The ultimate guide to a relaxing home spa day
In this blog post, we'll explore some easy and natural ways to create your own spa day at home.
First things first, start as you mean to go on by creating and embracing the spa ambience. Go offline, light the candles or add relaxing oils to your aroma diffuser. What the heck, do both! Now switch on some relaxing music or a classic 1980s hits playlist. Stay hydrated with some fizz or green tea. If you would like more hints and tips on creating a calm space check out our Creating a Calming Space at Home blog post.
Next, it's time to start your spa treatments. One of the easiest and most relaxing treatments you can do at home is to take a bath. Fill your tub with warm water and add some natural ingredients to enhance the experience. You can add Epsom salts to soothe sore muscles, or try adding diluted lavender essential oil to promote relaxation. Another great option is to add some dried herbs to your bath. Chamomile is known for its calming properties, while rose petals can help to soften and hydrate your skin.
After your bath, it's time to give yourself a facial. You don't need expensive products to achieve glowing skin. In fact, some of the best ingredients for your skin can be found right in your kitchen. Start by cleansing your skin with a gentle cleanser, then use a natural exfoliant to remove dead skin cells. One option is to mix together some oatmeal and honey to create a natural scrub. The oatmeal will gently exfoliate your skin, while the honey will provide antibacterial benefits.
Once you've exfoliated, it's time to apply a face mask. There are many natural ingredients you can use to create a mask that will address your specific skin concerns. For example, if you have dry skin, try mixing together some mashed avocado and honey. Avocado is rich in fatty acids and vitamins that can help to nourish and hydrate your skin, while honey provides antibacterial benefits. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, try mixing together some bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar. Bentonite clay can help to detoxify and clarify your skin, while apple cider vinegar helps to balance your skin's pH levels.
Now it's time to pamper your hands and feet: Regular hand washing and hand sanitizer means that, for many of us, our skin and nails have seen better days and need a little TLC. We have a couple of simple natural recipes to treat and nourish both your hands and feet.
Safety first:- It is always important, whenever you are making your own skin care products, to do a patch test for allergies or irritation, and avoid sensitive areas or broken skin. If you are pregnant or have underlying health conditions seek medical advice before using essential oils.
Homemade Recipe For Sweet Smelling Feet and Toes
Giving your feet the TLC they deserve. You can choose a simple massage using a natural oil, such as coconut or almond oil. Massaging your feet can help to promote relaxation and relieve tension throughout your entire body, or go for all out with a good foot scrub.
Fabulous feet: This uplifting scrub will have you chilled out and your feet summer ready at the same time. This is a simple yet luxurious recipe.
You will need:
A small bowl and glass jar (this recipe makes enough for a few treatments)
200g of Epsom salt
20g of sodium bicarbonate
10g of solid coconut oil
Instructions: In a small bowl, simply blend all the ingredients, leave enough for this treatment and place the rest into a glass jar. Get a bowl of warm water and soak your feet for 5 to 10 minutes. Pat dry your feet and gently massage into your feet and ankles, leave for a couple of minutes to absorb. Once finished rinse off in warm water, and gently towel dry and then apply your favourite foot cream.
To pamper your hands: A light, nourishing oaty scrub to increase circulation, smooth skin and rejuvenate.
You will need:
A small bowl
1 tablespoon of finely ground oats or oatmeal
2 teaspoons of caster sugar
2 teaspoons of almond or coconut oil (or other blending oils such as jojoba or wheat germ if you have them in your cupboard
Instructions: In a small bowl, blend the essential oil with the blending oil and mix together with the oats and sugar. First, clean and pat dry your arms and hands, then gently massage into your hands, lower arms and elbows, leave for a couple of minutes to absorb. Once finished, rinse off in warm water, gently towel dry and apply your favourite hand cream.
Finally, it's time to relax and give your body some TLC. Try doing some gentle yoga or stretching to release tension in your body. You can also try using a foam roller to massage your muscles and promote relaxation.
So next time you need a little bit of pampering, try these easy and natural spa treatments in the comfort of your own home.