I fantasize about getting away to a spa with my girlfriends, but as a momista-of-four a full-on getaway just isn’t in my cards most of the time. Luckily I have a good trick for getting some much-needed R&R without ever leaving the city (or even the house!): the staycation. If you’ve read my book celebraTORI, then you know that one of my favorite ways to treat myself during a busy week is by setting up a relaxing at-home spa day. In celebraTORI, I share all the details for hosting a spa brunch, from invitations to food to favors. I can guarantee that it will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed, all in the comfort of your own home. But even if you only have a couple hours to chill, you can treat yourself to my DIY body scrub. It’s super inexpensive and only takes minutes to make. Here’s the recipe…


Homemade Body Scrub

  1. Choose a salt: sea salt, Epsom salt, kosher salt, or even table salt. Fill half of a small bowl with it.
  2. Pour oil over the salt until it is saturated. Oils that work well include almond, coconut, grapeseed, safflower, and avocado, but there’s no need to run out and buy a fancy oil. Any cooking oil you have in your kitchen will do the trick.
  3. Add about a teaspoon of honey—but it’s your scrub so feel free to play with measurements.
  4. Sprinkle in your favorite dried herbs—like lavender, rosemary, and crushed rose petals.
  5. Mix the ingredients well.
  6. Put in a mason jar, tie with a ribbon, and a tag for gifting.

How do you make time for a little pampering?

Share your tips with me below. And don’t forget to check out celebraTORI for even more home spa day tips.


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