Naturopathic Spa Day DIY Products

What better way to pamper ourselves in the rare moments of spare time given to us than with an at-home spa day!! Here are a few naturopathic pamper products to help improve skin health, de-stress and help anxiety, as well as increase feelings of relaxation and calmness. Enjoy!!!

Below I share exactly how I make the various natural products I use in many of my videos, including my essential oil sprays.

I’ve customised a basic kit for you to make at home with some natural products that I myself use on a regular basis and products that will work well for most skin types. I prefer to use sterilised apothecary jars and sterilised recycled glass containers. They’re all refillable/reusable and recyclable (although I highly encourage reuse).

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DIY all-natural Spa Day essentials

Below is a basic spa day kit for you to make to help pamper your beautiful self (without any of the harsh chemicals found in many pre-made spa products), improve skin health, de-stress, reduce anxiety, and increase feelings of relaxation and calmness.

Relaxing bath salts to help relieve anxiety, sore muscles, and relax the mind.

Himalayan Pink Salt Body Soak

Use these salts when taking a bath. They’re great for reducing anxiety and stress, and helping with sore muscles, body fatigue, etc.

Ingredients:

  • Small glass jar
  • Himalayan pink salt (in crystal form – you can use the finer Himalayan salt if your prefer)
  • 1-2 tbsp sweet almond oil (a wonderful light, natural, neutral oil that’s perfect for moisturising skin)
  • 1-3 tbsp dried orange peel (when you add them to the salt soak, the orange oil will actually infuse into your bath, making it really fragrant and relaxing. They’re actually edible by themselves, too, and taste really good. You can maker these by dehydrating some orange peels in the oven or in a dehydrator)
  • 20 drops vitamin E oil (wonderful for skin)
  • 15 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 15 drops eucalyptus oil
  • 5 drops peppermint oil

Note: All these essential oils are incredible for relaxing the muscles and mind.

I dry out the orange peel myself; to do it, reserve some organic orange peel after having enjoyed the orange, chop it up finely, then dehydrate it in oven or in dehydrator until crisp.

To make:

  1. Fill glass jar with salt till 3/4 full, then add in sweet almond oil, dried orange peels, vitamin E oil, and essential oils.
  2. Mix ingredients together until well combined (add more almond oil if needed).

To use:

  • Apply one small scoop while running your bath water. This will help the salt and oils to diffuse in the water. Then it’s ready to enjoy!
Simple toner spray for face and body!

Toner Spray

You can use this toner on your face and body.

Ingredients:

  • Glass apothecary spritz bottle
  • Filtered water
  • 15-20 drops tea tree oil (it’ll act as an antibacterial, antiviral agent)
  • 2 drops peppermint oil
  • 1 drop eucalyptus oil

To make:

  1. Fill bottle 3/4 way with filtered water, then add essential oils.
  2. Gently shake to combine.

To use:

  • You can use it as a facial toner, and it’s excellent in the morning, or to use before you go to bed, before you’ve applied any moisturiser. Simply spray onto face and/or body, and gently massage into skin. Let dry before applying moisturisers or oils. It can also be used as a antibacterial hand sanitiser, or as an effective scalp treatment if you have things like dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, etc. as it’s very calming and soothing, and can help to remedy those issues. It’s also great to use around your cuticles after getting a manicure, as an effective remedy for dry skin you might develop around those areas.
Aromatherapy spray for use as a room spray, house spray, or even to use on bed and/or pillow to promote sleep!

Aromatherapy Room/Home Spray

This spray can even be used on your bed or pillow to help with sleep.

Ingredients:

  • Glass apothecary spritz bottle
  • Filtered water
  • 5 drops grapefruit essential oil (it’s an excellent mood enhancer)
  • 5 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 3-5 drops cedarwood oil (adds a nice, refreshing earth tone)

To make:

  1. Pour filtered water into spray bottle (until 3/4 full), then add in essential oils.
  2. Shake gently to combine (can add more of the oils to adjust scent as needed). The idea of this spray is that it will be relaxing to you, so when you smell it, you’ll automatically associate it with relaxation.
Roll-on oil for use as a moisturiser!

Natural Roll-On Oil (that’s refillable)

You can use as many different oils like:

  • Avocado oil – it’s great for dry skin, but really all skin types.
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Apricot oil
  • Coconut oil – can be great to use from time to time, but the ones I’ve mentioned above tend to be the best as they’re more non-comedogenic (which basically means they don’t tend to cause acne, blackheads or breakouts). They’re also they lightest and most neutral oils, so they’re suitable for most skin types.

I’ll be going with grapeseed oil for this recipe today, but if you find you want to try the other oils in future, you can do that as well.

Ingredients:

  • Organic grapeseed oil
  • Reusable glass roll-on bottle.

To make:

  1. Fill roll-on bottle with the oil. I won’t be adding any essential oil as this will be used as a universal oil to be used on the whole body, and I don’t want to add anything that can be potentially irritating. Although, if you find you want to add scents in the future, you can experiment with those as well. Just do a small tester of the mixture on you skin to see how your body reacts.

To use:

  • This oil can be used as a moisturiser; a facial moisturiser or full body moisturiser. The great part about it is you only need a small amount, as a little oil goes a long way. Simply rub some of the oil onto your skin and gently rub it in with your hands. It also makes a great travel container, and you’ll be surprised at how long this amount of oil will last! Another way I like to use this is for the oil cleansing method, which is my preferred skin care routine method, and it’s worked really really well for me. I do have an educational post which I’ll link here sharing how I do the oil cleansing method on my skin if you’d like to learn more about it.
All-natural massage oil to help target and penetrate sore muscles to release tension and promote healing.

Massage oil

A completely natural massage oil recipe to help target and penetrate sore muscles to release tension and promote healing. Toxin-free, chemical-free, and super easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • Glass dropper bottle
  • Avocado oil
  • 2 tsp vegetable glycerine
  • 5 drops vitamin E oil
  • 5 drops eucalyptus oil (which will help with sore muscles)

To make:

  1. Pour avocado oil into glass bottle (until about 3/4 full), then add in vegetable glycerine. This is an excellent product. It gives a warming sensation on your skin naturally so when you rub this mixture into your skin, it’s naturally going to heat up with your skin, and allow you to penetrate any problematic areas in your body that you want to relieve of tension.
  2. Add in the vitamin E oil and eucalyptus oil, then gently shake to combine. Now it’s all ready to use!

DIY spa day products tutorial

As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products. It’s important to check with a doctor before taking this or any new product, especially if taking any other medicine or supplement or if pregnant or nursing. Be sure to check ingredients to make sure there is no risk of an allergic reaction to it.

Have you made any of these products before? What were they like?! Share your favourite recipe below! We love getting your suggestions on recipes to try!

Lots of love,

🖤 Vanessa

Sources:

itsblitzzz. (August 19, 2018). ASMR | Naturopathic doctor consultation & personalized treatment + (soft spoken). YouTube. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/rin-4GRD4XM