Beauty

Healing Home Spa Treatment

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Spa treatments are great. They nourish our mind bodies and spirit. They are tranquil and relaxing. They are also pricey, and that can deter us from getting treatments on a regular basis. There are a host of skincare and spa treatments that require professional training, but basic cleansing, exfoliating, steaming, masks, and moisturizing are expected to be done at home on a daily basis, or multiple times per week, as needed.

Is an in-home spa treatment worth it?

By the time all the products are purchased, you could have paid for the treatment and enjoyed the pampering session. However, one of the best things about DIY (do it yourself) treatments is having the ability to have full control over what you’re putting on (that will eventually be absorbed in) your body. Using natural and or toxin free agents may not, in some situations, provide the instant gratification that society tells us we need, but God put every single thing that we need to survive and flourish on this Earth to be obtained from this Earth. Tap into it, you will be amazed.

Healing Clay

The star of today’s show is Bentonite clay. Bentonite is known as a healing clay. It has health and beauty benefits, can be used from head to toe and ingested. I ordered a one pound jar of powder online years ago, and still have an abundance. Today it can be ordered for right at ten dollars or less. It’s worth the small investment.

I’m going to detox my arm pits, then do a cleansing routine to include a clay mask treatment. It’s what I like to call a Healing Home Spa Treatment. I started by making the clay, then mixed two teaspoons of clay powder with  apple cider vinegar to a consistency of my liking. I like a medium-thick paste consistency, but mix yours how you’d like.

The Pits

This is my first armpit detox experience. I’ve read a few articles on it lately and decided to give it a try. We are programmed to use mainstream deodorants, some provide the best bang for our buck, or have the cutest package,  or smell the best. The functionality of these products is drilled into us “24 hour protection”; “Clinical strength”; “Strong enough for a man, but made for a women” (telling my age with this one).

But, the effects of the chemicals used to make these products is rarely the focus of information provided, and they’re  jam packed with chemicals that our bodies aren’t made to breakdown and process.  These chemicals are toxic, and overtime, have the potential to make us sick. One of the health benefits of bentonite is that it acts like a magnet, pulling impurities, heavy metals and toxins out of the body. Bacause bentonite clay can be ingested, think of it like eating your fruits and vegetables, it’s good for you all the way around.

My daughter helped me apply the mixture to my armpits. With the exception of having to keep my arms in the air to allow the clay to dry properly, it was fun. I feel like the area I applied the clay to was brighter than it was prior to the detox, and have not complaints about it overall. I’ll definitely be trying this again.

Face Time

Call me extra, but to add to my experience I diffused lavender, eucalyptus and peppermint, and  played tranquil music in preparation for my facial. I used the same products listed in my  Toxin Free Beauty Routine post. I started by cleansing with coconut oil, then I exfoliated using Beauty by Earth’s facial scrub-It feels and smells so refreshing. After that, I did a steam treatment on my face by boiling water, pouring it into a bowl, then leaned over the bowl, covering my head with a towel. The steam opened the pores on my face in preparation of the mask.  As usual, it itched severely while drying, but I made it through and let it completely dry. Final step moisturize.

Refreshed!

My home spa treatment was a hit! I’ll be adding a home spa treatment to my routine on a regular basis. It was relaxing and my favorite step was the steam treatment. A bubble bath will be the perfect ending to this home spa treatment, and I can’t wait!  What are some home treatments that work well for you?

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