Need to de-stress? Try your own spa day…at home!

We all have stress in our lives. In fact, did you know that chronic stress is linked to 6 of the leading causes of death? (1) So, you owe it to yourself to de-stress. What better way than to create your own spa at home?!

Here are a few tips to do just that! (2)

  1. Get rid of any disruptions or distractions. Let your family or roommates know, so they can give you some space. Turn off your cell phone and unplug your landline (if you have one)
  2. Set the mood: Get an essential oil diffuser and light some candles!
  3. Make detox water: Add some of your favorite fruit to filtered water or try some of THESE RECIPES. or one of the combinations below:Refreshing Spa drinks for spa day at home
  4. Gather your supplies: Get into a comfy robe and slippers and gather your spa recipes.
  5. Steam your pores: Fill a bowl with steamy water, put a towel over your head and relax for 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Take care of your feet!
  7. Pamper your face
  8. Use a body scrub – Hop in the shower and wash down with your favorite body scrub
  9. Apply a hair mask 
  10. Take a hot bath. with your favorite bath salts

Now that you have the basics of a spa day, you need some recipes. Below are 11 recipes for you from head to toe! (Literally!) Enjoy, rest and relax!

Lime & Mint Foot Soak Recipe

with printable Label


DIY Foot Soak Recipe at

To make the foot soak, combine 2 cups of Epsom salts with 1/2 cup baking soda and zest of one lime in a large bowl, and add  3-4 drops of lime essential oil and 3-4 drops of peppermint essential oil. Stir with wooden spoon to mix thoroughly. (optional, you could add just a drop of green food coloring if you’d like) Pour the mixture into a jaror bag, and use within a few weeks.

*store in a cool dark place, like refrigerator if using lime zest.  If you’d like it to keep longer, omit the zest.

For complete article FOLLOW THIS LINK

Lime & Mint Foot Soak Labels at



By: A nourished Life

Peppermint Foot Scrub Recipe


  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil

For the complete recipe and article, FOLLOW THIS LINK

DIY Foot Balm

By: Elena’s Pantry

diy foot balm


For the complete recipe, FOLLOW THIS LINK. 

Citrus Sugar Scrub Cubes 

By: The Idea Room

scrub cubes


  • 1/4 cup Almond Oil
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Soap
  • 3-4 drops of Essential Oil
  • 1 cup Sugar

For the complete recipe and article, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

Edible “Mud” Mask

By: Mom Makes Joy

A DIY edible mud mask recipe that works! Made from greek yogurt, cocoa powder, milk, honey, and banana--all ingredients you can find in your kitchen! | DIY Bath and Body | Homemade spa day | Face mask | Mom Makes Joy



  • 2-3 Tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. buttermilk
  • ¼-1/2 of a banana, mashed
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice

For the complete recipe and article, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

Rose Water Toner

By: Noob Cook

Rose Water Toner


  • 20 grams rose buds (玫瑰) rinsed; preferably organic
  • 300 ml distilled pure water boiled

You also need:

  • strainer and funnel
  • spray bottle

For complete recipe and article, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

Peppermint Cocoa Lip Balm

By: Mom Makes Joy

Learn how to make your own affordable, all natural peppermint cocoa lip balm using peppermint essential oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, and beeswax. | DIY Bath and Body | Homemade Lip Balm | How to make lip balm | Mom Makes Joy

  • Coconut oil
  • Beeswax pellets
  • Cocoa butter wafers
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Peppermint essential oil

For the complete recipe and article, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

DIY Eye soothers

By: Martha Stewart


  • Two chamomile, green, or black tea bags
  • Four metal spoons
  • Whole milk or cream
  • Cotton balls
  • Small bowl
  • Two 1/2-inch-thick cucumber slices
  • Bed of ice
  • Two egg whites
  • Witch hazel
  • Brush

For the complete recipe and article, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

Moisturizing Hair Mask

By: Pretty Gossip

DIY Hair Treatment Hero


  • 2 tablespoons of honey.
  • 1 medium-sized avocado.

For the complete recipe and article, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

Vinegar and Honey Hair Rinse

By: Pop Sugar

The Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 5 drops rosemary oil

For the complete recipe and article, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

Sea Salt Bath Soak

By: Toilet Tree Products


  • 2 cups plain Epsom Salts
  • 1 cup Sea Salt or Kosher Salt
  • A few drops of essential oil (optional) – See chart below for our favorite combinations
  • A few drops of food coloring (optional)
  • Glass Jar
  • Bowl
  • Spoon






Author: Tamara Hoerner

Welcome to The Purple Almond Wellness! I’m Tamara Hoerner, MHNE, RNCP, wellness educator and founder of Purple Almond Wellness. I work with middle-age individuals to help support brain health and develop whole body wellness, in order to improve the quality of their mid-life years. Heart and Alzheimer’s diseases run in my family and I struggled with weight loss, so I strive to help others with similar conditions. Using only nutrition, I rid my body of seasonal allergies, Psoriatic Arthritis and migraines, as well as cured my insomnia. I know what it takes to use food as medicine, especially in middle age. As a wellness educator and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hawthorn University, I develop personalized nutrition plans and wellness education sessions, to help clients. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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