Relax with Welk: DIY Face Mask & Bath Salts Recipes

by: Suzanna Kincaid | June 18, 2018

It’s always important to take a few minutes to enjoy a little pampering and self care. But you don’t have to go to the spa for the ultimate chance to relax and rejuvenate. There’s no better time to do so than when you’re staying in the luxurious villas at Welk Resorts. We found some great DIY face mask and bath salts recipes you can make yourself and bring with you during your stay. As always, if you have allergies or sensitive skin, we recommend testing a small amount first, just to be safe!

Not confident in your DIY skills? To avoid a Pinterest fail, our INSPIRED program offers onsite workshops, providing all the materials needed to create some relaxing concoctions you can take back to your room and enjoy. Keep reading for all the details!

Papaya & Honey Face Mask

Papaya & honey diy face mask

Photo by Beauty Munsta

Sit back, relax, and give your skin a refreshed look with the natural enzymes from papaya and the natural acne reducer honey.


  • 1/2 small papaya, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Mash papaya in a bowl with a fork until it forms a smooth pulp. Mix in honey. Apply to clean, dry skin and allow to sit for about 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water, pat dry, and apply moisturizer. Leftovers can be used on neck or stored in refrigerator for future use.

Oatmeal DIY Face Mask

If you spent a little too much time in the sun or want to soothe irritated skin, oatmeal is a great, calming option that can also act as a gentle exfoliator.


  • 2 tablespoons raw oats
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 banana

Mash the banana into a paste in a small bowl. Add the oats and honey and mix. Spread mixture onto your face and then massage into the skin for about 3 to 5 minutes. Leave mask on for approximately one hour, then rinse with warm water, pat dry, and apply moisturizer.

Chocolate Face Mask

Chocolate DIY face mask

Photo by Say Yes

For a delicious, edible DIY face mask, you can combine antioxidant-rich cocoa with great sources of moisture like avocado and coconut cream.


  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream or avocado
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons oats

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Apply to clean, dry face and let sit for 10 minutes. Rinse with cold water, pat dry, and apply moisturizer.

Coffee Tumeric Mask

Coffee and turmeric DIY face mask

Photo by Alluring Soul

Coffee isn’t just a great way to keep yourself perky. It can also keep you looking fresh on vacation and soothe puffy eyes with this simple DIY face mask!


  • 2 tablespoons ground coffee
  • 2 tablespoons turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt

Mix ingredients together in a small bowl. Apply a thin layer over entire face, making sure to put it under the eyes. After 20 minutes, wet a towel with warm water and use the damp towel to gently wipe off mask. Rinse face with cold water and apply moisturizer.

Rosemary Lemon Epsom Salts

Rosemary and lemon homemade bath salts

For a light, refreshing soak in the tub, enjoy the fresh scents of lemon and rosemary with the gentle cleansing power of baking soda.


  • 3 cups Epsom salt
  • 3/4 cup baking soda
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil
  • 3 tablespoons rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons lemon zest

Combine epsom salt and baking soda in a bowl. Mix in half of the lemon oil until evenly mixed. Add remaining drops and finish mixing. Mix in rosemary and lemon zest and store in an airtight container.

Oatmeal Lavender Bath Soak

Soothe irritated skin and tame a pesky sunburn with a gentle oatmeal bath soak that relaxes you with comforting lavender.


  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons dried lavender buds
  • 1/2 cup baking soda

Combine all ingredients and add to a food processor. Grind for about 3 minutes until the texture becomes fine and powdery. Place mixture into an air-tight container and store in a cool, dry space.

To enjoy a relaxing bath, pour about a third of the mixture into warm water and soak for 15 to 30 minutes.

Tea & Epsom Bath Salts

After a long day out and about, relax sore muscles and help loosen stiff joints with a warm soak in Epsom salts infused with calming teas.


  • 2 cups Epsom salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup body wash
  • 1 tablespoon peppermint tea
  • 1 tablespoon chamomile tea
  • 8 drops essential oils

In a bowl, mix together epsom salt and tea leaves. Once mixed thoroughly, add body wash and mix until evenly distributed. Gradually stir in olive oil and essential oils until well mixed. Place in a sealed container and store in a cool, dry place.

Bubble Bath

Ingredients for homemade bubble bath

Photo by Hello Glow

Take a little time for yourself and sink into a luxurious bubble bath that helps your stress float away.


  • 1 1/2 cups mild liquid body soap
  • 1/3 cup vegetable glycerin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chamomile essential oil
  • 3 drops vegetable food coloring (optional)

Combine all ingredients and mix until completely combined. Pour into sealable container.

Welk Makes Pampering Easy

If you’re looking for a fun chance to make your own spa kit while staying with us, we’ve got the perfect INSPIRED For You activity. With Make Your Own Spa at Welk Resorts San Diego, you can come to a private, relaxed class where we’ll provide all the materials you need plus easy, step-by-step instructions. For as little as $5, you can make your own DIY face mask, lip balm, bath bomb, body scrub, or makeup remover. Book your stay at Welk Resorts San Diego today to indulge in a little you time in our luxurious villas. If making spa products is not for you, there’s even a full service day spa right on property!

We hope this post inspired you to treat yourself a little. 💆🏻 Let us know in the comments below which recipe you’re most excited to try!

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2 Responses

  1. Danielle says:

    I tried the make your own spa products class it was fun. I wish I had taken a picture of the recipe for anti-aging essential oil recipe. Is there any way I can get a copy of it?

    • Welk Resorts says:

      Hi Danielle, we’re so glad that you enjoyed our Make Your Own Spa activity at Welk Resorts San Diego! Here is the recipe for our anti-aging serum:

      2 tablespoons Almond Oil
      2 drops of Lavender essential oil
      2 drops of Frankincense essential oil
      2 drops of Helichrysum essential oil
      2 drops of Sandalwood essential oil
      3 drops of Geranium essential oil

      We hope you get the chance to make the recipe again!

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