How about a soothing spa experience at home to get rid of stress-filled daily schedule? Some easy things can help you rejuvenate body and soul at home. For creation of spa-like ambiance at home, you need to arrange some equipment and make some assembling adjustments at home.
You need to find replacements of tools and equipment used in the spas. For revitalising body, face and hair, you need to have the following things:
- Thick white terrycloth robe.
- Long handled natural bristle bath brush.
- Range of anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory cleansers, toners and moisturisers.
- Loofah or terry cloth washcloth (Don’t use synthetic scrubbers).
- Aromatic oils.
- Bath salts.
- Coarse sea salt.
- Chilled spring water.
- Lime or lemon splash.
In order to regulate capillary activities, restoring vitality, regeneration of new cells and eliminating waste matter from skin, essential oils and floral oils are used in spa. These are prepared from flowers petal.
Application of Essential Oils
- These are mixed with warm water initially and then applied with cotton cloth, followed by application of anti-oxidant facial splash.
- Soothing oils are lavender, chamomile, niaouli and ylang-ylang, whereas revitalising oils include eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint and juniper.
- For tropical application, sweet almond oil is used.
Scrubbing and Cleansing
- Dry brush the skin gently for stimulation of lymphatic system, so that toxins and excess water is eliminated.
- The second step is gentle application of essential oil on entire body.
- A small proportion of essential oil can also be added to bath salts, or can used in bath, which removes dead skin cells with wide circular gentle strokes.
Alternatively, gommage scrubbing can be easily done at home. An ounce of sea salt is added to essential oil and water. Thereafter, paste is applied on the entire skin with the help of loofah or terry washcloth. This technique proves handy to exfoliate dead skin cells besides cleansing pores and activating capillary from body parts with excess water and fat. For toning, apply an anti-oxidant body toning lotion on dry body, except for the face.
The delicate facial skin needs extreme care; therefore, avoid application of hot water, harsh soaps and drying cleansers. Guidelines for facial rejuvenation are as follows:
- Apply sea sponge with drops of anti-inflammatory liquid cleanser to wash the face. Follow it with anti-inflammatory facial splash.
- Cryotherapy is another spa technique for facial rejuvenation, wherein ice cube is placed within the plastic bag and is rubbed gently over the face and eye area for plumping and toning effect.
Scalp massages with essential oils like rosemary and lavender gives rejuvenating effect. Instructions of revitalising hair spa are mentioned below:
- In order to make dry hair silky and shining, you need to massage with a paste of lavender/lemongrass/ rosemary oils mixed with herbal shampoo.
- Healthy eating has an impact on hair revitalisation.