Guest Post // 5 DIY Spa Treatments

Welcome, friends! While I am off in Japan, I have collected a lovely team of bloggers to share a variety of guest posts about travel, fashion, and everything in between! I will be back from my adventuring soon, but in the mean time please enjoy these wonderful ladies :)

One of my dear blogging friends, Jess, will be taking over today! She has a heart for adventure and travel just like mine, and also enjoys a nice cup of coffee with the finer things in life. Hope you enjoy her post that is sure to give you some ideas for relaxing!

Hi I'm Jess! I blog at Stamp in my Passport where I talk about my travel, cooking for one and decorating a tiny apartment.

In a perfect world, I would take weekly trips to the spa and live in a white terrycloth robe and slippers. Since this is not a perfect world and I am sporadically employed right now, I will have to put said dream on hold. 

Have no fear, because the internet is full of DIY spa treatments and the following ones are tried and proven by yours truly. Why not have a grown up spa girls night in? Instead of painting your nails with every color of glitter polish and giving "makeovers" you can actually try and benefit your skin.

Who knows, maybe with the money you save on a trip to the spa, you can splurge and get the white robe, because I think it really makes all the difference. (See my post on wanting to live in a white robe, like Rachel Zoe here.)

1. Brightening Toner
What you'll need:
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1 cup water
- 2/3 cup Witch Hazel
- Plastic bottle
Mix ingredients in the bottle. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser. Pat face dry. Apply toner with a cotton ball, sweeping upward and outward over your face and neck. Apply moisturizer. 
2. Body Scrub
What you'll need:

- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup olive oil 
* (if you like, you can add vanilla and honey)

Mix ingredients together. Use in the shower and rinse. 

4. Listerine Foot Soak
What you'll need:
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- 1/2 cup Listerine
- 5 cups warm water

Let your feet soak for about 10 minutes, or until the water starts to become cool. The dead skin will practically fall off and if you have a pumice stone, you can do some damage to calluses. 

What is your favorite at-home spa treatment?

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abby - little city adventures said...

Adding vanilla or honey to body scrubs makes it feel so edible! haha

Jess Boyd said...

i agree! but i think your stomach wouldn't be thanking you after eating this haha.

Jess // Foreign Room said...

I can just imagine getting sick from eating body scrub now haha