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22 Beauty Treatments for Your Next DIY Spa Day

From recipes you make yourself to the best ready-made kits, these at-home treatments will seriously upgrade your girls' night in
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Who doesn't love a good girls'-night-in spa treatment? It's the ultimate way to relax and unwind while bonding with your best gal pals. And, let's face it: A DIY spa day costs way less than a trip to Burke Williams, and gives you complete control over the ambiance, the snacks and the agenda.

While some of us may be all for making spa treatments from scratch, there are those of us who need a little guidance. Heck, some of us just want everything pre-made and ready to go. No matter what camp you fall into, there are a slew of products and recipes out there for any level of DIY expertise (including none whatsoever).

Read on for the best DIY spa day recipes, customizable at-home kits and ready-made spa treatments. With these treat-yourself tips in your arsenal, you'll have the best girls' spa night ever.

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For the Total DIY Diva
For the most ambitious DIY enthusiasts, we've provided some of the best recipes to make your own spa treatments at home. You don't need to be a rocket scientist-- these simple-to-follow recipes require few ingredients and can be whipped together quickly. You'll find that making them yourself can be oh-so-gratifying (and will put those almost-expired products in your fridge to good use).

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Make Your Own Body Scrubs
Three-Ingredient Coffee Sugar Scrub

• 1 part coffee grounds • 1 part coconut oil • 1 part brown sugar

Combine all ingredients in a bowl to form a gritty paste. Smooth over your skin in the shower when you need an invigorating, all-over exfoliation. The caffeine in the coffee has a natural plumping and tightening effect. Store excess in an airtight container.

Recipe via @Pinterest

Green Tea Sugar Scrub

• 1 cup granulated sugar • 1/8 cup grapeseed oil • 1/8 cup brewed green tea, cooled • 1 bag green tea, not brewed

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, making sure to add the brewed tea slowly until your mixture is the consistency of wet sand. Open the unused tea bag and add the contents to the mixture to add a delicious scent and texture to your scrub. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe via @Pinterest

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Face Masks You Can Whip Up Right in Your Kitchen


Oil-Reducing Cucumber Face Mask

• 1/2 cucumber • 2 tablespoons ground oatmeal • 2 teaspoons lemon juice • 1 tablespoon honey

Cut the cucumber into cubes and combine with the rest of the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Apply to a clean, dry face and let it sit for 15 minutes. When you rinse, scrub in circular motions to reap the exfoliating benefits of the oatmeal.

Soothing Pumpkin Face Mask

• 1/4 cup pumpkin puree • 1 egg • 1 tablespoon honey • 1 tablespoon milk

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and apply to the face with a mask brush -- a clean paintbrush also works. Leave on for 20 minutes or until mask starts to crack. Wash off with warm water. Chock-full of skin savers like vitamin A (for smoothing wrinkles) and vitamin C (for lightening dark spots), the pumpkin will leave your skin glowy and refreshed.

Recipes via @Pinterest

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Homemade Hair Masks


Moisturizing Hair Mask

• 2 teaspoons olive oil • 1 large egg, room temperature • 2 teaspoons coconut oil • 1 teaspoon honey

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mixing until ingredients are well incorporated. Massage mixture into dry hair. For more intense hydration, put on a shower cap and let the mask sit for 30 minutes. Follow with shampoo and conditioner.

Recipe via @Pinterest

Scalp-Clarifying Clay Hair Mask

• 1/2 cup bentonite clay (find it for cheap on Amazon) • 1 tablespoon coconut oil • 1 tablespoon castor oil • 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil • 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar • 3 tablespoons water

Start by adding clay to a clean bowl. Mix in the oils, followed by the apple cider vinegar and let the mixture sit for 15 minutes. (This will cause a foamy reaction.) Finally, add the water and blend the ingredients to a yogurt-like consistency. Apply to hair and let sit for 30 minutes before washing and conditioning.

Recipe via @Pinterest

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BY HANNAH SAVIN | FEB 28, 2017 | SHARES
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