Easy Homemade Spa Products

From cracked cuticles to dry, over-styled hair to mom-tired skin I am no stranger to needing a spa day (or 3).  Here are a few recipes to give yourself a spa day at home. Affordable and all natural pampering! So send your significant other off with the kiddos or lock yourself in the bathroom and enjoy!

SubLIME Kale Face Mask

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5-6 large leaves of fresh Kale

1 tsp Olive Oil

1/2 tsp fresh Lime Juice + zest

1 tsp Chia Seed

Wash the kale and purée with the oil and lime juice (and zest) in a blender or food processor till well combined (it’s okay if it’s still a little chunky). Stir in chia seed for some natural exfoliation. Smooth mask over your face till you look like a delicious swamp monster!  Allow to dry and harden for 10 minutes.  Wash off with warm water and soap (if needed).  The wonderful combination will help slough off dell skin cells and rejuvenate your skin without any work of added chemicals or ingredients you cannot pronounce.

 

Coconut Cuticle Cream

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1/4 cup Pure Coconut Oil

1 tsp Lemon Zest

1 tsp Orange Zest

Melt oil till clear (this doesn’t take long as coconut oil has a low melting temp).  Stir in zest and add to a small glass jar.  Allow to solidify then seal with an airtight lid.  Keep at room temperature.  Rub the cream on your cuticles as needed. Wipe of any zest left on fingers. A great addition to any manicure.

 

Almond Scrub

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1/2 cup Almond Pulp (leftover from making almond milk)

1 tsp Orange Zest

1-2 tsp Rosemary, finely chopped

Mix all of the ingredients together and store in an airtight container (in the fridge) for up to 5 days.  Use on your face and in the shower as a wonderful face and body scrub!

 

Happy Healthy Hair Mask

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1 RIPE Avocado

2 tbsp Olive Oil

1/4 cup Coconut Milk

Mash avocados well and whisk into oil and milk.  Rub through hair, making sure to get root to end.  Cover with a shower cap and let sit for 5-10 minutes.  Rinse out mask, shampoo and condition as normal. The perfect remedy to dry and or dull hair.

 

Tara is mom to two energetic daughters Bianca and Iyla. Passionate about inspiring others to cook healthy, delicious and allergy-friendly food, she owns Yummy Sprout, which provides healthy culinary adventures through classes and more. Check out yummysprout.com. Tara has been featured in the Wisconsin State Journal and on Channel 3 WISC-TV on topics including “making your own baby food”, “cooking with kids” and “packing healthy school lunches”. She adores living in Madison and all it has to offer family life. Her favorite ways to spend time include messing up her kitchen while recipe testing, running, yoga, writing, painting, traveling and reading books with her girls.

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