3 Relaxation Rituals to Add to Your Routine for An At-Home Spa Day
It’s National Relaxation Day and whether you’re planning a self-care day or just have a few mindful moments to sneak in some extra self-care - we’re here to help you stress less in seconds! Read on to learn 3 of our go-to relaxation rituals using a few effortless essentials to nourish your mind, body, and soul.
1. Dry Brushing
What Is Dry Brushing?
Dry Brushing is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that helps to renew the skin and stimulate the lymphatic system, while encouraging the body to rid of toxins. The combination of exfoliating, massaging, and rejuvenating the top layer of your skin with a dry brush will help increase circulation, boost lymphatic drainage, all while sloughing dead skin cells and helping to make your skin look more radiant.
Dry brushing with coconut oil is the natural way to simplify your skincare routine with two simple steps. Whether you are looking for an anti-aging treatment, have dry skin, sensitive skin, and so on - dry brushing is the missing step in your skincare routine to achieve that healthy, natural year-round glow! All you need to start on this at-home spa treatment is a Bamboo Dry Brush and Conscious Coconut Oil! We curated our Home Bath Bundle with everything you need to allow yourself to take time out of your busy day and truly make self love a routine!
Coconut Oil and Dry Brushing Method
Step 1: We recommend dry brushing in the morning. Before dry brushing, apply Conscious Coconut Oil from head to toe. If you're at home, your CoCo tube will have you covered. If you're traveling or on-the-go, one individual packet from your 'Mindful Mini Pouch' will do the trick! Using Conscious Coconut Oil not only helps to diminish the appearance of cellulite, but also helps to keep your skin moisturized and radiant
Step 2: Using your Conscious Coconut Dry Brush, start at your feet and brush upward towards the heart. The chest area is where the lymph system drains so be sure to brush gently here and try to avoid other sensitive areas of the skin such as your face and neck.
Step 3: When you start on your arms, begin at the hands and work upward. Use firm, small upward strokes or work in a circular motion. For the stomach, work in a clockwise pattern to mimic the direction of digestion. Harsh exfoliation is never the point; be sure not to press too hard
Step 4: Dedicate at least three to five minutes to brushing, adding time as your skin adapts if you'd like. Showering after dry brushing will help to rinse away dead skin cells and impurities, while also allowing your pores to release toxins. After you shower, reapply Conscious Coconut Oil from head to toe to lock in moisture and feed your skin essential vitamins and nutrients. Repeat the process 2-3 times each week and your skin will be glowing in no time!
Remember: Harsh exfoliation is never the point; be sure not to press too hard! This is a gentle self-love practice!
2. Coconut Oil Hair Mask
What Makes Coconut Oil Is A Great Deep Conditioner?
Before we get to the details on how to do an all-natural hair mask with Conscious Coconut, we want to share the science that backs up the amazing results! Coconut oil is a powerful conditioner because of its abundance of medium chain triglycerides. These fatty acids go to work on your hair, restoring softness and shine and locking in moisture. Coconut oil acts as a sealant, trapping in hydration and making your other conditioning products more effective.
Compared to conventional conditioners, which often contain processed vegetable oils, stripping the product of its antioxidant power, Conscious Coconut contains high amounts of antioxidants, helping to support locks in protecting against the damaging effects of heat application that can develop over time.
Vitamin E is one of key ingredients that makes coconut oil such an amazing solution to almost any wellness woe as well! Vitamin E rebuilds proteins to strengthen your hair, keeping locks lush and full. Add lauric acid to the mix, and suddenly you have a powerhouse duo that’ll boost shine and promote healthy hair growth.
How To Do A Coconut Oil Hair Mask
Now for the best part: your step-by-step guide to using coconut oil as a hair mask. It's best to do this on already-damp hair - so pop in the shower or use a spray bottle on your hair for best results first. Once your hair is damp, grab a Conscious Coconut Oil Packet, massaging it briefly to liquify the oil, and then apply to the scalp, massaging as you move from root to tip. Wrap hair with a hair towel, and kick back and relax for at least thirty minutes, or an hour or two if you can. When the time’s up, spend a little extra care ensuring that your hair is fully rinsed and scrub with shampoo to get all the coconut oil washed away. To get the most out of deep conditioning, incorporate the CoCo mask into your routine as a weekly practice.
Once you’ve applied your deep conditioning CoCo mask, you’ll start seeing results right away. With coconut oil, you can expect to see luster and shine return to your locks, plus you’re proactively preventing split ends while also improving your hair’s ability to keep a curl or manage any styling products or tools you apply. Hair will be nourished, happy, and hydrated—all thanks to coconut oil.
3. At-Home Facial Massage
When you're feeling stressed or anxious, it can physically build up in your body - including facial muscles becoming tense and often other effects on digestion, fatigue, etc. One simple way to alleviate these feelings is to do a simple at-home facial massage using Conscious Coconut oil! This natural remedy works to activate your sympathetic nervous system and can be done anywhere, anytime. It has strong effects on stress alleviation and psychological relaxation - plus, it's a little extra self-care for your skin!
Try this calming facial massage for some extra relaxation today:
- Scoop up some coconut oil and gently massage between hands to liquify oil.
- Start by massaging temples and forehead with two fingers in small circular motions.
- Using your thumb and pointer finger, glide fingers up and down the nasal bridge (sides of your nose) about 5 times
- Using the side of your palm, gently glide hand up cheekbones 5-6 times.
- Massage neck and jawline in small circular motions.
- Glide fingers across eyebrows 4-5 times.
- Take 5 deep breaths - you’ll be feeling totally refreshed!