At Home Spa Tips
Ideas and hints for creating a spa experience in the comfort of your own home.
Create a mini-spa haven in your home. It can be an entire room or a
corner of your den, bedroom or bathroom. Consider the senses as you
arrange the area; add things like candles, flowers, special
photographs, soft throws and pillows.
aware that paraffin candles scented with synthetic fragrances can
contribute to indoor air pollution. To breathe a little easier, select
candles made from natural waxes, such as soy or beeswax, scented with
pure essential oils or naturally derived fragrances.
marbles or small river rocks in the bottom of a basin of warm water to
combine a foot soak with a massage. Roll your feet over the stones or
marbles to ease tired feet and soothe the muscles.
a romantic bath, create a trail of freeze dried rose petals leading to
the tub, and float some of the rose petals in the tub. Scent the
bathwater with rose bath oil, and enjoy some quality time.
products with the seasons - during cooler times use
warming/stimulating scents such as ginger, lemongrass, vanilla and
cardamom to warm you up. During warm weather, cool off with mint,
citrus and light floral scents.
a relaxing environment with candles - just a few strategically placed
candles can set the tone for a soothing environment. And, of course,
everyone looks fabulous in candlelight!
hydrosols instead of drying alcohol based toners. Simply mist over the
face after cleansing and before applying moisturizer. You can also
carry a bottle with you during the day and lightly mist your face for a
freshening pick-me-up that's great for your skin.
- Store wrapped bars of soap or bath teas in your lingerie drawer to lightly scent your linens.
to recent studies, the scent of jasmine can help you sleep well. It was
shown to be extremely effective at soothing and calming so you get a
night of restful sleep. It is also a very romantic scent.
- Use organic lavender sachets throughout your home to freshen closets, drawers and pillows.
a pretty bowl with organic lavender buds and place in your entryway, on
a nightstand, or anywhere you'd like to freshen the air.
fall and winter months, bring the greenery of nature indoors with fresh
flowers, plants, herbal wreaths and stalks of bamboo.
nail oil containing tea tree, a great antifungal and antibacterial oil,
into cuticles daily to keep ragged, torn cuticles at bay.
you travel a lot? Create a home spa feel while you're on the road. Pack
essentials that will keep you feeling calm & centered: photos, a
travel soy or beeswax candle, bath salts, oils, lavender essential oil,
hydrosol and a lavender herbal eye pillow to calm and soothe you to
sleep in an unfamiliar environment.
Invest in Spa Tools for home such as brushes, sisal mitts and a terracotta scrubber.
tools will help you exfoliate and smooth dry skin away, so you can feel
fabulous, even when you don't have the time to indulge in a day at the
create a deep conditioning pack for hair or leave on a deep
conditioner. Take a damp towel and warm in the microwave - check the
temperature to make sure it's warm not hot. Wrap your head and allow
the conditioner to really sink in for at least 15 minutes.
wash hair as usual. Your hair will feel silky smooth and
re-moisturized. Plus, it's a great excuse to set aside 15 minutes of
time for you.
a break from TV, radio - invest in some soothing music that you enjoy:
nature sounds, light jazz, classical, yoga/meditation.
a small vase of fresh flowers on your desk or in your workspace.
Flowers can really give you an emotional lift, brighten things up and
bring the outdoors in.
create a scrub in a pinch, mix a bath salt with a bath oil until you
have the right consistency. Then, scrub with a circular motion to whisk
away dead, dull skin.
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