While winter is a great time to cozy up under your favorite blankets, the dry, cold air can be harsh on your skin. The sun is warming up, so it’s time to spring forward with a non-toxic skin makeover! If you want to treat yourself to a day at the spa, go for it! Or you can enjoy the spa all season long in your home with these 10 non-toxic DIY treatments!
1. Spring Fresh Body Scrub
Your skin has been through a lot this winter, but a body scrub can exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin cells and prepare the skin for a fresh start. Simply mix 1 cup brown sugar with ¼ cup olive oil and 7-8 drops of your favorite Young Living Essential Oils. If you’ll be going out into the sun, remember to stay away from citrus oils on your skin to avoid the risk of sunburn. Take your time rubbing the mixture into your skin, then rinse off with warm water.
2. Young Living Satin Facial Scrub
For your face, you can use your body scrub, or you can add an extra boost of brightening power with the Young Living Satin Facial Scrub. It’s made with Peppermint Essential Oil to give the same minty, cooling sensation you’d get at the spa!
3. DIY Face Mask
If you’d rather do a DIY face mask instead of the scrub, try this recipe from Young Living. Mix 1 Tbsp honey, 1 Tbsp bentonite clay, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, 2-3 drops Geranium Essential Oil, and 2 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil. Add just enough water to form a paste. Spread a thick layer on your face, let it dry, then wash off with a warm, wet cloth.
4. Orange Blossom Moisturizer
Now that your face has been properly exfoliated, your cells are ready to be moisturized! The Orange Blossom Moisturizer can help your skin retain moisture, while also preventing against oil and shine for optimum brightness! Store the moisturizer in the refrigerator during your exfoliation process for added coolness!
5. Epsom Salt Bath
After you’ve exfoliated the body, relax in a warm bath mixed with a cup of epsom salt and 10 drops of your favorite Young Living Essential Oils. Some ideas: lavender + rose, lavender + cedarwood, cedarwood + vetiver, or frankincense + sandalwood. Add the oil to the salt and the salt under running warm water.
For an even more luxurious experience, reduce lighting, light a candle, diffuse your favorite essential oil blend, turn on calming music, and cut up cool cucumber slices to place over your eyes.
6. Lavender Hand and Body Lotion
Now that your skin is refreshed from head to toe, moisturize your body with Young Living’s Lavender Hand and Body Lotion. This cream will give you a relaxing, feminine feeling. For the men out there, you’ll still love the feeling of this lotion, but you can also try Genesis Hand and Body Lotion if that’s more your style.
7. Foot Soak
A foot soak is a great way to give your feet extra care! Fill a large bowl with warm water, then add Sandalwood, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Essential Oil, or Tea Tree if you have funky feet from the winter. Once you’re done soaking your feet, wrap them in a warm towel to dry.
8. Lava Mint Softening Foot Scrub
Your feet carry you all day and have been stuffed in boots all winter, so give them a little extra love with Young Living’s Lava Mint Softening Foot Scrub. It is made with four natural exfoliants: black volcanic sand from Iceland, volcanic rock pumice from Italy, diatomaceous earth from the seas of Denmark, and coconut shell powder from France. Your feet will not only feel luxurious and appreciated, but they will be silky smooth for sandal weather!
9. Massage Swap
Your body is relaxed, so it’s the perfect time for a massage! You can go out for one, or have a massage swap with your significant other or roommate! You can create your own massage oil by mixing V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex with your favorite essential oil blend, or you can buy one of Young Living’s massage oils that gives you the vibe you’re looking for. Choose from Dragon Time, Cel-Lite Magic, Ortho Ease, Ortho Sport, Relaxation, or Sensation.
10. Beauty Treatments
Your skin is glowing and renewed, so give yourself another confidence boost with a manicure and eyelash treatment! For your nails, choose a non-toxic nail polish brand like Butter, Dazzle Dry, Tenoverten, Sundays, and Côte. For your eyelashes, a new empty eyelash brush container with castor oil and Lavender Essential Oil. Apply to your lashes daily!
After your spa day at home, you will be ready for whatever new opportunities spring brings your way!