I have a confession to make….. I am an anti-stressing, spa-loving, relaxation junkie and my only cure is an at-home spa day! Stress can tend to make a girl grouchy, so indulging yourself once a month to a head to toe spa session is the least you can do for yourself (and for others). Here are a few pointers to help you to release and unwind after a long week of work, and the boss, and the kids, and the dog, and in-laws and the….well, you get the point- it’s time for a mini get-away!
First, set the mood. Light your favorite scented candles and let the aroma work its magic. Archipelago Botanicals Pillar Candle in Luna is one of my favorites. Low lighting helps the body and mind to relax, so the dimmer the better. Next, playing soothing music will set the body into a relaxing rhythm. Try to avoid anything with lyrics because the words may make you want to cry, tense up or get upset. Using music that mimic sounds of nature will add that perfect spa like setting.
Before you hop in the tub apply a hair mask to soften those locks. Alterna TEN Hair Masque will give a luxurious treatment thought only possible in an upscale salon. The ten exotic ingredients smell absolutely divine; this is truly the crème del crème of hair treatments. Next, let’s pamper that pretty face of yours! Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Peel contains pumpkin enzymes, antioxidants and vitamin A to gently exfoliate and reveal a more radiant, refreshed skin. You’ll step out of your bathroom looking like you just got back from a weekend spa retreat.
Now to the fun stuff, the bath products! Find a great bath soak to use to loosen up any tense, tight muscles. Molton Brown Unwind Atoll Crystal Bath Soak is so indulgent; I start feeling relaxed just by looking at it. There are so many different types to use, there are; oil’s, salts, bubbles, powders, its fun to try something new each time. Once you’ve soaked in the tub and your skin has started to soften, try using an exfoliating scrub to remove any dead skin. Kerstin Florian Thermal Mineral Exfoliating Body Scrub contains thermal properties that warm when applied, releasing the fragrance of aromatherapy oils, leaving your skin soft, soothed and your mind calm and relaxed.
Once you’re lavished up in pamper-me-heaven, lay back with cucumbers over your eyes, and take a few deep breaths to fully relax. Let all your worries be left behind, this moment is for you to re-charge and recuperate; enjoy it, you will thank yourself later.
Products featured in this article: Archipelago Botanicals Pillar Candle in Luna, Alterna TEN Hair Masque, Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Peel, Molton Brown Unwind Atoll Crystal Bath Soak, Kerstin Florian Thermal Mineral Exfoliating Body Scrub.
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