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12 Ways to Create a Spa Day at Home

August 24, 2020

August 18, 2020 by Julia Weaver

While pampering yourself to a spa day might not be the first thing on your to-do list, it may be just what you need to relax and unwind. It doesn’t matter if you live in a condo in New York or a house in Phoenix, you can indulge in a spa and wellness retreat without even leaving your home. Treat yourself to a spa day at home with these 12 tips we’ve gathered from experts.

Indulge your senses

Creating a spa day at home involves evoking the senses of sight, sound, touch, and smell. Find a room, area, or even a corner and clear it completely of visual distraction and clutter. Place a living plant to encourage oxygenation, light an aromatherapy candle or use pure essential oils in a diffuser, create a song list of calm, soothing music, and relax in a comfy chair, or on a pile of pillows/soft blankets. – Cloud 9 Spa Salon

Let your stress fade away

As you move throughout your day in your home turned office, school, or gym, you can feel the stress piling on and we’re here to help. Products made with essential oils + CBD will have you feeling like you have checked yourself into a fabulous resort spa ready to wear your plush robe day and night. Chill out with a spritz of cooling spray, get a grip on your day with a stress roller blend, and finally doze off in a sweet slumber as you apply a sleep roller to specific pulse points. Place these items on your nightstand for easy access. – Plant Juice Oils

Incorporate lavender into your day

Add an aromatherapy element to your at-home spa experience with organic, pure essential oils.  Lavender oil has calming properties and eucalyptus oil is anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. Try adding a few drops to your bathwater, use a diffuser, or mix a few drops with water in a spray bottle to fill the whole room with a soothing aroma. – Savhera

Reach ultimate relaxation with sheet masks

To create a spa day at home, we recommend using Patchology productswhich have fabulous sheet masks to fit any need – full face, eye gels, lip gels, foot and hand treatments, and more. – Ama Spa Chattanooga

Pay attention to textures

Keep in mind that much of the spa experience happens with your eyes closed, so focus on three of your other senses – touch, smell, and sound. Spas are all about texture so it’s important to use ultra-soft bamboo sheets, cozy robes, and the bristles of a dry brush. Natural materials connect us back to the earth and back to ourselves. Use a diffuser or candles to create a scent that lifts your mood and dreamy, lush music throughout your home to transcend you to a different place. – Solei Day Spa

Use candles to set the tone

Set the tone for a spa day at home by lighting a candle, sprinkle soothing bath salts, and a few drops of natural body oil into your next bath for a calming in-home self-care experience. Add a candle to each room in your home to invoke a sense of peace and ease, energy and excitement, and rest and relaxation. – Nourish and Refine

Make time for yourself

Today more than ever, people are spending more time at home and embracing DIY spa treatments. That’s why it’s so important to give people the tools to create true spa-worthy results at home so they can feel and look their best anytime. In a rush? For a morning pick me up, mix fresh seaweed powder with equal parts sea salt and olive oil. Add a few drops of invigorating peppermint or grapefruit oil. Scrub all over the body in shower for a full head to toe exfoliation. Have an hour? As you’re winding down for the evening, light an aromatic candle, draw a warm bath, and add a DIY bath bomb. Mix up your favorite face mask with water or a carrier oil and smooth over the face with a brush and hop in the tub.  -Shiri Sarfati, 23 SKIN Founder and Licensed Esthetician 

Candles, Epsom salt, and towels for the perfect spa day at home

Add Jojoba to your routine

Creating a relaxing experience is always a beneficial indulgence, this year more than ever, and you don’t need to make it complicated to treat yourself with a spa day at home. With Jojoba extract, you can use one product to do many things: give your hair a deep conditioning oil treatment before washing, oil cleanse your face, and moisturize your face and body after a warm shower or bath. Add a drop or two of a calming essential oil to Jojoba extract for additional aromatherapy benefits. – The Jojoba Company

Clear your head and set your intentions

We recommend establishing a calm space or sacred space to clear your thoughts and cast your intention of what you want the outcome to be of your experience. Lighting candles, using crystals, relaxing music, and aromatherapy are all great ways to decompress and create a spa day at home. You can pair an essential oil foot bath or detoxifying bath with a hydrating enzyme masque or recovering eye gel. – Body Massage Wellness Spa

Find inner peace

Scent evokes powerful memories, and by using essential oils you can create a relaxing scent that transports you to your favorite day at the spa. Once you discover the essential oil blend that helps you achieve that inner peace, diffuse it in your home to create a spa-like atmosphere. If you don’t have a diffuser, make a spritzer combining essential oils with water and spray it on your bath towels. – Essential 3

Use relaxing scents

Right about now, we could all use a break from the stress and anxiety of the COVID-19 pandemic and turn our home into the ultimate sanctuary of tranquility. You can create a spa day at home with a few simple tweaks like incorporating spa-like scents in your home and creating a daily wellness ritual by filling a room with a lovely, calming aroma. Essential oils such as lavender, ylang-ylang, and eucalyptus are great. Scents are personal so what’s most important is that you use a scent that you love and feels relaxing to you. Essential oils can be used in diffusers or mixed with water and sprayed as an air freshener. – MEVEI

Schedule a Zoom facial

We encourage investing in good, organic skincare products that allow you to create a self-care ritual from home. During COVID, research and find spas that are offering Zoom facials with an esthetician guide to do with friends near and far. To create a spa day at home, have hot towels, a candle, and zen music playing to create the spa vibe and finish with a minute or two of meditation. – JLounge