A trip to the spa is like a mini vacation, a restorative, calming break from the hustle and stress of everyday life. If you love the nourished, pampered feeling you get after leaving the spa, we have good news: With a few clever DIY preparations, you can set up your own spa day at home!
The best part? You can craft lavish skin and hair treatments with a natural, affordable ingredient we bet you’ve already got in your pantry: Idaho® russet potatoes! As much as we love baking, frying, roasting and eating them, these versatile veggies are loaded with important vitamins and minerals like potassium and Vitamin C that benefit your body inside and out.
Potatoes are incredibly effective for softening, brightening, and reviving your skin. In fact, potatoes have been prized for their skin-soothing properties for centuries in a number of global cultures, including India and indigenous communities in the Andes mountains.
Ready to make your own Idaho Potato Spa Day? Grab your fluffiest robe, cue a chill playlist, light a candle and treat yourself to one (or all) of these luxurious treatments, you deserve it!
Brightening Potato Honey Face Mask:There’s no need to splurge on expensive, chemical-laden masks from the drugstore when you can make one from common kitchen ingredients! This creamy combination will give skin a lovely glow, while gently exfoliating and tightening pores.
Potato Puffy-Eyes Treatment: Cucumbers might be the “spa day” cliche, but potatoes are an equally potent tool to reduce dark circles, brighten skin and soothe that under-eye puffiness!
Nourishing Potato Hand Mask: Cold weather, frequent hand washing and sanitizing, along with harsh chemical products can take their toll on our hands. Redness, irritation and dry skin will all be soothed with this luxurious 2-ingredient potato hand mask.
Moisturizing Potato Aloe Hair Treatment: The same nutritional properties in potatoes that benefit skin can also work wonders for your hair! Add a dose of cleansing moisture to your scalp and shine to your tresses with this gentle, effective treatment.
The next time you need to unwind and enjoy an afternoon of self-care, try these treatments from the comfort of your own home! You might get a little hungry after a day at the home-spa, so be sure to check out our amazing database for healthy, seasonally inspired Idaho® potato recipes.
Make sure you’re buying genuine Idaho® potatoes, and always look for the “Grown in Idaho®” seal.
Search here for your local retailer: Where to Buy Idaho® Potatoes