It’s been over a year of increased stress in more ways than one. Your shoulders are tight, your jaw is clenched, and your back is in knots. You deserve a night of rest and relaxation. So, the team at La Bloom Beauty came up with a plan for you!
If you have kids: set them up with popcorn and a movie. If you live with your significant other: tell them you’re busy. If you’re single: you’re one step ahead of the rest.
Block off your calendar and get your beauty products ready. This Valentine’s Day, you’re treating yourself to an all-natural spa night at home.
Whip Up this Quick Spa-Worthy Homemade Face Mask
The purpose of your spa night is to unwind, so you might want to prepare your face mask recipe in advance. However, it’s simple—so if cooking or creating is your form of relaxation, make your face mask before you hop in the bath (we’ll get to that soon).
For now, let’s focus on making (La Bloom Beauty’s personal favorite) Avocado Honey Face Mask—an Elle recipe aimed to soothe and calm your skin.
1 teaspoon organic honey
1 teaspoon organic coconut oil
1 ripe organic avocado
2 drops lavender essential oil
The Elle Beauty Team explains that this face mask delivers deep hydration from the coconut oil and a boost of antioxidants from the honey as the lavender oil works to sooth redness. Simply mix the ingredients together and use your fingers or face mask brush to apply the mask to your face before drawing yourself a hot bath.
If calm skin isn’t your goal: check out Elle.com for more homemade face mask recipes.
Kick-Off Spa Night with a Hot Epsom Salt Bath
Once you’ve made and applied your face mask, light some candles, turn on some music or your favorite inspirational podcast (scroll down for suggestions), and prepare to slow down time for a bit. This is your chance to shut your brain off and unwind.
Once you’ve reached a comfortably hot water temperature, pour a handful of La Bloom Beauty’s Cocoa-Epsom Soak into the tub and let the luxurious mixture of Epsom Salt, Dead Sea Salt, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, lavender, chamomile, fresh cocoa butter, and vanilla whisk you away.
As you relax, the scents of organic lavender and vanilla essential oil will sooth and calm your nervous system as chamomile relieves your digestive system and reduces skin inflammation.
PRO TIP: If you’re the type of person who loves to rinse off after your bath, take a cool shower and exfoliate your body with La Bloom Beauty’s Rose Hand Scrub. According to Healthline, a cool water rinse after a hot bath is proven to increase endorphins and fight off common illnesses while improving metabolism and circulation. This would also be a good time to wash off your homemade facemask.
As for the hand scrub on the body trick? The rose essential oil will provide aromatherapy benefits as the shea butter nourishes your skin. Go a little crazy on spa night. You deserve it!
Want to exchange your favorite play list for a motivational podcast as you bathe? Here are some inspirational podcasts you’ll want to soak up:
Your New Post-Bath Self-Care Ritual
Remember, this is a spa night. The self-care doesn’t end with bath time. Take your time drying off. This time is sacred and yours to bask in.
Working from the top of your feet to the tip of your heart in a circular motion, massage your body with CBD Lady Oil. This thoughtful combination of all-natural ingredients and organic essential oils, combined with full-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD reduces inflammation and alleviates pain caused by menstrual cycles, sprains, bruising, and muscle aches.
As you massage your body, try these deep breathing exercises to take your relaxation one step further.
If you haven’t washed off your homemade face mask, now’s the time to do so. Once your face is clean and dry, complete your skin care routine as usual. If you’re in need of some new products to add to your skin care routine, La Bloom Beauty’s Founder, Diana Moebius, revealed her some of her favorite beauty products in this Q&A.
PRO TIP: Don’t ignore your nails, eyelashes, and eyebrows before you get dressed! Bring your skin care routine to a close with a touch of nail oil for your fingers and toes and serum for your lashes and brows.
Alas, your at-home spa treatment may be finished, but the relaxation doesn’t stop here. Pull out your comfiest pajamas and cozy up to a classic Valentine’s Day rom-com. Come on, you have to!
Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day movies:
1. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
2. When Harry Met Sally
3. The Notebook
4. 50 First Dates
5. Dirty Dancing
The Bottom Line
After a year like 2020, Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to pay attention to your needs and your needs only. So, shop for your homemade face mask ingredients and nourishing clean beauty products in advance and prepare for a night of ultimate relaxation. After your at-home spa night, come back and tell us how you feel! Your self-care is always on our mind.