Whether work is becoming too overwhelming or you just haven’t had the time to recharge, regroup and re-energise, a day spa treatment could be just what the doctor ordered. The only problem is, where will you find the time (or the money) to take a few hours out of your day to drive to the health spa for some much-deserved down time?
The solution is to recreate a spa experience at home. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also enjoy all the same benefits of a pampering session without stepping outside of your own home. Here’s how to have your cake and eat it too when it comes to a bit of R&R.
Start creating a spa environment
Recreating a spa experience at home starts with your environment. You can’t expect to appreciate and enjoy the full experience if you’ve got piles of dirty dishes in the sink, the laundry basket is overflowing, and you have over 100 unanswered emails. The solution? Just tidy the room you want to use. It doesn’t need to be spotless, but just clean enough for there to be no distractions.
Next, you’ll want to set the lighting in your space. If possible, dim down the lights or use a lamp that produces soft lighting. Close windows and blinds to block out the daylight.
Last but not least, use an essential oil diffuser to create an authentic spa environment at home. Try lavender essential oil, which is known for its calming effects on the body and the mind – without being too overwhelming on the senses.
Renew your mind, body and spirit with these essential oils
The healing benefits of essential oils are immeasurable. Here’s some popular and easy at-home remedies that will make you feel like you’re in a day spa.
For the head: If you have trouble controlling your thoughts and focusing, dabbing a bit of peppermint essential oil on the temples and neck will help you energise your mind. Remember to use a carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil, jojoba oil or avocado oil before you apply your peppermint essential oil directly onto your skin. Sit back as the scent enters your nostrils and helps your mind focus.
For the feet: Whether you’ve been on your feet all day or you’ve worn shoes that have started to pinch at the sides or toes, treat yourself to a foot massage. Marjoram pure essential oil is known for its strong, sedative properties. When marjoram pure essential oil is applied into the bottoms of the feet, it will work to treat stiffness, pain related to arthritis and muscle spasms. You can either soak your feet in a bath with added drops of marjoram essential oil, or apply it directly onto your skin (with a blended carrier oil, of course.)
For the body: Experiencing tired and tender muscles and joints? Rub Australian Sandalwood pure essential oil gently into your skin. The oils are absorbed into your body through the hair follicles, working from within to massage your body and bring relief from cramps and aches. As always, use a carrier oil before applying directly onto your skin.
Treat yourself to a day spa at home with Oil Garden
You never have to go too far to enjoy a spa experience. In fact, from the comfort of your own home, you can recreate the real deal with pure essential oils from Oil Garden. We have a collection of oils that are harnessed from Mother Nature herself – and bottled by us.
Shop our range of oils online today and enjoy fast shipping to wherever you are from our location in Byron Bay.