Let’s face it, staying home can make it extremely difficult to be productive, so why not treat yourself at home by turning your living room into your own personal self care resort?
Here are our 10 ways to treat yourself by using a few common items lying around your house– because why not bring the spa to you!
Show your nails some TLC! Whip out your handy nail file and shape to coffin perfection while adding a few drops of olive oil to your cuticles to stay moisturized! Add a pop of flair with a fun spring color, like watermelon red, and if you’re feeling extra creative, add a dash of glitter or design sure to take your nails over the top.
Caffeinate and Refresh! Shower your skin in rich antioxidants by making your own DIY face mask using recycled coffee grounds! After your morning mug, empty out ½ cup your used coffee grounds, add 1 tsp of milk, and 1 tsp of honey. Stir into a paste then apply to sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with water and follow with a moisturizer to keep your skin awake and aglow!
When Life Gives You Lemons, Scrub! Transform your routine shower into a full body rejuvenation with your own homemade lemon body scrub! Scrub away dead skin cells and feel softer than ever with just 1 cup of sugar, ¼ cup of your fav coconut or almond oil, and the juice of 1 lemon. Mix together and use in a circular motion once or twice a week to keep your skin healthy and beautiful!
Get Luscious Lips in Minutes! Make your pout silky smooth with this olive oil lip exfoliate! It’ll only take ½ a tsp of brown sugar and ¼ of olive oil to take your lips to the next level. Stir together then rub onto lips in a circular motion followed by a thorough rinse to leave your lips like new. Then, rub in a few drops of plain olive oil to lock in extra moisture as an all natural lip balm!
Lather Up in Some Berry Goodness! Say goodbye to boring body wash with this all natural berry body lather! By adding together 3 tsp of honey, 2 tsp of olive oil, 3 tsp of castile soap, and a handful of blended berries of your choice you are left with a revitalizing wash like no other that will leave you smelling berry sweet!
Exfoliate Like There’s no Tomorrow! Before you throw away that spotting banana, ask yourself when you exfoliated last! Add 1 cup of sugar and ¼ cup of coconut oil to your mashed banana and there you have it: a Vitamin C enriched exfoliate. While the sugar will scrub away dead skin cells, the banana and oil will moisturize sure to leave you feeling amazing!
Rubadubdub in the Tub! Refine that box of oatmeal that’s been collecting dust in your pantry by creating your very own oatmeal bath! Take 1 cup of oats, ¼ cup of baking soda, and a few drops of essential oils such as lavender or vanilla for this calming bath from heaven. Perfect to soothe sensitive skin and relax you from head to toe, what more could you ask for?
Get Your Toes Ready for Summer! Soak and smoothen your feet to be sandal ready by just adding 4 tsp of baking soda, the juice of an orange or lemon, and ½ cup of water to a bowl. Mix and let your feet soak in for about 10 minutes before rubbing the baking soda solution to calloused areas like your heels guaranteed to leave you feeling full of confidence!
Tone and Tighten! Before you toss out that rose bouquet, pull off about 10 petals to make some homemade rosewater toner! Bring a pan of 2 cups of water to a low boil and add in your petals to simmer for about 45 minutes. Strain out the rose petals and add ¼ cup of witch hazel and there you have it! Spritz on after washing your face or just to refresh.
Wrap Your Skin in a Homemade Cream! Say hello to hydration with this easy 3 ingredient body butter to keep you feeling velvety all day long! Just melt and mix 4.5 ounces of coconut oil, 2.5 ounces of cocoa butter, and 1 ounce of jojoba oil together then refrigerate to solidify into a creamy butter. Apply after showering and as needed to treat your body to all natural buttery bliss!
Okay fine, we’ll throw in one more idea! Here at The Colour Bar, our biggest priority (aside from delivering great customer service) is the integrity of your hair! The Davines Circle Chronicles Hair Masks are our absolute favorite, and the best part is they are only $10! You can head over to our shop page, purchase the perfect mask for you, and we can ship it right to your door!
We hope you enjoy this list of our simple, but effective self-care remedies that can be done from the comfort of your own home. Stay safe and stay healthy <3
This blog post was brought to you from one of our receptionists, Ally!