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How to have a DIY spa night

diy at home spa

Ever go through the shops lusting after the yummy smelling salts and scrubs and think ‘I could make this?”

Well, honey (you can even use that) you can!

All your favourite scrubs you see through your feed can actually be made in your own kitchen because the best scrubs are generally natural and simple - and cost hardly anything to make (jackpot). 

Essentially, the basis for all scrubs is the same, an ingredient that does the rubbing (salt, coffee, sugar), an ingredient to make it all stick together (oil or honey) and something to make it kinda fancy (essential oils, vitamin E, rosehip, unicorn tears).

So save your clams and get into the habit of whipping up your own body scrub to prep your body for fake tan night.

Also, these make great gifts. Grab some fancy glass jars, chuck a cute label on and before you know it your mates will be asking you if you have an Etsy store. 

So here is how you up-level your at-home spa with some handmade scrubs that won't break the bank and the leftover ingredients can go towards making a cake, 2-4-1 really isn't?

Get dirty with a coffee scrub 

What you will need:
1 cup coffee grounds
1 cup oil (olive oil)
3/4 cup sugar or fine sea salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract, if your fancy purely for the yummy smell

What you're gonna do with all that:

Simply mix all of this in a bowl and store in an airtight container or glass jar at room temp.

Sweeten up with a sugar scrub

Sugar scrubs are great especially if you have sensitive skin as the granules are finer, but if you think you need some hardcore scrubbing switch the sugar for Himalayan salt.

What you will need:

1 cup granulated sugar, either white or brown, organic if you are fancy
½ cup oil (olive oil, coconut oil goes hard in the drain so not ideal for your plumbing!)
A few drops essential oils of your preference (optional if again, you are fancy like that)

What you're gonna do with all that:

Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container, such as a mason jar.

How to scrub-a-dub-dub with your scrub of choice

Scrubs can get a little messy, so best to do this in the shower...not say in front of the TV on the jute rug.

The best way to use a scrub is to jump in the shower and have a little rinse. Flick off the tap and scrub yourself all down, that way you don’t risk watering down the scrub and it washing away as soon as it touches your beautiful skin.

Take your time, scrub yourself all over and let it really set into your skin.

Now the easy part, turn the shower back on and rinse all the dead skin away along with your scrub and feel how smooth you are!

Don’t slip now, you're so slippery soft.

How to store your scrub

Both of these last for a few weeks, especially when stored in an airtight container or glass jar (cuter). To help extend their life try not to let extra water get into them, to scoop out, use a spoon to avoid this (such as one of those luxe-looking wooden ones you see at real spas).

So stop wasting your hard-earned beauty dollars on products you can make yourself. Mix ones of these up the day before you fake tan to ensure all the old tan is off and you feel heavenly smooth. 

What's a beauty recipe you mix together at home babe?

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