There’s nothing more relaxing than a full-body spa day. Getting some good TLC for your body can vastly improve your health, both mentally and physically! The most obvious benefits to a spa day are a better mood, less stress, and more peace.
However, this peace dissipates quickly, when you realize that unless you’re reading ALL the ingredients on EVERY product, you really don’t know what the heck is going into your pores and then, your bloodstream.
What you put onto your skin, absorbs through the layers of your skin and into the bloodstream. When I learned that, I decided to look for natural alternatives that I could do right at home. This way, I’m always absolutely certain about what goes into my body.
If you’re like I was, and you’re looking for a natural alternative for your self-care and beauty regime, you’ve come to the right place. Just for you, I’ve created an All-Natural Spa Day Routine that you can do at home! It covers everything, from head to toe, and all the ingredients I used were grown on my farm or are organic.
Not only are these treatments healthier than most of the ingredients in popular spa skincare lines, but they’re also so much more cost-effective, which is a huge bonus! Even when a spa is totally natural, which is becoming more popular, a full-body spa day could cost you hundreds of dollars.
So, get your robe and slippers, put on some spa music (or maybe, your favorite movie), and light some candles. It’s time for your at-home spa day!
A great way to set the tone of a good at-home spa day to start with some aromatherapy! Get some scented candles or essential oils. You can fill your whole house by boiling a pot of water with a couple of drops of essential oils like peppermint, eucalyptus, or lavender.
Scalp Massage & Hot Oil Hair Treatment:
We’re starting off with a nice scalp massage and hot oil treatment for your hair. Hot oil treatments allow the oil to penetrate through the hair shaft, to help moisturize and repair it. This brings life back to dry and damaged hair and gives it a shine boost.
Coconut oil, in particular, is a well known natural moisturizer for both your hair and your skin! The lavender essential oil helps to soothe your scalp and promotes healthy hair growth.
1 cup of Coconut Oil
5 drops of Lavender Oil
Heat up the oil and add lavender essential oil. Make sure the temperature of the oil isn’t so hot that it burns. Your scalp is sensitive and burning it will hurt any hair growth in that area
Apply from your ends to your roots and then massage into your scalp. Keep massaging for 5-7 minutes. Massaging your scalp helps to boost its circulation, which promotes a healthy scalp, hair growth, and reduces headaches.
Put on a shower cap to retain the heat to your scalp (helping the oil penetrate the hair better) and leave for at least a half-hour. You can also leave this in overnight.
Make sure to rinse with warm water and to shampoo twice, to make sure you don’t leave any residue in your hair or scalp.
There’s no need to put any leave-in conditioner or oils after you do this because your hair will feel so incredibly soft and lustrous!
Facial (Part One) Baking Soda Scrub:
Your facial is a 3 part process. The first step is to exfoliate all the dead skin cells off your face, making room for new cells to grow. Baking soda is a natural exfoliant that is gentle and suitable for all skin types.
1 TSP Baking Soda
1 TSP Water
Start with a clean face
Mix ingredients until they form a paste.
Apply to your skin with your fingertips, moving in small circular motions.
Rinse off with warm water.
While your face probably feels so soft, try not to touch it too much because you don’t want any bacteria on your face for the next parts of your facial.
Facial (Part Two): Egg White Pore Strips
Time to get rid of those nasty blackheads! The key to keeping smaller, tighter pores is to keep them clean. For this, we’ll be using egg whites, which act as the adhesive for paper towel ‘pore strips‘ while your skin absorbs the omega-three fatty acids from the eggs white.
1 egg white
1 strip of paper towel, peeled into 1 ply and cut into strips
With a clean foundation or hair color brush, apply the egg white onto the chin, nose and t zone
Apply paper towel strips to the areas and then reapply more egg white over the strips.
Leave until completely dry and “rip off” (You won’t actually need to rip, they’ll come off pretty easily)
Wash face with cleanser and pat dry.
Don’t forget to keep your hands away from your face and to clean your brush, because you're going to need it for the final part of your facial!
Facial (Part Three) Turmeric and Milk Mask
The next part of your spa day is a nice, restoring facial. This mask is packed full of benefits, but the smell of turmeric isn’t for everyone. Personally, I don’t like the smell too much, but I still use it because turmeric helps heal facial scarring from acne and other anti-inflammatory benefits.
1 Tsp Turmeric (If you hate the smell of turmeric, you can swap it out with cinnamon, which has the same healing properties for your skin.)
½ tsp of milk
Mix ingredients into a thick paste.
Apply to the face, focusing on your problem areas like breakouts or scars.
Don’t forget your neck and décolletage, because they need TLC too!
Leave on for 10-15 minutes.
Wash off with cleanser, tone, and moisturize.
Now that your facial is finished, you can touch your face a little bit, just to feel the difference! Next, we’ll take on the rest of your body!
We’ve come to the final part of your spa day. When it comes to skincare; most people forget that the body needs as much lovin’ as your hands or face. Clothes may cover it most of the time, but your skin needs the TLC. This scrub smells like a bakery and leaves the skin soft like butter! The olive oil will nourish and moisturize your skin, so you won’t have to afterward!
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup olive oil
1 tsp vanilla
Mix the ingredients and immediately apply to your whole body.
Scrub in circular motions, concentrating on dry patches of skin.
Jump into the shower or a nice bubble bath to rinse off. Take as long as you’d like to keep the relaxation going.
The best part of doing this at home is the fact that you can take your time, do what you’d like, even if it’s nothing at all. You’re free to do this spa day as you want, even swapping a recipe or two!
The whole point of this is to relax and restore yourself YOUR WAY. I hope you’ve enjoyed my Natural Spa Day at Home Routine! If you want to see more Natural Beauty Recipes, read here. I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as your body will!
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Until next time, take care of yourself!