How to have a DIY spa day at home: 70 blissful DIY treatments

DIY Spa day at home

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Here are 70 blissful DIY spa treatments to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. You could pick out a couple or spend all afternoon indulging in some much needed self care, or you could have a pampering DIY spa day at home with friends. Whatever you decide I’m sure you’ll love some of these fabulous DIY spa treatments!

DIY Spa day at home

Why have a DIY spa day at home

Stress is one of the major factors that can affect our health and wellbeing. However, in todays world, stress in never far from our lives! If not managed properly stress levels can build up and have detrimental effects on our health. Therefore it’s important to incorporate stress relieving activities into our daily lives.

One on my favourite ways of reducing stress is by having a spa day. However, as much as I’d love to visit my local health spa, it can become a pretty expensive hobby! This is why a DIY spa day at home is such as great idea. DIY spa treatments work out a lot cheaper than even store bought products and don’t have any of the sketchy ingredients such as parabens, sulphates and other chemicals!

What do you need to have a spa day at home

So what do you actually need to have a spa day at home?

Apart from the ingredients for some of the spa treatments, you don’t really need much to have a spa day at home. However making sure you have your favourite fluffy dressing gown, some towels, hair wrap, a relaxing play list and some scented candles can make the day feel more relaxed.

Make time for a spa day at home

When arranging a spa day at home, it’s really important to allocate some alone time. Alone time is really important to allow the mind, body and soul to fully decompress and de-stress!

Plan ahead, if you have children at home, arrange for them to spend some time with friends or family. You could even send your other half off to his or her mates. Even if you can only get an hour or two to yourself, you can still have a wonderful mini pampering session.

How to create the right ambience

DIY Spa day at home

To make the most of your DIY spa day at home it’s important to create the right ambience. Unplug from social media, put mobile phone on silent, dim the lights, light some candles and put on some relaxing music.

You could also make a refreshing drink, a fruit platter or some healthy snacks to nibble on. If you are having some friends over for a group spa day then why not add some fizz with your favourite Prosecco! Having some ice cold water to hand is also a great way to stay hydrated especially if having a hot bath.

Homemade candles:

If you want to be really crafty or make the whole experience homemade, then why not make your own scented candles. Here’s some of my favourite DIY candle ideas:

Mason jar candles with lavender – These lavender fragranced candles are perfect for creating a relaxing atmosphere – via Sustain My Craft Habit.

Essential oil DIY candles – These are beautiful DIY candles with a variety of different essential oil combinations that you can choose from to meet your needs – via Run To Radiance.

What treatments?

This is quite a large list of DIY spa treatments. Don’t choose so many that you actually stress yourself out tying to make them all. Instead try a couple of treatments and spend your time enjoying some piece and quiet.

If you do have plenty of time to make a few treatments why not make them ahead of time, maybe the day before. That way you can really just focus on enjoying the moment rather that having to make all the treatments as well.

70 DIY spa day treatment ideas:

Many of these ideas are great for a spa day or pampering session as well as great everyday products.

Facial treatments:

DIY Spa day at home

Facial scrubs for oily/acne prone skin – Here are 5 fabulous facial scrubs that are great for oily and acne prone skin – via The Curious Millennial.

Customised facial scrubs – With a few basic ingredients that you may already have on hand, you can create a facial scrub tailor-made for your skin type in no time at all – via One Good Thing.

Green tea anti-aging facial scrub – Prevent wrinkles and banish blemishes with this great anti-aging sugar scrub – via Natural Face Therapy.

Aloe Vera face masks for bright and beautiful skin – Aloe Vera contains 75 potentially active constituents including vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, salicylic acids, amino acids etc making it the perfect ingredient for a face mask – via Alluring soul.

Watermelon face mask for glowing skin – This ultra-hydrating jelly face mask contains real watermelon powder to brighten and repair. It has a light and fruity watermelon scent, plus a bouncy gel texture that instantly re-hydrates and revitalises dry, dull skin – via A Life Adjacent.

Uplifting green tea face mask – This face mask mixes green tea with French green clay. This combination helps sooth inflamed skin, absorb excess oil and has great anti-aging properties – via Facial Clay Masks by Nadine.

Healing face mask for sensitive skin – If most commercial facial creams leave your skin feeling itchy, then this recipe could be just the thing you’ve been looking for – via Miss Wish.

Natural foaming face wash for all skin types – The Castile soap gently removes dirt, oil, and makeup without making your skin feel dry or tight, and the jojoba oil adds a moisturising boost so your skin feels soft and nourished – via Pretty Bird Kitchen.

Quick and easy cleansing pads – These cleansing pads are great for a quick fix and leave your face cleansed and refreshed – via Brea Getting Fit.

Cleansing oil for all skin types – Cleansing with oil is known to provide a deeper, more thorough skin cleanse than a classic face wash, it’s gentle, exfoliating and boosts circulation – via Wild for Nature.

Cleansing gel – If your looking for something different why not check out this fantastic cleansing gel – via Humblebee & Me.

Multi-purpose beeswax beauty balm – This cleansing beauty balm can be used as a face moisturiser, hair frizz tamer, cuticle oil and a hand cream – via Alluring Soul.

DIY toner pads with essential oils – You can make your very own homemade facial toner pads in just 5 minutes or less and you’ll end up with a cleansing and refreshing new skincare option – via Living Well Mom.

Coffee eye cream – Made with homemade coffee infused oil to help tighten skin and reduce under eye puffiness, this coffee under eye cream can also help reduce the appearance of dark circles, wrinkles & fine lines associated with aging – via Soap Deli News.

Green tea eye cream – This lovely eye cream will help reduce puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles – via Mossy Meadow Farm.

Face moisturiser for sensitive skin – This moisturiser will give your skin a soft, moisturised feeling without clogging your pores. This homemade face moisturiser can be used as a nightly repair cream or a daily moisturiser for the driest skins – via Healthy Taste of Life.

Collagen boosting face cream – This anti-wrinkle cream is best moisturiser for any skin type, ranging from normal, combination, sensitive, oily, and dry skin, which corrects wrinkles, acne prone skin and skin inflammation – via Essential Ayur.

Olive oil anti-aging night cream – Olive Oil is rich in Vitamins A & E and in turn helps in repairing skin damages caused due to various factors – via Womanatics.

Hair treatments:

DIY Spa day at home

Clarifying shampoo with apple cider vinegar – A DIY natural clarifying shampoo with apple cider vinegar and hair tonic recipe that gently cleanses dirt, product buildup and grime from your hair and scalp – via My Merry Messy Life.

Rosemary and apple cider hair rinse – This natural rosemary and apple cider hair rinse will help remove buildup and leave your hair bright, shiny, and healthy looking via Botaneri.

4 Vegan Scalp scrubs for healthy hair – If you’re looking for natural DIY scalp scrubs to clarify your hair and scalp, these easy 4 vegan DIY scalp scrub recipes cure & prevent dry, flaky scalp, improve scalp health and overall hair health – via Seven Roses.

Detox scalp scrub for faster hair growth – This cleansing detox scalp mask gently removes impurities and unclogs pores for faster hair growth – via The Little Shine.

Hair growth serum – This DIY hair growth serum is made with some best carrier oils and essential oils for hair. All of these natural oils will not only help you get rid of various hair problems but also encourage thick and strong hair growth – via Bliss Only.

Miracle hair mask for damaged frizz prone hair – You can create a fabulous DIY hair mask for dry hair from ingredients you probably already have at home, except glycerin, but it’s inexpensive and commonly found in the skin care area of most drug stores – via The Everyday Blogger.

Egg and honey hair masks – Egg and honey hair masks are loaded with essential elements and nutrients which help make your hair healthy and beautiful – via Beauty Epic.

13 Coconut hair masks for all hair types – Coconut oil is rich in antioxidants and they provide essential nutrition to the hair. Antioxidants like Vitamin E and Vitamin K is also found in coconut oil and we know how these vitamins are vital for hair health – via Alluring soul.

Hot oil treatments – Learn how to create your own custom hot oil treatment no matter what type of hair you have – via Everything Pretty.

Coconut oil conditioner – Once you learn how to make this DIY coconut oil conditioner recipe you’ll never want to go back to the store-bought stuff again! It’s easy to make, smells fantastic, and has tons of benefits – via Fabulessly Frugal.

Shea butter leave in conditioner – Relieve dry, dull, and damaged hair with this fabulous shea butter leave in conditioner – via Bliss Only.

Detangler Spray – These all-natural dry hair repair spray will have your hair looking smooth, shiny and back to life in no time – via Hello Glow

Body and bath treatments:

DIY Spa day at home

Vanilla and brown sugar scrub – This vanilla brown sugar scrub recipe smells good enough to eat and it’s super easy to make – via Some What Simple.

Lavender epsom salt scrub – This epsom salt scrub has so many amazing benefits for your face & body, including acne relief – via Karissa’s Vegan kitchen.

Wild orange sugar scrub – This handmade sugar scrub smells amazing and will leave your skin feeling soft and silky – via Cultured Palate.

Strawberry smoothie foaming salt scrub – This foaming salt scrub has both exfoliating and toning skin care properties that will keep your skin silky soft – via Soap Deli News.

Himalayan pink salt scrub – This Himalayan pink salt body scrub gets your skin exfoliated and is rich in minerals and nutrients that help nourish skin, regenerate skin cells and repair damaged skin cells. It also helps detoxify skin and get rid of cellulite. It’s gritty texture helps slough off dead cells – via Beauty Munster.

Shower sugar scrub cubes – Pamper yourself and make a batch of these essential oil sugar scrub cubes – via The Farm Girl Gabs.

Cleopatras milk bath – There’s good reason why Cleopatra was thought to soak in a fragrant milk bath – via AJ’s natural Beauty.

Lavender rose & oatmeal milk bath – This DIY milk bath recipe with lavender, rose and oatmeal will leave your skin soft and your mind calm – via Modern Homestead Mama.

Milk and honey floral bath soak – This DIY milk and honey floral bath soak is moisturising, soothing and incredibly appealing to the senses – via A Life Adjacent.

Rose petal bath soak – These 4 varieties of rose petal bath soaks smell heavenly and will have you feeling chilled in no time – via Modern Homestead Mama.

Herbal bath tea bags – Therapeutic baths are easy to come by with bath tea bags because they can be created to target the specific physical or mental issues you wish to address via – Hello Nature.

Creamy vanilla milkshake bath bombs – Love milk baths, then why not enjoy some milk bath bombs with this easy DIY milk bath bomb recipe – via Beauty Crafter.

Unicorn bath bombs – Add a bit of fun with these fabulous unicorn bath bombs – via Hip Mamas Place.

Muscle relief bath bombs – Looking for a way to relieve sore muscles after a long day at work or an extra-hard workout? Give these homemade bath bombs a try – via Yuri Elkaim.

Epsom salt bath bombs – Contrary to what you might think, Epsom bath salts are not a required ingredient to make bath fizzies. But as Epsom Salt is a popular bath salt and treatment it makes sense to include it into your bath bomb recipes – via The Makeup Dummy.

Lush copycat avocado bath bombs – This recipe will teach you how to make bath bombs with avocado and essential oils just like the AvoBath bath bombs at Lush – via Creative Living.

Black activated charcoal bath bombs – Activated charcoal has recently become a popular skin care ingredient. Its purifying and detoxifying powers are thought to help improve oily skin, shrink pores, treat acne and more – via Creative Green Living

Energising shower melts – No bath, these DIY shower melts have an energising mixture of essential oils that is sure to help you perk up in the morning – via Crafts Unleashed.

Lavender shower soothers – Relax after a chaotic day with homemade lavender shower soothers – via Busy Bliss.

Peppermint and lemon shower steamers – These easy to make shower steamers are great options for the winter months – via Living Well Mom.

Citrus and mint loofah soap bars – These refreshing loofah soap bars not only smell amazing they are great exfoliants – Louise Grace Blogs.

Massage bars – This DIY massage bar for sore muscles is similar to the product by Lush, but without the synthetic fragrance and other additives – via Organic Beauty Recipes.

DIY Massage oil – Find a multitude of massage oil combinations that can relax, revive, calm and sooth aching muscles – via Birch Hill Happenings Aromatherapy.

Massage candles – Massage candles melt easily and are cool enough to pour right on your skin for a soothing, spa-like treatment – via Hello Glow.

Patchouli skin firming cream – This soothing cream is great for tightening skin and nourishing it at the same time – via Wild For Nature.

Sweet sandalwood whipped body butter – A light and fluffy moisturiser made with aloe and calendula – via The Natural Beauty Workshop.

Sugar cookie body butter – This nourishing homemade body butter contains shea butter, cocoa butter, and fractionated coconut oil. It also incorporates a special blend of essential oils that combine perfectly to create a delicious, all-natural sugar cookie scent – via A Life Adjacent

Luxurious easy homemade lotion – This recipe for homemade lotion is perfect for use on hands, body and face. It can be used on sensitive skin, and works wonders for those with acne, scarring, or eczema – via Beauty In The Crumbs.

Foot and hand treatments:

DIY Spa day at home

Eucalyptus and mint foot soak – Bath salts and essential oils make a pretty, scented and therapeutic soak for your feet at the end of a long day – via Personally Andrea.

Pink Himalayan salt foot soak – Pink Himalayan salt is an antiseptic and can draw out toxins and bacteria from your feet, which can help with reducing foot fungus and sores. It also helps support skin health and overall body detoxification – via Widely Organic.

Lemongrass and chamomile foot scrub – This foot scrub is a much needed treat for your feet! Natural ingredients will leave your feet soft, moisturised, and re-energised – via A Cultivated Nest.

Citrus and mint sea salt scrub – This recipe is made with both sea salt and Epsom salt, and has an energising blend of grapefruit, peppermint and a little hint of rosemary essential oils – via A Beautiful Mess.

Peppermint foot scrub – Made with just 3 simple ingredients this foot scrub is perfect for tired, overworked feet – via The Idea Room.

Cracked foot and heel balm – Help heal cracked feet and heels with this simple foot balm – Simple Living Creative Learning.

Ultra healing foot balm – Ultra healing peppermint foot balm to soothe dry, cracked feet and heels – via Garden Therapy.

Grapefruit & sweet orange hand cream – Relieve dry, over washed hands with this moisturising homemade hand cream – via The Nerdy Farm Wife.

Homemade nourishing hand lotion with essential oils – This lotion is very nourishing and a little goes a long way. It’s great as a hand lotion, but it’s gentle enough for all over body care, even your face – via Ben and Me.

Moisturising nail and cuticle oil – This nail and cuticle oil contains tons of skin nurturing oils to keep your hands looking healthy, ultra-moisturised and smooth – via Mommy Gone Healthy.

Homemade cuticle butter – This DIY cuticle butter recipe is surprisingly simple to make and is perfect for an at-home manicure – via Living Well Mom.

Manicure at home – Manicures at home are both money and time savers! Gather up a few supplies and do this task at home – via Successful Homemakers.

Final thoughts:

Creating a DIY spa day at home is one of my favourite self care activities. By creating all your own products you are not only saving yourself money but you also have complete control over what products you put onto your skin. Making your own products and treatments can also be really fun and a great activity to do with friends.

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