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Whether you’re looking to indulge yourself or simply give a friend the gift of a DIY spa treatment, here are some ideas to whip up your own natural skin care products for a relaxing spa day at home. With these steps and treatments, you'll see how easy, affordable and beneficial a little pampering can be.

In preparation for your spa day, set aside some uninterrupted “me time,” grab a comfy robe and slippers and put on soothing music.

Body scrub
An all-natural and gentle scrub can easily make it feel like you’re getting a spa treatment at home. Simply massage it into your skin. The texture is perfect for exfoliating and stimulating circulation. Your skin is instantly soft, hydrated and revitalized!

Coconut lime scrub
This scrub is nourishing, moisturizing and exfoliating. It also smells fresh, light and delicious and will remind you of the summer sun. The coconut oil acts as an incredible moisturizer and the sugar as a gentle, but effective exfoliant.

What you need:
1 cup turbinado sugar (raw cane sugar)
2 Tbsp coconut oil
Zest from one lime

Simply mix the ingredients by spoon or hand and store in a glass jar.
** This scrub will keep for 2-3 months at room temperature if stored in an airtight glass container.

Face mask
There is nothing more relaxing –or rejuvenating– than a great face mask. Instead of going out and buying pricy face masks that may contain toxic ingredients, make one yourself! We are all about creating homemade masks using healthy ingredients. They’re so good for you, you can eat them!

Avocado and honey mask
This mask is great for dry skin! Avocado is very nourishing and moisturizing, while honey is well known for its soothing and antibacterial properties.

What you need:
1 cup avocado
1 Tbsp honey

Mash one cup of avocado and then stir in the honey. Once it is stirred to your desired consistency, apply to face using fingertips and leave on for 10 minutes. Remove face mask with warm water.

Oatmeal, egg and honey mask
This mask is perfect for those with oily, sensitive or even acne-prone skin. Oatmeal has soothing ingredients that will relieve irritated and itchy skin. Egg yolks are rich in vitamin D, which is an antioxidant that can help delay the aging process. Finally, the honey will help moisturize your skin and treat acne because of its antibacterial properties.

What you need:
4 Tbsp of ground rolled oats
1 Tbsp honey
1 egg yolk

Pour rolled oats into a small bowl. Then, blend in honey and beat in egg yolk. Apply to face and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.
** Once made, try to use the entire facial mask, as it is made from perishable ingredients and will expire. If you have any of the masks left over, store in the fridge and use it the next day.

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