Simple ways to indulge loved ones — and yourself — from the outside in.
– KEYS SOULCARE
What’s better than a treat-yourself day? One spent in the company of someone you love — and want to treat, too. As we look to brighter days spent connecting IRL, we’re musing on spa-inspired, at-home rituals that are even more fun with a bestie by our side.
So check out this list, then grab a pal, and get down to spa-ing. Trust us, it’ll do your souls some good!
1. Brew a batch of sun tea
Got time on your side? Fill a pitcher with your favorite tea leaves and let it steep on a sunny windowsill for about 12 hours. (All that waiting will be worth it once you have a glass of this visually calming, summery take on tea.) For inspiration, this “Summer Goddess” recipe by natural beauty guru Jessa Blades is stunning, delicious, and brimming with Vitamin C-packed hibiscus and rose petals. Garnish it with a seasonal fruit or your BFF’s fave flower.
2. Treat your feet
We honestly can’t remember the last time we wore “real” summer shoes. Jump into pedi season with this fruit acid-powered smoothing treatment, featuring papaya, apple, and citrus. Seal in the moisture with our sweet-smelling, heel-soothing Comforting Balm, which uses camellia seed, avocado oil, and shea butter to boost softness over time.
3. Do some soul care, à deux
We created the Soulmate Ritual with quality time with bosom buddies, best friends, and soulmates of all kinds in mind! Set the scene — and a soothing scent — with our Sage + Oat Milk Candle. Set an intention to get present and do something good for yourselves. (In addition to hanging out, which is priceless.) Then, flow through steps created to bring out the light that sparks in each other’s lives, 24/7.
4. Gift them a keepsake crystal
Use our how-to as your guide to stones that speak to your mind, heart, and soul — from creativity-boosting amethyst to protective obsidian, which you’ll also find in our facial roller. Go deeper with more insights and gifting inspo from lightworker, crystal devotee, and jewelry pro, Asha Patel.
5. Nourish your glow.
Snacks are a must! Whip up something sweet or savory (or both!) that appeals to all of the senses. Whether you opt for a gram-ready rice bowl or recipe that’s easy enough to interrupt with a dance break, just remember to make enough for leftovers!
What rituals help you explore, express, and honor in-person connecting with loved ones?