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Thursday, August 26, 2010

YW Activity: Make Your Own Spa

We did a fun activity this week with our church youth group -- a make-your-own spa. The girls got to make & enjoy as many of these treatments as they wanted to/had time for. Then, they got to take home the list of recipes & a few sachet envelopes with the milk bath recipe in them to enjoy at home. Here's the list of recipes we used:

Make-Your-Own Spa

Creamy Oatmeal Facial Cleanser

½ cup oatmeal

2 Tbs. heavy cream or milk

Grind oatmeal into a flour using a blender. Mix with cream & smooth over face. Rinse well.

Facial Steam

Boil a pot full of water. Boil for a minute or two then remove from heat. Cover & let steep for 5 minutes – if using herbs. (If desired, add citrus fruit slices &/or herbs after boiling)

Pore Cleaning Strips

1 Tbs. knox unflavored gelatin

1 ½ Tbs. milk

Mix 2 ingredients and microwave for 10 seconds until slightly warm. Apply with a clean cosmetic brush to nose & chin area (avoid delicate eye area). Rinse brush immediately. Allow mixture on face to dry for 10 to 15 minutes to form a stiff film. Peel off film.

Sweet Oil Scrub

1 tablespoon Olive Oil

2 tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar

Mix ingredients in a bowl. Apply to skin in a circular motion for a minute or 2. Rinse with a warm cloth and water. The cleanser will feel greasy but after you rinse and pat dry, skin with be super silky soft! Also great to remove eye makeup!!

Foot Spa

7 cups water

2 cups milk

½ cup sugar

2 Tbs. lotion

Mix the water & milk and heat on stovetop to as hot as your feet can take. Mix the sugar and lotion in a separate bowl. Put the milk mixture in large bowl and soak your feet for at least 10 minutes. Massage the sugar and lotion mixture in your feet to exfoliate. Rinse with clear water & pat dry. Apply some additional lotion to your soft feet.

Hand Treatment

2 Tbs. oil (baby, vegetable, olive)

3 Tbs. sugar

Mix together, rub into hands & then rinse with warm water.

Oatmeal Milk Bath

1 cup corn starch

2 cups powdered milk

½ cup baking soda (increase if you have hard water)

½ cup finely ground oatmeal

Process oatmeal in blender until finely ground. Add powdered milk & process until well mixed. Pour into a bowl, add corn starch and baking soda, mixing all ingredients very well. Add 3 Tbs (or more, if you like) to your next bath to soothe your soul and soften your skin.


  1. What a fun idea! I want to try the pore cleaning recipe - it seems so much cheaper than the Biore strips! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hey Kim it's me Mayka, I know the name mybrainbaby(name of my page) throws people off..... this sounds fun.. Melinda and I once did a BOOTIFul party (halloween) for the sisters we visit teach any who we made a mask which I was the only one who tried it and and then I broke out in zits.. they all made fun of me.. but hey I was just taking one for the team. I should have used yours.