Relaxing Mini-Spa Day at Home August 10, 2017 15:01

Take a moment out of your week to reconnect with your body and give it some much-needed pampering.

A home spa day is an easy treat that you can give yourself. I found it especially helpful in reconnecting with my body, which, during pregnancy, can often feel more like a vessel for a foreign object than a thing to be pampered. Here's a couple of things I do. 

1. Enjoy a nice, long bath

Grab a good book and settle in, you can add a few drops of lavender oil  for a relaxing bath or a couple of drops each of peppermint and lemon oil for a pick-me-up. Rose oil is another girly option I love for its beautiful smell. It's also very sensual. 

relaxing bath

2. Exfoliate

In the bathtub with the bathwater running, exfoliate your face, then wipe off the scrub with a washcloth.

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3. Indulge in a face mask

Apply a natural face mask, leave it on for your time in the bath. 

face mask

4. Hydrate your hair

If your hair is dry, apply a coconut oil hydrating mask, then pull your hair back with a hair tie while the mask works its magic. Make sure to wash your hair before getting out of the tub. Coconut oil is great because one wash and it's gone. 

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5. Moisturize

After the bath, moisturize with body oil and whatever moisturizer you like for your face

moisturize