Ahh, remember the days when summer was spent sleeping in, hanging out with friends and going to the pool? Sadly, summers take a back seat in our lives once we become adults, and we’re lucky to get any time to relax or regroup. If you’ve managed to sneak a self-pampering spa visit into your usual routine — give yourself a pat on the back! You likely make self-care a priority for yourself, and that is a major victory. Now, for the rest of you struggling to find the time or money to shell out for a couple hours of “me-time”, THIS, my friends, is for you.
The first thing you need to do is to grab your calendar and a pen (not pencil, because you are not allowed to erase this). You are going to set a date with yourself. Find a one or two-hour block of time and write down SPA NIGHT! on your calendar. Yes, you can write down whatever you want here, but the point is that you are planning it into your schedule.
Now that you have that down, here is how you can pull off a seriously amazing spa night, right in the convenience of your own home.
Step 1: Set the Mood
Getting yourself in the right state of mind to relax is very important. The last thing you want is to be distracted during your pampering session. If a messy room or house is going to distract you completely, then get them done first. Otherwise, those chores can wait!
Create a space for yourself that will give you the time you need to just sit back and be in the present. Set up a diffuser with a relaxing essential oil blend, turn on your favorite calming Spotify playlist or some mindless tv show if you like background noise. Light a couple candles, and if you really want to woo wellness it up, burn some palo santo or a sage stick to help set your intentions for a relaxing experience –– and clear any negative energy along with it.
Step 2: Make Refreshments
No spa experience is complete without a refreshing beverage and healthy snacks. You could make some delicious “spa water” by adding some strawberries and mint into an infuser pitcher or make yourself a mimosa. Treat yourself! Set out a couple healthy snacks like fresh fruit, nuts, and a cucumber sandwich. Keep it easy but something you’ll look forward to after your session.
Step 3: Start with Steam
A DIY steam treatment is a great way to start your spa night because it really helps to open up your pores. Make sure you’ve cleaned your face and removed all of your makeup. For your steam facial, we recommend this Tea Tree and Lemongrass Oil water recipe. Tea Tree and Lemongrass are both antibacterial and detoxifying for your skin. The mixture of the two will leave your skin feeling completely refreshed. Here’s a quick and easy recipe:
What you’ll need:
- A pot of steaming water – almost boiling (but not quite)
- A towel
- 5 drops of Lemongrass
- 3 drops of Tea Tree
Bring your pot of water to near boiling point and then add the essential oils. Put your pot on the table. Make sure you have a placemat or something underneath to protect any surface from the heat. Hold your face above the pot and drape a towel over your head. Steam to your heart’s content, we suggest at least 5 minutes.
Step 4: Do a Face Mask
What spa experience would be complete without a luxurious face mask? There are many types of face masks that provide different benefits. From deep cleansing to moisturizing, there are tons to choose from. Our Dead Sea Mud Mask is one of the most natural and effective mud masks on the market and what we would recommend to anyone wanting to upgrade their next DIY spa night.
Our Dead Sea Mud Mask is unique because it combines the powers of multiple masks into one supercharged and super effective mask. This face mask packs extreme cleansing and detoxifying power using natural salts and minerals from our most pure Dead Sea mud. Bentonite clay and charcoal powder aid in toxin absorption, while the shea butter adds natural and soothing hydration.
Step 5: Finish With a Bath Soak
Your body is exposed to all kinds of toxins and pollutants throughout the day. A natural detox bath can really do your body (and soul) some good. Fair warning, it can be so totally relaxing that you might want to take a nap or even go to bed soon after you’re done. Set aside at least 30 minutes to let yourself enjoy a full soak and enjoy major relaxation. Here is a DIY bath soak recipe that will take your bath from okay, to “oh heyyyy”.
- 2 cups Epsom salt
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup bentonite clay powder
- 5-10 drops lavender essential oil (or your favorite essential oil)
Run your bath water as hot as you like. Add these ingredients and stir them around the bath water to dissolve. Let yourself soak for anywhere between 20-40 minutes.
Once you’re out of the bath, finish your spa time with healthy hydration for your skin and body. Lather yourself in a light, natural moisturizer such as sweet almond oil, shea butter, or even some olive oil straight from your kitchen cabinet! Then hop into your coziest robe or pjs, throw on some slippers and chug a full glass of water. Your body has just had some serious detox, so when you’re finished it’s very important to hydrate.
We hope you enjoy this spa regimen. If you try this at home, let us know how you like it, or send us your own favorite DIY spa treatment!