Spa treatments although lovely and relaxing, can actually be very costly, especially if you love to treat yourself at least once a month! A more frugal option is to recreate the spa experience at home. You could even opt to use natural ingredients in your treatments, which are low in cost, but have the benefit of not containing toxic chemicals. There is a plethora of information and recipes available online, this article aims to look at ways to create a spa experience at home, so that you can radiate with health and the “I’ve just returned from the salon” glow.
In this day and age the negative effects of stress can be damaging to our health. Our lives are filled with stress causing situations, such as stress in the workplace, not knowing the best credit card for bad credit, relationship problems and health issues. Spa treatments are very effective at relieving stress and tension. Try to incorporate regular spa treatments from home to help relax and rejuvenate yourself in order to cope better with stress.
Aromatherapy oils are extremely beneficial to our health and wellbeing. Different oils have specific benefits. There are oils that energise, oils that calm, oils that induce sleep and oils that can alleviate symptoms of colds. Each oil should be used at a particular strength and can be potent. Do research before using oils in their undiluted form, or buy prepared oils. There is plenty of information available highlighting the benefits of introducing aromatherapy into your life.
You can use aromatherapy oils in different ways. You could add a few drops to your bath or mix them with massage oils. Drops of lavender in your bedroom is known to improve sleep, fantastic for insomnia sufferers or if you find falling asleep difficult.
Manicure and pedicures
Manicures and pedicures are easy treatments that can be done from home. Use warm water to soak and soften your hands and nails before massaging with creams. Shape your nails to the desired length when softened and apply polish.
Do the same with your feet, but use a hard skin remover or a pumice stone after soaking your feet in the water.
If your nails appear to be stained, lemon juice is a fantastic natural product, which will help to brighten them.
Brown sugar is a fantastic exfoliator for rough skin.
Cucumber has fantastic moisturising qualities, great for cracked, dry skin.
Do you love the way your hair feels when you return from the salon? The stylist always manages to banish frizz and it always looks so shiny! Thankfully there are deep conditioning treatments that are available to buy to condition your hair at home. If you use them on a weekly basis you should be able to maintain the salon look for longer. Ensure you leave the treatment on your hair for the recommended time, for maximum benefit.
As a natural alternative to shop bought conditioning treatments, avocado and banana have deep moisturising properties and can be made into a deep conditioning treatment very easily..
There are many more ways of creating spa treatments at home. You could even have a spa evening with your friends to make the experience extra special! You could then either administer the treatments to each other or hire the expertise of a mobile spa therapist. Your health will benefit as well as your bank balance! .