The Home Spa Program And Recipe Blends

Essential Elements

For your spa at home weekend you will need:

  • A natural bristle body brush
  • Muslin
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Seaweed powder (optional)
  • White powdered kaolin or green clay
  • Essential oils of lavender, lemon, grapefruit, black pepper, peppermint, rosemary and juniper
  • Small tube of aloe vera gel (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • Miniature of vodka
  • Pure spring water
  • 500 g fine oatmeal
  • Clear honey
  • 50 ml orange flower water
  • Rosewater or witch hazel
  • Fresh lavender flowers or rose petals
  • Mint leaves
  • 200 g each of dried hibiscus and jasmine flowers (optional)
  • 50 g dried buchu (optional)
  • 50 g dried woodruff (optional)

The Recipes And Blends

Invigorating Body Splash Recipe

  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil
  • 10 ml vodka
  • 500 ml pure spring water

Add the oils to the vodka and shake well to blend. Add to the water and decant into a bottle. Pour a small amount into your hand and pat onto the skin, all over the body. If you have a spray bottle or atomizer, spray on lightly (eyes shut) and leave to dry naturally.

Get the essential oils for this recipe from the Essential Oils Shop

Anti Cellulite Massage Oil Blend

  • 30 ml sweet almond oil
  • 8 drops juniper essential oil (avoid if pregnant)
  • 10 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • Plastic funnel

Mix the carrier and essential oils together in a small dish or cup and pour through a funnel into a dark bottle. To use, pour a small quantity into your palms and massage into your hips, thighs, bottom, and stomach. Use squeezing movements as if kneading bread and use your knuckles in small circular movements over the areas.

Get the essential oils for this recipe from the Essential Oils Shop

Home Spa Bath Soak Recipe

A few beauty product companies now sell seaweed powder, so look out for it in major department stores, beauty salons and chemists. Rich in marine nutrients, including iodine, it seems to improve the metabolism. Massage your skin with the muslin bag while you relax in the bath.

  • 2 handfuls dried seaweed powder (tied up in muslin) or Epsom salts
  • 1 handful coarse sea salt
  • 6 drops juniper essential oil
  • 6 drops lemon essential oil
  • 6 drops grapefruit essential oil

Toss the muslin bag (or Epsom salts) and sea salt into a bathful of hot water. Add the essential oils. Soak in it for at least 20 minutes, topping up with hot water to keep the temperature constant.

Get the essential oils for this recipe from the Essential Oils Shop

Refining Body Scrub Recipe

A pre-bath treatment to cleanse, refine and soften the skin.

  • Handful of fine oatmeal
  • Handful of coarse sea salt
  • 4 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil

Mix the oatmeal and sea salt together in a small bowl, then add the essential oils. Rub over the body, especially rough areas such as the knees, elbows and backs of heels. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

Get the essential oils for this recipe from the Essential Oils Shop

Purifying Face Mask Recipe

Apply this mask for 15-20 minutes.

  • 2 tbsp white powdered kaolin clay or green clay
  • Spring water
  • 1 tbsp fine oatmeal
  • 5 ml clear honey
  • Sprig of fresh mint, finely chopped

Place the powdered kaolin or clay in a bowl and stir in small amounts of spring water to make a smooth paste. Stir in the oatmeal, honey and crushed mint leaves.

Revitalizing Foot Spa Recipe

  • Handful of sea salt
  • 4 drops pepper­mint essential oil
  • Handful fresh mint leaves, bruised or chopped

Get the essential oils for this recipe from the Essential Oils Shop

Stimulating Scalp Oil Blend

  • 45 ml sweet almond oil
  • 3 drops rose­mary essential oil
  • 5 drops laven­der essential oil

Mix together in a small cup and use for the hair and scalp treatment.

Get the essential oils for this recipe from the Essential Oils Shop

Home Spa Body Pack Recipe

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 200 g powdered green or white kaolin clay or 200g seaweed powder
  • Spring water
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops rosemary essential oil
  1. Place the egg yolk in a small dish, beat lightly and stir in the essential oils. In another bowl, blend the kaolin with enough water to make a smooth paste.
  2. Blend the egg yolk and essences into the kaolin and smooth all over the body, applying a layer 1 to 2 cm thick. Leave on for 30 minutes, then shower away. Kaolin is valued for its remarkable powers of absorption and it ‘vacuums’ oil, sweat, cellular debris and dirt from the skin. For this reason you should never reuse it.
  3. To keep mess to a minimum, spread a black dustbin liner over the floor and lie on this, with a warm towel over you.

Get the essential oils for this recipe from the Essential Oils Shop

Cleansing Herbal Tea

  • 200 g dried hibiscus flowers
  • 50 g dried buchu
  • 50 g dried woodruff
  • 25 g dried jasmine flowers

Mix all the ingredients together and store in a tea caddy. Add ½tsp of the mixture to a teapot and fill with boiled water. Leave to steep for 5 minutes, strain and pour. This refreshing mix makes a welcome change from more traditional herbal teas.

The Home Spa Diary

In preparation for the weekend, on Friday evening toss a handful of sea salt into your bath. You should also make the Cleansing Herbal Tea, Body Splash and Anti Cellulite Massage Oil.

Day 1 (Saturday)

8.30 am – Stretch and breathe.

9.00 am – Body brushing; hot and cold showering; body splash.

9.30 am – Breakfast time.

11.00 am – Facial spa treatment: steam clean, purifying face mask, tone and moisturize.

Cleansing herbal tea.

12.30 pm – Lunch time.

2.00 pm – Relaxing visualization.

3.00 pm – Hair and scalp treatment.

4.00 pm – Go for a gentle 20 to 30 minute walk out of doors.

On returning, sip a cup of cleansing herbal tea.

6.00 pm – Dinner time.

7.00 pm – Refining body scrub, home spa bath soak.

8.00 pm – Anti cellulite massage, stretches and gentle exercises.

Cleansing herbal tea before bed.

Day 2 (Sunday)

8.30 am – Stretch and breathe.

9.00 am – Body brushing; hot and cold showering; body splash.

9.30 am – Breakfast time.

11.00 am – Revitalizing foot spa.

Cleansing herbal tea.

12.30 pm – Lunch time.

2.00 pm – Relaxing visualization.

3.00 pm – Apply the home spa body pack.

4.00 pm – Go for a gentle 20 to 30 minute walk out of doors.

On returning, sip a cup of cleansing herbal tea.

6.00 pm – Dinner time.

8.00 pm – Anti cellulite massage, stretches and gentle exercises.

Cleansing herbal tea before bed.

Day 3 (Monday)

Get up an hour earlier to fit in a pre-breakfast stretch and breathe, body brushing, hot and cold showering, and the body splash before your routine begins.

1.00 pm – At lunch time devote 20 minutes to a relaxing visualization

7.00 pm – In the evening have a refining body scrub, relax in a home spa bath soak and give yourself an anti cellulite massage.

A Word Of Warning

It’s normal to feel a little light headed on a program like this. Naturopaths accept that symptoms such as tiredness may temporarily be aggravated before they start to lift, and call this a ‘healing crisis’. Try to take it easy and put your feet up if you feel dizzy. Drinking plenty of water and herbal teas will help to keep any unpleasant side effects at bay. By halfway through Day 2 you should start to feel lighter and clearer than before. By Day 3 your energy levels will probably be soaring and your skin will reflect this new found vitality.

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10 Responses

  1. Lavender says:

    What a terrific (and extensive!) agenda and list of recipes! This would make for a wonderful, pampering weekend. I really like the fact that many of the recipes are simple – like the Revitalizing Foot Spa Recipe. That one sounds espeically appealing to me.

  2. Great schedule….great idea…..for this weekend.

  3. I like to look in food blogs and try the recipes people write in them. Some of them are really nice and it’s easy to get the ingredients and cook the dish easily.

    I’ll try to post some recipes as well. I have some which you may like to prepare 🙂

  4. ehi…it is not easy to do all that you wrote, but if you have time and friends who help you can be very funny…so tahnks for the adveices and tip.
    bye

  5. Cool
    A lot of new recipe to try, really nice.
    I LOVE TO COOK and to eat new stuff. I am really happy that I found this blog.
    My husband will be happy.

    Thank you

    Bye

    Jacqueline

  6. How should I make this only because I am such a high pace of work had. I would have to me one day to take time off to make. But anyway thank you for this blog, I will try something.

  7. I did a routine regiment like this recently and really started to feel it by day two! Great guide =)

  8. Mike says:

    Great idea, I think it’s much cheaper than at the spa.

  9. Oleg says:

    I like the “Bath Soak Recipe” most, Thanks!

  10. It is terrific idea and nice schedule for a week.
    As I am a foodie, I would like to prepare and taste new recipes always.

    Cheers!

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