Want to Escape to Your Favorite Destination with a DIY Spa Treatment? I do! In today’s stressful climate, couldn’t we all use an escape? Just because you’re at home, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t treat yourself to a little pampering. From Cape Cod to St. Lucia, find below a way to escape to your favorite destination with a DIY Spa Treatment!


Satiate Your Sweet Tooth / Jade Mountain, St. Lucia


With more than 1,000 cacao trees on property, St. Lucia’s stunning Jade Mountain produces signature chocolate in an on-site Chocolate Lab and incorporates chocolate heavily into their spa programming with treatments ranging from a mocha massage to a chocolate facial, “Chocoodhara’ Ayurvedic healing treatments, a hot chocolate candle massage, and more.
“Chocolate really is a comfort food, it makes one feel good. Rich dark chocolate is a mood booster, it offers emotional comfort. Chocolate promotes positive feelings as it helps in the release of multiple peptides of the brain and gut. Dark chocolate helps in the release of endorphins that affects the brain and helps in inducing a calming and soothing effect. This DYI spa treatment has abundant aromatic flavor seduces our mood and relieves stress.” – Allen Susser, Chef and Chocolatier

Jade’s at-home chocolate facial recipe

1. Cleanse with cocoa powder and aloe vera gel mix (1 tbsp. of cocoa powder with 2 tbsp. of aloe vera gel)
2. Scrub away dead skin cells with a mixture of sugar, cocoa, and coconut oil
3. Mix chocolate and honey to make a face mask, apply liberally to skin.
4. After 15 minutes, rinse with warm water
5. Repeat as desired


Soak & Sip Your Veggies / Marriott Cancun Resorts

“From creating your own scrub to pranayama breathing techniques, there are a few ways to practice self care at home with ordinary ingredients you can find right in your pantry and make an amazing DYI spa treatment. Scientists say that taking a warm bath can calm the nervous system and makes blood flow through the body more easily. If you feel stressed, a herbal bath is the answer. If you have rosemary at home, the rosemary’s herbaceous scent will give you a boost. Start by filling your bathtub with warm water and adding a couple dashes of rosemary. You should start to feel the benefits right away. You can also complement your herbal bath with a green juice to detox. Use orange juice, green vegetables such as celery and cucumber. Add ginger and sweeten with honey or stevia if desired.” – Minerva Toledo, Marriott Cancun Resorts Spa Manager

Scrub Away the Stress / Wymara, Turks & Caicos 

When you think about a spa, the most common elements are candlelight, soft music, plush robes and slippers, and aromatherapy — if you have access to these items at home, it will be a great way to set the tone. I am also a big fan of making scrubs with items you are likely to already have at home, such as sugar, coconut oil and olive oil, and if you have essential oils, you can add a few drops.At the Wymara Resort Spa, we use a firming peel by the organic line, Éminence. These products are available online from the Éminence website and here’s something you can feel good about: Éminence plants one tree for every product sold. Our spa sales have resulted in over 1,400 trees planted.” – Christina Stephens, Spa Director

Wymara Resort’s Detox + Refresh Salt Scrub

*Naturally detox & purify the skin
1 cup coarse sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
1/2 cup of unrefined extra virgin coconut oil
For an uplifting scent – add 5-10 drops of grapefruit essential oil
For a calming scent – add 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil
Lime zest/lime juice optional


Don’t Forget Your Egg Whites! / Couples Tower Isle, Jamaica 

First, open up your pores with a facial steam by pouring hot water in a small bowl with a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Place face over the bowl and inhale. You can also dip your feet in warm water and take your relaxation to the next level by adding sea salt and a few drops of lavender essential oil to elevate your at-home relaxation DYI spa treatment. To make an at-home egg white firming mask, whip egg whites into a foam and leave on your face for 10-20 minutes. Rinse with cold water and moisturize.”- Denise Morrison, Couples Tower Isle Spa Manager



DIY Hair Mask / Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club | Cape Cod, MA

Natural ingredients for smoothing, softening and hydrating your hair


DIY Hair Mask from the Spa Team at the Beach House Spa
Self-care means prioritizing yourself every day. This extends beyond daily workouts and eating well. Try this DIY treat to combat dry, dull hair with a super simple DIY hair mask. Even better, throw a spa party and connect with some friends through a digital chat. Your hair will thank you for it! 
  • ½ an avocado
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil 
  • 1 egg
  1. Mix ingredients together
  2. Massage into your hair from root to ends and let sit for 15 minutes. 
  3. Rinse and dry as usual!

Feel Good Booster Shots & Smoothie Recipes / Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

Beet Immune – Brain Booster Shot
Serving Size: 10 shots
A concentrated shot of brain-boosting ingredients designed to stimulate your mind and taste buds. This shot helps to improve the immune system and stabilize the digestive system.
  •  2 pc beet
  •  1 cup pineapple
  •  1 ½ carrot 
  •  ½   lemon 
  1. Cut the ingredients in slices 
  2. Put all the ingredients into the juice extractor or blender mix and serve.
Apple Age – Shot
This shot improves blood circulation, promotes anti-aging, and is an anti-inflammatory. 
Serving Size: 10 shots
  •  2 pc red apple
  •  A dash of cinnamon 
  •  1 slice, peeled ginger
  1. Cut the ingredients in slices 
  2. Put all the ingredients into the juice extractor
  3. Mix and serve
Forever Young Smoothie
This smoothie contains antioxidants with fiber and improves the immune system.  
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 tbsp green tea
  • 1 tbsp amaranth
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • 1 lt almond milk
  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.

Divide between 2 cups and top with black berries, if desired.


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