If stress is your middle name, then read on for our ultimate guide on how to have a luxurious spa day at home. It’s probably true to say many of us associate ancient spas with Roman baths and with good reason, the Latin for Spa is salus per aquae which translates to health through water. What better way to relax and calm the senses than with a luxurious mineral filled bath.
When we think about Spa’s we automatically think, calm, relax, detox and with that in mind let’s have a look at how you can achieve a state of relaxation and harmony at home.
A Relaxing Bath
First of all, run yourself a warm bath and add some magnesium flakes, magnesium helps to relax muscles and effectively replace magnesium lost in the modern diet. You can also add a few drops of Lavender essential oil, lavender is a good choice because it calms the mind and body.
Create a Calm Atmosphere
If you’re a rock chick you probably need to tone it down a bit, try for calming and relaxing music that will encourage you to relax. A little mood lighting will most definitely add to the tranquil effect, light your favourite scented candles to achieve this.
The more candles the better just don’t light too many so your local fire brigade will call round!
It’s all about the Face
We recommend using activated charcoal purifying facemask to remove impurities such as dirt and oil. Enriched with China Clay and an exclusive blend of organic extracts such as Aloe Vera Juice and Echinacea, this mattifying and nutrient-rich facemask adds a renewed radiance to your skin.
Don’t forget to place some cucumber on your eyes. Cucumber has an anti-inflammatory effect that helps with reducing puffiness around the eyes.
Banish the dead skin
You can make a lovely cheap and effective body exfoliator with sugar, base oil, and a few drops of essential oils of your choice. Try one that compliments your skin type; we especially like the ones below.
- Frankincense essential oil for improving skin tone and treating aging skin it’s also used for reducing scar tissue.
- Lavender, works for all skin types having a balancing action on the skin. Try lavender if you suffer from eczema, psoriasis, acne, or dermatitis.
- Jasmine essential oil is said to soothe the nerves and produce a feeling of confidence and optimism, while also restoring energy.
Revitalize your Hair
Most of us tend to overlook our hair during a home spa treatment, truth be told it’s just as important as the rest of our body. Always use a shampoo that has a PH balance of 4.0 to 5.5 and try to avoid Parabens and SLS.
You can make a gorgeous PH balanced shampoo from Coconut Milk and Aloe Vera Gel. Packed full of vitamins and minerals it’s sure to make your hair silky, soft, and look fabulous!
Relax and Unwind
After you’ve pampered and preened yourself to a heavenly bliss, wrap yourself in a warm fluffy dressing gown with a glass of lemon water. Listen to some calming music or watch a feel-good movie you know you deserve it!