Your Perfect DIY Spa Ritual Routine

A step-by-step guide to recreating that spa experience in the comfort of your home


What’s a girl gotta do when the going gets tough? Head to the nearest spa, of course - to relax, unwind and just recharge.

If you have no time to make that appointment though, no worries. Just call in the bodycare products that can help do the job, like these ones from the new and improved Spa of the World range from The Body Shop.

Then light some candles (we prefer scented ones to set the mood), put on your favourite music and let’s get started.


First, scrub

Wet the skin slightly, then in gentle circular movements, apply The Body Shop African Ximenia Scrub ($55.90) all over. Enriched with ximenia oil, it leaves skin soft and smooth while the salt scrub effectively removes all traces of dry and flaky skin.


Then purify

Spread a thin layer of The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Body Clay ($36.90) onto your skin and let it sit for 10 minutes, or until it’s completely dry. Then rinse off thoroughly with warm water. This clay body mask helps draw out impurities to leave skin feeling velvety soft. 


Now that all-important revitalisation

Massage away your negativity and stress and bring about positive thoughts with The Body Shop Thai Lemongrass Massage Oil ($30.90). We think this is best accompanied by an acupressure deep-tissue massage to instantly revive and uplift the body, mind and soul (and have taken to bringing this along whenever we do find the time to book a massage session too).


And finally, repair

Because no spa session is truly complete without a complete head-to-toe treat, it’s time to add The Body Shop Polynesian Monoi Radiance Oil ($36.90) into the mix. Use this lightweight oil either as a pre-shampoo treatment (apply it 30 minutes before showering) or massage into hair ends before bed for intensive repair. Then rinse in the morning for soft, shiny and lustrous locks. Great for nourishing dry and damaged hair. Our fave thing about this, though? You can also use it to moisturise dry skin all over. Also gives a lovely sheen that’s perfect for date nights.

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