Fall is in the air, and it might be my favorite season. Hoodies, blankets and soups come out. The leaves start to change. Overall the sense of coziness and warmth come out. One great way to enjoy it is a DIY spa day to get your skin ready for the cold, dry, air.
Follow our guide to create your own DIY fall spa day that will soothe your senses and nurture your well-being. Create your spa with ingredients you can find at home!
Setting the Mood
Start by creating a serene atmosphere that captures the essence of autumn. Find a space in your home that you can relax. Remove distractions. Light a few scented candles with warm and inviting fragrances like vanilla, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice. Put on your favorite calming playlist. Grab a few blankets to keep you warm and cozy.
Fall-Inspired Face Mask
Begin your spa day with a nourishing and soothing face mask inspired by the colors and ingredients of fall. Mix together:
- 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- A few drops of almond oil
- A pinch of cinnamon
Apply the mask to your clean face, avoiding the eye area, and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. The yogurt and honey will hydrate your skin, while the cinnamon adds a gentle exfoliating touch. Rinse off with warm water and pat your face dry.
Comforting Bath Soak
Indulge in a luxurious bath that envelops you in relaxation. Fill your tub with warm water and add a homemade bath soak blend:
- 1 cup of Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup of baking soda
- A few drops of your favorite essential oils (think lavender, cedarwood, or eucalyptus for a fall twist)
- Dried rose petals or chamomile flowers for an extra touch of elegance
Soak in the bath for 20-30 minutes, allowing the aromatic scents and soothing ingredients to melt away stress and tension.
DIY Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub
Give your skin a gentle exfoliation with a DIY pumpkin spice body scrub. In a bowl, mix:
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil (melted)
- 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
- A few drops of vanilla extract
Gently massage the scrub onto damp skin using circular motions, paying extra attention to rough areas like elbows and knees. Rinse off and revel in your silky-smooth skin.
Fall Scented Lotion or Oil
Complete your spa experience with a hydrating body lotion or oil that captures the essence of fall. Look for products containing warm notes like vanilla, sandalwood, and amber. Massage the lotion or oil onto your skin, taking your time to relax and unwind.
Wrap up your spa day by practicing a short mindfulness meditation. Find a comfortable seated position, close your eyes, and focus on your breath. Inhale deeply through your nose, allowing the scent of your fall-inspired products to calm your mind. Exhale slowly, releasing any tension or worries. Spend a few minutes in this tranquil state before gently opening your eyes.
Remember, self-care is an ongoing journey, and taking the time to pamper yourself is a beautiful way to honor your well-being. Enjoy the fall season with a renewed sense of calm and radiance, all thanks to your DIY fall spa day.