A day at the spa can be a delightful way to melt away stress, take some time for yourself, and to simply forget about life for a while. However, sometimes taking a trip to a professional spa isn’t an option.
A quick internet search for DIY spa treatments will show that many ingredients are items you probably already have in your home. From masks for your hair and face, to a great body scrub and bubble bath, you’d be surprised how a quick glance in your pantry along with a run to the grocery store is all you’ll need to gather your supplies. (Plus, Mane ‘n Tail has some amazing products that can be incorporated too!)
However, before you get started, there are few quick and easy steps to make sure your at-home spa day is as amazing as it can be.
A few days beforehand, plan out what you’ll want to do, and then gather the appropriate materials. Are you doing a hair or face mask? What kind of bath bomb do you plan on utilizing? Do an internet search of what you want to do, and write a list of what you’ll need.
Make sure your favorite bathrobe, towels, and slippers are clean and ready to go. Use a few drops of your favorite essential oil to give everything an extra scent boost in the dryer.
Sure it’s not the most glamorous part, but by assuring that everything is sparkling and clean will make the whole experience that much more enjoyable. (Besides, who ever said you had to do it?)
Perhaps you’d enjoy a lemon-infused mineral water or a cup of your favorite herbal tea. Prepare these before-hand and have your preferred glass or mug clean and ready for use.
Start off your at-home spa day right by having the kids spend an afternoon and grandma’s and send the hubby out for a day with the guys. No one wants to hear a million questions from those near and dear when you’re trying to get a few minutes to yourself. Keep those distractions out of the equation by letting everyone have their own version of a relaxing day too.
Make sure there are no allergy or sensitivity concerns before use, and use whatever recipes you find with caution.
Start with a great spa playlist. Spa music playlists are even available on the many music streaming services. Get a great scented candle, and set the right lighting. If you don’t have a dimmer on your switch, opt for a few candles, instead of just one. (Just be extra safe with any open flames.)
Set the cell phone on airplane mode, turn off the tablet, and simply disconnect from everyday distractions, even if it’s just for an hour or two.
Sugar Scrub: For a sweet treat to keep your skin baby soft.
Cucumber Face Mask: Glowing skin is easy with this simple recipe.
Bath Bomb: Pamper yourself, and makes a great gift too!
Peppermint Foot Soak: Get your tootsies feelin’ fine with the fragrant concoction.
So whether it’s all day, or just for an hour, you deserve to treat yourself! Enjoy!