Green Spa Treatments

March 16, 2013 7:00:35 AM PDT
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, you can see green everywhere you look. Of course, you can eat greens for your health, but you can also use them for a do-it-yourself spa treatment.

Sasha Chiglo, manager of LUSH Water Tower (, came into our ABC7 studio to show us how to make these treatments. While these are not for sale at LUSH, but are DIY beauty recipes from LUSH ( co-founder, Helen Ambrosen, the company does of course offer other beauty products.


Avocado Hair Mask
Fresh herbs (such as rosemary or thyme) or fresh rose petals, jasmine or lavender
Olive oil
4 ripe avocados
2 lemons
Runny honey
Flour (barley flour, wheat flour or millet flour) or finely ground oatmeal

- Take a couple of sprigs of fresh herbs such as rosemary or Thyme and soak overnight in 50g of olive oil. Alternatively, you can use fresh rose petals, fresh jasmine or lavender.
- When ready sieve the oil to remove the herbs / flowers.
- Take 3-4 ripe avocados, mash and press through a sieve.
- Stir the infused olive oil in to the avocados and mix well.
- Squeeze the juice of 2 lemons and 50g of runny honey to the preparation.
- Take flour such as barley flour, wheat flour, millet flour (which is the most nutritious) or very finely ground oatmeal and add enough to make a paste.

Hair Mask Usage:
Apply to dry hair, take sections of the hair and apply the preparation with fingers massaging into the scalp and roots of the hair.
Wrap cling film or a towel around the hair and leave for 10 - 15 minutes.
Rinse well, shampoo the hair and apply a little bit of conditioner to the ends of the hair.
Rinse again.

Hair Shine Treatment
1 tablespoon apple juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice

- Mix the two juices.
- Discuss the benefits of apple juice and lemon juice and how they help to give hair a natural shine.
- Have juices pre-measured in bowls and make sure to have raw ingredients on display (lemons & green apples on display)

After shampooing and conditioning, apply to hair, leave on for a minute and rinse.