Friday, October 31, 2008

Turn your home into a spa!

Lets face it: For most of us, stress is a normal part of life. When it begins to take its toll on your body and mind, try a mini spa day in your own home. Here are 3 easy ways to prepare your space for a relaxing spa day.

1. Whether you consider it de-cluttering or releasing negative energy, a relaxing environment is the first start to your spa experience. Begin by clearing out the clutter and tidying up your soon-to-be serene space.

2. Candles and incense can transform a regular bedroom or bathroom into a spa-like retreat in a matter of minutes. Choose your scent based on the desired result:
*To relax, use lavender or classic vanilla.
*To rejuvenate, choose clary sage or ylang ylang.
*To energize, select a citrus scent like lemon balm or grapefruit.
*If you’re feeling under the weather, try peppermint or eucalyptus.

3. To relax your mind, try a deep-breathing exercise and let go of the day. Sit cross-legged on the floor or on a chair, making sure to straighten your spine and sit upright. Take a deep breath, holding it at the top of the in-breath and slowly let it out. Continue this for a few breaths, until you’re feeling relaxed.


BeautyTalk said...

One more idea: you can invite your girlfriends for a spa party! I did a couple of those. In my case, they were mostly focused around relaxation and facials. We would arrange a couple rooms as one for relaxation/tea room, the other for facials/massage. Everyone would bring their favourite skin care products, like masks, lotions and creams, so you can try out some new things, enjoy your frineds' company and have a fun girl-talk!

Beauty 365 said...

i wanna try this out! maybe, i'll invite the girls over for a spa party, too :)

great post