A face mask is an easy way to treat yourself at home. You can whip up a quick and customizable avocado face mask with just a couple of ingredients. It’s moisturizing, gentle, and so simple to customize for your skin type. Avocado for the win!
After a facial steam and mask your skin is primed and ready to soak up some amazing goodness from a facial serum or moisturizer.
This is usually one of the last steps in a spa facial and for good reason.
A great serum or moisturizer can make your skin look and feel amazing! You’re worth the splurge that these are – it’s time to treat yourself!
Honua Aloha Youth Serum – my very favorite facial serum from one of my favorite skincare lines. It smells ahh-mazing and applies so smoothly. This is a water-based serum, so it absorbs quickly and I notice the results immediately! This gives glowing skin like no other.
Laurel Skin Sun Serum – an oil-based serum that feels wonderful on skin. This herbal infused blend absorbs quickly and packs a powerful punch of anti-oxidant rich ingredients. It is also specially formulated to help repair sun-damaged skin and promotes skin regeneration.
Both of these recipes can be customized so easily and you likely already have the ingredients in your pantry. They whip up in just a few minutes, and you can package them up to make a cute addition to your DIY spa gift!
Bonus – either of these body scrub recipes can be used on hands and feet as well! So pick your favorite recipe and use it neck to toes.
Nothing says self-care more than a long, relaxing bath. I love to either start or end my at home spa day with an indulgent, aromatic bath.
I love an Epsom salt bath as part of my DIY spa day ritual because it detoxifies. Make sure to soak for at least 20 minutes in water as hot as is comfortable to get the full effects of the Epsom salt detox.
Have you ever noticed when you go to a spa it always smells amazing? That’s some good aromatherapy at play, and it will elevate your home spa day exponentially!
My favorite way to use aromatherapy at home is with essential oils and a good diffuser. A small bottle of essential oil will last a LONG time, and the diffuser emits just the right amount into the air over several hours.
Plus essential oils are made from plants, so they smell like the real deal (because they ARE the real deal) and they are healthier for your home than synthetic air fresheners or candles.
We often forget our hands when we’re thinking of how to pamper ourselves at home, but they need lots of love!
Hands are constantly being used, washed, exposed to cleaners and all kinds of things! They need a break and a little TLC.
So for our at-home spa day, we’re giving our hands the ultimate treatment.
First up is an herbal nail soak. It’s so easy to pull together and makes hands soft and relaxed. Plus it helps to strengthen nails – double score!
Next is an exfoliating hand scrub. This is super similar to the body scrub you already did, so feel free to reuse that recipe if you’ve already made it.
Let the scrub sit on your hands for a few minutes before rinsing so they can soak up all of the nourishing goodness of the oils.
Lastly, apply the most amazing cuticle oil in the world. I know that is a bold statement but, I hear from countless people how this homemade cuticle oil improves their nails and cuticles almost instantly.
And I agree – this cuticle and nail oil is so good you will never need another recipe. So I stand by my claim.
If you still need a little extra hand nourishment after the world’s best cuticle oil, try the Bee Lovely hand cream. It’s just the right amount of moisturizing and very lightly scented with orange essential oil. So lovely!