How to Create a Spa Experience at Home - DIY Spa Using Simple Affordable Ingredients
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How to Create a Spa Experience at Home - DIY Spa Using Simple Affordable Ingredients

Spa treatments need not be overly expensive. With the right ingredients you can create a spa experience at home.

Spa treatments are deeply invigorating, relaxing and provide an overall good feeling post treatment. These treatments calm and soothe senses and tired nerves but they can be extremely expensive. With a basic list of common ingredients, it is possible to create a spa ambience at home.

Sea Salt

Sea salt is very rich in vitamins and minerals and is commonly used in high-end spa treatments as a body exfoliating agent. Sea salt can also help reduce appearance of cellulite. It is easy to find sea salt at health food or organic food stores. To use sea salt, combine the salt with a few drops of lavender or orange essential oil and apply over the body after a shower for an invigorating exfoliating treatment. Rinse off with warm water to leave skin feeling smooth, soft and polished. Since sea salt can be dehydrating it is important to drink plenty of water after this treatment.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are concentrated oils made out of specific flowers, fruits or herbs, that are extensively used in aromatherapy. Essential oils like lavender calm and relax the body and mind while citrus-based oils like lemon and orange invigorate the senses. Oils like ginger help relieve stress and aches in joints while ylang-ylang oil is deeply relaxing. Make sure to use only a few drops of these oils at a time as part of your spa treatment at home as these are highly concentrated. There are many ways to use such oils. In a massage treatment, these essential oils can be combined with carrier oil like almond or olive to create customized massage oil. Otherwise, these oils can be used as body wrap treatment by making an infusion of essential oils with distilled water and then hydrating a towel with this solution. Wrapping the body with the aroma towel can help provide a deep relaxing experience.

Body and Face Brush

Dry brushing is an excellent way to encourage lymphatic flow as well as eliminate cellulite and toxins. For dry brushing a special body brush is required. The body needs to be brushed in a direction towards the heart. Thus, the brush should be moved from the legs upwards and from hands towards the heart. Face brushes help increase blood circulation thereby imparting a glow.

Clay Mask

Any clay mask should be a staple in a spa ambience. Clay masks draw out impurities from the skin, balance pH levels and make the skin glow. Kaolin clay masks are the best but any clay-based treatment works just as well. Make sure to use the clay mask not only on the face but also on the entire body as a mud treatment. Once the mask dries, spritz it with water and let dry again. Rinse off.

Shower Gel

Shower gels are another essential ingredient to have as part of your spa treatment at home. Unscented shower gels are best because they allow you to add on essential oils to customize the shower experience.

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