With so many of us working from home, the sanctity of our homes as sanctuaries for creating, loving and relaxing has been threatened. We're here to help you reclaim the inner sanctuary of your spaces so that you can switch into ultimate weekend mode.
Firstly, you have to set the scene. We would like to introduce you to the Pamper edit. Designed to help you switch into weekend mode and unwind in your own sanctuary. Indulge in the sensation of ultimate relaxation as your body melts into the soft caresses of our bean bags or leather floor cushions, snuggled up with one of our favourite blankets dozing off to the aroma of Australian natives diffusing in the background. This weekend is for you, let us help you celebrate your sanctuary.
Burning incense or natural oils have been proven to stimulate the brain with a sense of calm. Their delicate aromas are capable of reducing heart rates, and soothing the nerve pathways within the brain to make you feel completely relaxed and at peace.
For many of us in isolation, we are missing partners, family and friends, to help create a sense of intimacy why not wrap yourself up in on of our thick blankets and set up a House Party with a group of friends or family. Better yet, you could coordinate a pamper session with your friends or family over House Party where you coat your faces in a soothing mask and indulge in a glass of red together.
To help you set up this virtual pamper session with your inner circle, we've curated some homemade recipes that you can try yourself in the comfort of you sanctuary.
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- A handful of oats or oat bran
According to Clean Beauty co-founder Dominika Minarvic, honey is not only antibacterial, but it's an excellent humectant, which mean that it helps your skin to retain moisture without feeling oily. Additionally, the oats and avocado have soothing and moisturising properties, which after 15minutes on your skin, will eave it feeling supple and moisturised.
- 1/2 cup of coffee granules - if you've been making home brews in a french press or percolator, keep the used coffee granules to make the scrub, zero waste and good for your body!
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon on vanilla extract
Mix all together and gently rub the mixture over your body, avoiding sensitive areas around the eyes. Leave on for several minutes to deeply exfoliate whilst moisturising your skin. The coffee granules help to rejuvenate and boost circulation, with the coconut oil helping to reduce inflammation and keep skin moisturised.
However, if you're not the DIY type, and are in the mood to support small Australian business, we stock some beautiful natural body scrubs which use ingredients native to Australia.
Addition Studio's Australian Native Body Scrub, made from native ground wattleseed & pink ochre, with blue cypress & macadamia oil to invigorate and energise your skin.
Salus's purifying body scrub, infused with eucalyptus and rosemary to cleanse, smooth and soften dry skin.
Shop our Pamper edit to lay claim on your home as something that is truly your sanctuary.