This pampering session is good sensory experience for a moment of calm and relaxation and can be tailored to your own tastes easily.
If you have an electric facial steamer- great (just make sure to check the instructions before adding anything to it), but if not, a bowl with hot water also works well.
This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.
Who is this for
This is a crafting activity for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities and can be enjoyed by anyone.
Why does this make a difference?
This is a sensory activity that helps people explore personal choice while supporting independence in the activity.
How to do this activity
What you’ll need
- Flat bottomed bowl or facial steamer
- Essential oils
- Dried flowers or herbs
- Hot water
Safety note: this session involves hot water, please take the necessary precautions. If using a bowl, pick one that is flat bottomed and harder to knock over.
- Place the towel over your head to create a tent over the bowl, to keep the heat in longer.
- Feel free to mix and match essential oils and dried/fresh botanicals.
- Lavender, chamomile or rose is good for sensitive skin calming and relaxation. Rose or sage is good for oily skin
- Lemon peel is good for cleansing and brightening skin, and is energizing
- We suggest good quality camomile tea with a few drops of lavender essential oil before bed, and in the morning, fresh lemon peel with green tea.