Sharing Spa Days with your partner are pampering, rejuvenating and create a great level of intimacy. If you aren’t comfortable going to a spa just yet (or if they’re still closed where you live), there are tons of treatments you can do at home for each other that will set the scene for a very steamy night! Grab some candles and start rubbing!
Rejuvenating Body Scrub:
Make Your Own: For a nourishing body scrub, mix together some brown sugar and olive oil, using roughly double the amount of brown sugar as oil. You can also add in some manuka honey, which is beneficial for both dry and acne-prone skin types, and some lemon or orange essential oil for an uplifting scent. Use the scrub in the shower, rubbing in circular motions over the body and paying attention to rough spots such as the elbows.
Steaming your face is a good way to cleanse your pores, helping to promote clear and glowing skin. For a steam treatment at home, fill a bowl with boiled water and leave to cool slightly so that it is not hot enough to burn your skin. Add a couple of drops of essential oils, such as tea tree oil for acne-prone skin, lavender oil for oily skin or rose absolute oil for dry skin. Steam your face for a few minutes by leaning over the bowl with a towel covering your head to trap the steam. You can follow a steam treatment with a purifying clay mask or simply some toner and moisturizer.
Facial Mask: Clark’s Botanicals
Take a leaf out of Cleopatra’s book and relax in a cleansing and nourishing milk bath. The lactic acid in milk will soften your skin, and milk baths can also be soothing for those with eczema or psoriasis. Add a few cups of whole milk or some milk powder to your bathwater, mix in some essential oils and honey (optional) then float rose petals on top for a luxurious and indulgent treat.
While baths are perfect for relaxing, if you don’t have access to one or aren’t much of a bath person, you can still create a spa-like experience for your shower. Choose a relaxing essential oil such as lavender or an uplifting oil such as neroli and add a few drops to a damp flannel or sponge. Place this on the floor in front of you as you shower to allow the steam to release the scents.