As we’re all spending more time at home than anywhere else, amidst the chaos and stresses of the outside world, what better way to spend your time than having a spa day at home? Time to slap a bit of cucumber over your eyes, sink into a hot bath and relax to the calming sound of whale noises. Here’s a look at how to have a fabulous spa day at home, without breaking the bank…
Lockdown Spa Day Essentials:
Set the scene, you’re in the bathroom, you’ve prepared a hot bath and you’re ready to relax. You have some fluffy clean towels, a robe and have carved out some time where you will be undisturbed by the children or family members. So, what else do you need to create your very own spa day (or few hours) ? let’s take a look…
Apply: Natural Face Mask
Begin by applying a 100% Natural Face Mask, like the brightening face mask from The Jojo Company available from Scentsational. The Jojo Company create skincare made completely from nature, all their products begin with Jojoba as the main ingredient, as it contains skin benefiting properties. The Jojoba Company are committed to sustainability, boasting that their Jojoba crop is carbon negative, which means it actually removes carbon from the atmosphere as it grows. You can be reassured that there’s no chemicals, no animal testing, no animal derivatives, no artificial fragrances, no petrochemicals and no perfumes either, so it’s the perfect choice for a spa day at home or mini self-care moment.
Drink: Cucumber Water
No spa day would be complete without cucumber water, right? Cucumber water is inexpensive, quick and easy to make and contains a range of vitamins, antioxidants and is of course super hydrating. Cucumber water can help soothe your skin from the inside out.
Staying hydrated helps your body to flush out toxins and stay healthy, improving your complexion as well as countless additional health benefits.
Cucumbers are also high in vitamin B-5, which is used to treat acne. One cup of sliced cucumber has about 5% of the recommended daily value of vitamin B-5. So, cut up a cucumber into slices, add ice cubes and cold water and whip up a jug of refreshing cucumber water, ready to sip on during your home spa day.
Scent: Lavender Oils
Ideally you want your home spa day to smell fabulous. One of the most relaxing scents you can choose is Lavender. Lavender oil can benefit the skin in many ways, it’s known to help reduce acne and wrinkles. It can also be used to induce sleep and aid deep relaxation. You could add a few drops of Dr Bronners Lavender Pure Castile Soap to your bath and soak up the goodness. Alternatively, you could diffuse some Neals Yard Lavender essential oils to create a relaxing atmosphere on your home spa day.
Light: Natural Scented Candles
Light a candle and enjoy the smell as you relax in the bath. Buy your candle from an independent maker, that way you get t enjoy knowing that your money is supporting a local business as well as have a fabulous candle to enjoy. Cedar Lifestyle candles are all hand-poured in a small studio in Manchester, providing long-lasting candles containing only 100% natural soy wax. Cedar candles aim to help reset balance and bring moments of peace and tranquility to your home.
Listen: Relaxing Sounds
Sound can have a great impact on our nervous system. Sound can have a healing effect. You want to make sure you create a calming playlist that helps to soothe your soul and leaves you feeling relaxed. Of course, each of us respond differently to various sounds, so it’s vital that you choose a playlist to suit your taste. You might enjoy Calm Radio playing a selection of classic, jazz, whale and rain sounds designed to help you relax.
Recap: What you’ll need…
- Hot bath
- Fluffy clean towels
- Clean Robe
- Time to yourself (a few hours will do)
- 100% Natural Face Mask
- Natural Scented Candle
- Cucumber water
- Neals Yard Lavender Oil or Dr Bronners Lavender Pure Castile Soap
- Calming playlist
Designating just a few hours to self-care is paramount to maintaining your mental, physical and emotional wellness. You need to take time to calm your nervous system and recharge.
“Just when you feel you have no time to relax, know that this is the moment you most need to make time to relax.”― Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive