When you need to just get away from it all, discover how you can create a spa at home with these DIY spa day ideas.
When life gets too hectic and the feeling of wanting to run away to a spa sounds inviting, well don’t despair. You can have it all–peace and tranquility, along with much needed “Me Time”–with these amazing at-home spa day ideas.
Truth be told, we all get the urge to want to get away and put the reality of life behind us at one time or other. That’s why the idea of having a spa day at home is so inviting.
And, no, you don’t have to spend a lot to get the same benefits of rest and relaxation.
Best of all, you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home and brave more driving and traffic angst. Instead, you can warm up your bath or shower, turn on soothing music, light scented candles and just let the tranquility of a home spa treatment rejuvenate your weary soul.
So the next time you want (or need) a spa day at home, check out these fabulous ideas that you can do it yourself:
1. Relaxing Spa Music
Sometimes termed New Age Music, I like to think of spa music as a way to disconnect from the daily grind. It’s soothing undertones help your mind destress and focus on relaxation and healing the mind and soul. Certainly, you work hard day in and day out, so much so that sometimes you need to just pamper yourself with sounds of nature and the universe.
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2. Salt and Sugar Scrubs
Believe it or not, we attract not only dirt and grime from our daily tasks at home and work but also toxins. That’s the beauty of salt and sugar scrubs. By the very nature of their crystalline structures they naturally remove these dirt and toxins layer by layer right down to your silky skin.
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3. Take a Deep Soak
There’s something to the phrase: “Calgon take me away.” Sure, I’m dating myself but what this phrase really means is the joy you get from a deep soak in a warm tub of water. And, what better way than with a scented bath thanks to a DIY bath bomb. Bath bombs come in a variety of scents. I love lavender but of course, use your own favorite scent and if you’re adventurous make some yourself.
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4. Manicure Perfect
When I think of spa day, I think of manicures. Your nails–hands and feet–need pampering too–don’t you agree? Here’s a super do-it-yourself tutorial on painting your nails expertly.
5. Spa Towels
You might wonder what makes the perfect spa towel. Some folks think super plush is the best, others not so.
Better still, try organic waffle weave towels. They absorb better, dry better, and don’t harbor bacteria as much as plush towels. They’re also great for both spa moments and general family use.
Day Spa Tip: Warm your towels and robe before you begin your at-home treatment by placing them in the dryer for 10 minutes or so.
6. Detox Water
Rejuvenate yourself during and after your spa time with fruit infused water. Not only will it rehydrate you but also provide necessary vitamins and minerals for good healthy living.
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7. Spa Robe
Spa time should be all about warmth. So wrap yourself in comfort with a hooded robe that’s made with fleece that’s also super soft and luxurious.
And, don’t forget to pamper your footsies with these matching spa-inspired thong flip flops.
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8. Scented Candles
When you think of spas do you think of aromas? You should. Using key scents help you relax. Set the mood for your next spa day with these aromatherapy candles.
9. Artisanal French Soap Bars
Wash away your troubles with a bar of French shea butter soap. This type of soap offers a rich, creamy lather and moisturizes and softens dry skin.
10. Long Handled Bath Brush
Don’t just pamper your easy-to-get-to body parts. You need this handy long handled bath brush to gently stimulate and clean those hard to reach areas like your lower back and upper shoulder areas.
11. Sponge Loofahs
Defoliate and rejuvenate with spa-inspired sponge loofahs.
12. Bamboo Bath Mat for Shower or Spa
Non-slip, bamboo bath mats keep your feet dry when leaving your bath or shower.
Finally, don’t forget to appease your hunger with a healthy snack. Choose refreshing, simple and easy to prepare recipes that will end your DIY spa day at home on a high note.
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