If you’re so tense your shoulders are up to your ears, it’s time.
When your to-do list keeps you awake at night, it’s time.
When you start to tell yourself that you need not a one, but a two-hour massage, it’s time.
It’s time for an at-home spa day.
How to Create an At-Home Spa Day
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Set the Mood
First, unplug. Turn off your phone or at least put it on do not disturb. Then retreat to your bathroom and fill your tub. For an extra relaxing bath, add epsom salt and a few drops of lavender essential oil to the water. And of course, add some bubble bath.
While the tub is filling, wash and exfoliate your face, then apply your favorite mask.
Next, turn off the lights, and turn on some relaxing music. Try the spa music station on Amazon Music, Pandora or Spotify…whichever you use.
Light candles or turn on the diffuser. Use a few drops each of lavender and eucalyptus for a spa-like scent.
Soak in a Spa Bath
Before you step into the tub, give your body an invigorating dry brush to stimulate your lymphatic system and exfoliate your skin.
Now you’re ready to soak in the tub. Relax there for at least twenty minutes to get the full benefits of the epsom salts. You can use a body scrub to exfoliate those extra dry spots. Then, lather up with a sea sponge loofah for a luxurious experience. Be sure to remove the facial mask once the allotted time is up.
After your bath, wrap yourself up in a snuggly robe, or not.
While your feet are still damp is the perfect time to pamper them with a pumice stone. I’ve found a pumice stone to be the best at smoothing your skin. Follow with a moisturizer for your feet and body.
Enjoy an Spa-like Facial
Next, spritz rosewater toner on your face for a super refreshing and hydrating effect. You can repeat this step up to seven times for ultimate hydration.
Once your skin is dewy fresh, gently pat a vitamin c, or other treatment serum on your face. Follow that with an under eye moisturizer. Finally, apply a facial oil or moisturizer to your face, neck and hands.
Once you’re done, your body will feel so relaxed, your skin will glow, and your mind will settle. All without having to leave the house or spend money.
See you in class,
p.s. A note about essential oils. If I’m going to be putting an oil in or on my body, I use Young Living. For making DIY cleaners and diffusing, I use Aura Cacia, Now, or Grove Collaborative essential oils.