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DIY spa treatments formulated to entertain the kids during winter break

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Have the kids gone stir-crazy this winter break? There is only one week left in the holiday vacation, but with these DIY spa treatments, you can entertain kiddies at home for the duration and indulge your senses at the same time.

The wrapping paper has been torn to shreds, the Christmas cookies have been eaten and some of the children have gotten bored with their gifts. For the rest of the days not dedicated to family gatherings, New Year’s celebration and holiday traveling, Spafinder Wellness 365 has sorted a few budget friendly spa treatment ideas to keep the kids entertained without relying on television or technology.

All recipes below were created for Spafinder Wellness 365 by their partner The Lodge at Woodloch and treat the kids (and yourself) to an at home spa-day. Don’t worry if you don’t trust the eight-year-old to paint your nails or do your makeup. Spafinder Wellness 365 has included three recipes for indulgent spa treatments that are kid-friendly and mom approved. Best of all, these recipes feature ingredients you probably already have at home and include the essence of the holidays.

Gingerbread Body Polish leaves the skin soft and silky while warming the senses. You will need a quarter of a cup of olive oil, one cup of raw sugar, a half of an inch of fresh ginger, peeled and run through the food processor, and one quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract. Gently rub over areas of dry skin and rinse thoroughly for a sensational Christmas inspired DIY spa treatment.

Candy Cane Body Scrub is a cooling foot scrub that will soothe tired feet and leave you feeling invigorated. You will need a quarter of a cup of grape seed oil, one-cup raw sugar, five drops of peppermint essential oil or two drops peppermint extract and a half of a candy cane. Blend the ingredients in a food processor until the mixture is very fine. If you do not own a food processor, then place candy canes in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Mix all of the ingredients to form a paste and apply to hands, feet, elbows, knees, or other areas that need to be exfoliated; leave on for one to two minutes, and then rinse with lukewarm water for a Christmassy DIY spa treatment.

Orange Spice Foot Mask will hydrate and warm the feet. You will need a half of a cup of whole oats, a half of a teaspoon cinnamon, one quarter of a teaspoon cayenne pepper, three tablespoons warm water, one teaspoon oil of choice, one tablespoon honey, one half an inch of fresh ginger, peeled and grated, and one quarter cup orange juice. Mix all of the ingredients to form a paste and apply to the feet for one to two minutes, and then rinse with lukewarm water.

The above DIY spa treatments were provided via Spafinder Wellness 365.

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