After a long day at work or if you have been at home with the children and it has been a difficult and trying time, your thoughts may turn to the prospect of treating yourself to some well-deserved pampering. However, If you figure the cost of going to a spa for a day or a weekend break, then it may turn out to be a fairly expensive venture, albeit one that is luxurious. But there are less expensive alternatives to visiting a spa, where the benefits are just as good plus you get to save money in your pocket. Why not create the perfect home aromatherapy spa?
It is much more fun and its easy to do.
If you are going to create a home aromatherapy spa then it is worthwhile to plan your treatments ahead of time, know who else is going to be attending, what specific treatments you are going to have to make up and working out the costs. If cost is an issue then try making two or three different but more economical treatments.
Make sure you clear a room and have it set out ready for your spa. Make it clean and tidy; getting rid of any clutter so that you can create the right atmosphere before you begin your all-important preparations is vital. For a spa to be successful it needs the right ambiance, you can light candles, have incense or oils burning and suddenly, you are feeling ready to relax and unwind.
Whether the spa is just for yourself or if you are planning to invite others, make sure that you know just how to create the recipes needed and that they are fairly simple to make. If others are attending, check that no one is allergic to certain things like nuts as if you are using almond oil, they may get a reaction.
There are so many aromatherapy spa recipes available but here are some samples:
Eye oil to moisturize the area just underneath the eyes.
30 ml jojoba oil
5 drops rose essential oils
5 drops of chamomile oil
Mix all the ingredients together and then store in a small dark glass bottle, preferably one with a dropper. This oil is ready to use for when skin is cleansed.
Rose refresher for tired eyes
Rose water-kept chilled
Dilute two tablespoons of rose water with two tablespoons of cold water. Thoroughly soak some cotton wool in the mixture and apply to closed eyelids.
Aromatherapy moisturizing oil
7 drops lavender essential oil
3-4 drops geranium essential oil
30 ml jojoba oil
Mix the ingredients together in a dark glass bottle with a dropper. This is now ready to use and will moisturize and soothe skin.
Creating an aromatherapy spa in your own home is incredibly easy and great fun, it can be done when you are on your own as a complete pick-me up and pampering session or it can be a fun spa with family and select friends. Not only can you enjoy the creative process, your home treatments will make you feel fantastic too.