3 essential DIY spa treatments straight from your pantry

Placing your physical and mental well-being before others is not being selfish — in fact, it’s especially more important in these trying times!

That overseas spa retreat may be out of the question for now, but you can still treat yourself in the comfort of home! Whipping up natural spa products with staples that you can easily find in your pantry isn’t an elaborate affair.

It’s totally possible to feel good from head to toe with these 3 essential DIY spa treatments straight from your pantry!

1. FairPrice 100% Pure Honey and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 

Start a self-care spa day at home with your crowning glory! 100% pure honey contains emollients that smoothen the hair and humectants that help to bond with water and lock moisture in the shaft. Its potent antibacterial and antifungal benefits minimise formation of dandruff too.

As counterintuitive it may sound, extra virgin coconut oil also contains vitamins and fatty acids that help to remove sebum build-up.

Straight from your pantry:

What you’ll need to do: 

1. Mix 1 tablespoon each of pure honey and extra virgin coconut oil together well.
2. Apply the mixture liberally to the bottom two-thirds of your hair. Begin at the ends of your hair strands and work your way up during the application. If you’ve got a dry scalp, apply it at your hair roots too.
3. Let the mask sit for 20 minutes. Rinse well and continue with your usual hair washing routine.

Tip: For a deeper conditioning effect, wear a shower cap and let the mask sit overnight in your hair!

2. Lemon Juice

Suffering from mask-related acne? Also known as mask-ne, add the glow back into dull skin with this zesty mask! 100% pure honey and extra-virgin coconut oil can help to buffer the naturally exfoliating benefits of lemon juice, which can be too strong if left on for too long.

Choose only extra-virgin coconut oil for topical application as it’s the least processed, so that means you can get the most skin-loving nutrients!

Straight from your pantry: 

What you’ll need to do:

1. Ensure that the extra virgin coconut oil is at liquid state (room temperature in Singapore). Mix it with the pure honey.
2. Stir the lemon juice into the mixture. Spread the mixture evenly on your face and leave on for only five minutes; any longer, the acidity of the lemon juice might irritate the skin.
3. Rinse the mask away and follow up with your usual skincare routine.

3. FairPrice Instant Coffee Powder and Pure Cane Sugar 

Coffee is an instant pick-me-up for your mind and skin! Powered by coffee, the pure cane sugar helps to slough away dead cells on the body more effectively.

Coupled with the massaging motions will also stimulate blood circulation and gently “dehydrate” for firmer and less dimpled skin. With regular use, you’ll find the appearance of cellulite visibly diminished!

Straight from your pantry: 

What you’ll need to do:

1. Mix the instant coffee powder and pure cane sugar. Pour in the coconut oil and vanilla extract slowly into the mixture and combine thoroughly.
2. Massage the mixture gently all over your body.
3. Leave on for about 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly during your usual bathing routine.

We hope that these pantry turned beauty staples for essential DIY spa treatments will show you how easy it is to feel good from head to toe in the comfort of your home!

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