Girls Spa Party

DIY Homemade Spa Party Recipes for Kids

 

Planning a special mommy and me day?  Having a sleepover or birthday party or a play date?  Don’t spend a fortune taking the kids to the spa when you can bring the spa to your house.   Spa activities are great for any occasion.  These recipes are quick and easy and will bring a smile to your little one’s face.  Read below for awesome DIY spa recipes for kids!

Remember these spa treats look good enough to eat, however, they are not edible. Do Not Eat

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Containers

I use mason jars as containers for many of the recipes below.  Here is a quick measuring chart for mason jars.

1 cup can fit in a half-pint Ball Mason Jar (when making these recipes with a group, I usually divide the mixtures into half-pint jars

2 cups fit in a pint-size Ball Mason Jar

4 cups fit in a quart-size Ball Mason Jar

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Body Scrub in Jars

Body Scrubs

How to use body scrubs:  Apply body scrubs to hands, feet, or body massage into skin and rinse with warm water.  Body scrubs are used to soften skin.

Body scrubs are a great take-home gift for birthday parties

The recipes below will make enough to fill one mason jar or two pint-size jars

Pink Sugar Body Scrub

Ingredients

Step 1: In a mixing bowl add sugar, honey, baby oil, strawberry, and vanilla extract mix together well until all ingredients are blended.

Step 2: Add a small amount of pink food coloring and stir.

Step 3: Add mixture to jar or container.  The body scrub will be ready to use for 1 week.

Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Ingredients 

Step 1: In a mixing bowl combine raw oats, brown sugar, and olive oil.  Make sure ingredients are mixed well.

Step 2: Pour the mixture into a container with a lid.

Orange and Honey Body Scrub

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons of orange juice
  • jar or container with lid

Step 1: In a mixing bowl combine sugar, honey, and orange juice mix until all ingredients are well blended.

Step 2:  Pour the mixture into a jar or container until you are ready to use.

Quick and Easy Body Scrub

Perfect for young girls!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of baby oil
  • Kool-Aid packet

Step 1: In a mixing bowl combine sugar and baby oil.

Step 2: Sprinkle a little bit of the Kool-Aid packet over the mixture.  Do not use the entire packet.  You just need enough to get a little bit of color and fragrance.

Step 3: Pour the mixture into a jar or container with a lid.

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Facials

Facials are so much fun for little girls.  These recipes below are made with natural ingredients that shouldn’t irritate the skin.  If you are going to facials as a group activity it’s important to speak to the parents to ensure the children do not have issues with the skin such as eczema or allergies.

How to use facials: Spread mixtures on the face avoiding the eye area.  Let sit for approximately 10 minutes.  Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel.  Facials help soften the skin and bring out our skin’s natural glow.

The Fruity Facial

makes enough for 3 girls

Ingredients

  • 1/2 papaya (peeled, sliced, no seeds, chilled)
  • 1/2 cups diced pineapple(chilled)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup green tea (cooled)

Step 1: Puree papaya and pineapple in a blender

Step 2: Pour papaya and pineapple puree in a bowl

Step 3:Add honey and green tea to the bowl and mix well.

Step 4:  Apply to face, leave on for 10 minutes.

Step 5:Rinse face after 10 minutes with warm water, pat dry with a towel.

Store leftovers in a jar or plastic container.  The mixture will last up to 3 days.

Banana Bread Facial 

Makes enough for 2-3 facials

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoon oats
  • 1/2 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour

Step 1: Grind oats in a blender until they turn into powder.  You can skip this step, it would be a little clumpy on the skin

Step 2: Mash banana in a mixing bowl.

Step 3: Add oat powder, orange juice, almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and flour to the mixing bowl with banana.

Step 4: Mix together until it is a paste-like consistency. If too liquidy add more flour, if too thick add more almond milk.

Step 5: Spread mixture on face avoiding eye area.  Let sit on face for 10 minutes.

Step 6: After 10 minutes rinse off the face and pat dry.  The mixture is only good for the day.  Throw away leftovers after use.

Berry Smoothie Facial 

Ingredients:

  •  1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 teaspoon almond extract

Step 1:Place yogurt, blueberries, honey in the blender.  Blend until smooth.

Step 2:Add vanilla and almond extracts to the blender and blend again.

Step 3: Spread mixture on face avoiding eye area.  Let sit on face for 10 minutes.

Step 4:  After 10 minutes rinse off the face and pat dry.

Step 5: Pour remaining mixture in jar or container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Girl holding body lotion

Body Lotion

Glitter Body Lotion

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unscented thick body lotion (any brand) or purchase a scented body lotion and skip the fragrant oils.
  •  5 drops of 2 fragrant oils (strawberry, cupcake, berry work great)
  • 1/2 cup clear aloe vera gel, food coloring(the color you want the lotion to be)
  • 1 tablespoon very fine craft glitter
  • 1 mason jar.

Step 1: Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl or large zip-lock bag(for less mess).  If using a mixing bowl – mix all ingredients together with a wooden spoon or whisk then spoon the mixture into a jar.  If using a zip-lock bag place all ingredients into a zip-lock bag and secure closed.  Using hands squish around until all ingredients are mixed together.  Snip off the bottom corner of the zip-lock bag and squeeze contents into a jar or container.

Step 2: Smooth lotion on arms and legs for a sparkling shine.

The glitter body lotion can last for up to one month.  For added fun, buy a ribbon from the craft store to glue around the rim of the lid or tie a bow around the rim.

Foot Lotion

Mint and Berry Foot Cream

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of mint leaves crushed
  • 1 cup strawberry yogurt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • Gallon size Ziploc Bags (to put feet in)

Step 1: In a mixing bowl combine mint leaves and strawberry yogurt.

Step 2: Place mixture in the freezer for 8 minutes.

Step 3: Add honey to the mixture and mix with a hand mixer until smooth.

Step 4: Rub onto feet and cover with a plastic bag for 15 minutes.

Step 5: Rinse off and pat dry with a towel for luxurious feet.

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Lip Gloss Recipes

Pink Lemonade Lip Gloss

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon pink lemonade mix
  • 2 tablespoons Vaseline
  • lip gloss containers    Recipe is enough to fill 2 lip gloss containers

Step 1: Place vaseline and pink lemonade mix in a microwave-safe container. Mix together well until smooth.

Step 2: Place the container in the microwave and heat for 15 seconds. Stir and microwave again for 20 seconds.

Step 3: Remove from microwave and mix with a fork until smooth. Let cool for 5-7 minutes.

Step 4: pour into 2 two small containers.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until solid.

Step 5:Using fingers spread onto lips.

Glitter Kool-Aid Lip Gloss

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons Vaseline
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened Kool-Aid any flavor (lip gloss will be the color of the Kool-Aid you can add a little food coloring to get more color)
  • cake decorating glitter (add to you get the amount of sparkle you like)
  • 2 small lip gloss containers or any small container with a lid

Step 1: Place Vaseline in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds.

Step 2: Add in Kool-Aid and mix well.

Step 3: Add in glitter and a little food coloring(a small amount) to get the sparkle and color that you like.

Step 4: Place into small containers to store.

Lip balm containers are available for purchase on Amazon.  I have spa parties all the time.  These lip balm containers are my favorite.  These are made of good quality and can also be decorated using sharpies and or stickers.

Lip Balm Containers

Little girl bubble bath

Bubble Bath

Milk Chocolate Bubble Bath 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup unscented baby shampoo
  •  Pint-size mason jar

Step 1:  Pour soy milk in a saucepan over low heat bring to a simmer.

Step 2: Once simmering remove the pan from heat and add in chocolate chips. Whisk until melted.

Step 3: Let mixture cool for approximately 1 hour.

Step 4:  Add 1 cup baby shampoo to the mixture.

Step 5: Pour the mixture into a pint-size mason jar.

Step 6: Pour 1/2 cup under running water in the bathtub.

Store mixture in the refrigerator, discard after 3 days.

Cherry Honey Bubble Bath

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unscented baby shampoo
  • 1 cup baby oil, 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 drops cherry fragrant oil
  • 2 drops of red food coloring
  • Pint Size Mason Jar
  • Mixing Bowl

Step 1:  Pour baby shampoo, honey, cherry fragrant oil, red food coloring in a bowl and mix thoroughly

Step 2: Next pour in the 1 cup of baby oil and mix again thoroughly.

Step 3:Pour the mixture into a pint-size mason jar.

Step 4: Add 1/2 cup under running water in the bathtub.

Beauty Bubble Bath Jelly

Ingredients 

  • 1 packet of unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup of unscented baby shampoo
  • food coloring of your choice
  • 6 drops of essential oil (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, jar or container

Step 1:  Make the unflavored gelatin according to the package.

Step 2: Add 1/2 cup of the unscented baby shampoo to the gelatin mixture.

Step 3:Add food up to 5 drops of food coloring to get the color you like.

Step 4 Add the essential oil and kosher salt mix slowly until everything is blended.

Step 5:Pour mixture into jar or container and put in the refrigerator for 4 hours to solidify.

Step 6: Your bubble bath is ready for use.  Simply pour about 3 tablespoons under running bath water and enjoy.

Bath Cookies 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of milk powder
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 5 drops of fragrant oil (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon very fine craft glitter
  • cellophane, and ribbon (for decoration)

Makes 12 bath cookies (non-edible)

Pre-heat oven for 350

Step 1:  Add all ingredients except glitter to the mixing bowl and mix until blended well. If the dough is too dry add a small amount of oil.

Step 2: Using hands (you can also use cookie cutters for shapes) make round cookies approximately 1/4 inch thick and place them on a foil-covered cookie tray.

Step 3: Bake for 10-12 minutes, let cool

Step 4: Wrap cookies with cellophane and ribbon to give as gifts.

To use: place bath 1-2 cookies under running water in the bathtub.

 

Spa Party Extras

Thinking about having an at-home DIY spa party?  Here are some tips for an awesome extra special spa party.

Tip 1: Remember to inform the children’s parents exactly when you plan on doing to avoid any unhappy parents later.

Tip 2: Purchase a robe, slippers, or spa headband for children.  You don’t need to go crazy and buy all three, one will be enough.  Check local dollar and discount stores, you can find great deals.

Tip 3: Pick three of the recipes above.  I have done several spa parties and in my experience three of the above recipes is enough to keep the children engaged and still leave time for other activities.

Tip 4:  Have other spa-type treatments available such as nail polish or make up for makeovers

Tip 5: When having an at-home party I always set up an easy photo backdrop so the kids can take pictures and selfies.

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