Get Spa-licious at Home
Posted on December 30 2014
Feeling a bit burned out? Everyone deserves a little pampering—and with these amazing, natural bath salts, soaks, scrubs, and masks, it’s easy to de-stress and unwind right at home. Forget the spa and turn your bathroom into a relaxation mecca by following our step-by-step DIY treatment guide.
STEP 1 Soak away the day.
We love Fig+Yarrow Herbal Steam, which turns our tub into a giant, warm cup of botanical tea. The seasonal blends are designed as facial steams (also amazing!) but you can strain the resulting tea and add to your bath. Another great bath soak:
Neroli Cypress High Atlas Bath Soak by Red Flower, which uses Dead Sea salt, clay, cedar atlas, neroli, moroccan blue tansy and bergamot to detoxify and revitalize.
STEP 2 Detox your complexion.
Smooth on Laurel Detox Facial Mask, which deep-cleans as well as reduces irritation, leaving skin refreshed and clear. Made with French green clay, chamomile, aloe, marshmallow and lavender, this mask has to be mixed with water to create a paste. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then apply warm moist towel for the last 1-2 minutes.
STEP 3 Wash your cares away.
While you let the steam from your bath penetrate your mask, suds up with Japan Yuzu Mimosa Sea Algae Wash by Red Flower. In one sensual step, your skin will be cleansed, healed, purified and moisturized.
STEP 4 Scrub, scrub, scrub.
The cane sugar sloughs off dead skin, while cocoa, coconut and shea butters smooth and protect. Great to use all over, but be sure to give extra focus to rough spots—elbows, heels, knees, and legs.
STEP 5 Moisturize.
Now that you’re skin is smooth, keep it hydrated. Slather on Graydon Hand + Foot Relief to help heal and soften dry, calloused hands, heels and elbows. But don’t stop there—this aromatic cream can be applied anywhere you need a moisture surge—including your lips!
Quick to absorb and non-oily, its spa-like scent will refresh you while the anti-microbial properties will kill germs that cause odor and infection.
STEP 6 Keep it going with aromatherapy.
Inhale a few drops of one of H Gillerman Oil Blends.
One hundred percent USDA certified organic essential oils, the Tension Remedy and Stress Remedy blends will instantly rejuvenate you. Smooth a few drops on your temples and at the nape of your neck.