At this point, I think we can all agree that there’s nothing particularly relaxing about life during a pandemic. And as nice as a trip to the salon or spa sounds right now, for many of us it’s still out of the question!
So I’m proposing that we all devote a day (or a half-day, or even an hour!) to rest and relaxation in the form of an at-home “spa day.” And to help you make it happen, today I’m sharing all my best tips and DIYs for having a perfect spa day at home!
And if you have any tips or tricks for recreating a spa-like experience for a spa day at home, share them with us in a comment at the end of this post! :-)
How To Have The Perfect Spa Day At Home
Step 1 – Set The Mood
First things first, start by setting the mood and recreating a spa atmosphere at home! To find relaxing spa music, look for ready-made playlists on your favorite streaming service.
Smells are another important part of the spa atmosphere, so grab your diffuser if you have one! Diffusing lavender essential oil is always relaxing, but nothing smells more like a spa than eucalyptus!
If you don’t have a diffuser at home, lighting a nice-smelling candle will get the job done just as well. (You can even make your own candle if you’re feeling crafty!)
Step 2 – Don’t Forget The Amenities
Once you’ve recreated the smells and sounds of the spa, it’s time to gather up the amenities that will make your at-home spa experience truly special! Grab your fluffiest towels, your favorite slippers, and your best bath robe—comfort is the name of the game here!
One of my favorite spa amenities to recreate at home are infused “spa waters.” Flavoring a pitcher of water with strawberries and mint, citrus and cucumbers, or berries will make your experience more luxurious and help keep you hydrated!
Step 3 – Choose Your Treatments
The mood is set and you’ve got your amenities ready, so now it’s time for a few relaxing DIY spa treatments! I’ve shared a lot of bath and beauty DIYs over the years, so check out the links below to find the perfect treatments for your skin, nails, and hair.
Some treatments require a bit more prep work than others, so it’s a good idea to choose them beforehand in case you need time to gather your supplies.
Skin Treatments & Facials
- DIY Sheet Masks
- Vitamin C Serum
- Anti-Aging Treatment
- Ketchup Chemical Peel
- Jade Roller Facial Massage
- Coconut Oil Salt Scrub
Nail Treatments & Manicures
Step 4 – Soak In The Tub
Some DIY spa treatments can get a bit messy, so a bath or shower might be in order at this stage! And in my opinion, there’s no better way to finish your spa day than with a long soak in the tub to get cleaned up!
Try one of these bath-related DIYs to take your soak in the tub to a new level of pampering and relaxation:
So there you have it, your recipe for the perfect spa day at home! I hope you’ll take a little time for yourself this week, and that your spa day leaves you feeling refreshed, recharged, and rejuvenated! :-)
What’s your favorite way to recreate a spa experience at home?