Oasis Spa at Home
Until you can visit in person, Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas is coming to you. Director of Spa Lina Morales is sharing some tips and tricks that will recreate the Oasis Spa experience in the comfort of your home.
Rooted in the healing energy of the desert, mountains and sea, Oasis Spa utilises the many natural ingredients plentiful in Baja for the ultimate mind, body and spirit renewal.
“When at home, it is the perfect time to take care of ourselves,” says Morales. “We can use self-care as a mode of transportation to our most beloved, calm and happy places. I’m sharing some of our favourites that can be easily recreated using common household goods and pantry items.”
Oatmeal and Honey Mask
This moisturising mask uses coconut milk, honey and oatmeal. Mix 1/4 cup of coconut milk with two teaspoons of honey and two teaspoons of oatmeal. Once it has paste-like texture, apply to your face using round movements, always upwards. Leave the mask for 10-15 minutes and remove with warm water. This will leave your skin smooth, soft and moisturised.
Rose Water Toner
This toner helps to balance sebum production, and is refreshing, cooling and soothing. It is suitable for all skin types and can be used daily. Place rose petals from one rose in a teapot. Pour boiling water over the rose petals, cover tea pot with lid and let the tea infuse and fully cool for 1-2 hours.
Strain the tea and transfer rose water to a spray bottle. Apply at night after cleansing by soaking a cotton pad with rose water toner. Apply in upwards strokes on face and neck to revive tired skin. This can also be used as an after-shower body mist, after-shave or hair mist (spray lightly on dry hair-ends). Store the toner spray bottle in the refrigerator and use for up to one week.
Honey and Coffee Body Scrub
For a full body wake up call, mix 1/2 cup honey, 4 teaspoons coffee, and two teaspoons of brown sugar or sea salt. Take a hot shower to moisten your skin and open pores. Using circular motions with your hands always going upwards, rub the scrub into your skin with medium pressure. Rinse, dry off and apply your favourite body lotion.
Upgrade your shower with this aromatherapy shower spray. This oil blends helps to boost mood, decrease stress, and soothe the respiratory system. In a spray bottle, mix 15 drops of eucalyptus and 5 drops of peppermint with 200 ml (just less than a cup) of water. Once your shower is hot, spray the mist in every corner to create a steam effect. Take long, deep breaths and enjoy your relaxing shower.