair, use only the egg whites. and if you have normal hair use the whole egg.

All-natural hair lightening spray

When you’re ready for summer and want to lighten your hair without harsh chemicals or dyes, this spray can do the trick. Chamomile tea is used to highlight lighter tones in your hair, while lemon acts as a natural accelerator for the sun’s lightening ability.

face

DIY all-natural facial cleanser

This natural facial cleanser is made from jojoba oil, Castilian soap, raw honey, tea tree oil, vitamin E and lemon. Vitamin E helps moisturize the skin and minimize scars, while tea tree oil has antiseptic properties.

Overnight moisturizing face mask

Squalane oil is a key ingredient in this mask and is a great choice for acne-prone skin. Beeswax and vitamin E are added to the mask for intensive hydration.

Lightening turmeric and lemon face mask

Manuka honey helps moisturize your skin and fight skin infections, while turmeric reduces redness and brightens and tightens the skin. You may need to wash your face a few times after using it to reduce the yellowing.

Nails

DIY nail soak

This homemade nail bath contains lemon to lighten discolored nails, lavender to treat skin conditions, and rosemary to strengthen nails. All of these ingredients are mixed with hot water, olive oil, and vitamin E.

DIY cuticle cream

Moisturize your cuticles with this cream made from jojoba oil, shea butter, lanolin, and lemon. Lanolin is obtained from sheep’s wool fat and is very moisturizing. However, if you are allergic to wool, you can substitute petroleum jelly.

Manicure at home

Follow these steps to indulge in a salon-worthy manicure at home. You will need the right tools like nail clippers, cuticle clippers, nail files and a buffer.

skin

Milk and honey bath bombs

Milk and honey moisturize and soothe the skin. Round silicone molds are used to shape the bath bombs, but you can use any shape you prefer.

Vanilla lavender soap

Instead of store-bought soap that may be full of chemicals, try making your own soap at home. All you need is shea butter and lavender essential oil. When you have them, dried lavender flowers give the soap a nice peeling effect.

Soak green tea and peppermint bath

Epsom salts and peppermint oil can help relieve muscle pain and soreness, while the green tea provides an energizing boost. Once you’ve made the salt mixture, let it sit covered with a towel for at least an hour so that it can properly absorb the oils.

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