Last week I talked about stress, how it affects the body, and ways to get rid of it. This weekend I had a sort of stress detox at the Ojai Valley Inn. I was able to get away from the chaos of everyday life and relax. The natural surroundings were beautiful, but what I was most excited about was getting to go to the spa. Overall it was just a great place for me to get away without being too far from home.
From the first moment I walked into the spa I felt calm and refreshed. There were healthy snacks and beverages around every corner like lavender lemonade and fruit. There was also a steam room and sauna which I tried. Surprisingly steam rooms and saunas actually carry heal benefits such as improving cardiovascular health by improving circulation, lowering blood pressure, and it helps to heal broken tissue. After relaxing in the hot tub I went upstairs to wait for my treatment. I got the Purifying Radiance Facial which uses all OSEA products. OSEA is an all organic natural approach to skincare that began in Malibu. I was really excited to try out these products and see if they were really all they seemed to be.
So a very brief description of the fifty minute session; it began with steam to open up my pores then an exfoliating scrub which was balanced out with a lotion. Next she used serums which were was followed by a mask. Once that was removed she used the ocean cleanser. When I was done my skin felt refreshed and looked really good. I would say that these products did actually did make a difference which is probably due to their all natural ingredients. They are a bit on the pricey side but I’d say it is worth it! I was given recommendations for products and got a few samples including the cream cleansing mud, an exfoliator, blemish balm, and the ocean cleanser. I was super happy with the results and may begin to add OSEA into my skincare routine.
After I was finished with the facial I went to the Spa Cafe for lunch. I got the Farmer’s Market Salad which was really good. It contained mixed greens, feta, pecans, golden beets, croutons, and balsamic dressing. It was a simple salad that would be really easy to make at home. My sister got Thai spring rolls which were another healthy option.