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Dorm Room Spa: 3 Easy DIY Beauty Recipes to Try


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It’s that taxing in-between time of the semester again – spring break is over, papers and projects are coming due, and finals are looming ahead. It’s clear that college students are stressed right now, and with that stress comes the need for relaxation. And what better way to unwind than by pampering yourself and indulging in some me-time?

Of course, as college students, we can’t all afford to shell out for a trip to a high-end spa. So how do you get all the benefits of a spa treatment without the hefty cost? Easy. Raid your kitchen! Here are three of my favorite do-it-yourself beauty treatments that are easy (and fairly cheap) to whip together in your dorm room or apartment.

1. The Olive Oil Hair Treatment

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Olive oil isn’t just for cooking — it’s great for your hair, too! Olive oil has been proven to give hair a healthy sheen, help to repair split ends, and reduce frizz.

To give your hair a conditioning treatment, massage about 2 tablespoons of olive oil into your hair and scalp. The amount you’ll use should vary depending on the length and thickness of your hair. And remember to massage it in well – the massaging feels really nice on your scalp, but is also important to the treatment, as massage stimulates helps promote a healthy scalp.

Next, take a warm, damp towel and wrap it around your head and treated hair (“turban” it). Leave it on for about 30-45 minutes. This allows the olive oil to work into your hair to have the full effect.

Finally, rinse out the olive oil with shampoo. This might take a few shampoo-ings (when I tried it, it took 2 rounds.) Give your hair further rest by allowing it to air dry, if you have the time. Then say hello to your luscious locks!

2. The Miracle Mask

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This DIY mask, made of nutmeg, honey, and cinnamon, is calming and soothing for stressed-out skin – in addition, it smells absolutely amazing!

The secret? Nutmeg and honey act as natural anti-inflammatories, which can reduce swelling and redness in skin. They’re also great for soothing acne scars and preventing infection. In addition, the nutmeg and cinnamon also work to exfoliate your skin when you wash this mask off.

Before you begin, it’s always a good idea to do a small test with homemade mixes on your skin to make sure you don’t have a bad reaction to any ingredients. So remember to do a quick patch test on sensitive skin, like that on the inside of your wrist, before applying this mask to your face.

To create the mask, mix 2 tablespoons of honey with a teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of nutmeg. The consistency should be like a thick paste. After it’s all mixed, apply the mask to your face and let it sit for 30 minutes. Wash it off with warm water, scrubbing softly in circular motion for exfoliation.

3. Brown Sugar Body Scrub

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One of my favorite DIY beauty treatments is this brown sugar body scrub, found on The Frugal Style. It’s the perfect way to get rid of dry winter skin, as well as prep your body for any sunless tanner you may be applying.

To create the scrub, just mix together half a cup of coarse brown sugar with a tablespoon of honey, a little olive oil, and 1/4 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, then apply all over your body and rinse. The scrub not only smells delicious, but leaves your skin feeling ultra-smooth.

Your Thoughts?

What do you think of DIY beauty treatments? Do you have a particular recipe that’s your favorite? What have you tried? Does DIY save you money? Make sure to leave a comment – can’t wait to hear your DIY spa tips!

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225 Responses to “Dorm Room Spa: 3 Easy DIY Beauty Recipes to Try”

  1. 1
    March 22nd, 2011 at 10:44 am

    These are awesome, can’t wait to try them!

  2. 2
    March 22nd, 2011 at 10:49 am

    these are really great ideas

    One thing though: hair is dead, so it’s not posible to repair split ends after they split

  3. 3
    March 22nd, 2011 at 11:05 am

    These are really good ideas, especially for students

  4. 4
    March 22nd, 2011 at 11:49 am

    These are AMAZING. Better yet- they are easily do-able…I am definitely going to try these veryyy soon!…More of these posts would be much appreciated :)

  5. 5
    March 22nd, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I’ve been doing the olive oil and the brown sugar for years! Especially after these dry winter months. So great. I’d be careful with the cinnamon in the face mask, because it can be realy caustic if you have sensitive skin and leave red, blotchy areas.

  6. 6
    March 22nd, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I ll definitely try the hair and body scrub this weekend:) pls do more articles of this kind.. And ya.. I got one.. A thick paste of turmeric powder and honey is very effective on pimples

  7. 7
    March 22nd, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    These sound like great ideas! I especially can’t wait to try out the olive oil one.
    Just a heads up, if you still have editing powers for posted articles, you want the brown sugar to be coarse, not course.

  8. 8
    March 22nd, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    can’t wait to try out the oilive oil hair treatment, i’ve been meaning to do it for weeks but never have the time.
    also the body scrub sounds good…
    more of these kid of posts would be great! :)

  9. 9
    March 22nd, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I love this kind of thing, especially since my budget is kind of limited. I’ve never tried the second two ideas, but I love doing the first. The olive oil really does make my hair softer and shinier, although Blair is right, it can’t actually repair split ends. However, it does strengthen hair so breakage and split ends are less likely to happen. Definitely take your time with it though and don’t skip the warm towel. I’ve rushed it before and ended up having to shampoo my hair way more than twice because I only gave the oil about ten minutes to soak in. The end result is definitely worth it, though!

  10. 10
    March 22nd, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Wow, this is great! I see so many DIY beauty treatment recipes online, but so many of them have the craziest ingredients that no one honestly has just lying around. These all simple, effective, and fun! More DIY posts would be much appreciated [:

  11. 11
    March 22nd, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I’m trying the mask tonite!

  12. 12
    March 22nd, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    The part you mentioned about using more or less olive oil depending on the thickness of your hair is SO true – I tried it once a while back, and my thin hair had to be washed 6 times! great tips :)

  13. 13
    March 22nd, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Is is OK to use regular cristal white sugar instead of brown sugar? Thnx for the great post!

  14. 14
    March 22nd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    trying the olive oil right now!! :) hahahope it works!

  15. 15
    March 23rd, 2011 at 12:10 am

    just tried all three of these. they are FABULOUS! my skin feels amazing. more posts like these would be great!

  16. 16
    March 23rd, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Tamana: Yes white sugar should be fine… I did a scrub with white sugar that Michelle Phan uses that was very similar and it was WONDERFUL. I’d like to try the brown sugar one though–I bet it smells wonderful.

  17. 17
    March 24th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Thank you so much for including the DIY scrub from The Frugal Style. I wanted something that really smelled like the one you get from Fresh. It smells wonderful. I keep a big tub of it in the fridge and pull it out every so often. It smells sweet, but the little bit of lemon adds just the right touch. Thanks again, and I really love your site. Great ideas!
    Melissa :-)

  18. 18
    March 27th, 2011 at 9:59 am

    these homemade recipes are the best! better than the products we use because not only are they natural, but you cant really go wrong with them. In india a lot of people use these recipes and more as they are a part of our age old culture. the hair oil bit as well, where everyone applies oil,be it olive or coconut , to make it strong and grow faster! :)

  19. 19
    April 23rd, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I’m doing a “at home” spa night with my mother, and I’m going to try these ideas. Their very simple and I like that! If you have any other simple recipes let me know! Thanks(:

  20. 20
    June 26th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    The mask made my skin feel very soft and reduced redness, so that was awesome! The only thing is I should have waited until it wasn’t so hot… it was running down my face the whole time so I couldn’t really just let it sit. I also had a ton left over, probably only needed half. But thanks for the recipe!

  21. 21
    June 26th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Silly question, im guessing you put the oil in your hair dry right? Other wise it will separate?

  22. 22
    June 27th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Angela–You’re right! Not a silly question at all :)

  23. 23
    June 28th, 2011 at 7:29 am

    I just tried the olive oil and the face mask! My skin feels really smooth and my hair feels much softer than it did a few hours ago, and it is in really bad condition, hasn’t been cut for months! Thanks for the tips, will definitely be doing them again, and will try the body scrub!

  24. 24
    June 28th, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I’ve heard of the olive oil one before, but never got around to trying it! I will defiantly try it tonight, and also the face mask, sounds so delicious though, how am i going to stop myself from eating it?! :)

  25. 25
    June 29th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    These sound great! I often use sugar and honey as a scrub and love the way it makes my legs feel!

    I have heard that egg, honey and olive oil as a hair mask is quite effective. Anyone tried it?

  26. 26
    June 30th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    This mask left my skin softer, it reduced redness, and my skin smells so yummy! I’m going to go this mask all the time now.

  27. 27
    July 1st, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I use the honey treatment all the time! Finally got some olive oil for the others. I love body scrubs!!

  28. 28
    July 10th, 2011 at 7:02 am

    All of these are great except for the brown sugar body scrub. When I tried it(twice) it made my skin feel very oily and slimy even after I had rinsed. Not a pleasant feeling.

  29. 29
    July 15th, 2011 at 5:05 am

    just curious, when you use the olive oil does your hair need to be damp before putting the olive oil into it? and should you use conditioner afterwards?

    i really want to try this! x

  30. 30
    August 1st, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I loved the brown sugar scrub! it was easy to make, not too over-powering, and worked perfectly to make my skin smooth with a light, sweet scent. Nice idea! :)

  31. 31
    September 7th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Excellent! Thanks for posting!

  32. 32
    September 28th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    How often should you do the olive oil treatment??

  33. 33
    September 29th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Claudia–I put the olive oil into dry hair and it worked out fine. If you think your hair needs extra conditioning you can use conditioner afterwards, but for hair that’s a little oilier than usual, I wouldn’t suggest conditioning after this treatment since it can weight hair down.

    Janie–I wouldn’t suggest doing the olive oil treatment everyday, but you could try it once a week or 2-3 times a week if your hair is really dry.

  34. 34
    September 29th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Thank you!!

  35. 35
    October 17th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Hey! These are great ideas! I have done the olive oil treatment and it is fantastic! I am sooooo excited to try the the others! thx :)

  36. 36
    October 25th, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Can’t wait to try this out! Especially the olive oil hair treatment :)

  37. 37
    October 31st, 2011 at 6:51 am

    I’ve always used white sugar for my body scrubs but brown sugar smells so much better! Sometimes if I want to have a little pick me up I’ll use a little peppermint oil in the solution to stimulate my pores. If you try this just be careful not to get your scrub in any sensitive spots, like eyes.

  38. 38
    November 3rd, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I tried the cinnamon mask and brown sugar scrub last night. The scrub was a-maaa-zing, but the mask was troublesome. It started to melt (maybe because I was in the bath?) and when I took it off after 25 min my skin was red and burned a little. The redness cleared up in an hour or so and my skin looked really nice the next morning, but I’m not sure it was worth the unpleasantness.

  39. 39
    November 5th, 2011 at 1:07 am

    This is so weird I’ve been looking for olive oil/egg treatments for hair all night.. I couldn’t find any so I just guessed on some ingredients. Then I get on stumble and the first thing tha comes up!! Wowwwww.

  40. 40
    November 15th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    I really like the honey mask! Honey is also really good for your hair. I like to add about 2 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons (I have thick hair, so some people may not need to use as much) of olive oil to my rinse out conditioner and leave it for about 10-15 minutes after shampooing. It makes my hair really shiny and soft :)

  41. 41
    November 21st, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I love the cinnamon, honey, and nutmeg mask. It wasn’t irritating at all and left my skin very smooth. On of my favorite DIY treatments is a mask/scrub using brown sugar, lime juice, and honey. I leave it on my face for about half an hour, than hope in the shower apply more for a body scrub than rinse it all off. Its great and really smells awesome.

  42. 42
    November 26th, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Great ideas. I’m so excited to try these and possibly get rid of my hideous acne.

  43. 43
    December 6th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I just tried the mask. I loved how easy it was to make and that I always have the ingredients on hand. It made enough for me to use a couple/few times. I did everything just as directed. I have pretty sensitive skin, so I was waiting for it to possibly burn, but it didn’t. I was surprised how easily the mask washed off – at first. After I washed most all of it off, I still had all these little bits of spices on my face. Probably would have been better to use the mask before getting in the shower and then just rinsing it off in the shower (I could also do all these treatments at once that way).
    The down side? My skin was red afterwards. Not that big of a deal, considering that’s somewhat normal for my skin and I wasn’t going anywhere. However, I had a TON of whiteheads afterward! Maybe that’s technically a good thing, because it’s drawing it all out of my pores. But who wants to do a mask and then walk around with pimples all over their face?! I’m just glad I tried this on a day I was staying home to study.
    Overall: I’m not sure if I’ll be using this mask in the future. I may, MAY, give it another chance. Who knows, maybe it’s just a bad skin moment and it’s not the mask’s fault. We’ll see.

  44. 44
    December 9th, 2011 at 4:05 am

    I like that MIRACLE mask…may try this! thanks! :))))))))

  45. 45
    December 11th, 2011 at 2:22 am

    These all three worked amazingly! Especially the face mask! I’ve been desperate to find something effective for my face. I recently tried ProActive, and it DESTROYED my skin and caused me to break out SO badly :( This mask is the only thing that I’ve been able to find that will soothe my skin, and my face is finally starting to clear up. It really is a miracle mask! My hair feels really nice after the olive oil, and I absolutely cannot say enough about the body scrub- my skin is so smooth and soft afterward. Thanks SO much for posting these <3

  46. 46
    December 12th, 2011 at 3:20 am

    Olive oil treatment really does work. However, it is even better when you add 100% coconut oil and avocado. Make sure you ripen the avocado for a few days before you use it, hence making it easy to peel and blend. Once the the avocado is soft enough, you can use either half, or the whole thing–add oil olive and coconut (it has to be 100%, or it won’t work)- blend it until it becomes liquified, and just follow the steps listed above. I hope this helps. This treatment usually lasts for an entire month, depending on how often you blow dry and flat iron your hair.

  47. 47
    December 14th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    has anyone tried making a good size batch of the body scrub or face mask? I am thinking of making them as gifts. does anyone know if they would go bad? or if they store well?

  48. 48
    December 15th, 2011 at 11:02 am

    I tried the face mask last night (however I didn’t have any nutmeg so I just used cinnamon and honey). I was so impressed with the results!! As soon as I took the mask off my skin was a little red, but when I woke up this morning, it was fresh and glowy and the normal redness of my face was drastically reduced.

    For me, the mask worked wonders on reducing redness and fading acne scars and blemishes – I definitely recommend it for those who no longer battle serious acne but have scars and redness left over. Also it’s so easy to make!

  49. 49
    December 20th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Erin- I just used some of the face mask that I left in the fridge for a little over a week. It works fine :)

  50. 50
    December 21st, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Ahh! I just put the mask on!! I’m interested to see how it turns out on my skin! Thanks for sharing these cool beauty tips!

  51. 51
    December 26th, 2011 at 6:33 am

    is it okay to use the olive oil on semi permanently dyed hair, or will it wash the dye out?

  52. 52
    December 26th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I love all of your creations !!!! Keep up the great work z!!!!!!!!

  53. 53
    January 9th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Brown sugar body scrub is my favorite. It gives great results so I am glad you have mentioned it.

  54. 54
    January 29th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I tried the face mask last night and I absolutely loved it!! My skin was also a little red after, but this morning it looked better than it has in a long time. Can’t wait to try the body scrub and I will probably do the olive oil treatment either tonight or tomorrow. Thanks so much!!

  55. 55
    February 21st, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Love it! I’ve done the olive oil hair treatment and face masque, still have yet to try the scrub:)

  56. 56
    February 28th, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Amazing idea! Thanks for sharing!

  57. 57
    March 13th, 2012 at 12:01 am

    I’ve been using extra virgin coconut oil for acne and the frizz in my hair and it’s AMAZING plus is smells great. It’s like a hidden secret no one talks about!

  58. 58
    March 23rd, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Conditioner works well to rinse out the olive oil, w/o the drying effects of shampoo. Take a large handfull and scrub it around just like you would shampoo, you may have to repeat… but it works.

  59. 59
    April 12th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    My daughter and I just tried the mask and we loved it, will be using it regularly! Thanks!

  60. 60
    April 16th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I’m going to try olive oil in my hair, see how it goes…

  61. 61
    April 20th, 2012 at 6:47 am

    It’s great.

    I do this.

    And it is very useful to me.
    Thanks for the great article.

  62. 62
    May 14th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Olive oil is so great for the hair. So are eggs and mayo! Usually I’ll mix up some eggs (great protein for the hair), mayo, and some olive oil and mix it into my hair. When you rinse, rinse with luke warm water or it’ll cook the eggs!

  63. 63
    June 1st, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Just tried the brown sugar body scrub, and holy moley!! It is wonderful!! My skin is super smooth and smells great!

  64. 64
    June 4th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    How often should you do the brown sugar face masks?

  65. 65
    June 7th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I tried this mask, it was very drippy and got all over my neck and shirt…it burnt my face so bad when it came off but now my face it all smooth and soft. The end result is great, but it takes some pain and frustration to get there.

  66. 66
    June 9th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    The mask totally burned my face :( I tested it on my wrist and it was fine but when I washed it off of my face, my skin was bright red! Idk what to do now cuz I’m going to go get a spray tan and they said no make up :(

  67. 67
    June 10th, 2012 at 8:33 am

    I love the face mask! I just used it for the first time Friday night and my skin felt so great afterwards with no pain while it was on.. I have a question though. How often should the mask be applied?

  68. 68
    June 19th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I just washed the mask off my face. It worked absolutely great!

  69. 69
    June 20th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Since both the mask and the scrub have exfoliating properties, I would recommend using them only about three times maximum per week. If you over-exfoliate your skin, it’s going to get irritated and red–it needs time in between exfoliations.

    Again, this all depends on your skin, some people can exfoliate more often than others. For everyone, I would recommend leaving two days in between exfoliating with the sugar scrub and using the mask if you’re going to use it multiple times a week.

  70. 70
    June 20th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I just tried the miracle mask and I like it! It brought a lot of pore-junk to the surface, which I definitely needed. However, I think 30 minutes was way too long for me as it left my skin feeling pretty itchy and splotchy for a while.

  71. 71
    June 26th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    I’m trying these out asap! They all seem fun and easy to do. =]

  72. 72
    June 27th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Love this. I am going to use the mask tonight. I have SUPER DRY kninky hair so I can conditon after this lol. Is it okay I am going into 7th grade and use this website? Thanks- Lauren

  73. 73
    June 29th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Wanna give how much honey nutmeg and cinommin we r suppose to use???

  74. 74
    July 13th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I tried the bron sugar body scrub and it is amazing. Your skin feels suuuper soft afterwards and it leaves a faint smell of sugar and lemon. I love it.

  75. 75
    July 22nd, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Love your mixtures. A nice facial scrub is plain baking soda. Not to harsh but
    does the job.

  76. 76
    August 17th, 2012 at 4:06 am

    LOVE all three of them, I personally find the mask to be the best, but the other two are tied in second

  77. 77
    August 18th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I tried this a second time. I had some left from first try and had it in the fridge. I find it worked better chilled because it wasn’t as runny and my skin was not as irritated as first treatment. It did purge my skin (yuck). Also the second time I didn’t leave it on for 30 minutes. Did maybe 15minutes. 30 may be too long for some people’s skin. Hope these tips help,

  78. 78
    August 27th, 2012 at 8:08 am

    This Rose is for my boyfriend :P coz i really love him

  79. 79
    August 27th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Im about to do the olive oil treatment and was wondering. I have medium long hair and it’s super thick how much olive oil should I use? And is it ok if I use veggtible oil?

  80. 80
    August 28th, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Pretty good :)

  81. 81
    September 19th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    All my friends are going on about this at the moment and I really need to give it a try!

  82. 82
    September 26th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I absolutely love the olive oil and sugar treatments. They certainly work though washing off can be a tad tricky some days.

  83. 83
    October 9th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Like your ingredients! Olive really works great…


  84. 84
    October 10th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    the second one worked so well. my face is baby bottom soft

  85. 85
    October 11th, 2012 at 10:20 am

    The DIY mask will make someone want to lick your face.

  86. 86
    October 17th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Wearing the face mask now, still a little drippy tho. The parts of it on my lips taste delicious though, so that’s good! :)

  87. 87
    October 18th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    I love this stuff. Its my favorite face mask! This is my second time using it and it never fails. I love the texture of it. It doesn’t drip on the counter tops and yes, it does smell amazing! Very easy to make as well! Thank you!

  88. 88
    October 25th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Awesome!! love the olive oil treatment.Thanks.

  89. 89
    October 25th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Cool ideas!

    One thing though:
    Olive oil doesn’t repair your hair, it just temporarily coats it. Nothing you put on your hair can completely fix split ends without coating it in something and making them look like its repaired. Argan oil, any of the “repairing” shampoos, all just a money-grab. What affects your hair is what you put into your body, not on it. Makes sense, because hair grows out of your head, but when its grown its dead.

  90. 90
    October 29th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I tired the face mask. It’d stung my face like heck it also made my face red irrated and dry. Idk if it’s just my skin type but it’s painful

  91. 91
    November 1st, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    I tried the face mask and it made my whole face go bright red! thanks for nothing!

  92. 92
    November 4th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    If you’re going to gift something like the body scrub how should the receiver of the gift store it until they use it?

  93. 93
    November 5th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I’ve tried the first treatment with coconut oil instead of olive oil and it also works really well! I also used the face mask and add fresh lemon juice to it to lighten acne scars and it’s wonderful!

  94. 94
    November 5th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    1tbsp baking soda and 1/2 tbsp orange juice is another amazing facial. Not only is the best exfoliant I’ve ever used but it gets rid of blackheads. Leave on for 20 min. the dampen and wash in circular motion and rinse off. Can’t wait to try these that you have!

  95. 95
    November 20th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I loved doing the honey, nutmeg, and cinnamon face mask. Wow my skin is happy! Only thing is that recipe is a bit too much, I think half of that would do the trick! Thanks so much for the idea though! I love the results!

  96. 96
    November 22nd, 2012 at 4:22 am

    Beauty tips are every where but to find something unique is not an easy job.
    You really did a great job……..indeed.

  97. 97
    November 24th, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I’ve made a body scrub with olive oil before, and while it does certainly get your skin nice and smooth, it makes you smell like a frying pan, no matter how little you put in or how many other ingredients you add to mask it.

    For any body scrubs that I make now, I never use olive oil. I substitute baby oil instead, or liquified coconut oil if I want to go a little more organic.

  98. 98
    November 29th, 2012 at 3:28 am

    I tried the cinnamon, nutmeg and honey on my face and it seem to have a soft and smooth feel after washing it off with warm water. Thanks for your awesome recipe.

  99. 99
    December 3rd, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    These are some great beauty remedies. Thanks for sharing.

  100. 100
    December 8th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    These are great! I have a really great mask for pimples. Just mix a pea sized amount of toothpaste with a little lotion. It brightens skin and fades acne. Just leave it on for 15 minutes.

  101. 101
    December 16th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    The face mask is a bad idea. The cinnamon seeps down into your pores and causes any skin to become red in my experience. I would definitely not use cinnamon in any sort of skin treatment unless it was a super small amount. 1 teaspoon for the face mask is WAY too much!

  102. 102
    December 18th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I really like the honey mask! Honey is also really good for your hair. I like to add about 2 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons (I have thick hair, so some people may not need to use as much) of olive oil to my rinse out conditioner and leave it for about 10-15 minutes after shampooing.

  103. 103
    December 30th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I’m going to try all three tonight to get pampered for tomorrows new years eve =) they sound great and some of them I’ve already tried either exactely like you described or as similar variations. The olive oil one is amazing and yelds even better results if you warm the oil first. I also use it almost daily in summer as a beach treatment on my tips because I have long hair and it dries and splits a lot from the sun and salt water, I simply take a travel shampoo dispenser filled with olive oil to the beach and apply it to my hair from ear lenght to the tips and let it do its thing all day, then I shampoo it as I normaly would when I get home =)

  104. 104
    December 30th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Oh, I remembered something just now as I whipped up the miracle mask and my cat came sniffing around: do NOT let your cat around nutmeg as large amounts can be poisonous to them and 1tsp is a large amount for a cat. I know it is unlikely it would eat a whole teaspoon but I never know, especially since it is mixed with honey so just in case I thought I should warn you.

  105. 105
    January 7th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Great ideas, thank you very much, i always use honey on my hair it makes it a little shinny, i will surely try the honey mask :) .

  106. 106
    January 12th, 2013 at 1:42 am

    Miracle mask is really wonderful.

    I also preferred cucumber mask, that is almost as effective as this miracle mask.

  107. 107
    January 21st, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing, I’ll definitely try these out!

  108. 108
    January 27th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    If you do the olive oil on your hair, be careful it leaves it very greasy and oily. so if you mix baking soda and water to make a thick paste after you do the olive oil, rub into hair and leave for ten minutes then rinse thoroughly and you will love the results. i know i did!

  109. 109
    February 6th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    trying the mask as we speak or I type if you will. Find it a bit itchy but smells great and actually feels good and thick. My skin is blotchy and dry this winter so I will take whatever advice I can get . thanx

  110. 110
    February 7th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    LOVE! I recently tried the olive oil hair treatment, and it worked wonders!! My hair is softer and silkier, and easier to work with. Today, I tried out the Miracle Mask, and it worked great too! Thanks so much for sharing these awesome remedies!

  111. 111
    February 19th, 2013 at 1:12 am

    I love health care tips and this hair treatment is awesome.I must try this and also but some fitness equipment with

  112. 112
    February 21st, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    How long is this body scrub good for?

  113. 113
    February 28th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Brown Sugar Body Scrub is my favourite one…r I also preferred cucumber and strawberry mask, anyhow very inspirational…

  114. 114
    February 28th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I use olive oil for my hair and I love it. It restores shine! The honey and cinnamon mask is beyond amazing as well!

    xx Marianne Y

  115. 115
    March 12th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I try brown sugar scrub but I feel painful on my skin….

  116. 116
    March 18th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I am definitely going to try the brown sugar scrub, just what i needed thank you.
    Violet x

  117. 117
    March 21st, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Olive oil for your hair? :) What great tips I just can;t wait to try them…thanks for the article :)

  118. 118
    May 8th, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Hi, I’m trying the face mask right now. I used clover honey and ground nutmeg and cinnamon. I don’t know if it makes a difference. Can you let me know? Thanks!

  119. 119
    June 8th, 2013 at 3:32 am

    I used raw honey and the face mask was melting off my face. Do I need to use “processed” honey or non-raw honey? Thanks

  120. 120
    June 9th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    My sister and I did the mud masks today and they were great!! My skin is really soft and the dead skin is gone!! We decided to do them every Sunday!

  121. 121
    July 3rd, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    I love DIY-masks and stuff. Not only because it’s cheap but especially it’s more fun and I like to know what’s on my face (hydroperoxid, etc -wtf is that?).
    The cinnamon/nutmeg/honey thing sounds really nice, I will try it later.
    My favourite selfmade body scrub is to mix 3 tablespoons of coffe grounds and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Not only that I like the smell of coffee but it also is kind of vitalizing.

  122. 122
    July 23rd, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I am using the mask right now, loving the way it feels. I also added a teaspoon of finely ground coffee (plain ol’ Folgers) for the caffiene. It helps tighten your skin.
    I used to use coconut oil and baking soda as a facial scrub, but it started leaving my skin oily feeling. I do still use it as a body scrub.
    To help with frizz, instead of all the expensive shine sprays and frizz tamers on the shelves, I use the tiniest amount of coconut oil. Run ot through with my fingers, and instant shine and tamed frizz!

  123. 123
    July 23rd, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    My fav is The Olive Oil Hair Treatment… great ideas…

  124. 124
    July 25th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I used the miracle mask today and I just washed it off and my skin feels nice and soft and tight, but it is SOOOO red. i’m hoping the goes away by the time i have to leave my house is four or so hours. Next time I think I’ll use less nutmeg and leave it on for a shorter period of time..

  125. 125
    August 1st, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I just tried the nutmeg and cinnamon face mask: it is awesome, the only thing is I think you could easily cut the recipe in half and have plenty to cover your face! :) All great ideas!

  126. 126
    August 10th, 2013 at 4:32 am

    i prefer to use coconut oil on my hair, so I don’t have to worry about it dripping on my face since it works as a face moisturizer too! It makes hair soft and gets rid of frizz, as well as leaving a summery coconut smell!!

  127. 127
    October 14th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Does the scrub have a long shelf life? Can i make it and keep it in a jar and use it whenever I need?

  128. 128
    November 23rd, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Should I apply the olive oil to dry hair or wet hair? Tks!

  129. 129
    January 19th, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    my girlfriend couldn’t stop thanking me after I showed her this

  130. 130
    February 1st, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Um ,I like to try this , thank you for sharing .

  131. 131
    March 28th, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    I did the nutmeg cinnamon and honey mask it felt weird at first then my skin felt amazing!! But man is it ever messy :)

  132. 132
    August 9th, 2014 at 11:05 am

    I’ve used the hot oil hair treatment, but always tend to use a mix of Coconut Oil and Olive Oil for best results! However I haven’t yet tried the miracle mask or body scrub, I’ll be sure to try them soon! Thankyou :).

  133. 133
    November 4th, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Hi, for the face mask should I put it in weekly or monthly?
    Thank you

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