Creating a Spa "Getaway"

How to create a spa getaway in your very own home.

InSPArations

InSPArations

Everything you need to create a spa “getaway”

-Mary Beth Sammons

woman in waterThe season brings parties and fun activities, wrapped in to-do lists and other stresses of the season. It’s overwhelming. But fret no more; we bring you tidings of great joy: the Exotic Home Spa Ritual created by Elemis. Elemis, the British spa and skin-care line, is the creator of some of the most indulgent spa therapies found on more than 1,000 cruise ships and in exclusive spas and high-end department stores across the globe.

Now they’ve helped BettyConfidential.com create an exotic escape just for you in the comfort of your own home. We’ve also culled our inSPA-ring sources for some inexpensive, make-it-yourself recipes. Even if you lock yourself in the bathroom for just 10 minutes, you’ll detoxify your system and physically relax your whole body, improving your emotional and physical well-being.
Head to the bathtub for your own time-out with these products in tow:

Step 1

Dampen skin and smooth on (apply in a circular motion) a generous amount of Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow ($65), leaving it on for about 25 minutes. (OK, so once you lock the bathroom door, stretch out these moments – 10 minutes? An hour? You deserve it!) This exotic exfoliation ritual will invigorate and bring vitality to your face and body. It removes skin cells and deep-cleanses your weary holiday self.

Recessionista style: Create your own body scrub by mixing a granular substance – Epsom salts, sugar or baking soda – with a liquid, such as a massage oil, honey or milk.

Step 2

Reach for the Elemis Exotic Frangipani Monoi Bath & Shower Cream ($35). Envelop your body with the luxurious infusion of authentic Tahitian Monoi Oil, a traditional blend of Exotic Tiare flowers, soaked in Coprah Oil, fragranced with Frangipani flowers. Just smooth it all over your body, hop in the tub and immerse yourself in the water.

Recessionista style: Check out the inexpensive bubble baths at your local pharmacy or Whole Foods; make sure you take a look at the premium body-care line at the latter! Light a scented candle. Plug your iPod into a set of portable speakers, put on some relaxing music and plunge into your tub.

Step 3

Transport your mind, body and soul to the shores of the South Pacific as you step out of the tub and drench your skin in the Exotic Frangipani Monoi Moisture Melt ($48). This therapy provides ultimate radiance, vitality and allover body glow.

Recessionista style: Reach for the tried-and-inexpensively-true baby oil.

Your spa experience will leave you ready to take on the rest of your holiday to-do list!


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