Some say that in order to relieve stress and improve the skin, spa visits should be done on a monthly basis, at the minimum. That’s great if you can afford it. How much can that cost, you wonder? $300 and up. That’s how much you can spend for a day of pampering services at your local day spa. While it’s ideal to treat yourself to a relaxing day at the spa every month, most of us just can’t afford it. But there is hope! You can treat yourself to a spa day at home for a fraction of the cost. Here are 10 products that you can use to create the perfect spa day right at home.
To start your at-home spa day off right, pour yourself a nice cup of hot tea. Tazo Calm tea is a blend of soothing chamomile blossoms, fragrant lemon balm leaf, pink rose petals, spearmint and sarsaparilla. Plus, it’s caffeine free. All of these ingredients are known to have a calming affect to help you relax, relate, and release.
Candles are a must-have for creating the spa feel at home. Soy candles are better to use than paraffin because they burn cleaner and they’re easier on the planet. While paraffin is a by-product of petroleum, soy candles are made from soybean oil and beeswax which are two renewable resources. Sereniti handcrafted soy candles come in several amazing scents that you are sure to enjoy.
Sereniti body scrubs come in a variety of exciting scents and are made with all natural ingredients. What I love about these body scrubs is that they are based in solid shea butter and not oil, so you don’t have to worry about making a mess. My favorite scents are Serendipity and Cherry Pop, but all the scents are amazing. I also love their Happy Feet scrub formulated specifically for relieving sore feet.
Naokeidoe’s Charcoal and Clay Detox Soap is excellent for those with combination to oily skin. This cleansing bar includes Bamboo Activated Charcoal along Naokeidoe’s proprietary clay blend with Tea Tree and Lavender essential oils. Detoxifying, it acts like a magnet to draw out and absorb toxins and impurities.
BNude Essentials’ whipped body butters are made with all natural butters like Shea butter and mango butter. They’re also made with almond oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, and essential oils. My favorite scents are Island Coconut Cream and Flower Passion.
This mask contains manuka honey, which has been used for centuries to heal and improve the appearance of the skin and heal. The mask gently remove impurities from the skin, calms irritation, replenishes & heals the complexion. Perfect for all skin types, particularly sensitive skin, maturing skin, and adult acne.
Alikay Naturals’ founder Rochelle, also known as YouTube blogger BlackOnyx77, created her hair, body, and skin care line to include all natural and organic ingredients. Dead Sea Salt gently exfoliates dead dry skin, while the antioxidant rich blend of Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E nourishes the skin deeply. It’s great for softening and protecting it against any damage. Green tea extract soothes and detoxes your skin to reduce the effects of aging.
BNude Essentials uses certified organic granulated sugar, certified organic coconut oil, almond oil, vitamin E, and honey in this lip scrub. It gently removes dry dead skin from your lips, leaving them soft and supple.
Sweet Trinity bath soaks are made with Dead Sea salt mined from the Dead Sea in the Middle East. These bath soaks are rich in minerals and help draw impurities out of the skin. Use this in your bath water, or just to soak your feet before doing your pedicure.
These multi-purpose oils can be used for several things and come in a variety of formulas depending on what you need most. Pour into warm water to create a fragrant bath. Gently rub into skin after shower or bath to restore moisture and protect against environmental stress. Warm in hands to use as a therapeutic massage oil. My favorite varieties are the Lavendar & Wild Orchid and the Argan Oil & Raw Shea.
These are just some of my favorite products that I love to use when I need some ‘me-time’ on a budget. I hope that you are able to find some of these products or something similar so that you can enjoy some peace of mind in the comfort of your own home.
Let us know below what you typically do to unwind.