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Welcome back, beauty lover! Today, I’m sharing my at-home spa day with Martina Gebhardt!
Christmas preparations are tiring this mama out. I’m sure you can relate? When life gets like this, I like to schedule in some down time – just for me.
To help me take that precious time, my husband took our children to see their grandma so I could have an afternoon of recharging and regrouping. Visiting a spa is one of my favourite things to do. But with us being in tier 3, it doesn’t make much sense to visit a spa. Nor is it something I can afford to do at the frequency I need to do it!
But with a few select skincare items and some spare time, I can definitely make the experience real at home! Even if I only have a face mask, I can recreate the spa mood to help me relax and recharge ready for Christmas day.
I hope this post gives you some ideas for your own at-home spa day. Throughout, I use the simple and soulful skincare of Martina Gebhardt. This skincare is so beautiful for body, mind, and spirit. It is truly connected to the earth. And I know it will have you feeling like yourself again in no time at all.
Shall we begin?
Martina Gebhardt at-home spa day
Settings up my “spa”
I close the door to my bedroom, and after setting up my music, I put away my phone. Then I gather everything I need for a beautiful and relaxing experience.
To create a spa mood, I light a beautiful scented JOIK candle.
A mindful magazine with calming illustrations is great to read while chilling, and of course soft fluffy towels, flannels, and relaxing eye pads are essential.
A foot bath is absolutely amazing – I use an electronic foot spa with bubbles and vibration – it is absolute bliss! And I love making the experience even better with some lovely salts.
Music is such an essential tool to relax, and I chose Alex Crispin’s Idle Worship.
With its contemplative piano and elemental components, it really helps me to let go of pent up feelings.
Now that my “spa” is ready, let’s look at the skincare.
Do you know, not all natural skincare ingredients are created equally? But Martina Gebhardt skincare is made from the finest ingredients available. She uses a 100 year old sustainable farming system called biodynamic agriculture. Learn more about the principles of biodynamics.
This organic farming method is kinder to the environment, respecting the rhythms and cycles of nature. It rejuvenates tired soil and is sustainable, securing the eco-system and our future. So you can be sure your spa day is guilt free and environmentally positive.
What’s more, everything is organic, Demeter certified, and cruelty free. You’ll find only natural ingredients in Martina Gebhardt skincare. There are no synthetics, surfactants, glycerol, titanium dioxide, harsh synthetic preservatives, or alcohol.
Martina Gebhardt skincare comes in beautiful white glass bottles with colourful labels that reflect the ingredients inside. It is said that the labels resonate with our souls and help us choose the right product. Therefore, I am drawn to the right Martina Gebhardt skincare products for me.
Do you want to learn more about them?
Ginseng Cleanser, Tonic & Moisturiser
To kick off my spa afternoon, I cleanse and tone with the beautiful Martina Gebhardt Ginseng skincare range, using a soft warm flannel and my soft Ekko Hemp Cleaning Pads.
The Ginseng range is perfect for skin over 30, with key ingredients of lemon balm, ginseng, and sea buckthorn oil. The range is loaded with nutrition for skin. It’s said to strengthen the immune system, improve circulation in the skin, and improve its elasticity. Martina Gebhardt recommends it after an illness, as it is so regenerative.
This gentle range leaves my skin so clean, soft, fragrant, and ready for the next steps.
Martina Gebhardt Ginseng Trial Kit
Happy Aging Vital Mask
Next, I follow with the glorious Happy Aging Vital Mask. This is an intensive weekly nourishing mask for mature skin 40+. It promises to leaves skin radiant and instil a deep sense of wellbeing.
I only need a tiny amount of this thick rich mask for a wonderfully relaxing facial massage.
The power of regeneration exists within each of us. It can be harnessed when we learn to accept ourselves the way we are.
The ingredients of honey, aloe, evening primrose, and shea butter sit on my skin for a blissful 15 minutes. It has a gloriously subtle honeyed citrus-floral fragrance.
Once the mask has worked its magic, I use a warm soft flannel to remove it. My skin is left so wonderfully soft and nourished. The mask is a real treat – my skin is left glowing and full of vitality. I can see my fine lines have softened thanks to the extra moisture it has brought to my skin.
Martina Gebhardt Happy Aging Vital Mask
Eye Care Fluid
After my mask I gently apply Eye Care Fluid and the Ginseng Face Lotion. The Eye Care Fluid is a light and rapidly absorbing cream that respects sensitive skin around the eyes to nourish and soften wrinkles.
With super ingredient avocado, it brings antioxidant qualities and a feeling of luxury to my spa day. And it contains no essential oils, so it’s really gentle. By now, I am feeling so pampered, and I’m totally ready for the final step.
Martina Gebhardt Eye Care Fluid
Baobab Foot Bath
To conclude the spa day, and my favourite part – soaking my feet in this beautiful foot bath with my home foot spa. Martina Gebhardt Foot Bath warms, relaxes, and revives tired and cold feet. A foot bath is the most wonderful experience for foot care and overall wellbeing!
I love that these bath salts seem to improve my circulation. My feet always benefit from the water and salts gently loosening any dead skin. And of course, my feet are left sweet smelling and as soft as can be! Using a foot bath regularly really is an investment in foot health as it protects feet from an unhealthy skin environment. What a beautiful act of self care.
Martina Gebhardt Baobab Foot Bath
Final thoughts on my Martina Gebhardt at-home spa day
I had so much fun recreating a spa day at home with the amazing Martina Gebhardt! This simple, soulful skincare is the perfect relaxing and nourishing treat for mind and body. Great when you need to step outside of daily life and go within!
Visit martinagebhardt.co.uk where you can learn about Martina and why she founded her skincare line, plus learn more about the products.