8 at Home Spa Treatments

Unwind at home after a challenging yoga class with an at-home spa treatment.

Many effective beauty treatments are based on things found in nature. Did you know you can give yourself beauty treatments at home using food you have on hand?

Here's how to make some of your own products quickly and easily. Try them alone or invite friends over to share the fun.

Honey-Cucumber Facial

  • 1 cup clear honey
  • 10 drops fresh lime juice; mix with honey
  • 1 cucumber

Wash your face with warm water and dry. Massage honey and lime juice on face for 15 minutes. Wipe your face with a warm cloth. Then, lie on your back; apply cucumber slices for 20 minutes and relax.

Honey helps soften the skin; lime juice dissolves old tissue; cucumber tightens skin and replenishes moisture.

Egg White Mask

Beat an egg white for one minute. Apply as a mask on your face and neck until it hardens. Wash with warm water. Follow with Lemon Toner (see below). Moisturize.

Egg white draws toxins from the skin's surface and tightens pores. This mask is helpful for reviving complexions.

Avocado Mask

Mash some avocado into a soft paste and massage it onto your face using the tip of your fingers. Leave on for 20 minutes. Wash with warm water. Avocado is rich in vitamin E and leaves your skin feeling soft.

Lemon Toner

  • 1 lemon
  • ? tsp cold water

Blend juice from a lemon with water. Splash on your face. Allow to air dry. Moisturize. Lemon acts as a wonderful and gentle toner after honey, egg or avocado masks.

Avocado Hair Moisturizer

Mash an avocado into a paste and apply to clean, dry hair. Apply a shower cap for increased effect. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse out. Shampoo; condition if desired.

Carrot Hair Shine

Grate two large carrots. Massage into damp or dry hair. Trap with a shower cap for 20 minutes. Rinse. Shampoo and condition if desired.

Celery Hair Thickener

Requires a juicer. Juice a few celery stalks. Apply juice to hair and scalp and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse. Shampoo and condition if desired.

Egg Hair Thickener

Whisk two eggs and massage into your hair. Wash off after two minutes. Shampoo and condition if desired.

After you're done, bask in the enjoyment of knowing you can feel like you're at a spa even when you're at home.

Judi Sheppard Missett, who turned her love of jazz dance into a worldwide dance exercise phenomenon, founded the Jazzercise dance fitness program in 1969. The workout program, which offers a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and cardio box movements, has positively affected millions of people. Benefits include increased cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility, as well as an overall "feel good" factor.  For more information go to jazzercise.com or call (800) FIT-IS-IT.

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