So, then why not create a spa day at home? You can find the natural ingredients right in your kitchen or cupboards for the perfect at-home spa day.
Exfoliation is essential to making your skin look and feel fresh and clean. The process of exfoliation works to clear dirt and excess skin cells from the top layer of your skin. For a natural exfoliator concoction, all you need is some oatmeal (about 2 tablespoons) and baking soda (about 1 tablespoon). Mix the ingredients together with warm water until it forms a spreadable paste. Massage the mixture on your face for two minutes before rinsing. This particular recipe is perfect for sensitive skin.
Soaking in a tub of warm water can cure the many aches and pains that build up over the course of a day. If you want to turn a regular bath into a spa-like experience, bath salts are your answer. Create your own with 3 cups of sea salt, 1 cup of Epsom salt and an oil of your choosing, such as the relaxing scent of lavender, rosemary or chamomile. To make it even more special, add dried rose petals to the bath.
Eye De-Puffing Treatment
The stress of a long day’s work can lead to poor sleep habits. To make matters worse, you wear your sleep on your face, like a scarlet letter in the form of bags under your eyes. To remedy this, you can either use cucumbers or tea bags to keep away puffiness and redness from your eyes.
With the cucumbers, slice two (or more if you desire) thin pieces and place them over your eyes. With the tea bags, dampen the bags in lukewarm water. You can also soak cotton squares in the tea itself and place an ice pack (or even a bag of peas) over your eyes to reduce swelling.
For anybody who wears uncomfortable shoes or is on their feet all day, your feet will likely let you know how tired they are by swelling, leaving you miserable. As rest can only do so much to help the pain, your feet will likely still hurt the next day if you don’t do something to properly care for them.
Create your own foot soak with 2 cups kosher salt, 1 cup Epsom salt and a tub of warm water. Make the foot soak even more relaxing by putting in a few drops of essential oils, like lavender or rosemary.
Finding Additional Products
While it might be difficult to replicate high-end products from most spas, there are many treatments that you can do at home. Find a recipe that has a soothing scent for the best overall experience.
Spa days don’t have to be saved for those special occasions or when you can no longer take the aches and pains that stress have caused you. As long as you have a fully stocked kitchen, you can find the ingredients to make the concoctions for your own special spa day.