Since the COVID-19 pandemic has broken out, most non-essential businesses across the country have had to close, including salons and spas. That doesn’t mean that you have to forgo your beauty treatments entirely, however. We’ve put together a list of some spa treatments that you can do at home in Palatine, IL—and we’ll look forward to seeing you back at Claude Thomas Salon & Spa when the pandemic is over!

DIY spa treatments in Palatine, IL

Missing the spa? Here are some treatments you can try at home to get you through the pandemic:

  • Deep condition your hair: Deep conditioning your hair is as simple as switching out avocado toast for avocado hair conditioner—just mash up an avocado, apply it to your hair and leave it on for 10 to 30 minutes. For extra conditioning, wrap your hair in a plastic bag or plastic wrap to let the heat help the avocado fats penetrate your hair. You can also beat a raw egg and apply it to your hair, leaving it on for 10 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm or cool water.
  • Give yourself a steam facial: Boil some water and add it to a bowl, letting it cool for a couple of minutes. Add a few drops of essential oil like lavender, eucalyptus or rose to add an aromatherapy component, or tea tree to help acne-prone skin. Lean over the bowl and cover your head and the bowl with a towel, then sit with the steam for several minutes. Finish with a mask or moisturizer.
  • Make a body scrub: You can make highly effective body scrubs from simple everyday ingredients like granulated sugar, salt or even coffee grounds, a moisturizing component (such as olive oil) and a few drops of essential oil for scent.
  • Try an aromatherapy shower: If you don’t have a tub or don’t like baths, an aromatherapy shower can be just as relaxing. Dampen a sponge or piece of flannel and then add a few drops of essential oil. Set it on the floor of your shower where the water will hit it, and enjoy the scented steam.
  • Make a face mask: There are dozens of recipes for DIY face masks on the internet, most of which use everyday kitchen ingredients. One of the simplest involves combining the juice of one lemon with a quarter of a cup of olive oil to brighten, exfoliate and moisturize.
  • Create your own bath bombs: Bath bombs are expensive to buy in the store, but easy enough to make at home. With a few ingredients and an inexpensive mold, you can make bath time a lot more fun. Add dyes, biodegradable glitter and essential oils to make the experience that much more delightful.

Having your own at-home spa in Palatine, IL will get you through the pandemic, but there’s no substitute for professional care. When COVID-19 is over and salons are allowed to reopen, book an appointment with Claude Thomas Salon & Spa. We provide hair, salon and spa treatments that help you look and feel your best. Reach out to us today for more information about scheduling and reopening.

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