Amazing Miracle Mask You Can Make at Home

Dorm Room Spa: 9 Easy DIY Beauty Recipes to Try

Amazing Miracle Mask You Can Make at Home

There’s nothing more relaxing than a day at the spa, especially for busy college students with a lot going on. Between papers, finals, extracurriculars, and jobs, who wouldn’t want to spend an hour or two getting pampered? Unfortunately, however, trips to the spa aren’t always affordable or accessible for us college girls.

So how do you get all the benefits of a spa treatment without the hefty cost? Easy. Raid your kitchen! Here are nine of my favorite do-it-yourself beauty treatments that are easy (and fairly cheap) to whip together in your dorm room or apartment. Have a DIY spa day and give them a shot!

Disclaimer: As always, we recommend doing a patch test on an inconspicuous area before applying anything new to your skin or hair! This is important to ensure that you won’t have a reaction to the ingredients. We cannot predict how your skin will react to any product – DIY or not – so a patch test is your best bet to ensure a good result.

1. The Olive Oil Hair Treatment

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

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.

To create the mask, mix 2 tablespoons of honey with a teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of nutmeg. The consistency should be 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

One of my favorite DIY beauty treatments is this brown sugar body scrub. 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.

4. Citrus Salt Scrub

Here’s another great scrub that’s perfect for the summer months – it’s so refreshing and smells amazing!Whether you’re gearing up to try a self-tanner or just want silky smooth skin, try this citrus salt scrub. This scrub is a little less moisturizing and more refreshing than the brown sugar scrub, so choose whichever one fits your mood and skin needs. 

Start off by mixing 1 cup of sea salt and 1/4 cup of olive oil or coconut oil. Then, add 1/2 tsp of lemon juice and mix well. Be sure to store any leftover scrub in an airtight container!

5. Oatmeal Cleanser for All Skin Types

Oatmeal and yogurt have major soothing properties and are both super gentle on the skin. Try out this oatmeal cleanser in place of your regular cleanser on your DIY spa day when you have sunburn or just want soft, rejuvenated skin:

In a small bowl, mix 1 tbsp of plain oatmeal with 1 tbsp of plain yogurt. Feel free to add a few drops of honey or your favorite essential oil to the mix.

(I love lavender oil, but you can use whatever you best! We love to get our essential oils on Amazon, FYI.

) Mix all the ingredients together and apply to your face in a circular motion, you would your normal cleanser, and rinse off with warm water.

6. Avocado Mask for Dry Skin

Making sure to drink lots of water is crucial to staying healthy and hydrated, but you can do your face an extra favor by using this moisturizing avocado mask. (Avocado oil is an amazing skincare ingredient, and you can get some of the benefits for less by using fresh avocado!)

First, mash 1/2 of a ripe avocado and combine it with 1/4 cup of honey. Mix well and apply mask to a clean face. Let sit for 10 minutes. For an extra boost, add 1 egg to the mix. The protein in the egg helps rebuild natural collagen to keep your skin youthful and supple.

7. Strawberry Mask for Acne-Prone Skin

Whileacne is never fun to deal with, it can be especially difficult in the summer, or when we’re stressed,and our skin is producing more oil than usual.

It also doesn’t help that the beauty trend these days (popularized by Glossier) is centered around a fresh, almost makeup-free look.

But no fear — this strawberry mask is great for fighting breakouts and soothing your skin.

Take 1/4 cup of fresh strawberries and mash them together with 1/4 cup of plain yogurt. Spread on your face and wash after 10 minutes. Strawberries are a natural source of salicylic acid, a common acne treatment, and yogurt is great for calming irritated skin.

8. Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

With all the treatments, styling tricks, and stress we put our hair through, it’s no surprise that icky stuff oil, dead skin cells, and product build up can settle on our scalps, making hair greasy and dull.

If you can’t afford a pricey clarifying shampoo or hair treatment, apply apple cider vinegar after your regular shampoo to restore shine and clear away buildup. (We’ve talked about the benefits of apple cider vinegar before, so check out that article for even more uses for the rest of the bottle!)

9. Rose Water Foot Bath

Here at CF, we love our heels all year round, but open-toed shoes definitely require your feet to be in tip-top shape. Help exfoliate, refresh, and soothe your feet with this rose water foot bath.

Get a large bowl or small tub and combine, but don’t mix, 1/2 cup of sea salt and 2 tbsp of rose water. Then, cut up 3 stems of mint and mash into the other ingredients. Add 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and mix well. Once everything is mixed, fill up your bowl or tub with warm water and soak feet for 20-30 minutes.

Even More At-Home Beauty Recipes

Tried these and want some more? You’re in luck! Here at CF, we love DIY beauty and have amassed tons of tutorials you’ll want to check out. Here are a few more posts with tons more beauty recipe ideas:

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 day tips!

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2011; it was completely updated and revamped in 2018 with new photos and information.


38 DIY Facials to Try At Home Today

Amazing Miracle Mask You Can Make at Home

The other day me and my boyfriend had a spa day to get some relaxing treatments and a massage, but I felt I was getting a rip off for all the face masks they were using because they were simple enough for me to do.

So later I looked for simple DIY facials those spa treatments and I found many that I could even try at home today since the products are normal products you’ll find in your kitchen coconut oil, egg whites, oatmeal, and baking soda because you bake or cook with it.

These easy homemade face masks will be great for your weekly skincare routine since they could be made into a cleanser, toner, or even exfoliator, whichever you need when you make it!

Since you’re making it yourself, you can customize the mask to the skin condition you need at the moment. If you started breaking out, there’s many remedies for acne and to control oil. I even found recipes for cream homemade face mask for dry skin, the complete opposite skin care situation.

And so, of course, there’s everything in between blackheads, wrinkles, and big pores. There’s even fun texture or applications sprays for a nice mist after workout, wax for hair removal, essential oils serum for sensitive, scrub for cracking skin, and a peel off for Snapchat.

Thankfully these step by step tutorials exist because you can blow off some steam with these DIY at home relaxing facials that will save you so much money.

1. DIY Anti-Acne Face Mask


All teens and ladies with occasional breakouts need this anti acne mask. It only requires 3 ingredients: honey, lemon, and cinnamon, all things you could find at home! All you’ll have to do is mix and massage it onto oily skin.

2. At Home Facial: Clay Cacao Face Mask!


Cacao is good for you skin chocolate is good for the soul, especially when mixed with green tea, the superstar of this face mask. Green tea helps your immune system and clearing skin. I used to drink it to indirectly help my teenage acne, but now I can put it directly on my pimples to relax and get rid of them.

3. Skin Care Tutorial – Oatmeal, Honey Banana Scrub Facial


An oatmeal face mask can do a lot for you skin from hydrating dry skin to exfoliating dead skin. The bananas in this recipe makes it great for glowing skin from the beautiful color it makes and as a moisturizer. Get a good skin cleanse from these simple steps, you’ll feel you just left the spa.

4. DIY Skin Routine – Acne Miracle Mask


This facial would have been really useful for my teenage years. If you’re a teenager right now, try this easy facemask at home while you can because it works. I had a small pimple yesterday and remembered this beauty tip and now it’s almost gone.

5. How to Get Glowing Skin With A DIY Facial Mask


We all need that DIY face mask for glowing skin because that is the biggest skincare trend out. The items are really cheap if you don’t already have them and is not hard to make. All you’ll have to do is really grind the cucumbers in a blender to get it into a cream for you to massage all over your face.

6. Anti Stress Face Mask You Can Make Yourself


Nothing helps me manage stress than chocolate, but it also makes me breakout from a bad diet. This mask will help me relax, while getting as close to chocolate as I can without eating it. Chocolate has been proven to help you be happier and this mask will do the trick when you need to release steam.

7. DIY Turmeric Face Mask


Turmeric is a big DIY beauty craft item. I’ve sean it in many ideas and now it’s in a facial. This would be an awesome product for glowing skin since the color will really help bring out your best skin tones. If you’re worried about wrinkles, this will also be an assistance you an anti aging serum but more natural.

8. Vegan Flaxseed Face Mask for Beautiful Skin


If you’re against taking advantage of wonderful animals, this mask is vegan and inclusive of different people. It uses the beneficial seed, flax, to exfoliate your skin almost a sugar scrub but more of a massage rather than a deep clean. You could even use it as a toner if your skin is dirty when you use it.

9. Avocado Face Mask Homemade Recipe


Avocado does wonders to your skin, on the inside and out. This mask if on my essentials to try because I know how wonderful avocado is on oily skin. You’ll look what your childhood self thought of as face masks since it’s green. Add cucumbers on your eyes and you will feel fabulous. Also, you can replace the olive oil with coconut oil if that’s what you have.


They always say greek yogurt is good for you skin, but I’ve never had it because I’m scared the taste will be too bland. Now, though, I can use it as a face mask and still help my skin. The mask ends up looking a cookies and cream milkshake that I want to eat, but will probably give my friends as gifts.

11. Homemade Edible Chocolate Face Mask


It is an edible facial. I need this in my life. I will feel a lot better about having some chocolate if I just used it on my face to help my skin at the same time. The remedy is simple and uses honey, a natural moisturizer for dry skin.

21. Do It Yourself – Renewing Face Mask


If you need a pick-me-up after a long day of work or at school, this renewing mask is needed. Or even if you’re starting to have peeling skin or wrinkles, this could help you fix those problems with a few easy homemade steps. Plus, it’s fruity and all natural.

31. Cinderella Face Mask For Perfect Skin


This is called a Cinderella face mask because you will feel a princess with the mask on. It has oatmeal, the popular facial DIY ingredient, to cleanse and exfoliate dry or even oily skin. If you make the oatmeal small enough to almost be a sugar scrub, you could almost clean out all the dirt from blackheads for clear skin.

As you can see, there are tons of amazing DIY facial masks that you put together with natural and healthy ingredients from around your house and the grocery store.  Whether you are looking to heal acne scars or blemishes, or if you want to help your oily skin balance, there is a facial mask for that.  Another great use for this is moisturizing dry skin during the winter months or after a sun burn in the summer.  I’ve made a pin you can use on Pinterest or Instagram to save for when you are ready to make these amazing facial masks