Self Care Saturday: Spa Night

Each week I have a little spa night. I might take a bath more than once a week (disclaimer: I shower at least once a day), but there’s one bath in the week where I put in some goodies, do a face mask and conditioning hair mask. I have recipes where I’ve made my masks, but I also have premade ones that I’ve taken to using. The premade ones make less of a mess and are faster.

Screen Shot 2018-06-22 at 1.30.21 AMDoTERRA has a spa line that includes a detoxifying face mask and it is my absolute fav. The mask includes myrrh, juniper berry, and grapefruit, along with bentonite clay and other ingredients. Using it once a week has honestly and genuinely helped reduce my pores. The company also promotes it as a product that can help with wrinkles, but I don’t really have those yet. It also smells amazing. I love this mask and that it has the essential oils I love so much in it.

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For my hydrating hair mask, I use Aveda’s dry remedy moisturizing masque. I have been using Aveda products on my hair for years. I love Aveda because it is more natural and it doesn’t smell chemically when you walk into their salons. I’ve also been going to the same girl for almost 5 years so I might be a little biased. This mask is known to have lavender, bergamot and ginger lily, which are all oils that help maintain hair health.

For my bath with all my goodies, it’s really simple, 1 cup epsom salt, ½ cup baking soda, 10 drops of lavender essential oil (or oil of choice I’d also recommend aromatouch), and a squirt of jojoba oil. Soak for at least 20 mins to help detoxify your body. These baths help with muscles aches and pains (sore muscles from exercise or working 6 12 hour shifts in a row).

I always feel amazing after these baths, and it’s the perfect time to curl up with my book. I usually take one at the end of a stretch of work days and before the next one starts. So I often take them on Wednesday because that’s either night before a stretch of 6 night shifts or the end of a stretch. It’s a great way to recharge after days of talking to people or to charge up preparing myself for days of talking to people.

 

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