The holidays can be stressful, if you let them. For some of us, the best gift you could give (or receive!) is the gift of relaxation. Not to mention that nourishing yourself with a spa day will give you that special glow so you can look your best on the holiday party circuit.
These products will help you put together an awesome spa day at home:
The dry winter air can really take a toll on your skin. Other impurities like pollution and everyday chemicals can also keep your skin from looking its best. But luckily this Cocovit mask can help. Made with charcoal, coconut, and Bentonite clay, this mask is rejuvenating. With all the festive celebrations of the season, we tend to wear quite a bit of makeup, which can be hard on your pores. Luckily, the clay in this mask is like a magnet that opens up your pores and pulls out the gunk.
The rush of the holiday season can make it difficult to get enough sleep and nothing makes you look tired like dark circles and heavy bags under the eyes. But not to worry, these therapeutic pearl eyes bags can help soften and reduce the swelling of a sleepless night. Listen to some relaxing music, close your eyes and let this gel eye mask do its work. Choose hot or cold, depending on your needs.
All that blow drying and straightening has left your hair dry and dull. If your hair looks fried and limp, this deep conditioning treatment may be just the thing. A potent formula of B-vitamins, rosehip, and argon oils will coat your hair in moisture and give it the lift you need. Your mane will thank you later.
Your hands are an important part of your beauty routine, but unfortunately, many nail polishes can contain harsh chemicals. But water-based polishes like this set from Nailmatic are safer. This nail polish is free of phthalates, formaldehyde, toluene, and fragrance and it’s made with organic solvents. Because it’s water-based, it doesn’t require harsh nail polish remover to remove it, just some soapy water will do the trick.
No pamper day is complete without some exfoliation and this handmade dry brush kit from Etsy is just the thing. Give yourself an up and down scrub before your relaxing bath soak. Start at the feet and move in long strokes on the limbs and circular strokes at the joints. Use circular strokes around the stomach. Work to gently and thoroughly remove dead skin to reveal newer skin cells beneath.
Nothing says at-home spa day like a good long soak in the tub. These organic, non-GMO, vegan bath bombs scream of the season with flavors like pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple cider. Plus, the packaging is made with recycled materials. Just draw your super steamy bath and drop a bomb in the water after getting in. It turns your bath into something spa-worthy.
After you’ve had your long, luxurious soak, it’s time to lather up with some organic raw shea butter. Talk about silky smooth, this stuff is amazing because it doesn’t clog pores and it treats the driest of winter skin. It’s also great to apply after you’ve removed your facial mask. Not to mention that this stuff only contains one ingredient: shea butter and it’s about as unprocessed as you can get.
This handmade robe from Etsy is the epitome relaxation. After your completely delicious bath soak, put on this oh-so-comfy bamboo robe. Lounge around with a good book or kick up your feet and listen to a fabulous guided meditation. It’s baby soft to the touch and provides a relaxed fit. No spa day is complete without this exceptional frock.
If you’re still not having the easiest time relaxing, try 1 Hour Break. It provides natural stress relief for those times when you need some extra help. It's made from kava kava root sourced from fair trade farmers on the pacific island nation of Vanuatu Island. Just spray a few squirts of the all natural remedy in times of need. So if you need a little extra help relaxing during the holiday season, we’ve got you covered.
Nothing sets that spa day mood like candles. Turn down the lights and set the tone by lighting these hand poured mantra candles. Slow down, take some moments for deep breathing and meditate to the glow of calming candles. Make bath time extra special by lighting candles around the bath tub. Just make sure you choose candles that are free of synthetic fragrances.
Give your dry, flaky winter hands the royal treatment with this super special hand balm from Bottega Organica. Made with anti-aging substances like prawn sage and orange peel oil, this magic cuticle potion revives your hands. Apply the hand serum before you give your nails a colorful nail polish facelift. Massage into your hands, especially around the cuticles and other dry cracked areas. If you've been washing your hands more than usual to avoid catching a cold, this is also an ideal remedy.
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