Staycation season is largely underrated. When the stress of travel planning starts to get to you, we highly recommend putting together a staycation plan that suits your needs. As proprietors of some of the best self-care and wellness finds in the world, we love the idea of trading in your luggage for luxurious skin and body care for a relaxing, DIY spa experience. Explore our guide to having your best staycation yet so you can feel renewed and recharged for the rest of the summer.
Unwind With Essential Oils
Aromatherapy is one the best tools you can utilize when trying to create a relaxing environment. Scent is the sense that’s most tied to memory and can instantly transport you to any serene location you can think of. The new Roll On Oils from Aura Cacia are a great addition to your bedside table. Formulated to be safe for skin and made with a soothing array of scents, these oils are easy to apply and will instantly relax you. We love the Chill Pill scent, which is a blend of sweet orange, lavender, patchouli, peppermint and sweet basil oils, but there are many options to choose from.
Set The Mood With A Special Candle
If you’re using your staycation time to soak in the bathtub, are cuddled up with a good book in bed or turned your phone on airplane mode to retreat into solitude, having a special candle to transform your space will absolutely elevate the experience. The New Savant creates unique home scents with a story. For summer time, their limited edition Summer Splendor and Heatwave candles are the perfect home scents to create an olfactory oasis at home. Plus, there are lots of other scents you can explore.
Treat Your Skin To Spa-Like Treatments
Dermaplaning is a popular treatment to keep your skin looking and feeling smooth. We just added this new zero-waste kit to our collection so you can dermaplane at home. This is an easy way to exfoliate and remove peach fuzz so your makeup and skincare products can go on flawlessly. Use your staycation time to indulge in a simple beauty ritual that will make your skin feel great. We recommend dermaplaning on dry skin or applying a small amount of facial oil. We love the NOTO Deep Serum, which is made with nutrient rich sea buckthorn, marula and grapefruit seed oil.
After you treat your skin to a special exfoliating treatment, add a soothing serum, cream or sheet mask to your routine and seal it in with the Reusable Silicone Masks & Patches from Skin Gym. These convenient, eco-friendly skin care accessories will help your products more deeply penetrate the skin, so you can get the most out of them.
Give Yourself Salon-Quality Hair & Nails
A staycation is the perfect time to indulge in a hair mask. With Klorane’s decadent hair masks, you can add shine, nutrients and essential restorative acids to your mane. The Mango Butter Mask helps to smooth and detangler and the Cupuacu Butter Mask is made for nourishing and hydrating curly hair. Add the mask to the ends of your hair, put it up with a clip and relax with your favorite book or podcast. Once you wash it, your tresses will feel softer and smoother than ever before.
An at-home manicure is a quintessential part of the staycation experience. Ten Over Ten makes salon-quality treatments and polishes to keep our hands and nails looking soft, refreshed and pristine. Use the Rose or Celery Oil Treatments to treat your nails and cuticles to intensive nourishment. Choose from a variety of easy-to-apply polishes for your at-home manicure and seal it in with their high quality top coat. The polish is long lasting and looks flawless on any nail length.