How To Have A Spa Day At Home

How To Have A Spa Day At Home
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With the times we're living in, a relaxing day at the spa to unwind and get away from it all has never been more tempting. Not all of us have the time or money to do that but fortunately that doesn't mean that you have to forgo pampering and de-stressing because there are ways create spa experiences in the comfort of your own home. It's something that I like to do regularly as a form of self care and sometimes I even get my husband into it because men can do with some extra care as well. The first thing to do is to turn off your phone and set a relaxing mood. I swear by filling up my trusty Vitruvi Diffuser with a blend of lavender, bergamot and chamomile essential oils and putting on some mellow tunes. And then there are a multitude of ways that you can treat yourself.

1. Hydrate 
Make your own spa water by filling up a pitcher with water and infusing it with some sliced cucumber or fruit of your choice. Berries and mint is one of my faves.

2. Mask
You can put on a facial mask but why stop there. Slather a deep conditioning treatment on your hair and treat your skin, hands and feet while you're at it.

3. Exfoliate
Treat your skin with round of dry brushing or use a scrub to smooth, soften and help your skincare products to work better. You can make your own scrub with ingredients, you likely already have in your pantry. One I really like is a mixture of 1 part sugar, 1 part raw oatmeal and 1 part coconut oil.

4. Soak
Fill up the tub, add some aromatic bath salts and oils, soak in there for 30 minutes and feel that much more relaxed afterwards. You can customize your bath add ins depending on your needs. This is a weekly indulgence of mine which I first started doing to heal myself from an illness and I've kept it up ever since. My go to add ins are epsom salt, magnesium flakes, coconut oil and lavender oil. When I'm in need of a detox, I add a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and a box of baking soda. It works wonders. The key is a hot bath and drinking a full glass of water before and after.

5. Massage
If you have time after your bath, consider giving yourself a head to toe massage. The benefits of self massage include improving circulation, relaxation and reducing pain.

6. Moisturize
Be sure to hydrate skin immediately after cleansing. Applying your lotion, cream or oil on damp skin is the best way to lock and seal moisture in. A subtly scented product can enhance that spa feeling.

7. Relax 
Relaxation is a goal here. Take the time to just breathe, meditate, enjoy a book or even take a nap.

Do you indulge in any at home spa treatments? Any favorites?


The Liberty Belle said...

Fantastic post. I enjoyed your suggestions.

FashionRadi said...

I have a spa day at home every Sunday... I do my nails and a face mask. It's the best feeling!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Ahhh...I love a good spa day at home, bliss!! I have them often, ha!! I hope you have a great week ahead lovely :)

Doctor Anne said...

I admit I dont anymore. I used to, before the kids, but now I rarely have the luxury of being at home without them wanting my attention. But in a few years, when they are a little older, I will make mother/children spa days a thing!

Carolyna's world said...

I really love to do my own home spa from time to time, this all masks , peelings etc- I need this kind of relax especially during autumn/winter time it improves my mood :-)

Emmylou said...

I must admit I haven't had a lot of pampering time lately, and it shows! :P These are such great tips as always, chingu:) And I wish I can get hubby to do this with me...sigh....
Hope you're having a lovely Monday:)

R's Rue said...

I need this. Thanks Rowena.

ALLIE NYC said...

No I don't really, I should. This world we are living in is a bit overwhelming at times. Great tips and ideas here. I am noting this as I really do need to relax.

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I used to go to spas once a month but lately, I haven't the time so at-home spa time is essential. Unplugging at night with oils, and reading actually helps me to sleep. Great tips and I'm actually talking about relaxation on the blog. Have a lovely new week, Rowena!

Ivana Split said...

I need to try some of these ideas to relax a bit.

little luxury list said...

I was just thinking about setting aside more time for self care! I love how you even prep with infused waters. I would love to soak in more baths and should buy some epsom salts (harder to find here!)

Jackie Harrison said...

I do indulge when I have the time I have to try your detox recipe thanks.

Beauty Unearthly said...

Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)