3 Spa Ideas to Try at Home

3 Spa Ideas to Try at Home

The very word “spa” conjures up images of restfulness, radiance and  rejuvenation. Much as we long to pamper ourselves in those luxurious environs,  it is sometimes difficult to afford the time or the budget for it.

That’s why I thought of three easy ways to create a spa experience in the  comfort of your home, at your own pace, and without stretching your pocket.

Spa Salad

The Menu Reads: This beautiful antioxidant-rich salad  will help you flush away toxins while pampering your taste buds.

Do it Yourself:

Power-Packed Chickpea, Mint & Herb Salad Serves  2

  • 1/2 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup fresh cucumber, diced
  • 1/3 cup tomatoes, de-seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp lightly roasted and ground cumin seeds (optional)
  • A few fresh mint and cilantro leaves, chopped fine
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Make the dressing by whisking together olive oil, lemon juice, the ground  cumin seeds, salt and pepper. Toss the chickpea, cucumber, tomatoes and herbs  together, and mix gently with the dressing. Heart-friendly and fiber-rich  chickpeas, combined with antioxidant-loaded ingredients make this a superbly  delicious and healthful salad.

Spa-Style Face  Mask

The  Menu Reads: The ultimate in organic skin care,  this luxurious facial features vitamin-rich raw ingredients to deeply nourish  and enrich the skin.

Do it Yourself

  • 1 tbsp oatmeal, finely ground
  • 1 tbsp plain yogurt
  • A few drops of honey

Mix yogurt and oatmeal in a bowl. Add in the honey. Apply all over your face  and neck. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse off with several splashes of  warm water. Follow with a warm washcloth. Apply aloe vera gel or moisturizing cream afterwards. Feel the  baby-soft texture of your freshly pampered skin, and look into the mirror to see  yourself glow! The secret is in the ingredients—oatmeal makes a gentle scrub,  while honey and yogurt do a great job of hydrating parched and dull skin.

Spa Foot Therapy

The Menu Reads: Your feet will be soaked in our Vintage  Lavender bath salts, followed by a healing exfoliation with our Vintage Lavender  sugar scrub to slough away dead skin cells. Your treatment will conclude with  the application of rich shea cream.

Do it Yourself:

Buy a sachet of lavender mineral salts and a small bottle of lavender essential oil. Fill comfortably warm water in a deep bowl or  small bucket, add the mineral salts, and slide feet into it. Relax for a few  minutes while you flip through your favorite magazine, listen to music or simply  close your eyes and drift away.

Afterwards, pour a few drops of the lavender oil into half a cup of sugar,  and treat your feet to an exfoliating scrub-cum-massage. Wash it all off and  apply a good quality moisturizing lotion or cream all over feet, again taking  the opportunity to knead stressed-out muscles. Aah! Home sweet spa!