Beauty on a Budget: Homemade Spa Treatments

Ever wish you could take a spa day but can’t afford the spa prices? Well, worry no more, because after following a few of these Beauty on a Budget tips you will be looking refreshed and relaxed in no time.

Home Spa Sugar Scrub and Honey Hand Wrap

Soothe itchy, dry, winter-chapped hands with this sweet smelling hand wrap.

What you will need:

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup honey

How to use:

Mix olive oil and sugar to form a paste. Massage over hands to lightly exfoliate; then rinse with warm water. Warm honey in microwave and apply to hands (be careful — don’t let it get too hot!). Wrap hands with plastic wrap, and relax for 30 minutes.

Natural Eye De-Puffing Treatment

If your eyes are red and puffy from a long day spent squinting at the screen, lie down with your feet up, and use one of the following treats to soothe and de-puff your precious peepers.

What you will need:

Use damp, used tea bags, or cotton squares dampened with cool tea.

How to use:

On top of the tea compresses, lay an unopened bag of frozen peas or wrapped up ice over your eyes. After a good night’s sleep, your eyes will be good as new!

All-Natural Chocolate Facial Mask

This facial mask will leave your face smooth, soft, and silky. The cream and honey add moisture, and the oatmeal help get rid of dead skin cells

What you will need:

1/3 cup cocoa

3 tablespoons heavy cream

2 teaspoons cottage cheese

1/4 cup honey

3 teaspoons oatmeal powder

How to use:

Mix all ingredients together and smooth onto face. Relax for 10 minutes; then rinse with warm water.

With the use of these tips, you will be left feeling rejuvenated while staying well within your beauty budget. Remember you don’t need to have a lot of money in the bank to look like a million bucks.



Cailley Breckinridge

Cailley Breckinridge is a Senior at Bloomsburg University majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in Telecommunications. She is currently the Managing Editor. This is her sixth semester writing for BUnow.