Spa Day at Home
Transform Your Home Into a Spa Retreat with Black Elderberry
Have a Spa Day at Home
By Michelle Harris
I am always looking for ways to bring elements from the spa into my home! Who doesn’t want their home to be an oasis of relaxation and self-care? Now that we are spending more time at home, it’s even more important that we enjoy it and take time for ourselves. There are some easy things we can do to get that great “spa feeling” at home.
Set the Stage
We want our home to feel like a spa so start by de-cluttering your space for a more relaxing vibe. Spray an aromatherapy mist or use a diffuser. Get your fluffiest towels and robe together and add in some relaxing music. This will give you that wonderful feeling of walking into a spa without leaving your home!
Happy Hands (and Feet)
One of my favorite things when getting a spa treatment is those great gloves and/or booties they use with a rich moisturizer to keep your hand and feet soft. Wear them with your favorite heavy duty cream made for the body or hands and feet. Don’t forget the cuticles.
Many creams made for the hands and feet will contain essential oils like peppermint. This adds to the therapeutic benefit and smells incredible. Keep gloves or booties on for an hour while watching television, reading, or relaxing. For super soft hands and feet, wear gloves or booties to bed and wake up with baby soft skin.
Regular facials are one of the keys to great skin. I have become a pro with doing a quick at-home facial before shoots and any time I want my skin to glow. First, gently clean and exfoliate the skin. Next, every facial needs a nice steam to clear pores! This can be as simple as putting my face over a pot that has hot water steaming up.
After steaming, nothing feels better than a mask. Use a favorite brand or make a simple hydrating mask with aloe, avocado, and olive oil. This is a messy but easy mask, just combine 1 tsp fresh aloe, 1 tsp olive oil and ½ of a totally mashed avocado (it will stay on your face more easily). Apply and rinse after 10 minutes for glowing skin!
The final step in any facial is serums and moisturizer. Apply and your skin will look like you just left the spa!
No spa experience is complete without a wellness shot! Making your own at home is easy. I like a pineapple-lemon-Sambucol Black Elderberry shot. Pineapple juice is rich in digestive enzymes, lemon is wonderful at detoxification and Sambucol Black Elderberry syrup is rich in immune supporting antioxidants (and it tastes great!). It’s the perfect pick me up for an at-home spa day!
A tub full of bubbles always looks inviting. It’s the perfect way to relax and wash your cares away! Research even shows that taking a bath on occasion helps to decrease stress, fatigue, and muscle pain. Look for bubble baths with natural ingredients and essential oils. Ingredients like oatmeal and coconut are wonderful for soothing skin. Don’t forget to loofah and exfoliate skin while you soak. Add a cup of your favorite herbal tea for complete bliss!
Try these tips to have a spa experience right at home. We all need to relax and recharge for our health and wellbeing so take care of yourself!
Michelle Harris is the host of Alive & Well with Michelle Harris, a national TV series promoting the wellness lifestyle. Michelle is one of the media’s leading lifestyle experts and is a frequent guest on TV shows, radio shows, magazine interviews, red carpets and live events. Michelle is also the co-founder of Animal Angels, a non-profit advocacy group where celebrities promote pet health and adoptions.
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