Bring a touch of spa into your home
A little pampering is more important than ever due to our busy lifestyles. The good news is that de-stressing has never been easier as what once was considered as luxury, namely time spent at a day spa, be recreated at home, as we can turn our bathroom into a wellness sanctuary.
Here are few tips on how to create a spa-like experience in your own bathroom and restore your sense of well-being
Scent is often what we notice as soon as we enter the spa. Even if an aroma is very personal, some scents have the power to calm your mind immediately. Lavender is frequently used.
Another simple tip for relaxation is to dim the lights. Lighting a candle will recreate ambiance of a spa and will help the mind and body to relax as science proves that light has an impact on our mood.
Science proves also that Essential oils hold properties that naturally help your mind and body to relax. Ylang ylang, geranium, camomile and lavender essential oils have relaxing and soothing qualities.
Love Light Life Candle
Love Light Life is the perfect candle to recreate the spa experience at home. With its blend of geranium, ylang ylang and lavender essential oils, renowned for their relaxation and soothing properties, it creates a wonderful, instant scent of spa.
Herbal tea is the obvious choice, but some prefer a fizzy drink, a glass of champagne. Choose what feels right to relax your mind.
Background music is important. Silence can invite your brain to fill itself with cluttered thoughts, but you don’t want anything too overpowering. Finding the perfect spa playlist is now easy with ready-made lists. Before the music starts, stop notifications on your phone then take 1 minute or so to relax with a simple breathing techniques.
Bathing is proven to reduce the stress hormone, cortisone and to stimulate the release of endorphins and also to reduce blood pressure. Add some bath salts, preferably sea salts which are rich in minerals such as magnesium to nourish your skin.
Prior to entering the bath, you could use a bamboo bath brush with your favourite body gel to exfoliate the skin and boost the blood flow. During the bath, a gentle massage motion can stimulate lymphatic drainage which will help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Bath oils and a body scrub are also recommended.
A cleanser then facial mask rich in hydrating extracts will help to purify and bring a healthy radiance back to your skin. A jade roller from your chin to your cheekbones is a nice lymphatic massage and will definitely ease away any tension.
All good spa sessions finish with a warm towel with nice slippers. Applying body lotion helps to rehydrate the skin at the end of the treatment. You can then lie down on your bed with a nice lavender eye pillow mask.