At-home organic spa treatments

By: The Culture-ist

Everyone should be able to pamper themselves, regardless of their budget. Here is a list of at-home spa treatments you can make for fractions of the cost.


Once a week, take a bath with epsom salt, a half cup of baking soda and 10 drops of essential oil of your choosing. This will not only help you unwind but regulate your body's stress-related hormones and balance your ph levels. I'm partial to tea tree oil, but any essential oil will do.


Bring a pot of water, lemon slices and mint to a boil. Remove it from the heat. Get yourself in a comfortable position and get your face as close as you comfortably can and cover your head with a towel to trap the steam. Steam your face for ten minutes. This not only opens up all of your pores, but brings everything to the surface.


Tea tree oil is a great solution to stubborn acne and blackheads. For really bad breakouts you can also crush up a couple of aspirin pills and make a paste with water.


The best face mask I've ever made is as follows: 1/2 teaspoon organic cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon raw honey, 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice. Mix all together and apply. Just be careful to wash (not scrub).


Mix 1 tablespoon papaya pulp or plain yogurt, 2-3 teaspoons ground oatmeal (more for thicker consistency), 1 teaspoon of sugar. Apply and leave on for five minutes before rinsing off with cool water.


Mash one strawberry into a pulp and apply with toothbrush. Strawberries have natural bleaching properties.

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