Occasionally when things get stressful, there’s nothing better than a day (or seven) spent at the spa indulging in a bit of luxury. However, as there’s often very little time to schedule for a day of pampering, more and more people are taking the steps to create their own relaxing spa experience within their own homes.
So, with that in mind, here are some great ideas on how to create the perfect spa experience at home.
- Invest In An Inflatable Hot Tub
It may seem impossible, but you don’t have to go to a spa to unwind in a nice warm hot tub. Whilst building your own hot tub at home can be costly, a great alternative can be found in inflatable hot tubs. There’s a lot of choices when it comes to finding the perfect tub, but there are plenty of inflatable hot tub reviews online that can help find what’s right for you. After all, the perfect spa day isn’t complete without a nice warm soak to relax those muscles.
Plus even once you’ve finished treating yourself, it can also be great for relaxed parties with friends in the summer.
- Satisfy Your Five Senses
Part of the reason trips to the spa are so special is that they set up an environment where all five of our senses are stimulated. This can be achieved at home by making sure each of these senses has something new to relax it.
To set the mood, try dimming the lights and adding some plants to the room to create a relaxed feel. Scented candles are great for providing dim lighting whilst also creating calming smells to make your home feel like somewhere else. You could also light some incense for a stronger smell and to create a smoky atmosphere. Cucumber water is also great to drink throughout any beauty rituals, and some chilled instrumental music to lose yourself in is an essential companion to your experience. Alternatively, try out a nature sounds playlist to relax to, including trickling brooks, bird songs, and rain noises.
A cozy dressing gown is also recommended for in-between rituals, so there isn’t a single moment when you’re not feeling your best.
- Make Your Own Masks/Scrubs
No spa day is complete without a face mask and some body scrub, and while there are definitely some great options available to buy, it’s also possible to make your own from simple ingredients that you may have around your house. Half a cup of warm water and a third of a cup of oats, mixed with two tablespoons of honey, plain yoghurt and an egg white can make a great DIY facemask. Pair this with some cucumber slices over the eyes and you’ll feel rejuvenated in no time!
You can also make your own body scrub at home from sugar and oil. Simply use one cup of brown cane sugar and 3-5 tablespoons of jojoba, and mix into a sandy consistency. Then add some lemon for a pleasant aroma and apply to your skin!
- Create The Perfect Bath
In taking your bath from average to amazing, there is an abundance of options. A bath bomb is a great place to start in cleansing and caring for your skin, and you can even make your own at home with the right ingredients!
To soothe sore muscles, Epsom bath salts are a great addition and can also help set you up for a more restful night of sleep. A luxurious bath oil can help your skin feel softer whilst also providing a sensual aroma to fill the room, and adding some petals to the water can really transform the experience for the better.
- Focus Attention on Every Part of Your Body
Stress takes a toll on your entire body, so during your home spa day, make sure to give every inch of you some love.
Start with your feet – give them an exfoliating treatment then a deep moisturize. Work your way up with some body butter on the legs, and the same for your torso and arms.
If you live with someone, ask them to give you a shoulder massage to help release any tension from your shoulders and neck, which both tend to become tight when you’re stressed.
You can then give yourself a hand massage and a facial, plus a scalp massage – you can get jade rollers for the face and scalp massaging instruments to make sure you come away feeling your best from top to toe.
These are just a few ideas to help transport you from your home into a whole new world of relaxation and create the perfect home spa experience to help unwind from a stressful day. Book a day in your diary to fully pamper yourself!