There’s nothing quite like treating yourself at the spa, but sometimes it's hard to find the time and money to make it a regular habit. Your new solution: Bring the spa home to you! A little bit of R&R is essential and showing ourselves some love is a must! We’ve put together 6 simple ways to get your relaxation on at home! Happy Relaxing! 🛀💕
Source: Happily Grey
💕Rub a dub dub: in the tub!💕
Who doesn’t love bath time?! Taking some time for a bath can be therapeutic in so many ways... from curing muscle aches to simply just clearing your mind after a long day in the office. We’ve found some (surprising!) things around the house that you should add to your bath.
GREEN TEA BAGS detox + Anti-age
HONEY soften skin
JELLO hydrate + elevate mood
SALT relax muscles + reduce inflammation
LAVENDER relieve stress
LEMON Refresh, revive and shrink pores
GINGER detox + Cold & Flu relief
The power of smell! It is the one of our 5 senses that is so often underestimated! There are several studies on why scents play a big role in our daily mood and how they can elevate our relaxation, happiness, energy, and more. Aromatherapy is powerful ladies! Here are some of the most popular scents that promote relaxation.
According to a recent study, lavender slows down activity in the sympathetic nervous system where the body responds to stress. It is used to treat anxiety, mild stress, and insomnia giving people improved quality of sleep and relaxation.
Native to Italy, Bergamot is a fruit that is similar to a lemon. The oil is extracted from the peel of the fruit and has been shown to be useful in treating depression and uplift one dealing with anxiety and stress.
You can find notes of Bergamot in Harper
The tree of sandalwood is one of the best fragrances that promote relaxation and induce meditative states. Studies show that when a person smells the scent, the brain waves relax.
You can find notes of sandalwood in Audry
This scent gives off an uplifting, balancing, and calming effect on our bodies. Psychologists have studied the scent of mandarin and found that it creates a hypnotic effect soothing the anxious minds .
You can find notes of mandarin in Sofia Isabel
Source: Annabelle Breakey
“Mistress of the Night”, Jasmine, has captured poet’s imagination in the ancient times since the flower produces it's oil in the night time. Studies in Tokyo reveal that jasmine enhances mental alertness and is used often as an antidepressant.
You can find notes of Jasmine in both Audry and Sofia Isabel
Originating from the Philippines, “flower of flowers” or “fragrances of all fragrances”, Ylang ylang is an intensely sweet, floral and spicy scent that stimulates calmness. It can lower blood pressure and relieve palpitations as well.
You can find notes of ylang ylang in Delphine
While you're soaking your stress away in the bathtub, treat your tresses to a hair mask! Here are 3 DIY hair masks you can make with natural ingrediant found right in your kitchen.
Source: Sara Rose
FOR SHINY + SOFT HAIR 1 avocado, 2 eggs, 1 tbsp of honey, 1 tbsp of coconut oil
FOR STRONG + MOISTURIZED HAIR 1 tbsp of coconut oil, 1 tbsp of honey
FOR LESS FRIZZ 1 sliced banana, 1 tbsp plain yogurt, 1 tbsp Honey
It's not a spa without face masks (and man, are they a lifesaver! #notallheroswearcapes). Steam your face by putting a clean, steaming hot towel over your face for about 1 minute. This will open up your pores and prep your skin for best results.
💕Quiet your Mind with Essential/Fragrance Oils💕
DETOXED + CLEAR SKIN Mix 1 tsp Bentonite clay + 1 tsp warm water, 1-2 drops of lemon essential oil
BRIGHT + BALANCED SKIN 7 strawberries + 1 tbsp raw honey Blend until paste forms
MOISTURIZE + HEAL 1 tbsp raw honey, 1/2 tsp tumeric and a squeeze of lemon juice
Essential Oils and fragrance oils can be used to help you find balance and relieve tension. You can use an essential oil diffuser or add some fragrance oil to your wrists. Our fragrance oils, specifically: Audry, Delphine, Harper, and Sofia Isabel all carry notes like jasmine, ylang-ylang, bergamot and more that can help you relax!
💕Lock in the Moisture💕
After taking off your face mask you want to make sure to lock in the moisture. Use your favorite moisturizer! Some trending moisturizers that many beauty gurus have been loving are: Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream by Fresh, C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer by Sunday Riley, and Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion by Clinique.
This article was published on Posted on June 22 2017.