If you’ve ever done a spa treatment before, (I don’t mean a massage or a facial, but an entire day at the spa) you’ll know that once back home, every single inch of your body from the hair to tip of the toes will smell amazing.
I’m not a huge fan of sauna, but the rest, from mud masks for both face and body, to hydrotherapy pools, massages with the oils, passing through relaxation rooms, has the power to make me feel soooo well!
The spa-at-home-feeling is quite difficult to reproduce. It’s not chilling music, bath salts and luxury, thick creams. There’s much more making the right atmosphere. And when at home, we’re all surrounded by too many stimuli: TV, laptop, mobile phone, people and animals living with us…and we lack the same wide space, the same wonderfully soft towels, the same…scents…
Among the many products available on the market, which claim to have the power to recreate a spa-at-home-feeling, it’s not that easy to find those really worth the expense and the claim. How to simplify the research? By purchasing something you’ve tried and really enjoyed in place. For instance.
Under the Christmas tree, I’ve happily found a package with these two wonderful goodies my brother bought by the Parisian spa Cinq Mondes.
The Eau Egyptienne is infused with Lotus flower and 10 powerful essential oils (Cumin, Rose, Mint, Frankincense, Myrrh, Mastic, Jasmin) and is conceived to relieve daily tensions and to brighten the mind. It can be used as a body mist, to spray after the bath or shower in the morning, as well as before going to sleep. It has a strongly oriental smell, which will be very striking, if you’re not used at similar kinds of fragrance. But after the first impression, it will feel relaxing and typically spa-like.
The Ayurvedic Body Oil (similar here) is a cocktail of regenerative and soothing oils, such as Sesame, Neem and Boswella. Following the ancient Indian ayurvedic traditions, it has been produced to allow a deep massage into the skin and to have a deeper effect into both body and mind. Its fatty acids restore hydration, while awakening the senses. I love to use this PM, as it needs a little more time and a particular state of mind to fully relax and enjoy, which in the morning I never have. I didn’t notice any particular effects on the quality of my sleep, but the skin doesn’t feel dry anymore. And it smells amazing!