Spa Weekend at Home

Ah, the spa…in theory, it’s a completely relaxing and pampering experience. That is, until you book the appointment, get there, disrobe in front of strangers…you know the drill. Why not transfer your home into a scene of serene, and pamper yourself the way you know how! The good news is that you can bring a version of some luxury spa treatments to your home for a fraction of the cost.

Set the scene
Candles, reed diffusers and essential oils are all ways to make your bathroom look like a sanctuary for shooing away the stress! The right scent can really uplift your mood and make you feel like you’re away on a tropical island. If you’re up for some DIY, having control over mixing your ingredients for treatments means you can play around to see how your skin and hair reacts to various salts, oils, and herbs, which could lead to finding your “miracle” mix. Stay away from any essential oils that are too potent and stimulating (like lemongrass) unless you’re confident in your aromatic blending abilities.

Heat things up
Before jumping into the shower, stash your daily body lotion on top of a radiator or heating vent so it’s warmed up when you rub it on. I tell you, there is nothing better than getting out of a hot shower and rubbing on the heated, soothing lotion. Just be aware that your lotion will get much more liquidy when it’s warm, so it might rush out of its container faster.

Big up the Bath
Whether you’re at the spa or at home, bath time is a great opportunity to lift the aches and pains of your mind, skin, and joints. Bath bombs are a great way to fill your bath with nourishing and moisturizing butters, oils, and additional items. Customize them by adding a tablespoon of your preferred dried flowers and essential oils in overnight or condition with a heat cap if you are pressed for time. Coconut oil also provides shine, and some studies even claim that it helps penetrate the hair to make it stronger. Leave-in intensive masks and oils are another fantastic way to make sure that we get the care we need.

–Courtesy of Beautypress.com

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