Just because you can’t visit the spa doesn’t mean you can’t take a moment to kick back and relax. Massage therapist Jona Lestan, owner of Idle on the fourth floor of our hotel, shares her favorite at-home spa treatments for the ultimate in pampering. So, grab your bathrobe and get ready to indulge!
- Try an Oatmeal Facial: “It’s is very soothing, helps clear acne and is great if you got a little too much sun.” Mix together 2 teaspoons of oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and enough water to form a paste. Smooth the paste all over your face and gently rub it in. Let sit for 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
- Create a Lemon Hand Scrub: “It’s great to use for dry skin, to remove food odors or after a day in the garden.” Mix ¾ cup sugar, ¼ cup coconut oil or olive oil and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. The final product should be semi-dry (like sand that is just damp). Use about a tablespoon per use.
- Detox with Bath Salts: “These bath salts relax sore muscles and help to de-stress your body.” In a gallon-size Ziplock bag, mix 2 cups each of Epson salt, baking soda and sea salt, and 6 tablespoons of ground ginger. Zip bag and blend thoroughly. At bath time, add 1 cup of your dry mixture and 1 cup of apple cider vinegar. For a fragrant boost, add 5-8 drops of your favorite essential oil. Swish the mixture around to dissolve.
- Make a Soothing Lavender and Peppermint Foot Soak: “This foot soak aids in removing calluses and softening feet. Using a container that will fit your feet, fill ¾ full of warm water and add ½ cup of Epson salt, and 10 drops each of lavender oil and peppermint oil. Soak your feet until water cools, then dry.
- Heal with a Scalp Treatment: “This is a great for moisturizing, relieves inflammation, fights dandruff and soothes the scalp.” Mix together 4 tablespoons coconut oil, 2-4 drops tea-tree oil and 3-4 drops of rosemary. Heat until warm and bristle brush through dry hair starting at the scalp. Make sure the treatment is soaking into scalp. Once you have covered the whole head, use your hands to massage head in circular motion. Leave in for 15-20 minutes, then wash hair with shampoo and conditioner.