“I AM BLESSED”
Holly Cline, holistic esthetician and owner of Holly Cline Skincare in Seattle, shares her recipe for a Seaweed Bath Ritual and Detox Facial as part of our Home Spa Ritual series.
Holly Cline's Seaweed Bath Ritual
I created this Detox Seaweed Bath as the perfect ritual for a super new moon. It helps shed dull, dry skin, revealing a natural, healthy, hydrated skin and leaving you with a radiant glow!
What You'll Need
- A natural bristle dry brush.
- 1 oz of high quality seaweed. For this article, I chose organic Bladderwrack seaweed.
- Dr. Alkaitis Organic Nourishing Treatment Oil.
To begin your New Moon Detox Bath, stand in an empty bathtub and dry brush the entire length of your body, from the feet all the way up to your head. Using long firm strokes, brush several times over each section of your body, in sweeping movements towards the heart. This will manually exfoliate dead skin cells while stimulating blood flow and the lymphatic system.
When you’ve finished dry brushing, rinse your bathtub thoroughly, then fill it with warm water. Add an ounce of high-quality seaweed. For this particular bath I chose whole organic bladderwrack. Seaweed will naturally detoxify the skin while restoring it with numerous vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Soak for 15-20 minutes.
I love to bathe with the seaweed loose in my tub because I enjoy the feeling of being wrapped in nature, but you can also add it to a mesh bag for less mess and easier cleanup.
After your detox bath, it’s important to hydrate. I like to massage the Dr. Alkaitis Organic Nourishing Treatment Oil all over the body; it replenishes the skin and leaves it feeling silky soft. I also like to hydrate internally by drinking a full glass of lemon water after my bath.
Detox Facial Treatment
Below is a wonderful Detox Facial that can be used alongside your Seaweed Bath (several of these healing products also include nutrient rich seaweed/sea vegetables.)
- Gently cleanse your face with the Dr. Alkaitis Purifying Cleanser, then rinse well.
- Mix and apply the Dr. Alkaitis Universal Mask, and allow to sit on the skin for 10-20 minutes. Make sure to keep it moist while it’s working its magic. Rinse well.
- Apply a generous pump of the Dr. Alkaitis Organic Soothing Gel.
- While the skin is still damp from the Soothing Gel, massage in a small drop of the Dr. Alkaitis Nourishing Treatment oil.
This detox facial treatment is great for all skin types, but especially beneficial for those experiencing acne or "maskne" breakouts and/or rosacea. Your skin will be calmed, soothed and beautifully hydrated. You will absolutely glow!
Remember, the New Moon is a wonderful time to plant new seeds, both in our hearts and our minds. Refocus our energy and shed light on the things we are most grateful for. I believe it’s important now, more than ever, to take time for ourselves and practice these nurturing self-care rituals, and take the time to remind yourself, “I am Blessed.” Write down everything that you are most grateful for and focus on more of that beautiful energy, abundantly flowing.
Happy New Moon!
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This sounds amazing! 🌿✨