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Money Saving Spa Treatments

Posted on Monday, December 26th, 2011 at 4:12 pm
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Our skin is the largest organ of our body.  However, we often forget to take care of it. With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, many of us neglect our beauty regimes. Not to mention the high costs of beauty products these days!  Don’t fret if you, like many of us, can’t afford a trip to the spa. Instead, you can pamper yourself from your very own kitchen for a fraction of the cost by making your own beauty treatments. All natural, homemade skin care treatments are not only good for the skin, but they are also a great way to save money at the cosmetic counter.  Home remedies are also free from preservatives, chemicals, and fragrances that can irritate your skin. So before you head to the pricey cosmetics aisle or spa, take a look in the pantry and use some tasty holiday ingredients for something other than a pie.  While you’re at it, make extras of the recipes you like and bottle them to give to your friends for the holidays. Everyone loves a little pampering!

Before you throw away your leftover Halloween and Thanksgiving pumpkins, try making this soothing pumpkin and honey facial.  This mask hydrates the skin and helps reduce redness.  It’s inexpensive and simple to make and also works great with sensitive skin.

What you’ll neeed:

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin pulp (from pumpkin or a can)
  • 1 tablespoon honey

How to:

  • Combine pumpkin and honey in a bowl until the consistency is smooth.  For best mixing results, heat the honey in the microwave for 10 seconds before combining with the pumpkin.
  • Apply to face and neck for 20 minutes, then rinse.
  • Appreciate the beautiful, smooth skin you’re left with.


For more beauty recipes look at  Their website features an index of natural homemade spa remedies to pamper your body from head to toe.   Also check out the newsstand for health magazines, such as Women’s Health, that often feature at-home skin treatment remedies. Homemade beauty treatments are a simple and fun way to save money!

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