Spa Day at Home
The Perfect, Eco-Friendly Way to Pamper Your Mom
Moms cook, clean, chauffer, plan, manage family affairs and keep the rest of us on track. Simply put, no one works harder than moms. This Mother’s Day, give mom the gratitude she deserves and the relaxation time she needs, in the place she loves most: home. It’s time for a spa day like never before.
Start fresh. The last thing mom needs during her respite is clutter or a less than clean bathroom space. Before she settles in for spa time, take a few moments to de-clutter the room and wipe down surfaces with an eco-friendly solution, like those in the Ecospirit green cleaning product line.
Go green. Literally. Set the stage for mom’s spa by greening things up. Not only do plants make a space more aesthetically pleasing and naturally help lower stress levels, they also rid the surrounding air of toxins. For a functional and beauty-filled spa, focus on air cleaning plant powerhouses like aloe, English ivy, rubber trees, bamboo palm and peace lilies.
Get the light right. Ease mom into a state of relaxation with candles galore. But be sure to choose products made with 100% beeswax or vegetable oil and paper or cotton wicks to avoid the pollutants that come from those based in paraffin or petroleum. If mom loves the scented variety, go for it. Just make sure the scent comes from essential oils, not chemical additives.
Make music. Nothing says “spa” more than serene sounds that feed mom’s soul. Think about what will promote the most relaxation: rainforest, rushing water, whale sounds or soothing music. Search online playlists for spa-friendly melodies mom will love.
Soak simply. When it comes to mom’s soak, choose baking powder. In a past post, we shared numerous uses for this inexpensive little wonder, and it’s a high achiever in our at-home spa, too. Add 4 to 5 tablespoons to a warm bath to promote detoxification and reduce skin irritation. Pregnant women and those with high blood pressure should check with their doctor before enjoying a baking soda bath.
Scrub safe. Prepare a homemade exfoliator with a 1:1 ratio of table sugar and coconut oil to help mom scrub her cares away. Refreshed and renewed with these on-hand products, mom will emerge with soft, supple, glowing skin.
Wrap well. Top-notch, eco-friendly spas boast the best linens, and at-home spas should, too. If you’re able, select organic, 100% cotton or bamboo-based bath towels for mom to snuggle in after her soak. If budget is a concern and you opt for the non-organic variety, be sure to wash new towels with a half cup of vinegar prior to using. This pre-wash removes chemicals used to give a fluffy appearance in stores and sets the color.
Go nuts. Before the spa session ends, set mom up with organic coconut oil for an indulgent massage. A favorite of many massage therapists, this oil leaves the skin with a luxurious feel and protective barrier, without staining towels. The best part? This oil delivers its benefits without petroleum and other non-renewable resources or carcinogens.
Really want to pamper mom this year? Take housework completely off her list by using an eco-friendly cleaning service such as our Mint Green offering. This will make mom feel relaxed even after Mother’s Day is over.
Talk to us: What are your favorite ways to create an eco-friendly spa environment in your home?