6 easy DIY spa treatments from Canada's bloggers Pamper yourself from head to toe as five bloggers share some of their favourite treatments that are guaranteed to make you go spaaaaaaah. By Erica Rae Chong 2014-06-25 15:02:52 6 easy DIY spa treatments from Canada’s bloggers Slideshow View Slideshow 6 easy DIY spa treatments from Canada’s bloggers Replay This Slideshow Next Slideshow Previous Next By: Photo: © Copyright View more galleries Bath, England: 14 reasons How to plan a Mother's Da 10 best Canadian spas for Mint lime foot soak Treat your feet to a refreshing and moisturizing foot soak or use it as a pre mani-pedi treatment.Angie Pitre, an Edmonton-based blogger at Echoes of Laughter, said, “As a busy mom, my feet are often sore at the end of the day, so I was looking for something that made my feet feel better and smelled refreshing. I love mint and it’s such an invigorating scent. I also love the smell of lime, so I thought that the two scents, along with Epsom salts, would be a perfect way to treat tired tootsies."What you'll need:- 2 cups of Epsom salts- Zest of 1 lime- 2 to 3 drops of peppermint essential oil- 2 to 3 drops of lime essential oil- Green food colouring (optional)Step 1: In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well.Step 2: Sprinkle salt mixture into a foot spa appliance or a dishpan filled with warm water.Step 3: Soak your feet while enjoying your favourite TV show or while reading a book. Avocado hair mask We've all been there, battling frizz in the summer and dry, dull locks in the winter. Adele Miller, a Toronto blogger at dellie.co, recommends an avocado hair mask to get damaged hair soft and shiny again."My hair feels incredibly soft and is so much shinier. I’m really happy with the frizz reduction results too. Admittedly, I still have more flyaway hairs than I’d like, but I’m sure had I blown dried my hair versus letting it dry naturally, they could have been tamed," Miller says. "Regardless, I’m happy with the results and can now go about my day not hating my hair."What you'll need: - 1 avocado- 1 egg- 1-2 tbsp lemon juiceFor longer hair, double or triple the recipe as neededStep 1: Slice the avocado (the riper the better) in half and remove the seed.Step 2: Scoop the flesh into a bowl and mash it with a spoon until smooth.Step 3: Add the egg and mix it until fully combined.Step 4: Add the lemon juice slowly, a little bit at a time, until you reach the consistency of yogurt.Step 5: Wet your hair and towel dry it so it's not dripping.Step 6: Take a scoop of the hair mask and work it in from the roots of your hair to the tips until you've coated all of your hair.Step 7: Allow the mask to sit for 20 to 30 minutes, then rinse it out. Shampoo and condition your hair as usual. Vanilla sugar body scrub Not only does this scrub exfoliate your skin leaving it moisturized and supple, it smells good enough to eat!"I did a full test by using it all over my body, including my face. Hello silky smooth skin! I can’t stop touching myself. That sounded way kinkier than it is," Miller said.What you'll need:- 1/2 cup white, granulated sugar- 2 cups brown sugar- 1/2 cup sunflower oil- 1 tbsp honey- 1 tbsp vanilla extractStep 1: Combine and mis both sugars until they are blended.Step 2: Stir in sunflower oil until it's completely incorporatedStep 3: Mix in honey and vanilla extractStep 4: Rub onto skin then rinse.For a coarser scrub, substitute the regular-grained brown sugar with coarser turbinado sugar. If you do, Miller suggested using the coarser scrub for the body only, as it may be too abrasive for your face. Eucalyptus and rosemary Epsom salt soak If a foot soak isn't enough, immerse yourself in a relaxing, full-body Epsom salt soak with eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils. The hot water helps release muscle tension and improve circulation, the Epsom salts help detoxify your body and the eucalyptus and rosemary, well, they just smell really good.What you'll need:- 2 cups of Epsom salts- A drizzle of eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils (or replace with your favourite scents)Step 1: Pour the Epsom salts into the tub under a running tap.Step 2: Add a few shakes of eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils.That's it! You can now "soak blissfully in your DIY Epsom salt soak heaven until you’re pruney-fingered and dozy," said Liza Herz, blogger at Beautygeeks. Sweetheart nail art No spa day is complete without a manicure. Why not grab your girlfriends and try out this adorable sweetheart nail design from Beauty Editor? Michelle Villett, founder of Beauty Editor, wrote, “Even if you swear you're over nail art, you've got to make an exception for [Jin Soon Choi’s] three-colour mash-up of tone-on-tone hearts. So much more sophisticated than what’s clogging up my Pinterest feed this month.”What you'll need:- Base coat- Top coat- Three different nail polish colours (For best effect, select three colours in varying shades from one colour palette.)Step 1: File and shape your nails into a natural square or rounded shape and apply a base coat.Step 2: Apply the lightest shade of nail polish on the entire nail bed.Step 3: Using the middle shade, begin on one side of the nail about a quarter of the nail bed from the top and create a subtle curve towards the middle of the nail. Repeat on the other side, taking care to intersect the two curves at the center of the nail.Step 4: Using the darkest shade, repeat step 3 beginning at the middle of nail bed and intersecting both curves at the centre of the nail. Fill in the shape below these last two curves.Step 5: Finish with a high--shine top coat.Nail polishes used: JINsoon Power Coat JINsoon Nail Lacquer in Dolly Pink JINsoon Nail Lacquer in Coral Peony JINsoon Nail Lacquer in Coquette JINsoon Top Gloss Meyer lemon and blueberry buzz smoothie While you're busy exfoliating and moisturizing your body, don't forget to take care of what's inside! This tangy, antioxidant-rich smoothie from Simple Bites packs a nutritious punch and is so simple to make.“My children and I love berry smoothies and I'm always looking for ways to up the vegetable count. In this creation I was able to include both carrot juice and avocado without any complaints. Win!” said Aimée Wimbush-Bourque, a Montreal-based blogger and editor of Simple Bites. "I definitely feel energized after drinking my Blueberry Buzz!"What you'll need:For 1 to 2 servings- 2/3 p carrot juice- 1 ½ cups frozen wild blueberries- ½ avocado- 1 Meyer lemon, scrubbed- 1 tbsp liquid honey- 1 tbsp white chia seedsStep 1: In a blender, combine carrot juice, blueberries and the avocado. Blend on low to medium speed until the ingredients are broken down.Step 2: Turn off the blender and remove the lid. Zest the entire Meyer lemon into the blender and add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to the smoothie.Step 3: Add the honey and the chia seeds. Replace the lid and blend until smoothStep 4: Pour into a glass, add a straw and serveCheck out our guide on planning the ultimate spa getaway.