Spa treatments —- can they be done cheaply without burning a hole in the pocket? Yes, of course! Try these easy spa ideas and products for fresh skin and a clear mind:

At-Home Spa Secrets


Why squander your hard-earned cash at a spa, when you can bring the spa to your home. Here are some cool DIY treatments and recipes, as well as the latest spa-inspired beauty products, worth trying once. Take a look!

DIY Orange Body Scrub


An awesome DIY body scrub recipe created by Stillwater Spa Toronto, it’s inspired by one of the treatments they offer.

1 cup raw sugar
¼ cup organic honey
¼ cup fresh squeezed Sunkist® Navel orange juice
Finish with an orange scented lotion

1. First of all you got to select the sugar you think best suits your skin type. Raw sugar is best for all skin types but especially for more sensitive skin. If your skin is very dry and can handle a more aggressive scrub you can substitute demerara sugar.
2. Just mix 1 cup of sugar, 1⁄4 cup of organic honey and 1⁄4 cup of fresh squeezed Navel orange juice. You’ll notice that that the orange juice will melt a bit of the sugar. That’s perfectly normal and you will still have plenty of scrub to exfoliate with.
3. To complete your at-home body exfoliation, make use of a dry brush or loofah. Stand in the shower and exfoliate with the dry brush or loofah before turning the water on. Once you’ve done this, start running the shower. You’ll want it to be as warm as you can handle to help open your pores. Stand away from the water and scrub your body with the mixture. Rub each area that you would like to exfoliate for roughly 30 seconds in a circular motion. Once complete, rinse it off in the shower. Don’t forget to stand in the shower for a few extra minutes. Any remains of the mixture will simply wash away.
4. Step out of the shower. Dry yourself fully and moisture with a heavy cream. Your skin will be left feeling silky smooth.

Hot Salt Scrub


If a DIY body scrub seem too messy for you, there are an array of in-store options. This gel scrub from Bliss is self-heating and boasts spa-strength skin softening powers. Its warmth loosen knots and muscles, whereas eucalyptus, rosemary and lavender essential oils adds to the ambience.

Sheet Masks


”Sheet masks” — the amazing innovation come from Korea, where they have been put to use in some form or the other since 2 decades. They’ve though arrived in North America just recently. Before use thoroughly cleanse and dry your face. Open the packet & using all the cautions unfold the mask and apply it to your face. Smooth it out to ensure good contact with skin and then sit back and relax for 20-30 minutes. The correct way to remove the mask is to peel it off slowly from the edges.

DIY Mango Face Mask


Many simple spa ingredients can be found in your kitchen. Like, mangoes; they help clean and tighten your skin’s pores. Follow these instructions to make your own mango face mask: After cleansing skin, peel a mango and mash it until it’s soft. Massage it into the skin and leave on for about five minutes before rinsing. Follow with your usual moisturizer.

Customizable Detox Skin Kits


The Healthy Skin Care Detox Kit from Consonant Skincare contain100% natural products making it a true detox experience. The face kit encompass full sizes of the brand’s famous Natural Foaming Face Wash, it’s Organic Lip, plus your choice of Eye Cream and Face Cream. (Choose from firming or moisturizing and regular or dry skin.)

Massage With Body Oil


Enrol your partner in for this treatment and taking turns give each other a back or hand massage. The calming aroma has 25 pure flower and plant essences and a nourishing blend of certified organic sunflower and meadowfoam oils. Alternatively, just put a few drops in your bath for a relaxing pre-bed ritual.