Don’t get us wrong – we hope you’ll make visiting the Euro a regular spa experience! But while we are closed for our holiday break in December – why not treat yourself to your own DIY spa experience at home? (Using our products of course!) It’s a great way to relax and recover from holiday overkill. Here’s some guidance – but feel free to add your own creative spin! turn your home into a relaxing, inexpensive day spa, with our guidance, below.
STEP 1: HYDRATE
It wouldn’t be a DIY spa day without some fancy spa water so, slice up some cucumbers, lemon, and oranges, throw in a sprig of mint and add to a pitcher of ice water. While you’re at it, be sure to put aside 2 cucumber slices out for your eyes!
STEP 2: SET THE MOOD
There are a few things you can add to make your spa day a truly relaxing experience. Add some aromatherapy. Choose a scented candle you find most relaxing, invigorating, or uplifting and light it in your spa room. You can also diffuse some essential oils in a diffuser (ylang ylang, lemongrass and lavender are a few of our favorites). Stream some relaxing music—anything from traditional spa tunes, classical music, nature sounds, gongs or Tibetan bowls – whatever puts you in a spa mood.
STEP 3: STEAM
Cleanse your face and then try a DIY steam treatment - spa-style! You’ll need a large heat-safe bowl, a couple of essential oils of your choice, and a large bath towel. Heat water and pour into the bowl. Add a few drops of essential oil and hold your face over the bowl (not too close). Tent your head with a large bath towel. Relax and steam for 5-10 minutes.
STEP 4: MASK
Masking is an integral part of any spa treatment. We have a variety of masks for all skin types and conditions – or you can make your own using natural ingredients like turmeric, banana, avocado, oatmeal and yogurt. There are lots of DIY recipes online. Apply the mask evenly over your face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Place cucumber slices over your eyes and relax for 15 minutes before rinsing the mask off with lukewarm water.
STEP 5: MOISTURIZE
After masking, massage an appropriate moisturizer onto your skin. The best time to moisturize your skin is after cleansing, which helps to lock in the hydration from the water. Now it’s time to relax.
STEP 8: NOURISH & RELAX
One of my favorite parts of a spa day is taking time to relax with some fruit infused water and a healthy snack. Well, ok sometimes a glass of wine doesn’t hurt either. However you choose to finish off your spa experience, isn’t it satisfying to know that that you’re doing something nice for your skin and for YOU.
Give yourself or someone you love the gift of a DIY spa day this holiday season – and be sure to include some of our natural and organic Euro Botanicals Skincare!
Happy Holidays to all our students and our clients – we appreciate you!