Guest Contributor: Healing Lifestyles & Spa Live mindfully, eat joyfully, and travel consciously is the motto of our newest weekly columnist, Healing Lifestyles & Spa. Each day the publication dedicated to showcasing the best in eco-living and delivering tips on travel, food, beauty and nutrition will bring forth new topics and ideas expanding on the spa lifestyle. This week as I document my travels in Tuscany, home of the famous Saturnia hot springs, our healthy lifestyle enthusiasts have found ways to bring the hot springs to your home. Taking off on a ten-day getaway to an exotic hot springs retreat where mineral-filled water saturates your skin, healing your body and mind is undoubtedly ideal. But it isn’t always realistic. Sure, maybe you can escape for a three-day excursion next weekend. But what can you do now? Great news! You don’t have to actually go to a hot springs to benefit from a hot springs’ offerings. Time may be the most important ingredient, but there are other elements that help too. Create a calming environment that is as simple as a tub, a candle and some sea salt; or as complex as an altar, fresh flowers, specialty mineral salts, and classical music. You can make your own bath salts by mixing Epsom salts with a few drops of pure essential oil. Remember that different oils impart a different energy and experience from relaxing to invigorating. For an at-home hot spring experience try a few of our favorites. BATH PRODUCTS Auromere HERBOMINERAL Mud is an Ayurvedic Mud made from four types of clay (Fuller’s Earth, Red Clay, Black Clay and Yellow Clay) found in the beds of highland rivers and lakes in India. The formula is rich in skin-nourishing minerals including calcium, cobalt, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, and selenium. Soaking in this mud is a simple way to feel like you have slipped into a natural hot spring. Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser combines essential oils and herbs to cleanse, plus a pure muslin cloths to further exfoliate and slough off dead skin cells. It’s like a mini spa treatment in a pouch. Philosophy Empowermint Hot Salt Scrub is an energizing salt scrub infused with plankton and algae to exfoliate and polish rough, dry skin. Korres Green Silt & Corallina Oligoelements Hair & Scalp Scrub enhances hair’s natural health and shine with minerals and salts found in the sea. You can’t go wrong or get more basic than Evian Mineral Water Spray. Just a spritz of the cool mist helps rehydrate, revive, and replenish the skin. TECHNO Not the bath type? You can soak up similar bath time benefits while standing in the shower. The Wellness Shower combines a natural purification process with high-technology to remove harmful contaminants from your tap water (like chlorine and heavy metals) while enhancing the water with rare minerals that hydrate the skin and hair. The water is magnetically treated then sifted through stones that help the skin resist bad bacteria and fungus while maintaining its natural nutritive proteins. Skin and hair are enlivened! MINERALS TO GO You can begin to remineralize your skin with your makeup! Mineral makeup allows you to powder, blush, highlight, conceal, and color your facial features while simultaneously healing your skin with natural minerals. Jane Iredale is a mineral makeup line that combines gorgeous hues with UV protection, natural high-pigment minerals and the power of antioxidants. Image Courtesy of welcometuscany.it Start a Conversation Cancel a Conversation Connect with Enter your WordPress.com blog URL http://.wordpress.com Proceed Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.