Have An Inexpensive Spa Day At Home
Source: Open Talk Magazine 15/02/2011 22:30:00
Let’s face it. This economy isn’t what it used to be. We are all struggling in one way or another. Women are trying to play all the roles. We are mother, wife, doctor, teacher, housekeeper, chef, and chauffer- all while holding down a full-time job. It is truly a lot for any person to take on. So it is time to take a moment; gather the senses and do something nice for ourselves. And what is a good and inexpensive way to do this? A spa day at home!
It’s cost efficient and easy to do. You can walk right into your very own kitchen to get most of the ingredients, but even if you need to shop for a few things, you will still be saving quite a bit compared to a commercial spa. So here are a few tips you can do to help you relax, save money, and feel beautiful at the end of it all.
A basic spa day at home should consist of: aromatherapy, body scrubs, exfoliation, moisturizing, facial, massage, and relaxation. So let us start with body scrubs and exfoliation. A great simple way to make a homemade scrub is to take sugar or salt and mix it with an oil of your choice. Sounds simple right? That’s because it is! Your options are endless. You can use any oil you have laying around your kitchen. Everything from olive oil to avocado oil is an option. However, vegetable oil does leave your skin feeling very greasy and doesn’t work well if you have oily skin.
Mixing just enough oil with your sugar or salt to dampen it and rub into your skin is too easy not to try! This will slough away dead skin cells which is called exfoliation. But if you wanted to mix in different scents, it is easy to do. Most arts and crafts stores sell essential oils and all of them have their own medicinal purpose. Simply grab a scent you prefer, add a few drops into the mixture and just like that; you have an enhanced scented exfoliation scrub.
Aromatherapy can be used by simply taking an old fashion bath. However, instead of adding your every day bubble bath, try adding your favorite essential oil into your hot water. Find a soothing scent, like lavender, vanilla, sweet orange or spearmint. It will help your muscles to relax as you rejuvenate all of your senses. Most importantly, don’t forget the candles!
Making a good moisturizer is just as easy. Simply locate pure Aloe Vera at your favorite health store and mix it with almond oil. Aloe Vera is a natural moisturizer and healer that will coat the skin, thus will last all day until washed away. It works beautifully and will make your skin glow! And as always, adding the essential oil of your choice can boost that home moisturizer to a new level.
As for a facial, grind up oatmeal to complete dust and mix with a bit of oil and lemon juice, you can create a perfect and simple facial remedy. Not only is this remedy good for acne, but it is also helps to tighten and moisturize all at the same time!
These are all simple ways that you can treat yourself at home. Have the husband take care of the kids for a couple of hours so you can take the time to enjoy it.
As for the massage, this is the time we ask our significant other to offer their services with a nice shoulder and back rub. By the end of the day, you will feel more relaxed, your skin will be glowing, and you will feel beautiful-all by just taking the time to pamper yourself.
To sum it up, a spa treatment at home is good for your nerves, your skin, and your pocket book!