How to have a spa day at home

Have a relaxing spa day at home with these three simple DIYs for the ultimate relaxing afternoon!


 

DIY scented bath bombs

Materials:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup epsome salts
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • essential oils of your choice
  • mixing bowl
  • small micowave safe bowl
  • spoon
  • plastic ball moulds

How To:

  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl
  2. Melt the coconut oil in a microwaveable bowl and then add 5 drops of your favorite essential oil
  3. Slowly add the scented oil to the dry mixture while mixing and continue until you achieve the consistency of cottage cheese
  4. Using your hands, pack each side of the ball moulds with the mixture, press and snap both sides together, and then allow to sit and form for at least 24 hours (3 days for best results)
    *to colour to the bath bombs, add a few drops of soap colouring when mixing the ingredients

DIY Scented Candle

Materials:

  • unscented paraffin wax
  • essential oils of your choice
  • wicks
  • glass container
  • metal mixing bowl
  • wooden skewers
  • pot of boiling water

How To:

  1. Fill the pot with water, place the metal bowl on top of the pot filled with raw paraffin wax and bring the water to a boil to melt the wax (double boiler method)
  2. Once the wax is melted, add approximately 8 drops of your favourite essential oil and mix well with a wooden skewer
  3. Dip the metal plate end of a wick into the melted wax and place it centered on the bottom of your glass container to secure it in place
  4. To keep the wick straight and centered, rest the wood skewer across the top of your glass container and wrap the end of the wick around it
  5. Slowly pour the melted wax into the container and allow to dry and harden thoroughly
  6. Before lighting, ensure the wick is trimmed to approximately 1/4″ long

DIY Latte Body Scrub

Materials

  • 1/2 cup coffee grinds (can be previously brewed grinds)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I like using coarse  coconut sugar)
  • 1/2 cup course salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • air tight container

How To:

  1. In a mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients and stir
  2. Melt 1 tbsp of coconut oil, add to the mixture and stir thoroughly
  3. Use as a body and/ face scrub, and extra can be stored in an air tight container for up to one week

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