Keats ode to the season of fall speaks of ripeness and apples and the goodness of nature’s seasonal bounty that fall brings along with it. Nature showcases its best before the cold, dry, winter, and it’s this nature’s bounty that does wonders for our skin – right before the winter skin woes. It’s the perfect time to luxuriate in a homemade spa! Peek into your pantry to pamper yourself from head to toe.
Here are 3 simple DIY home spas to revel in.
The Apple Pie Spa
What you need – 2 Apples pureed, 2 tablespoons each nutmeg and cinnamon powder, half a cup brown sugar, ½ a cup apple cider vinegar, 4 tablespoons of honey.
For your hair: Add 2 spoons of honey to the apple cider vinegar and apply to the hair. Leave it on till you finish the rest of your treatment.
For exfoliation: In a small bowl, add half a spoon of nutmeg and cinnamon powder, brown sugar, half of the pureed apples and 1 spoon of honey. Apply to the skin and gently scrub in circular motions, especially in the elbow, knees, hands and heels areas to slough off dead skin and gently polish the body.
For the face: Mix the apple puree, the nutmeg and cinnamon powders and the honey. With an application brush, apply all over the face, neck and shoulders. Keep on for 15 minutes and wash off with tepid water.
Apples contain malic acid, potassium and Vitamin A and C that help in natural exfoliation and for rejuvenating dull skin. At the same time, honey is a natural humectant that moisturizes the skin, while the nutmeg and cinnamon have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that are great for unclogging pores, combating acne and skin irritation.
The Greek Spa Treat
What you need – 2 ripe pureed avocados, a cup of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of sea salt, 1 spoon of lime juice.
For your hair: Mix about half avocado puree with 1/3 of the olive oil. Add half a spoon of lime juice, mix and apply to the hair and scalp. Leave it on till you finish the rest of your treatment.
For exfoliation: Mix the sea salt with half of the remaining olive oil. Gently scrub it in circular motions all over your body.
For the face: Combine the avocado puree, olive oil and lime juice. Apply and leave it on the face for 20 minutes. Wash with warm water.
Avocado’s are extremely moisturizing and along with olive oil, are extremely beneficial to treat dry, dehydrated skin and make the skin supple. This spa is perfect to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, whereas the sea salt helps in exfoliation and draws out toxins from the skin.
The Orange Halloween Spa
What you need – 1 big cup of papaya and pumpkin chunks, 2 tablespoon of oats, ¼ cup milk.
Blend all the ingredients into a smooth paste that can be used as a body scrub for exfoliation, hair mask and face mask.
Papaya and pumpkin, are excellent sources of Vitamin A, C and beta carotene. Both have enzymes that act as natural exfoliators, boosting skin cell renewal, rejuvenation and skin brightening. Pumpkin, milk and oats are the best ingredients when it comes to treating dry, flaky, irritated skin. They help in soothing, moisturizing, and softening the skin giving it a natural glow.
Your homemade DIY spa is a luxurious way to treat yourself; and what’s better than these natural, seasonal, warming ingredients to make your skin glow! Mmm… Seasons of mist and mellow fruitfulness 🙂
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