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It’s time for some self pampering

/ 24 Aug 2020

We’re all in need of a little self-care right now, whether it’s creating a spa break in your own home, developing a new skin care ritual or carving out time in the day to practice yoga in the lounge room. With increased hours spent at home, incorporating small touches such as candles, essential oils and room sprays into the air can soothe the mind and body.

For those wanting to give it a go, try the uplifting blend of the Salus Body Rose Geranium Soy Candle to energise the senses and rebalance the spirit. Anyone feeling restless in the evening, a light spray of Sleep Mist from Rich Glen Olive Estate can help unwind the mind.

Anyone fortunate enough to have a bath at home, Daylesford Apothecary’s Naturopathic Bath Soaks are a real treat. Created using a unique blend of mineral salts, potent herbs and pure essential oils, these are traditionally used for their natural calming and aphrodisiac properties. If you don’t have a bath, place a few drops of Warratina Lavender’s essential oil into the base of your shower cubicle and the steam will send the aroma into the air. Or head to Carlton’s The Lab Organics, regarded as Australia’s leading organic and natural beauty store, to choose from an array of home fragrances to suit every taste.

A proper at-home facial will likely form the centrepiece of your spa session, and today’s best skincare treats offer pampering and performance in one. Frank Body’s Brightening Vitamin C Mask reveals your brightest, clearest skin. Momentarily transport yourself to one of the Endota Spas that can be found dotted around the state with a Facial at Home Kits. Couple the experience with its essential oil blend to really enhance a sense of relaxation. 

Head to Hunter for a local favourite, the Daily Face Fuel ($54). Using avocado, macadamia and passionfruit seed oils, this rich daily moisturiser is an intense hydrator. Made in Melbourne, Hunter Lab creates products that are both natural and easily incorporated into a busy daily routine

Olieve and Olie’s luxurious, smooth and creamy coffee scrub is an incredible exfoliator for the whole body. Made with freshly ground coffee beans and coconut, it is infused with Australian grown olive oil and bursting with antioxidants and vitamin E. Shop the Australian Earth Clay Collection for a stimulating series of earth clays in re-sealable, eco-friendly pouches. Developed exclusively for Peninsula Hot Springs, the clays feature the vibrant colours of our Australian landscape. Relaxation awaits.

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