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Three Simple DIY Home Spa Day Gifts

It’s been quite a year for all of us and it’s likely there are a few people on your list (or maybe yourself!) who could use some pampering. Today we’re sharing three simple DIY home spa day gifts to treat yourself or others! They take only a few minutes and a couple of dollars to make with ingredients that are readily available at many health food stores.

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Supplies list:

  • Epsom salts
  • Bentonite clay
  • Honey
  • Essential oils/empty essential oil bottles
  • Shea butter
  • Fractionated coconut oil
  • Sugar
  • Vitamin E oil

Equipment:

  • Mixer
  • Non-metallic spoon
  • Several sizes of glass jars

Bentonite Clay Face Mask

Recipe: Find the ingredient list and instructions here.
What I did: My favourite is the honey and clay mask — Pep Soap had a great post about the benefits of honey for your skin here! I wouldn’t recommend gifting the honey mask assembled but you could give the components in separate containers.
How to use: Mix the ingredients with a plastic or bamboo spoon as the clay will absorb impurities from the metal which causes it to lose most of its beneficial properties. Apply, leave on for 15 minutes then rinse off with warm water.

Frugal Essential Oil Epsom Salt Bath Soak

Recipe: Find the ingredient list and instructions here.
What I did: I had a few empty essential oil bottles to use so threw in a random few hoping the scents would work together! When the salts have had some time to absorb the oils, pour some out into mason jars as gifts.
How to use: Add 1 cup to a warm bath and enjoy!

Shea Butter Body Scrub

Recipe: Find the ingredient list and instructions here.
What I did: I found the instructions easy to follow but I didn’t have enough olive oil so I substituted fractionated coconut oil and was happy with the results.
How to use: Massage onto skin, rinse off with warm water, pat dry and enjoy amazingly soft skin!

Doesn’t look like much but it smells amazing!

We were inspired during Plastic Free July to make DIY plastic free toiletry and spa treatment options. It’s been fun to make these DIY gifts plastic free as well!

Bonus (practical) DIY: try making your own deodorant like we did for Plastic Free July!

If DIY isn’t your strong point then consider supporting some fantastic local businesses like Pep Soap and Chuckling Duckling Farm for your home spa needs!

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