25 Easy DIY Spa Recipes That Will Make You Look 10 Years Younger


These easy, fast DIY Spa Recipes use less than 5 natural ingredients per recipe and will make you look 10 years younger.  Perfect for a spa day at home.

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When I first tried recreating a spa day at home, I bought all of my bath essentials and treatments.

I wasn’t paying attention to their prices. I was intent on coming up with a routine that will make me look younger than my actual age.

Eventually, my search for that fountain of youth made me realize that I can actually create my OWN spa treatments.

Some were even better than those you see in drugstores.

25 Easy DIY Spa Recipes That Will Make You Look 10 Years Younger

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For today’s post, I’ll share a generous list of DIY spa recipes that won’t cost you a lot of time and money.

I know that your main concern for not going the DIY route is the possible difficulty of following the recipes and the availability of ingredients. My solution is to keep everything simple.

Below are just some of the spa recipes you could make with less than 5 ingredients and only take under 30 minutes to make.

Nourishing Face Masks

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1. Soothing Honey Face Mask Recipe

1. Soothing Honey Face Mask Recipe

Yield: 1

Let’s have an overview of the key ingredients first.

Cinnamon is good for reducing inflammation and red patches.

Lemon, on the other hand, is great for lightening the skin and reducing dark spots.

Meanwhile, honey is very soothing for the skin.

Together, they form a mask that will soothe your face from the damaging effects of natural elements.

Materials

Instructions

    1. Warm the ingredients in a small pan or double boiler until the honey has melted.
    2. Check the temperature if it’s not too hot. Gently massage into your face.
    3. Leave for 15 minutes before rinsing off.
2. Hydrating Cacao Face Mask Recipe

2. Hydrating Cacao Face Mask Recipe

Yield: 1

Avocado is known to boost skin hydration, while cocoa helps the skin with its antioxidants.

Honey, on the other hand, has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities.

This facial mask is sure to bring back suppleness to your drying skin.

Materials

Instructions

    1. Mash avocado in a small bowl.
    2. Add cocoa powder and honey. Mix the ingredients well.
    3. Apply the mixture onto your face and leave on for 10 minutes.
    4. Rinse off with warm water.
3. Acne-Busting Yeast Mask Recipe

3. Acne-Busting Yeast Mask Recipe

Yield: 1

For this recipe, we’ll use nutritional yeast. It is rich in B-vitamins that help calm the skin barrier from period-induced breakouts.

And there’s still honey, which is a perfect base for masks and fights acne-causing bacteria.

Instructions

    1. In a small bowl, mix together the manuka honey and nutritional yeast.
    2. Stir well until it creates a thick paste.
    3. Apply on face thinly and let it soak for 20 minutes.
    4. Rinse off with tap water.
4. Glow-Up Papaya Mask Recipe

4. Glow-Up Papaya Mask Recipe

Yield: 1

Papaya is a rich source of papain, an enzyme that promotes skin renewal.

Also, its AHA helps dissolve inactive proteins and dead skin cells.

This process reveals a brighter and even pigmentation.

Honey, as usual, is your reliable thickening agent for masks and serves as humectants.

Materials

Instructions

    1. Mix together the mashed papaya and honey until it forms a pasty mixture.
    2. Carefully spread the mixture all over your face.
    3. Leave on for about 15-20 minutes.
    4. Wash off with clear water and pat dry with a towel.
5. Moisturizing Breakfast Oats Mask Recipe

5. Moisturizing Breakfast Oats Mask Recipe

Yield: 1

Other than being a breakfast staple, oats are known as a natural remedy for dry, dull skin.

Then there’s avocado, which has fatty oils that help promote silky soft skin.

Honey, on the other hand, helps retain moisture minus the greasy feeling.

Materials

Instructions

    1. Mix mashed avocado with honey until well-blended.
    2. Toss the oats and mix vigorously.
    3. Apply the mixture evenly on your face and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
    4. Rinse off with cool water and pat dry with a towel.

Indulgent Body Butters

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6. Shimmering Shea Body Butter Recipe

6. Shimmering Shea Body Butter Recipe

Yield: 1

Shea is the go-to base for body butters for its fatty oils that moisturize. Coupled with skin healing qualities, it is a perfect ingredient for damaged skin.

As a carrier oil, jojoba oil produces a glassy effect on the skin.

It also improves the skin barrier against damaging elements.

Instructions

    1. Melt shea butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
    2. Remove from heat and add jojoba oil.
    3. Add 20-30 drops of vanilla essence.
    4. Stir well until it reached a buttery consistency.
    5. Apply the mixture after bathing.
7. Coco Cocoa Body Scrub Recipe

7. Coco Cocoa Body Scrub Recipe

Yield: 1

Want to rock a beach body but conscious of stretch marks? Cocoa butter is your best friend!

Cocoa is a popular remedy for stretch marks and a good healing agent for wrinkled skin.

It contains phytochemicals that improve blood circulation in the problem areas.

Meanwhile, coconut oil is a good source of Vitamin E necessary for collagen production and skin elasticity. Bonus: it’s already fragrant in itself.

Instructions

  1. Melt cocoa butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the coconut oil until fully blended.
  3. You may wait for the mixture to cool and partially solidify. When this happens, you can whip it up into a rich cream.
  4. Apply after bathing on dried skin.

Refreshing DIY Bath Recipes

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8. Detoxifying Epsom Salts Bath Recipe

8. Detoxifying Epsom Salts Bath Recipe

Yield: 1

If you want to feel younger inside out, a sound mind and body are essential.

That’s why I recommend you try this Epsom salts bath soak.

It not only sloughs off dead skin cells, but it also detoxifies and relaxes the body.

Coupled with cocoa butter, your skin will look younger after each bath.

Instructions

  1. Mix both the salts in a bowl.
  2. Add 30-40 drops of vanilla essential oil.
  3. Grate the cocoa butter and add it into the mixture.
  4. Stir well and let infuse for 30 minutes before pouring into the tub of water.
9. Purifying Activated Charcoal Bath Recipe

9. Purifying Activated Charcoal Bath Recipe

Yield: 1

Want to try something that will change your idea of a rejuvenating bath?

Then try infusing activated charcoal!

It helps draw out the harmful toxins in your body which age your skin. Also, it aids in improved blood circulation.

I’ve included oatmeal in this recipe to boost the healing power of this bath soak.

Instructions

  1. Mix the activated charcoal and ground oats in a bowl.
  2. Pour in the Himalayan salts and muddle up until perfectly blended.
  3. Add the mixture to warm bathwater.
  4. Add 30-40 drops of fragrant essential oil before soaking in the tub.
10. Healing Oats and Rose Tea Bags Recipe

10. Healing Oats and Rose Tea Bags Recipe

Yield: 1

Want to try a Bali-inspired, petal-infused bath without clogging the tub?

You can benefit from this tea bag recipe. It uses oats and rose for soothing dry and diseased skin like eczema and psoriasis.

You’ll need muslin tea bags to steep the healing goodness of these ingredients.

Tools

Instructions

  1. Stuff the dry ingredients in a muslin bag.
  2. Add a few drops of rose essential oil before sealing the drawstring.
  3. When ready to soak, steep the bag first into warm bath water for 15 minutes.

{READ THIS: 7 Best Bath Tea Bags That Heal All Skin Types}

Enchanting Essential Oils Perfumes

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11. Sweet Vanilla Perfume Recipe

11. Sweet Vanilla Perfume Recipe

Yield: 1

Intoxicating feminine scents like vanilla often come with a huge price tag.

But why buy if you can make one yourself?

Follow this recipe so you’ll always feel as irresistible and sweet-smelling as homemade baked goodies.

Instructions

  1. Fill a small vial or corked bottle with water.
  2. Add 30-40 drops of vanilla extract.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Spritz once into the air and on your wrist to test the smell.
  5. When the desired scent is achieved, keep the bottled perfume in a cool, dry place. It can keep for a week.
12. Tantalizing Sandalwood Perfume Recipe

12. Tantalizing Sandalwood Perfume Recipe

Yield: 1

Want a scent that lasts from day to night? This recipe uses sandalwood oil for that sophisticated fragrance that leaves a good impression.

Instructions

  1. Combine all the liquids in a small vial or corked bottle.
  2. Shake well until the desired scent is achieved.
  3. Dab a few drops onto your wrist and pulse points to smell.

Dual-Purpose Lotion Bars

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13. Sunscreen Lotion Bars Recipe

13. Sunscreen Lotion Bars Recipe

Too lazy or humid to apply sunscreen lotion? This lotion bar recipe does the trick.

Instead of lathering greasy sunscreen, you can save time by opting to infuse it while in the shower.

The best thing about this recipe? It doesn’t use zinc oxide but rather a combination of oils that offer high SPF levels.

Instructions

  1. Combine jojoba oil, shea butter and avocado oil in a double boiler to melt.
  2. Bring to a boil while stirring continuously until thick.
  3. Remove from heat and add a few drops of lavender essence.
  4. Pour into molds and let cool overnight.
  5. Use like regular soap.
14. Skin Relieving Lotion Bars Recipe

14. Skin Relieving Lotion Bars Recipe

This recipe addresses common problems with skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.

Shea butter and beeswax are known to improve the skin barrier. They lend a soothing effect to dry and itchy skin.

Instructions

  1. Combine shea butter and beeswax in a double boiler to melt.
  2. Bring to a boil while stirring continuously until thick.
  3. Remove from heat and add a few drops of desired fragrant oil.
  4. Pour into molds and let harden.
  5. Use like regular soap.
15. Moisturizing Lotion Bar Stick Recipe

15. Moisturizing Lotion Bar Stick Recipe

Do you want a convenient way to moisturize even on the go? Lazy girl trick: make a lotion bar in a stick instead.

You’ll never have to take a bath or apply actual lotion to get supple skin.

You’ll just need an empty deodorant tube for molding and storing your lotion bar.

Instructions

  1. Melt the solid ingredients in a double boiler.
  2. Remove from heat and add 20 drops or more of desired fragrance oil.
  3. Pour into an empty deodorant tube and let cool overnight until it hardens.
  4. Apply directly on dry skin for moisturization.

Mild Exfoliating Salt Scrubs

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16. Skin Renewal Salt Scrub Recipe

16. Skin Renewal Salt Scrub Recipe

This helps reveal a new healthy layer through exfoliation.

Sea salt provides a mild abrasive effect, which sloughs off dead skin cells. It is not artificially prepared so it’s safe for direct application on the skin.

Of course, you should couple it up with essential oils to replenish moisture to your skin.

Instructions

  1. Pour the salt into an empty dry bowl.
  2. Mix in the coconut oil and blend well.
  3. Add a few drops of grapefruit essential oil and mix again.
  4. Store in a dry jar away from moisture. Use at least twice a week.
17. Pink Blush Salt Scrub Recipe

17. Pink Blush Salt Scrub Recipe

This recipe uses Himalayan salt which has a natural tinge of pink, hence the recipe name.

While this variant isn’t as beneficial to diet as regular table salt, it does have trace minerals.

They lend a curative effect on sore muscles.

So this isn’t just for exfoliation. It can also be a form of massage therapy.

Instructions

  1. Mix the Himalayan salt with coconut oil until it is partially moist.
  2. Add in the almond oil and a few drops of citrus essential oil for fragrance.
  3. Mix well before transferring to a sealable jar.
  4. Apply onto the skin (either dry or moist) and gently massage.

Soothing Lip Balms

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18. Luscious Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

18. Luscious Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

Lip balms typically come scented but rarely tinted.

If you want to add a tinge of color to your lips, this recipe is for you.

The alkanet root powder is a natural colorant that lends a pinkish hue to your pout.

Combined with beeswax and castor oil, it can provide nourishment to chapped lips.

Instructions

  1. Melt beeswax with castor oil over medium heat.
  2. Remove from heat and add rose essence and vanilla extract.
  3. Sprinkle alkanet root powder and mix well to infuse color.
  4. Pour the mixture into an empty lipstick tube or mini jar and let cool.
19. Candy Cane Lip Balm Recipe

19. Candy Cane Lip Balm Recipe

What’s difficult about applying lip balm is that it usually tastes like petroleum jelly.

To make it an easier habit, you need a lip-smacking recipe that tastes like candy.

Here’s a DIY formula for a candy cane-flavored lip balm.

Instructions

  1. Melt beeswax with castor oil over medium heat.
  2. Remove from heat and add peppermint and vanilla essential oils.
  3. Transfer to an empty lipstick tube or a mini jar.
  4. Apply on lips as often as necessary.

Relaxing Foot Scrubs

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20. Invigorating Coco-Coffee Foot Scrub Recipe

20. Invigorating Coco-Coffee Foot Scrub Recipe

Thinking about what to do with discarded coffee beans? Make them useful again as foot scrubs!

Coffee is known to protect the skin barrier, promote anti-oxidative stress and energize the feet.

Coupled with virgin coconut oil, this recipe is sure to give some pampering to your tired soles.

Instructions

  1. Mix together the ingredients in a large basin and set aside.
  2. Soak your feet in a basin of warm water for 15 minutes.
  3. Take one foot at a time and apply the coffee mixture.
  4. Massage gently in a circular motion.
  5. Rinse in the same water and pat dry with a clean towel.
21. Cooling Peppermint Foot Scrub Recipe

21. Cooling Peppermint Foot Scrub Recipe

Are your soles feeling sore? This recipe uses the icy-cool effect of peppermint to energize your tired feet.

Additionally, it uses granulated sugar, which is a gentler abrasive than rock salt. This is due to their rounded shape.

Instructions

  1. Mix granulated sugar and coconut oil until it produces a moist mixture.
  2. Add a few drops of peppermint oil.
  3. To use, apply on just-soaked feet and massage gently.
  4. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
22. Heel Healing Foot Scrub Recipe

22. Heel Healing Foot Scrub Recipe

Cracked heels and calloused toes are your feet’s worst enemies.

With oatmeal and baking soda, you can easily get rid of them.

Baking soda softens the surface skin while oatmeal provides hydration to the feet to avoid cracking.

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients to make a paste.
  2. Apply the mixture onto your feet and scrub gently in circular motions.
  3. Rinse off with warm water and dry with a towel.

Lush Foaming Liquid Soap

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23. Rosewater Foaming Liquid Soap Recipe

23. Rosewater Foaming Liquid Soap Recipe

This recipe uses rosewater, which is simply water infused with rose petals. It’s not only fragrant but also contains anti-inflammatory properties good for the skin.

Castile soap is also included here for its anti-bacterial qualities.

Last but not least, this recipe uses jojoba oil for nourishing the skin.

Instructions

  1. Pour all of the ingredients in a liquid soap dispenser, with castile soap being the last to be added.
  2. Gently shake to dilute the liquids fully.
  3. Pump the dispenser when using and apply the liquid soap onto your body. Lather gently as it foams.
Check out this video below showing you how to make your own rosewater at home.

Age-Defying Face Creams

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24. Anti-Aging Avocado Face Cream Recipe

24. Anti-Aging Avocado Face Cream Recipe

The avocado oil in this recipe is essential in the production of collagen, which helps retain the skin’s elasticity.

This way, wrinkling, and age-related dark spots can be addressed before it’s too late.

Coupled with coconut and almond oil, it fights off free radicals that cause premature aging of the skin.

Instructions

  1. Pour the ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Place it inside a saucepan filled with an inch of water.
  3. Melt the ingredients while over the heat.
  4. Pour into a small jar and let it cool.
  5. Apply on the face morning and night.
25. Hydrating Aloe Face Cream Recipe

25. Hydrating Aloe Face Cream Recipe

Dry skin on the face often results in uneven coverage when you try to put on powder makeup.

This is why you need aloe vera to hydrate your face first.

It has soothing, anti-bacterial and collagen-inducing qualities which makes it perfect as a facial cream.

Instructions

  1. Mix the oils and pour into blender. Pulse to fully dilute.
  2. Let it cool for a few minutes until it hardens.
  3. Add the aloe vera gel and blend again the mixture until it produces a whipped consistency.
  4. Pour into a small jar. Apply on face morning and night.

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Summary

Here are the 25 easy DIY spa recipes again to help remind you of what they are:

  1. Soothing Honey Face Mask Recipe
  2. Hydrating Cacao Face Mask Recipe
  3. Acne-Busting Yeast Mask Recipe
  4. Glow-Up Papaya Mask Recipe
  5. Moisturizing Breakfast Oats Mask Recipe
  6. Shimmering Shea Body Butter Recipe
  7. Coco Cocoa Body Scrub Recipe
  8. Detoxifying Epsom Salts Bath Recipe
  9. Purifying Activated Charcoal Bath Recipe
  10. Healing Oats and Rose Tea Bags Recipe
  11. Sweet Vanilla Perfume Recipe
  12. Tantalizing Sandalwood Perfume Recipe
  13. Sunscreen Lotion Bars Recipe
  14. Skin Relieving Lotion Bars Recipe
  15. Moisturizing Lotion Bar Stick Recipe
  16. Skin Renewal Salt Scrub Recipe
  17. Pink Blush Salt Scrub Recipe
  18. Luscious Tinted Lip Balm Recipe
  19. Candy Cane Lip Balm Recipe
  20. Invigorating Coco-Coffee Foot Scrub Recipe
  21. Cooling Peppermint Foot Scrub Recipe
  22. Heel Healing Foot Scrub Recipe
  23. Rosewater Foaming Liquid Soap Recipe
  24. Anti-Aging Avocado Face Cream Recipe
  25. Hydrating Aloe Face Cream Recipe

Conclusion

Whether you’re penny-pinching or just feeling crafty, making your own spa treatments at home will surely elevate your status as a home spa goddess.

Not only will you get fresher ingredients, but you will also enjoy the pure goodness of the treatments without a trace of chemical contamination.

I hope that you keep a copy of this list for your archives (or compile them as a spa recipe book!) so you can always whip up DIY spa recipes whenever you feel like restoring your youthful beauty.

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