We all love a spa day. A day to fully switch off, get truly looked after and allow you disconnect and relax. But let’s face it – dedicating all that time to a full spa day can be hard to do, so sometimes the next best thing is creating the perfect spa day at home. From DIY spa treatments to relaxing bath tips, here’s how to create your very own blissful spa sanctuary.
You know when you walk into a spa and you feel instantly relaxed? They’re calm, soothing and free of all distractions, so try and replicate that atmosphere at home. Remove anything that could take your attention, such as your phone and computer. Dim the lights and diffuse essential oils such as lavender, chamomile, sandalwood, ylang ylang or rose to help you relax - try our Tranquil Blend Essential Oil or Comforting Blend Essential Oil. Play soothing, soft background music at a low volume and recreate that delicious ‘spa water’ by adding fresh mint and slices of cucumber to a water pitcher.
Cleanse your face and body as you normally would – use the Jurlique Calming Shower Gel Lavender for that spa feeling – and exfoliate your body by working your way upward using circular motions to stimulate circulation and slough off dead skin cells. If you’re having a bath, add Epsom salts to help relax your muscles and add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to harness the power of aromatherapy. Stay in the bath for at least 20 minutes, close your eyes and relax.
Restore moisture by slowly massaging in a nourishing moisturiser or body oils, such as our Rose Body Oil or Calming Body Lotion Lavender. Take your time on this step – think ‘spa pace’. Wait a few minutes for the moisturiser to absorb before putting on a bathrobe.
This is pampering at its finest. Apply a face mask that’s tailored to your skin concern (read our guide to face mask to find one that suits you) and sit back and relax for at least 10 minutes while you let it work its magic. If you have combination skin or more than one skin care concern, try multi-masking - you could apply one mask after the other (aka ‘layering’), or apply cream masks to different areas. Don’t forget those cucumber slices – the coolness helps to relieve puffiness and can give the eye area a real hydration boost. Once you’re done, rinse off your masks and apply your serum, eye care and moisturiser.
We tend to neglect our hands and feet but for a true at-home spa day, give them some TLC. Soak your feet in a bowl filled with warm water and use a pumice stone to buff away any dead skin. After soaking, remove your feet from the bowl, moisturise them and wrap a towel around them to lock in the moisture.
The skin on our hands is delicate, so use specially-formulated products to treat them. Exfoliate using our Purely Age-Defying Hand Treatment, soak your hands in a bowl of warm water, and finish by applying a hydrating hand cream.
A spa day can do wonders for our skin (and mind). Try setting one day (or evening) aside a month for a bit of at-home indulgence and make the most of aromatherapy and beautiful botanicals. Shop our range of natural products here.