Spa Recipes!

Tropical Island Bath Soak

1 cup oatmeal 
1 cup brown rice 
1 teaspoon coconut extract 
Contents of 5 black tea bags 
1 cup powdered milk 

Mix ingredients (except cheesecloth, of course) in a bowl, then divide in half. Cut two 8-inch squares of cheesecloth and pour half of the mixture into each square. Tie at the top with pretty string. Toss one pouch into the bath under running water. Relax, and enjoy! 

Beach Sand Foot Scrub Recipe

You will need: 

2 tablespoons suntan oil (not cream or lotion) 
2 tablespoons dry beach sand 

Mix the ingredients together. Massage sand scrub onto feet (and elbows), concentrating especially on problem areas, in a circular motion. Rinse off with warm water, pat dry with towel. 

End of Summer Almond Body Scrub

2/3 cup ground almonds 
1/3 cup oatmeal 
1/2 teaspoon of herbs (lavender, chamomile, etc) (optional) 
Plain yogurt, milk, or buttermilk, sufficient to make a paste 
Essential Oils for scent (optional) 

Combine the dry ingredients in a blender or food processor until they are reduced to a coarse meal. Keep this "scrub base" in a glass jar with a screw top in your refrigerator until ready to use. When you want to use the scrub base, scoop out 1/4 cup into a small bowl, and stir in enough of the liquid ingredients (vary it by what you have on hand -- yogurt and milk are best, but water works) to make a paste. Yogurt and milk are natural exfoliates known as alpha hydroxy acids, and they will slough off dead skin cells even without the scrub. Scoop up the paste with your hands or a washcloth, and rub over your body to exfoliate peeling skin. Rinse thoroughly. 

Recipe courtesy of Spa Index

Simple Aloe Vera Aftershave

1/2 cup Aloe Vera Gel 
1 1/2 tablespoons distilled water 
1 tablespoon witch hazel 
10 drops essential or fragrance oils of your choice 

Combine all ingredients in the container you'll store it in, until well mixed. Top with a lid. Use after every shave to soothe and refresh your skin. 


1 Tbs zinc oxyde 
1 1/2 tsp light sesame oil 
1 Tbs rosewater 

Yield: 2 oz. 

Mix together the zinc oxide and sesame oil. Heat the mixture gently, using a double boiler, and stir well to mix. Remove from heat and slowly add the rosewater, as you continue stirring. Allow to cool completely, and store in a clean container with a tight lid. 

Old Fashioned Toothpaste

You will need: 
2 Tbsp dried lemon or orange rind 
1/4 cup baking soda 
2 Tsp salt 

Place rinds in food processor, grind until peel becomes a fine powder. Add baking soda and salt then process a few seconds more until you have a fine powder. Store in an airtight tin or jar. Dip moistened toothbrush into mixture, brush as usual. 

Pumpkin Pie Facial Scrub


1/2 cup pumpkin puree (see Pumpkin Puree recipe) 
2 tablespoon almond meal (see Almond Meal recipe) 
pinch of nutmeg 
pinch of cinnamon 
pinch of ground cloves 
pinch of ground allspice 
pinch of ground ginger 
1 tbsp honey 
dash of fresh lemon juice 

Mix all ingredients together. Apply generously to clean skin, massaging gently in a circular motion to work well into the skin. Avoid the eye area. Leave on for 5-10 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water, gently pat dry.

Avacoda Dry Skin Mask


1 avocado 

3-4 drops of almond oil 


Peel and mash avocado and add almond oil until the mass is consistent. 

Apply to face while massaging it gently. 

Roman Beauty Oil

This homemade oil leaves your skin gently scented and feeling like silk. 

3 Tbsp. Jojoba oil 
1 Tbsp. Grape seed oil 
5 drops Lavender Essential Oil 
3 drops Roman chamomile Essential Oil 
2 drops Bergamot Essential Oil 

Combine ingredients in a small bottle and allow to mellow together for at least 2 days. Shake gently periodically to completely combine the oils. Pour the jojoba and grape seed oils into the bottle you plan to dispense this homemade oil from and shake gently. Add the rest. Blend and shake gently. Apply to clean, damp skin after shower or bath. If fresh oils are used to make this product, the shelf life will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 months. It will last longer if kept refrigerated during extended periods of non-use. Discard if the product begins to smell badly. 

Arthritis Relief Bath Oil Recipe

You will need: 
2 ounces of carrier oil of your choice (sweet almond, grapeseed, olive, etc.) 
5 drops White Birch essential oil 
5 drops Ginger essential oil 
5 drops Juniper essential oil 
5 drops Marjoram essential oil 
5 drops Rosemary essential oil 
liquid food coloring (optional) 

Blend the oils together and store in an amber or cobalt glass bottle. After you have drawn your bathwater, add about 1/4 ounce (7-8ml) of the bath oil blend to your bath water. 

Notes: Do not use all 2 ounces of bath oil in one bath. 

Beer Shampoo

The proteins from the malt and hops in the beer coat the hair and build it up and help repair damage. It leaves the hair with wonderful body. 

3/4 cup beer (any cheap brand) 
1 cup inexpensive shampoo 

Boil the beer until it reduces to 1/4 cup. Cool the beer and add it to the 1 cup of inexpensive shampoo.