Spa Day at Home: DIY Skincare Recipes

Sobia Hussain, owner of The Olive Tree Soap Company, wows us again with these wonderful recipes you will want to make at home just because she makes them so simple and appealing to make.

DIY Spa 

Our skin goes through a lot of wear and tear from the many things we do throughout the day. Exposure to the sun, wind and temperature changes can also make your skin feel dull and tired. However, there are ways you can gently remove dead skin cells and help restore your healthy glow.  And, the great news is you don’t have to go to an expensive spa to get treatments.  Actually, you may not even need to leave the home with these natural DIY spa recipes.  In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a facial mask, body scrub and massage oil using only 6 ingredients. 

Invite some friends over, make some cucumber mint water and make it a spa day!

spa materials

Here’s what you need:

All of the ingredients can be found at your local grocery store and health store.  The Organic Argan Oil and Lavender Essential Oil can also be found at The Olive Tree Soap Company.

The following recipes are best used on the same day that they were made.  The facial mask and scrub can be stored in the fridge until the following day.  Discard any mixes after the second day of use.  The massage oil can be kept in a glass bottle in a cool dry place for up to one month.  

Yogurt Oatmeal Facial Mask

If your face is feeling dull and tired, this facial mask is for you!  You’ll look and feel rejuvenated.  

yogurt oatmeal facial mask

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 tbsp whole yogurt
  • 2 tsp oatmeal, freshly ground
  • 1 drop argan oil
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil (optional)

Mix all of the above ingredients in a small bowl with a clean spoon or stir stick.  If you have sensitive skin, you can omit the lavender essential oil as it may be too potent for some skin types. 

When you are ready to apply, wash your face with warm water then towel dry.  Keeping your hair tied back, apply the yogurt oatmeal facial mask to your face in a smooth thin layer.  Let sit for about 15 minutes then wash off with warm water.  Pat dry with a clean towel.  

Sugar Body Scrub 

To help soften tough dry skin, this scrub will help gently massage the skin and loosen dead skin cells promoting circulation and a healthy glow.  You can use this scrub on your feet, elbows, arms and, if your face is not sensitive, then your face as well.

sugar scrub

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 drops argan oil
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil

Mix all of the above ingredients in a small bowl with a clean spoon or stir stick.  

When you are ready to use, simply take approximately 1 tsp of the scrub at a time and gently rub it onto the tough dry areas. The granulated sugar will help remove the dead skin cells without being rough on the skin while the oils will help moisturize it. Wash off the excess sugar and pat dry.

Relaxing Massage Oil

Finally, help retain moisture and relax the muscles from a long day’s work, you need to top off your at home spa with an aromatic massage oil.  You can also try other essential oils such as myrrh and frankincense which have been used from ancient history dating back to the Egyptians. This makes a great massage oil for babies, too!

massage oil

  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 3 drops argan oil
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil (or other essential oils) 

Mix oils in a small bowl with a clean spoon or stir stick. Pour into a small, preferably a glass, bottle.

This oil blend is great to use all over.  You can soothe a sore back, arms, legs, feet and even massage it into your scalp.

So, the next time you feel that you need a quick pick-me-up, give yourself some time to slow down and give these DIY spa recipes a try. Hopefully you’ll feel refreshed after some much needed R & R (rest and relaxation)!

~Sobia, owner of The Olive Tree Soap Company

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  1. As-salaam alaykum..
    I am a follower of your fb posts and enjoying the food recipies and beauty DIY tips the Halal version.

    I live in the tropic with a lot of sun throughout the year. Is there any advice how to lighten my melasma (pregnancy mask) the natural way… though my daughter is now 7, it should not be called pregnancy mask anymore LOL.
    Thank u in advance.



    1. @Nour- as your name says, I’m sure you have a beautiful glow about you that you may not even realize you have 🙂
      To address your question, though, lemons are a natural ‘bleacher’, so you may want to incorporate them into your beauty routine. They are highly acidic, however, which may irritate your skin if used too often. I recommend visiting a holistic medical practitioner who can address your specific situation.

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