July 23, 2013

25 Relaxing DIY Spa Night Ideas



When I need some pampering, or just want to get gorgeous and relaxed for a date night with my man, I love to have fun doing at-home spa treatments. The great thing about a good DIY body scrub or facial, is that it costs very little (Always great to watch the budget, right?!), and many times uses items or products you already have at home. DIY spa products also make great gift ideas for your girlfriends!  From the hair on top of your head to your toes, we’ve put together a list of 25 relaxing ideas for an easy DIY spa night that will have you feeling serene!

Mint Lime Foot Soak

1. Lime Mint Foot Soak {Plus Free Printable} – Let’s start our easy DIY spa night with some lovin’ for your feet. Those dogs sure do get tired from all our hard work with our spouse and kiddos! Give them a soak with this recipe from Echoes of Laughter that uses lime and peppermint essential oils.


2. Herbal Foot Soak – This herbal twist on a foot soak from My Own Ideas features lavender, and bergamot petals.


3. Peppermint Foot Scrub – Now that you’ve soaked your tired feet, give ‘em a good scrub with this foot scrub recipe from Blah Blah Magazine. Peppermint is one of my favorite relaxing scents!


4. Homemade Foot Balm – Now it’s time to moisturize your feet with this foot balm recipe from Elana’s Pantry. It uses shea butter, beeswax, and is a great example of how to use coconut oil to soften your skin. With sandal season in full swing, this is the perfect way to get those pretty feet looking gorgeous!


5. The Perfect Pedicure – Wanna know how to do the perfect at-home pedicure? Check out this post from The Dating Divas with step by step instructions!


6. Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe – Who doesn’t love a good body scrub? There’s nothing quite like a gentle exfoliation! This easy recipe from The Idea Room can be catered to your preference with any essential oil.


7. Coconut Lime Raw Sugar Scrub - Here’s another great DIY body scrub recipe, this one from Simple Designing. And get this… it only has THREE ingredients!


8. Scrub for Oily Skin – Ever use carrot juice on your face? This recipe from Style Craze uses carrot and lemon juice to reduce oils.

Sleepy Baby Sugar Scrub

9. Sleepy Baby Scrub – This is one DIY body scrub I can’t wait to try! Smart School House uses only three ingredients including Baby Bedtime Wash to create a relaxing scrub perfect for any type of skin.


10. Edible “Mud” Mask – All I have to say is “chocolate!” Give your face a refreshing and yummy pampering session with this DIY facial recipe from Essentially Eclectic.

blueberry facial masque

11. Blueberry Facial – Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, and the main ingredient in this facial recipe from Style Me Green.


12. DIY Chocolate Facial - I couldn’t help it! Here’s another chocolate based facial recipe, this one from Bubz Beauty. There’s also a fantastic step-by-step video!


13. DIY Berry-Yogurt Mask – Here’s another facial treatment that uses berries, but adds in yogurt as well. Whole Living says blackberries have even more antioxidants than blueberries!


14. DIY Oatmeal Homemade Face Scrub and Mask - Oatmeal is soothing to the skin and works perfectly as a gentle exfoliant. This oatmeal based facial recipe from Green Earth Bazaar is quick and easy to put together and even has a hint of rosemary and cinnamon!


15. Oatmeal and Honey Facial Mask – This moisturizing mask from Somewhat Simple uses milk, honey, and oatmeal to leave your skin super smooth and soft.


16. Rose Water Toner – Boil some rose petals and you’ve got the start to a rose water toner for your face! This recipe by Noob Cook is an all natural way to naturally balance your skin’s oil production.


17. Citrus Facial Refresher - Now that your face has been pampered, spritz some of this facial refresher on and enjoy a relaxing moment. This facial spritz recipe from Corrie’s Kitchen only had three ingredients, one of which is water. You probably have everything you need to whip up some of this right now!


18. Peppermint Cocoa Lip Balm - My favorite thing to do after a good facial or face scrub, is apply some balm to my lips. Now that they’ve been exfoliated, they need some moisture! This homemade balm recipe from Essentially Eclectic has the goodness of vitamin E added in.


19. DIY Eye Soothers – We don’t want to forget your eyes, right? This post at Whole Living has several ideas for soothing tired and puffy eyes.


20. Vinegar Honey Hair Rinse – Well ladies, we’ve made it all the way to our hair! This hair rinse from PopSugar will leave your hair glossy and hydrated.


21. Natural Hair Conditioning Mask with Coconut & Honey – Here’s another fantastic example of how to use coconut oil. This hair treatment from Homemade Wellbeing also uses honey and lemon juice.


22.  DIY Hair Conditioner – Did you know you could make your own hair conditioner at home? This DIY hair conditioner recipe from BuzzFeed uses good ‘ole honey, olive oil, and coconut milk.


23.  Moisturizing Hair Treatment Mask - Here’s another moisturizing hair mask, but this one, from Pretty Gossip, uses avocado long known to be rich in moisture.


24. Egg Whites Bring in Curls - I love this post here at The Dating Divas where Lisa shows us how to get beautiful curls using egg whites and a diffuser!


25. Sensual Massage - Now that you’re all pampered and relaxed, why not indulge in a sensual massage with your spouse. The perfect way to end your DIY spa night, this post from The Dating Divas gives you top notch instructions on the art of massage!

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15 Responses to “25 Relaxing DIY Spa Night Ideas ”

  1. Tara Tara says:

    What a FABULOUS round-up, Angie!! I am loving all of these different ideas we can try. I am super excited about #8! My skin is SO oily… and who knew carrot juice could help!! So cool!

  2. Becca Becca says:

    LOVE this Angie! I want to try them all. Especially 9 and 10. My girls have been begging for a sister slumber party- a couple of these spa treatments would definitely take it up a notch or two! :)

    • Angie Angie says:

      I can’t wait to try #9 either, and it’s super kid-friendly. :) A sister slumber party sounds so fun! My girls and I do Mother/Daughter Spa dates every once in awhile, and they love them.

  3. Amber says:

    I love this and yes I pinned many of them. Thanks ladies.

  4. MoxieGirl says:

    I really dig all these DIY ideas… but where oh where are the actual recipes???

  5. Chrissy says:

    Hope this isn’t a silly question but since these are all natural materials these would be safe for my daughters spa birthday party of 10 year olds right?

  6. Laura says:

    Just be careful with the egg whites and diffuser combo…I’ve done that and my hair smelled like eggs all day! The diffuser cooks the egg…

  7. Hannah says:

    Wow, I can’t wait to try some of these treatments (if not all!!). I’ve been looking for some relaxing natural treatments and it looks like i’ve found them, thank you very much!

  8. Hannah says:

    The Coconut Lime Raw Sugar Scrub looks delight! Thanks

  9. Jenn says:

    Great ideas here! I need to try that peppermint cocoa lip balm. Thanks!

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