If there’s anything I love, it’s pampering myself. Wait, no… saving money… wait, BOTH!
I love to pamper myself, but a day at the spa can be SPENDY. Why go there, when you can achieve the same luxurious feeling in the comfort of your own home?
Below, I’m going to tell you about two of my favorite budget-friendly at home spa treatments. They may sound a little wacky… but they work!
- The first treatment is to get the softest, kissable lips you can. All you need is extra virgin olive oil and sugar. I like to do this while I’m in the shower, so I don’t make a huge mess. Prepare by pouring a couple tablespoons of olive oil into a small cup and have it by the shower within reach. (I once dropped a bottle of olive oil during this step and it flew ALL OVER my kitchen! I had to get a professional cleaner into my kitchen, to clean my exhaust hood! What a mess…) Do the same with a couple spoonfuls of sugar. When you are ready, dip your fingers into the olive oil, then into the sugar. This will result in a later of olive oil on your fingers, then a ton of sugar sticking to the olive oil! Now, quickly, before the sugar dissolves, put this mixture right onto your lips and scrub with your fingers. The sugar grains will remove any dead skin from your lips while the olive oil will moisturize them. If the sugar dissolves before you are finished, just dip your fingers in again. Once your lips feel nice and soft, rise off the mixture and wash your face. Once you get out of the shower, put a light layer of olive oil or vaseline on your lips to have a lasting moisturizer on there. That step is important! Your lips will dry out easily if they don’t have that moisture barrier.
- This next treatment is to moisturize and bring shine to your hair. I have a couple favorite ingredients for this: olive oil (again) OR coconut oil. Again, prepare a cup ahead of time to have ready while you are in the shower. I am going to write these instructions as if I’m using coconut oil. wash your hair as normal. I like to condition my hair as well – it allows for easier application of oil. Rinse out your shampoo and conditioner, and grab your oil! If it’s olive oil, you can pour it right onto your head and use your fingers to move it entirely through your hair. If it’s coconut oil, you have to melt it in your hand first, then rub it in your hair. Tie your hair, with the oil still in it, into a bun on top of your head. Sleep with this mixture in your hair over night. Don’t forget to lay a towel down over your pillow, or else you may stain your pillow case! The next morning, wash your hair twice to get all of the oil out. Style as normal, and see how shiny and soft your hair feels!
These are just two of my favorite at home spa treatments. There are so many more! Stay tuned for more.