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Recipes for Homemade Spa Treatments

Here are recipes for spa treatments to make and take home such as lip gloss and bath soaks. Supply empty bottles or plastic bags for the guests to store their finished products.

MILK AND HONEY BATH

Ingredients: 1/2 cup liquid honey, 3 cups powdered milk and lavender buds (added for color and fragrance)

Combine the ingredients above in a large bowl and then transfer to a decorative glass bottle or zip top plastic bag. Scoop out a half cup or more and dissolve in a warm bath.

HONEY CITRUS LIP GLOSS

Ingredients: 7-8 tsp. sweet almond oil, 2 tsp. beeswax, 1 Vitamin E capsule, 1 tsp. honey and 5 drops citrus flavoring or essential oil (we like lime). You will also need a microwave-safe container with lid and small cosmetic or balm containers with lids.

Melt the sweet almond oil and beeswax together in the microwave safe container for 1-2 minutes. Remove the mixture from the microwave, and pierce the vitamin E capsule with a pin or tip of a knife, and squirt into mixture. Whisk the contents of the VitE capsure, honey, and flavoring, into the oil mixture, continuing to whisk until set. Spoon your new lip gloss into a small, balm container with tight lid. (courtesy of www.SpaIndex.com)

LEMON LIP GLOSS

Ingredients: 1 tsp Honey, 1 T Vitamin E Oil, 1 tsp. of Aloe Vera, 2 tsp of grated beeswax, 1 T pure almond extract and 6 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil

Melt beeswax, remove from heat and while constantly stirring – Add honey, Aloe Vera, Almond extract, Vitamin E. Add the Lemon essential oil last. Pour into storage containers.

CHERRY VANILLA BUBBLE BATH

Ingredients:  1/4 cup distilled water, 1/4 cup unscented shampoo, 2 tablespoons rose water, 1 tablespoon liquid glycerin, 1/2 teaspoon table salt, 5 drops cherry fragrance oil and 5 drops vanilla fragrance oil (or 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract)

Whisk all ingredients until well blended. Pour into storage containers.

Pour desired amount under running water in the bath, and open the lid of of a pint of Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream to eat while bathing, although that part is optional. (courtesy of www.SpaIndex.com)

SPA INDEX BATH COOKIES

Our most requested recipe!

Ingredients:  2 cups finely ground sea salt, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup cornstarch, 2 T light oil, 1 tsp vitamin E oil, 2 eggs and 5-6 drops essential oil of your choice

Preheat your oven to 350 F. Combine all the listed ingredients and form into a dough. Using a teaspoon or so of dough at a time, roll it gently in the palm of your hand until it forms a ball. Form all dough into one teaspoon balls, and gently place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Consider sprinkling the bath balls with herbs, flower petals, cloves, citrus zest and similar aromatic ingredients. Bake your bath cookies for ten minutes, until they are lightly browned. Do not over bake. Allow the bath cookies to cool completely.

To use, Drop 1 or 2 cookies into a warm bath and allow to dissolve. Yield: 24 cookies, enough for 12 baths. (courtesy of www.SpaIndex.com)

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