Sometimes planning a relaxing trip to the spa is just what you need to recharge, regroup, and reenergize after a long day or week of work and jumping hurdles life has to offer you.
However, sometimes the thought of relaxing in a luxury spa is just that- a thought. Having a memorable spa experience can become quite costly. Therefore, it is a good idea to look for alternative ways you can pamper yourself and have all that by creating your own home spa experience.
The following are just a few ways you can accomplish this in your home without breaking the bank:
Eliminate all Distractions
First and foremost, you will want to eliminate any and all distractions that may disrupt your spa experience at home. This means letting people in the household know in advance what you are planning to do so they know to steer clear and leave you be.
Make Sure You Have Supplies
Next, you will want to be sure you gather all the supplies you will need to recreate the spa experience at home. The following is just a short list of some awesome must-haves you should collect for your at-home spa kit:
A nourishing and moisturizing face mask
Any kind of exfoliating sugar scrub
Your favorite music
A thick and comfy towel
Set the Mood
You can effectively set the mood with a few scented candles to create more of an inviting and relaxing ambiance. You can also create a playlist with your favorite songs or bring along your sound machine to create a more relaxing atmosphere.
Place a few drops of your favorite essential oil into a nebulizing diffuser to create a very relaxing environment.
Most spa experiences will include some kind of steam. To create this effect at home, simply bring a small pot of water to a boil, pour the water into a bowl, add your favorite herbs or essential oils, hold your face over the steaming water and breath in deeply. This is a good time to apply your facemask.
Draw a Bath
A nice soothing bath is a perfect way to create a spa experience at home. Add some essential oils or Epsom salt to the bath water or throw in your favorite bubbles. Sink into the warm and relaxing water and let it wash all your stress away.
A nice hot bath will ease your muscles and calm your nerves.
Pour a Glass of Red Wine
Nothing is more relaxing than a glass of red wine in the tub. Grab your favorite bottle and be sure to use your plastic wine glass for this occasion. You won’t find red wine served at very many commercial spas which is one advantage to creating the spa experience in your own home. If wine isn’t your thing then replace it with a nice cup of chamomile tea.