The holidays may be the most exciting time of the year with all of the countless parties and cheerful decorations lighting up our streets, but it is also the most stressful time of the year. After all of the sugary cocktails and sweet treats we've enjoyed these past few weeks, it's no surprise that January is the month of dieting and relaxation. It's the perfect time to give our bodies a break from all that salt and sugar that we've been stuffing into it, and most importantly - take a break from our hectic, stress-filled lives. That's why I was so thrilled to find that so many busy bloggers have taken the time to provide us with some great DIY ideas for the perfect Spa day at home!
The perfect start to your day of relaxation is a healthy and delicious grain filled breakfast, like this Vanilla Almond Goji Berry Granola from A Cozy Kitchen. It's a great way to kick start your metabolism and the combination of grains, nuts, and berries are not only tasty but filled with countless vitamins to help you start the new year off right!
Glitter and Glue came up with this Homemade face scrub using oatmeal, lavender, and tea tree. I'd say it sounds like a life saver for my face - which is mostly where I paid the price for all those cupcakes and cookies that I've eaten during the past few weeks.
What's a day of relaxation without a body scrub?! Lavender is known for it's ability to soothe tension both in your nerves and muscles, which is why it's the perfect oil to use in a scrub. This DIY Lavender Sea Salt Scrub from Centsational Girl will definitely help you melt off that post holiday stress.
Don't these Sleep Masks from Whip Up just scream "relax"?! I've always felt that sleep masks add a little bit of glamour to any relaxation routine - even when your face is covered in green moisturizing gunk.
What helps you relax? I love lighting candles while soaking in a steamy bubble bath!