Easiest At Home Spa… Using Only Your Kitchen

beau·ti·ful, /ˈbyo͞odəfəl/, adjective

1. pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically

2. of a very high standard, excellent

Sunday November 2nd, 2014, 6:01pm: avocado on face, coconut oil in hair, Raptors game on. Bliss. Struggling to determine blog post for the week? Not so blissful. However as a slightly large chunk of avocado slowly glides down my face & lands on my lap I’m struck by what I believe Oprah deemed the “aha” moment: At Home Spa Day. I love spas, I love face masks, I love nails.. seriously might be a bit of an obsession; if I have one single chip, it causes anxiety (very sad but very true).

A wise aesthetician once told me that you should have a facial at the beginning of every season to help maintain pH balance, moisture etc. This is especially true for winter months because your skin becomes dry, cracked & dehydrated due to the cold air; that on top of added chemical toxins & pollutants floating around, a seasonal deep cleansing should be a necessity. However spa days & facials = tres expensive (even if it is just 4 times a year). I therefore wanted to share my biweekly Sunday ritual of at-home relaxation goodness – & it comes just in time for those cold Canadian months.

What You’ll Need

  • For Body Scrub: Brown Sugar & Olive Oil – don’t have brown sugar? This scrub can also be achieved using sea salt, just note that it will be a bit harsher on the skin (for those with sensitive skin)
  • For Hair Mask: Coconut Oil – Side Note: this is your new best friend & greatest beauty investment. It’s like my very own Frank’s Red Hot Sauce… 😉 ….Seriously though EVERYTHING. I use it as a body/face moisturizer, makeup remover, hair mask, cleanser, toner, I even tried that whole oil pulling thing.. the benefits are great, but I started gagging at the 2 minute mark (I mean seriously you’re supposed to do it for a whole 20 minutes.. no).
  • For Face Mask: Avocado OR Honey & Oats – Using avocado or honey & oats are great because they’re moisturizing (great for colder temperatures)
  • Flawless on repeat by Beyonce (optional)
  • Comfy pj’s (necessary)



Hair Mask 

  1. Take a small handful of coconut oil and massage it into the tips & lower half of your hair
  2. Leave this in for at least 30 minutes – tie your hair in a bun or pony so you don’t get oil everywhere! 


Body Scrub

  1. While waiting for the coconut oil to work it’s magic, take about a 1/2 cup of brown sugar & put it into a bowl
  2. Mix approximately 2 tablespoon’s of olive oil with brown sugar (add more if consistency isn’t right)
  3. Half an hour’s up, hop in a hot shower – rinse off coconut oil hair mask
  4. Massage body scrub everywhere. exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! – the sugar is going to give your skin an extra glow
  5. Make sure the shower is extra steamy to open up your pores


Face Mask 

  1. If You Have Avocado: mash up 1/2 & apply to your face, leave on for 20-30 minutes & rinse. Side Note: if you don’t have coconut oil for a hair mask, you could easily use the other half of the avocado 
  2. If You Have Honey & Oats: 1/2 cup of ground oatmeal, enough honey & water to make a “gooey” texture. Leave on for 15 minutes, rinse

Done! Have a cup of lemon water & you’ve got your very own at home spa.


Ever heard that it takes about 3 months for your friends to notice weight loss? Well this goes for your skin too. Your skin cells regenerate every 15-30 days so any positive changes to your skin care regiment won’t show up until the 4 to 6 week mark. It’s therefore imperative to maintain a consistent skin care routine in order to reap the full benefits; I try to do the above at home spa day once or twice a month on top of a basic daily routine (AKA wash, tone, &  moisturize). So if you start this week, you’ll look amazing for holiday parties next month… just sayin’ 😉



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