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Skin Care Recipes

Homemade spa recipes to  delight your senses

Youthful, beautiful skin is as far away as the fridge…
try these delicious homemade spa recipes.

Enrich your experience with these homemade spa recipes fit for the ultimate day spa pampering. Make yourself a herbal tea and enjoy…

Body Scrubs/ Exfoliaters

Mediterranean Delight


Sea Salt

Olive Oil

Combine 1 cup of Sea Salt with enough Olive Oil to just cover the top of the Salt. Add a few drops of lemon essential oil. (optional)

Apply to body with hands and work in small circular motions towards the heart. 


Summer on the Beach


Canned coconut milk Honey

Warm half a cup of cocnut milk in the microwave until runny, about 30 seconds. Mix in two tablespoons of honey.

Massage into the skin and rinse off after about 10 minutes.

Homemade skin care that sends us off on a beachy spa vacation… bliss

Pawpaw Magic


One Pawpaw One well beaten egg white

Mix and apply. Rinse when the mask is almost dry to the touch.

Mix two tablespoons of honey with two tablespoons of plain yogurt. Leave to dry for about 20 minutes.

Cool as a Cucumber



Grate or blend a cucumber.

Apply this over the face, eyes and neck for 15 to 20 minutes. It is a great tonic for the facial skin. Regular use prevents pimples, blackheads, wrinkles, and dry skin.

Wrinkle Free with Vitamin E

One egg yolk Vitamin E capsule

Snip off one end of the capsule with scissors and squeeze the oil carefully into the egg yolk.

Apply and rinse off after fifteen minutes.

Strawberry Surprise

Strawberries Banana

Mash banana and strawberries together, apply to the face and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse off. 


Lemon juice Dilute with water and spray over the face to tone pores. Leave on. Used regularly it evens pigmentation and prevents pimples.

Cloves Allow to steep in mineral water and applied via an atomizer helps rashes and calms the skin. 

Hair Treatments

Honey Shine


Banana Honey

Mash a banana, add 1 tablespoon of honey and mix. Wet hair with lukewarm water. Apply the banana honey mix all over the hair. Put a shower cap on and cover with a towel. Leave on for an hour and then rinse out.

Sticky Sweet


Honey Olive Oil

Mix half cup of honey with 1/4 cup of olive oil. Using a small amount at a time, work the mixture through hair until it is coated all over. Cover hair with a shower cap and leave it on for 30 minutes. Shampoo well and rinse.

Island Getaway


Avocado Coconut milk

Mash avocado and slowly add coconut milk until smooth and the consistency of hair conditioner. Work through hair to ends. Rinse after 15 minutes and shampoo.

And of course no home made skin care regimen would be complete without a bath recipe

Cleopatra Milk Bath

Dried milk (non-fat for oily skin) One handful dried herbs of choice: Chamomile, Clary sage, lavender Boiling water

Combine herbs in small bowl. Add 3 cups of boiling water and cover. Let it steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain and add to bath water. Add 1 cup of powdered milk. Hop in and enjoy! 

More home spa recipes and homemade skin care tips

Almond oil is perfect for moisturizing nails

Olive oil is a brilliant eye make up remover as well as a wonderful moisturizer -if it’s good enough for Sophia Loren…

Coconut oil will moisturize even the driest skin

Ice cubes rubbed on the face tightens pores and increases blood circulation

Honey with its healing and antiseptic qualities dabbed onto a blemish and left overnight will kill the infections that cause pimples.

Witch hazel or baking soda are natural deodorants, that work just as well as commercial deodorants and don’t contain harmful chemicals.

Yogurt and lemon juice mixed together for softening hands.

Yogurt applied to the face every morning will keep the complexion smooth, healthy and fresh. Wash it off after a few minutes with cold water.

Avocado on it’s own makes a wonderful mask. Mash it up and smooth it on. Leave for 15 minutes and gently rinse off with warm water.

Banana mash and apply. Leave on for no more than 5 or 10 minutes, then rinse off completely.

Pineapple can be peeled leaving 1 cm of fruit on the peel. Smooth it on, flesh side down and rinse off.

Aloe makes a great shaving gel. Buy a plant, break open a leaf and voila! Also great for healing cuts.

Shea or Cocoa Butter beautiful as a lip gloss. If it is too thick rub it between your fingers to soften it.

Homemade spa recipes and homemade skin care is worth the little extra effort. Organic ingredients provide the best result.

Be creative and suprise yourself. Careful though, with the simplicity of these homemade spa recipes it is possible to over indulge… how wonderful!