How does a day of pampering sound like to you?
Lavishing in a high-end treatment spa is something that we all long for at one point or another.
But did you know that you can get the same effect if not more by using the tricks I’m about to tell you?
Low-cost, easy, and above everything, safe.
Life is not just about work and the stress that comes along with it.
To be productive and energetic you need a break.
All doctors know that a sufferer of any disease needs to relax and feel good to heal faster. So if you want to achieve a better health – you need to be kind to yourself!
However, you don’t need to spend a lot of money for that. After all, happiness is about the little things.
Showing appreciation for the temple that is your body can seem hard at first if you’ve never thought about it before.
I assure you though, that if you start loving your body and nurture it, the rewards will be boundless.
This is why I want to treat yourself with these at home spa treatments.
Home Spa Treatments
You will need:
- 5-10 Drops of Essential Oil
- 2 Cups Epsom Salt
- 1 Cup of Baking Soda
- A natural moisturizer
- Add 5-10 drops of essential oil (lavender for example) to 2 cups of Epsom salt.
- Add the previous mixture to a standard tub full of water.
- Ideally, you want the water quite hot as we are looking to create a nice sweat.
Tip: Add 1 cup of baking soda (approximately 6.3 ounces) if:
- Your bath water is not filtered.
- You want to neutralize chemicals like chlorine.
- You want to increase mineral absorption.
Immerse yourself in the water, all the way up to your neck. You want as much of your body underwater as you can. Close your eyes, do some breathing exercises, and soak for at least 20 minutes.
Once you are done soaking, rise out of the tub very slowly and cautiously. You may feel a little dizzy and light-headed; this will go away as you shower off quickly with lukewarm water.
It is important not to use harsh soaps or shampoos as your pores are open and will just absorb the chemicals found in those products.
Furthermore, because this is a detox bath after you pat dry your skin, you may apply a natural moisturizer like body butter, Shea butter or coconut oil and some aluminum-free deodorant.
- Do not eat immediately before or after taking a detox bath. Instead hydrate yourself with filtered water before and after.
- Allow time after your bath to rest and rejuvenate.
Use this less-known spa treatment to polish your skin.
Apples are notorious for their nutritional benefits.
They contain 85% water, are high in potassium, vitamins A, and C.
However, did you know they also contain malic acid, an exfoliating enzyme useful for removing dead skin cells and surface dirt.
For a youthful glowing skin, you need:
- 2 tbs. brown sugar
- 2 tbs. granulated sugar
- 1 tbs. fresh apple puree or applesauce
- 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Directions: Mix all ingredients, stirring well.
In the bath or shower, apply the scrub to your skin in a circular motion, using a washcloth, bath gloves or a loofah sponge.
Pay special attention to rough spots like elbows, heels, and knees. Rinse well, and follow with a rich natural body lotion.
You can do one of the treatments once or twice a month, never at the same time so that you benefit from each individual treatment.
What is your skin regimen?
Tell me all about it in the comment section below.
To your health!