There are few things more relaxing than sitting in a candle-lit room, listening to soothing music while being pampered with facial masques and body oils. The problem is that few people can afford such luxury these days. But it doesn’t have to be the case; look in your pantry and refrigerator for ingredients to make organic spa treatments that can be used from your head to your toes. Light an aromatherapy candle, put on some soothing music and lock the door.
Use an oatmeal honey scrub. Mix one cup of regular oatmeal with enough honey until it reaches a paste consistency. Smooth it onto your face or body and allow it to sit for several minutes. Use a wash cloth and warm water to remove.
Take a milk bath. Mix one cup of powdered milk with several drops of essential oil, such as lavender, eucalyptus or rose. While the tub is filling, pour the mixture under the running water. Soak until the water begins to cool, either reading or resting with cucumber slices on your eyes.
Make a pore-cleansing masque. Mix one tablespoon of unflavored gelatin with 1 ½ tablespoon of milk in a microwave-safe container. Microwave the mixture for 10 seconds. Smooth it over your face–avoiding the eye area–using a brush or spatula. Allow it to dry and then peel off the masque.
Apply an egg and honey facial. Whip one tablespoon of honey into one egg white. Smooth the mixture over your face and allow it to dry for five to ten minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
Make a fruit oil scrub for your hands and feet. Mash eight strawberries and mix with one teaspoon of coarse salt and two tablespoons of olive oil. Sit on the edge of your tub–to prevent the strawberries from staining good clothes or towels–and rub the fruit scrub onto your hands and feet. Rinse off with warm water.