Who doesn’t love a good pampering? While spending a day at the spa sounds marvelous, it definitely isn’t budget friendly. However, you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to have a nice spa day. You can easily recreate the experience at home. So, if you prefer the comfort of your own home and want to save a couple of bucks, we’ve got you. You would be surprised how many household items can become a magical ingredient in your at home spa. So, if you are in the mood to relax, here are some great ideas for a spa day at home.
Who doesn’t love a good pampering?
Whether it’s time for some self-care or you want to surprise a loved one with a nice spa day, these ideas will leave anybody feeling like pampered royalty. While some may seem simple, they are super effective. And sometimes the smallest of things can be life changing. By just adding a bath bomb or some eucalyptus you can turn even the plainest of bathrooms into a spa. So, we created the ultimate spa day at home checklist for you. This way you won’t miss out on any treatments.
Sometimes even the smallest of things can be life changing
Regular exfoliation is important as it helps to remove any dead skin cells that have built up on the skin’s surface. Reveling beautiful and soft skin underneath. There are plenty of body scrubs you can choose for on the market, or you can make yourself one at home. There are plenty of recipes online, but all you really need is some brown sugar and olive oil. Of course, you can also add in some honey for detoxification or some drops of an essential oil of your choice. Once you have your scrub, go to the shower and just rub it in gently into the skin with circular motions, then just wash it off. You can also exfoliate by dry brushing. It’s all up to you. Do what feels best.
Regular exfoliation is important as it helps to remove any dead skin cells that have built up
While our feet are often neglected, they do require attention, even more so than we think. Our feet need some extra love, especially if you walk a lot, run, exercises in general, walk on high heels and so on. So, this spa day treat your feet by giving them a mask. You can buy a special feet mask, or you can make your very own. Just mix together equal parts oats, corn flour, sea salt and olive oil. You can also add some aloe vera gel if you have on hand. Then just mix everything until you have a cream like consistency. You can also add in some drops of an essential oil if you feel like it. Take the foot mask and massage your feet with it. Then leave it on for a few minutes before you wash it off.
While our feet are often neglected, they do require attention
If you enjoy getting your faced steam, you’ll be happy to hear that you can easily do it at home. All you need to do is fill up a bowl with hot water and leave it to chill for a second, so it isn’t scorching. Then add a few drops of essential oils of your choice, such as tea tree oil if you have problematic skin, lavender oil for greasy skin, or rose oil for dry skin. Then take a towel and throw it over your head and the bowl. Let your face steam for a couple of minutes. It’s best to follow up this procedure with a clay mask or some toner and moisturizer.
All you need to do is fill up a bowl with hot water, essential oils and a towel
If your hands are feeling coarse and in need of a little love, this treatment is for you. To make your hands soft again make yourself a hydrating scrub. Mix together one tablespoon olive oil, one tablespoon sugar, and a teaspoon of almond oil or grape seed oil. Then take some of the mixture and lather your hands with it. Gently massage it in with circular motions. After a few minutes wash off the treatment with warm water and dry your hands. Then add a hydrating cream or lotion.
To make your hands soft again make yourself a hydrating scrub
#DIY Hair Mask
It wouldn’t be a spa day without treating your hair to some pampering. So, let’s treat your lovely locks to a hair mask. However, keep in mind that different hair types have different needs. Check out our guide on DIY hair masks for every hair type.
Treat your lovely locks to a hair mask
We’ve all heard the stories of Cleopatra keeping her beauty by soaking in milk baths. So, why not embody this queen and make your own milk bath at home. Just add a couple of cups of full fat milk to the bath. If you want to go an extra mile, add some honey, essential oils and rose petals. This treatment will definitely leave you feeling like royalty, and it’s great for hydrating the skin.
We’ve all heard the stories of Cleopatra keeping her beauty by soaking in milk baths
While bathtubs are a great way to relax, not everybody has the luxury of owning one. However, don’t let that discourage you. Your shower can create a relaxing spa experience. One way to do so is to add some eucalyptus leaves to the shower. Another is to get a glass of warm water and add some drops of essential oils to it. Leave the glass in front of you while you shower. This way you will smell the aromas.
One way to do so is to add some eucalyptus leaves to the shower
No spa day at home is complete without a good face mask. You can find a ton of sheet masks in stores, as well as cream based ones. The options are endless. However, you can also make your own DIY masks at home. You would be surprised how many household ingredients can make face masks. Make sure to check out our full guide on homemade face masks.
No spa day at home is complete without a good face mask
If you have puffy, dry, irritated or tired eyes and eyelids, you can easily treat them during your spa day. Sooth and hydrate them with these creative methods. Take some used, cold packets of chamomile tea or some cucumber slices and place them on your eyes. Then just take some time to chill. Lay down, listen to music and relax. Stay like this for at least 10 minutes.
Sooth and hydrate your eyes with these creative methods
Doing your skincare can feel like the most cleansing experience. Even by just taking your time and only doing it and no other treatments, you will feel a hundred times better. Go through all the steps – cleansing, toner, moisturizer, oils and so on. Add some pizzas, and take a Gua Sha and give your face a nice massage.
Doing your skincare can feel like the most cleansing experience
These were our favorite ideas for a relaxing spa day at home. We hope you found this article interesting. Now you can finally pamper yourself without breaking the bank or spending hours preparing everything.
These were our favorite ideas for a relaxing spa day at home