DIY Spa Day and Other Spa Tips by Karen Whiting
Set the Scene
Find a peaceful spot with less clutter.
Add what you like for a peaceful atmosphere
* Aromatherapy/essential oils if you are not allergic
Wear something comfy like a sweat suit or bathrobe
Items to gather
Bible, journal, paper, pen or colored pencils
Jar of Bubbles
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Frozen bottle of water
Fill a pitcher with fruit infused water (use your favorites: mint, slices of cucumbers, strawberries, oranges, limes)
Soft bristle brush for brushing your skin.
The Spa Time
Relax your muscles
1. Give yourself a hand massage as that calms the heart. Then open and close your fists and wave your hands gently.
2. Sit, place a foot on the frozen water bottle and roll it back and forth. Repeat with other foot.
3. Stand and do several shoulder shrugs up and down and then roll shoulders back a few times.
4. Sit and bend your back forward with your head down. Then arch your back and lift your head.
5. Drop a little cold water on your wrists and dab some behind your earlobes. This stretches and relaxes those muscles. This cools major arteries to help you relax.
Relax your mind
Turn off electronics and drink water.
Sit in the sun or look outside at nature, or look at a healthy plant inside.
Go outside or head to the bathroom sink and blow some bubbles. Watch them float. Read 1 Peter 5:7, and then. Think of a worry and stress and blow a bubble as you ask God to take that worry.
Read a Psalm, such as 91, 23, or 62. Then pray. Write about the worry and then tear up the paper and toss it out as a symbol of giving it to God.
Pamper yourself in minutes
Use an eye mask while listening to relaxing music
Give yourself a facial scrub or foot scrub
Use a hair mask: Use warm coconut oil or warm olive oil to make it shine and stronger. Use whipped cream to make hair soft and moisturize it.
Use a soft bristled brush and gently dry brush your skin (always toward your heart) before you bathe or shower. It detoxifies/exfoliates the skin, according to the Cleveland Clinic.
Self-care check list
Have I prayed and read the Bible or a devotion?
Am I rested from sleep
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Have I eaten veggies, fruits, grains, and proteins?
Am I hydrated?
Have I stretched and relaxed my body?
Have I thanked God for at least three blessings?
Have I taken a walk or exercised?
Cuddle up with someone or a stuffed animal.
Try some refrigerator spa ingredients (below) for beauty or to improve a problem.
Minute Self-care Ideas
Tighten your muscles and then relax them.
Shake gently from head to toe.
Do a few neck rolls.
Nipple a square of dark chocolate or have a cup of dark hot coca.
Have a teaspoon of honey.
Read a favorite Psalm and draw an image from the words.
Take ten slow breathes.
Close your eyes for a few minutes.
Do any muscle relaxation of tightening and loosening muscles.
Stretch your legs behind you and then to the front.
Take a ten-minute power nap.
Thank God for three blessings and write them down or journal about them.
Refrigerator Spa Ingredients
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Beat the Heat with Tea Scented Spritz
What you need:
What to do:
Brown Sugar Foot Scrub
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