Spa Day! Create a Spa in your home. Self-Isolation Series

In the last two years, I’ve really gotten into spa services and visits. I fell in love with facials and saunas. Not all of us have saunas in our homes but you can turn your room into a serene spa and relax. What a better way to spend an afternoon in self-isolation? There are a couple of things that you will need in order to make your room a spa.

  1. Face masks (either store-bought or you can make your own. I’ll include a couple of recipes below.)
  2. Footbath. (Again you can buy one or you can make your own with Epsom salts and warm water.)
  3. Scented candles in a relaxing scent.
  4. Spa music (You can find spa music playlists on YouTube, Amazon Music, Apple Music, and Spotify.)
  5. Comfy bathrobe & slippers
  6. Eye masks (store-bought or cut up some cucumber slices.)
  7. Fresh fruits & vegetables (Not only to eat but they come in handy for spa masks and spa water!)
  8. Create spa water and brew some non-caffeinated tea! (I’ve included some recipes below.)

Set up your space

The first thing to remember is that wherever you set up your spa it should be a very relaxing space. No tv, if there is a tv in your room make sure it stays off. Take the time to set up your space. Pick an instrumental playlist that is soothing. Light some candles and lower your overhead lights so that your room is warm and inviting.

Start your footbath by either filling up your tub or a large bucket for your feet to fit in comfortably with warm water and Epsom salts. While you’re setting up your space brew some herbal tea and make some spa water. Here are some herbal teas and spa waters that you can make for your spa day.

*Fruit Infused Detox Water 

There is an infinite combination of fruit and herb waters you can create for detox water. Here are some fruits and herbs with their benefits which you can use to create combinations to your taste.

  • Cucumbers – hydrating, reduces puffiness and flushes toxins
  • Lemons & Limes – detoxifies
  • Mint – reduces inflammation
  • Strawberries – high in antioxidants and provides an immunity boost
  • Basil – anti-inflammatory & anti-bacterial
  • Blueberries – high in antioxidants
  • Oranges – high in vitamin C
  • Pineapple – aids in digestion
  • Elderberries – packed with antioxidants & anti-viral properties

*Herbal Teas

There are a number of detox teas on the market that are perfect for your spa day at home. Herbal detox teas help to kick start your metabolism and who doesn’t love a warm cup of tea. There is something very comforting about tea, it promotes relaxation. Here are some you can order on Amazon or pick up at your local and I’ve added a recipe for a tea you can create at home.

  • Rishi Tea – Tumeric Ginger Herbal Tea
  • Teapigs – Clean N Green Detox Tea
  • Yogi Tea – Organic Detox
  • Fortnum & Mason – Elderflower, Strawberry & Rose Tea
  • Twinings – Superblend Detox Lemon & Ginger with Burdock, Root & Fennel
  • Pukka – Organic Cleanse
  • The Republic of Tea – Get Clean Detox Tea

Recipe: Lemon Ginger Detox tea

Benefits: Eliminates water retention, shrinks your stomach and boosts your metabolism.

  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 c. hot water
  • 1 tsp raw honey (can be eliminated)
  • optional additions: a dash of turmeric, a dash of cayenne, and a dash of cinnamon

 

Prep your masks

Now that you’ve got all your ingredients it’s time to get to prepping unless you’re using a premade face mask. Most masks will take a few minutes to prep if you’re making your own. Here are some homemade face mask recipes for your spa day.

Mask to hydrate and nourish

  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 handful of oats

Mix the ingredients together and apply to your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes then wash off with warm water.

Mask for Acne & Blemishes

  • 1 Tbsp Manuka honey
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dead Sea salt

Mix the ingredients together and apply to face with a foundation brush. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

Mask to Minimize Enlarged Pores

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • a squeeze of lemon juice

Mix together and apply to face with a foundation brush. Make sure to avoid lips and eyes. Keep on for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Once the scene is set…

Now that you have everything prepped, it’s time to relax. Pop on a face mask, wrap up in your comfy robe and let the soothing sounds wash over you as you unwind into the moment. Let me know what are some of your favorite face masks, herbal teas, and detox waters? Until next time.

 

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