Spa at Home
February 24, 2018
TREAT YOURSELF WITH A LITTLE PEACE AND QUIET AT HOME
Spa at home
Nothing is better than being able to relax at home. To create the perfect atmosphere. Dim the lights and use clean burning soy wax candles for pleasant lighting. Diffuse essential oils such as eucalyptus and lavender for their relaxing properties. Bring out your most luxurious fluffy towels, slippers and robe so you’ll have everything you need ready to go for the perfect pamper session. Finish off the mood with your favorite soothing music.
Star at the top! We often forget that our faces deserve a rest. Giving yourself a relaxing facial massage has multiple benefits. The first is that it stimulates the blood flow in the skin for a smoother complexion. Second, it can help move and drain lymphatic fluids to reduce swelling.
Using your first two fingers on both hands, start at the sides of your nose and continue pressing and releasing as you move your hands towards the tops of your cheekbones. Using the same movement, start at your inner brow and move across your brow bone until you reach your temple. Hold at the temple for a few seconds, and then move in small circles to release tension. You can perform the same pressure movement under the cheekbone as well. When you get to the hinges of the jaw, move fingertips in circles to release jaw tension.
Take a bath
Epsom Salt are the go-to answer for sore muscles, sprained ankles and any other reason you might want to soak in the tub. This naturally occurring mineral, also known as magnesium sulfate, can support your health in a variety of ways, including support for your nervous system. It’s not just some holistic hack or herbal hooey; there is sound scientific evidence behind why Epsom salts are good for us.
Winter can be hard on our hair. Humidity is low, so hair usually gets really dry. While we often let our hair air-dry in the summer, we’re likely to blow-dry it in the winter. And then, there is the use of styling tools such as straighteners. So, an easy remedy for all is the use of coconut oil (you can also mix it with honey – see recipe below) as a hair conditioner and moisturizer. You can leave it on overnight or condition with a heat cap if you are pressed for time. Coconut oil also provides shine and can help make the hair stronger.
Coconut Oil and Honey Hair Mask: For this recipe, simply pour honey and coconut oil into a pan and heat it on a stove until it’s melted. Allow the mixture to be cool to the touch and then apply it on dry hair, split ends and scalp. Massage with your fingers and leave it on for about 20 minutes before washing it out
Cream it up
For dewy skin, place your daily body lotion on top of a radiator or heating vent so it’s warmed up when you rub it on. There is nothing better than getting out of a hot bath and rubbing on the heated, soothing lotion. Your lotion may be a little bit liquefied so be careful when squeezing the tube!
By Elisabeth Masse