Friday Five

Erin Ward
Erin Ward
Published on June 26, 2020

Pull out your favorite fluffy robe, the Friday Five blog is here to help you have the perfect #selfcare spa day at home!

Spa Detox Water

-2 whole grapefruits, washed and sliced (you do not need to peel it)
-2 whole tangerines or oranges, washed and sliced into thin rounds OR peeled and segmented
-2 whole cucumbers, washed and sliced
-20 fresh mint leaves, washed
-8 cups filtered water

Instructions
Transfer all the prepared fruits, veggies, and mint to a large (80 to 90-ounces) glass pitcher. Add water to the pitcher. Cover the mouth of the pitcher with a lid or plastic wrap. You can also cover it with just a paper towel. Let sit overnight. Enjoy!

Recipe & image from the diethood.com blog!

Prepare Warm Facial Towels

In your crockpot, pour about a cup of water into it, add several drops of your favorite essential oil, immerse rolled up facial cloths and turn its setting to the warming mode. Be careful to not use a towel that is too hot, we suggest giving them a moment to cool down.

Image from the karaspartyideas.com blog!

Calming Aloe Cleanser

Ideal for those with acne-prone or sensitive skin.

1 tablespoon fresh aloe from the leaf or aloe juice
½ tablespoon Manuka honey
2 to 3 drops lavender essential oil

If you are using fresh aloe, cut through the skin of the leaf, exposing the inside so you can easily access all of it. Scoop with a knife or spoon, the way you would an avocado. Then place the aloe, honey, and lavender oil in a small bowl and stir well (or if you’re using fresh aloe, whisk together with a fork) so that the honey melts into the aloe and lavender. Apply with clean hands or cotton. Rinse well (it will be sticky!). This makes enough for about six to eight uses, so store extra cleanser in a jar with a lid; it will last a few months.

Image & recipe from the camillestyles.com blog!

Citrus Mint Hand And Foot Soak

warm water

Epsom salts

sliced citrus fruit

mint leaves

Fill a large bowl with hot water and add grapefruit, orange, lemon, and lime slices to create a refreshingly tart aroma. You can also add fresh mint leaves to have a clean and invigorating aroma, and a handful of Epsom salts will help to relax tired and achy muscles.

Photo & recipe from the ashleybrookenicholas.com blog!

2-Ingredient Avocado Hair Mask

This DIY avocado hair mask will leave your hair feeling stronger and shiny.

1 Avocado

3 tablespoons Olive Oil

  1. Half an avocado, remove its pit and skin and put it in a bowl. 
  2. Using a fork, mask the avocado until it is a thick paste with only a few small pieces.
  3. Add the 3 tablespoons of olive oil and stir till fully combines. 
  4. Apply the mask to your hair using your hands or a makeup brush. It will be messy, so do this over a sink.
  5. Cover your hair with plastic or a towel and allow the mask to stay in your hair for 20 minutes. 
  6. Shower and wash your hair. 
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