Whether it’s been a stressful day or week at work, or even just a long couple of hours walking around the mall. We all need to treat ourselves to some pampering now and again. Looking for a new spa to go to can be a bit hectic. You end up scrolling through endless reviews and price lists. Plus, finding free time to go can be difficult. It all becomes quite stressful! When really, you can relax and indulge yourself with many spa treatments without having to leave the house.
So, dim the lights, light a candle and put on your favourite robe. Here are 5 at-home spa treatments to help you de-stress and unwind. Alexa, play spa music.
Himalayan Charcoal Mask
This clay mask from The Body Shop is a thick mud mask. Its vegan formula enriched with charcoal, green tea leaves and tea tree oil. Charcoal is fantastic for absorbing excess oils and purifying the skin. Picture it like a magnet. It’ll help pull out any impurities and dead skin cells by deep cleaning your skin. Goodbye, clogged pores! Another incredible ingredient in this mask is tea tree oil. If you didn’t know, tea tree is antibacterial and can help fight off blemishes! The tea tree oil in this mask gives your skin a little tingly feeling, leaving your face feeling fresh and cool once it’s washed off.
In my opinion, the best part of this mask is the little pieces of green tea leaves. These are such a fabulous antioxidant whilst adding a bit of exfoliation when applying the mask. Plus, green tea has anti inflammatory properties, so it’ll help reduce any redness or irritation you may have. It’ll leave your skin feeling energized and smooth.
Pixi DetoxifEYE Eye Patches
Didn’t manage to get at least 8 hours of sleep? These cruelty-free eye patches are a lifesaver. Pixi has spared us from puffy, tired-looking eyes and dark circles. These hydrogel eye patches are so quick and comfortable to use. You’ll see instant results in just 10 minutes!
Pixi’s DetoxifEYE eye patches are infused with soothing cucumber and coconut to nourish your skin, caffeine to energise the skin and help de-puff your under eyes and Hyaluronic Acid to keep your skin hydrated. All of these ingredients are a wonder for making you appear more awake. Plus, these ingredients are perfect for how sensitive your under eyes are, so you can use them every day! They also provide a relaxing and refreshing cooling effect on your eyes.
Each pot contains 30 pairs of under-eye patches. For easy application, these eye
patches come with a spatula to help you gently separate and lift each patch. It’s
very handy! You’ll find yourself reaching for these whenever you need an instant
appearance boost. Time to treat yourself to a bit of an upgrade from just putting
cucumbers over your eyes!
DIY Hair Mask for Soft and Shiny Hair
I think sometimes we forget that our hair needs more than just shampoo and conditioner. This DIY hair mask will help hydrate your hair as it’s full of 4 brilliant ingredients. It’s also super easy to make at home and will give your hair the TLC it deserves.
One of the main ingredients is avocado, which is excellent for moisturizing and coating your hair cuticles as it’s full of fatty acids. This mask also has honey, olive oil and coconut milk. Honey has superb antioxidant and antibacterial properties, which will help keep your scalp healthy and prevent any scalp infections. Olive oil is rich in vitamin E, so it’ll make your hair stronger and prevent hair fall. Did you know that coconut milk promotes hair growth? It can even get rid of dandruff and help restore dry hair. You’ll have healthy-looking hair in no time! Here is how you can make this DIY hair mask!
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1/8 cup of coconut milk
- You can either use a hand mixer, blender or just a whisk to combine all the
ingredients until it is a smooth consistency.
- Now, apply the mixture to your hair. For best results, start from the roots and
work your way down to the tips of your hair.
- Once you’ve applied it to your hair, wrap and clip your hair up. I’d
recommend leaving the mask on for at least 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes is up, shampoo and condition your hair as usual.
Try incorporating this mask as part of your hair care routine at least once a week for
silky and nourished hair.
NCLA Beauty Matcha Tea Sugar Lip Scrub
This sugar lip scrub is my go-to when I feel my lips need a bit of a pick me up. It’s the perfect treatment for dry lips. The formula is 100% natural and vegan. It’s gentle and helps exfoliate your lips, getting rid of dead cells without stripping away any natural oils.
The NCLA Beauty lip scrub has a gorgeous and fresh matcha scent. I love it! This lip scrub is full of ingredients that are super beneficial for moisturizing and softening your pout. Agave nectar, cocoa butter and vitamins C and E all in one pot!
If you are after a product that will help enhance your natural lips, this is for you. It’s such a treat for your lips. Even after one application, your lips will be noticeably hydrated and supple. You can even use it to prep your lips before applying any lip products.
DIY Lavender Foot Soak
This DIY foot soak is my favourite whenever I’m looking to de-stress and relax. It was not until recently that I discovered I could get all the enjoyment of a spa foot soak at home. Nothing better than soaking your feet whilst watching your much- loved show on Netflix. It brings a whole new meaning to “Netflix and chill”.
This 2 ingredient foot soak is so effortless to do but has many unreal benefits. What I love most about this particular soak is the use of lavender oil. Lavender oil has such a calming scent, which is why you often see it as the main ingredient in several sleep remedies. Another bonus is its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
Here is what you need to make this marvellous foot soak!
- 10 drops of lavender oil
- ½ a cup of Epsom salts
- A large bowl or container which is large enough to be able to soak your feet
Pour all of your ingredients into a small bowl and mix it with a spoon to
ensure the lavender oil is thoroughly mixed.
- Now, fill your chosen container with just enough warm water to cover your
feet and ankles.
- Take the mixture from your small bowl and pour it into your container filled
- Once the salts have dissolved, you can now soak your feet for up to 45
Foot soaks with Epsom salts help with any sore aches you may have from standing all day as it increases your circulation. This DIY foot soak will have your feet feeling soft and exfoliated. You can use it at any time during the day too. Although, I love using it just before going to bed, as the lavender scent helps to get me ready for my slumber!