Are you looking forward to having a spa day at home? The idea sounds great, but you might want to consider some things before booking a treatment.
Spas offer a wide range of treatments, from massages to facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, and even body wraps. They also provide relaxation services such as saunas, steam rooms, and Jacuzzis.
However, these treatments aren’t cheap. In fact, they can cost anywhere between $30-$100 per session. If you don’t have the budget for a full spa day, then you should try out some of these DIY spa ideas instead.
These are all simple ways that anyone can do at home. You won’t need any fancy equipment or spa products. All you will need is yourself!
1. Do a dry brushing session
Dry brushing helps increase blood circulation and stimulate collagen production, which improves skin tone and texture. It also lifts and tones the skin. Start by dry brushing the tops of your feet, then brush upwards towards your heart. Don’t forget to include the back of your arms and your lower back.
2. Aromatherapy Massage Oil
Aromatherapy massage oils are quite popular in spas because they help relax your muscles while providing aromatherapy benefits. This means that you get both physical and mental relief.
You can make your own essential oil-infused massage oil by mixing together equal parts of carrier oil (olive oil) with pure essential oil. For example, if you want to use lavender essential oil, mix it into olive oil.
You can add other essential oils like tea tree oil, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, etc. to create different scents.
3. Salt Scrub
If you’re feeling stressed or anxious, a salt scrub is an excellent way to relieve tension. It helps reduce muscle aches and pains, which makes it perfect for those who suffer from arthritis.
To make a salt scrub, combine 1/4 cup table salt with 2 cups hot water. Mix until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy. Then apply this paste to your skin. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
4. Face Mask
Face masks are another effective way to treat your face. There are many types of facial masks available in stores. However, homemade face masks are more affordable than store-bought ones.
The ingredients for making a good face mask include honey, lemon juice, yogurt, milk, egg whites, avocado, cucumber, aloe vera gel, oatmeal, and so on. Simply blend them together and apply the mixture to your face. Let it dry for 15 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.
5. Facial Steam Bath
Steam baths are relaxing and soothing. They help cleanse your pores and remove toxins from your skin. To make one, fill up a large bowl with water. Add a few drops of essential oil and place it under a heat lamp.
6. Hot Stone Massage
Hot stones massage is a very popular type of massage therapy. It uses heated rocks placed directly on your back, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, and feet. The heat from the stones provides deep tissue healing and relaxation.
7. Herbal Tea
Herbal teas are great for relieving stress. They contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help boost your immune system.
8. Lavender Soothing Bath
Lavender has been known as a natural remedy for anxiety and depression since ancient times. Its calming scent helps ease stress and promote sleep.
9. Combine your bath and mask time
After her kids go to sleep, Vargas feels like she hasn’t had any time alone. She loves baths, but she also loves masks. She uses rosemary and chamomile to relax her skin before getting into the tub. She grabs a mask from her Glow to Go set, which includes a serum that treats her entire face, neck, and shoulders.
10. Drift off with a one-minute hand massage
Vargas uses lavender and honey-scented Burt’s Bees Hand cream to relieve her dry and sensitive hands. Shea butter is great for soothing skin and repairing overnight. She squeezes in a quick hand massage while using the cream. It’s an easy addition to her nightly routine.
11. Make a DIY matcha mask
Vargas’ recipes are always helpful. She knows how to make face masks in your kitchen, and she gives you some tips about them. Her recipes are easy to follow, and she explains everything well.
12. Pick a cushy lip balm
Lip masks are easy to make. You need some lip balm and Vaseline. Apply a thick layer of lip balm and then put Vaseline over it. Before you go to sleep, apply the lip mask. In the morning, your lips will be softer than ever!
13. Soak your feet in bath salts
Schallon loves Asutra’s foot soak because it treats her dry, cracked heels. She also enjoys the scent of the tea tree and eucalyptus. Her favorite scent is the tea tree and Eucalyptus. The foot soak comes with a pumice stone, so she can buff away dead skin.
14. Do an in post-shower lymphatic body massage
Lymphatic drainage massages are very relaxing, but they’re also quite easy to perform at home. You can use them as a pre-shower ritual, or even as a post-shower treatment. Try this massage technique at night, when you’re already relaxed. Use a moisturizer containing calendula oil, such as Aromatica Calendula Juicy Cream, to help your skin feel soft and supple.
15. Glow with the glass skin massage
Yoon taught us this quick ritual for a nightly glass-skinned massage, and we’re addicted to the firming, circulation-boosting effects. She also recommends using a serum before doing this exercise.
You should use two fingers to gently stroke from the top of the eyebrows up towards the hairline. Apply some pressure to help smooth out the forehead lines. Then lay four fingers flat on each cheekbone. Gently glide them away from the center of your cheeks out toward your ears, sweeping down toward your collar bones along the sides of your throat to help with lymphatic draining. Repeat five times.
When you smile, you show off your pearly whites. You use your teeth to help form a perfect smile. To get the most out of your smile, you need to learn how to open up your face. Start by placing your index finger above your upper lip and the other right below your lower lip. Then move them towards your ears, then back the other way. This helps tone the muscles around your lips. Next, place two fingers on your chin right under each corner of your mouth, then make a V with your index and middle finger as you massage upward. Your cheekbones should land in-between the two fingers this helps sculpt them.
Your eyes need blood flow, too!
16. Recreate this Kbeauty essence treatment
You can use this product at home by applying a thin layer of the product to your face. It will make your skin feel fresh and bouncy.
17. Create a cleanse and exfoliate routine
We are going to copy Shani’s beauty routine. She cleanses by using a cleansing serum. She uses alpha-beta peel pads to exfoliate. She does facials at home.
18. Pair your sheet mask with serum
Sheets masks are great for dry skin. Hydrating serums help them work better. Garnier products are great.
19. Try new skincare tools
Skincare tools and devices can closely mimic the experience of going to a spa. A Fascia stimulating tool is Greyl’s choice. She uses it mostly on the contours on her face, and it’s fabulous. She pairs it with an oil or serums to ensure she doesn’t drag her skin.
20. Strengthen your nails
Nail polish remover is an essential part of nail care. You need to remove the polish before applying any other products. Oil helps strengthen nails.
21. Scrub from head to toe
We’ve covered facial exfoliators before, but the rest of our bodies need the same care. Exfoliating products feel great and help remove dead skin cells, but they also leave the skin feeling smoother and more moisturized. This product from Clarins contains bamboo powder, which makes it extra effective. After taking a shower, apply more oil to seal in moisture.
22. Layer on a soothing muscle gel
I always have this gel with me. It’s packed with thermogenic qualities that are so soothing, and really help to ease any discomfort and tension. The scent provides a small sense of calm throughout crazier days.
Spa Essential Preparation
Preparation is the key to having a great spa day at home. You should take the time to prepare ahead of your spa day. This will allow you to relax and enjoy yourself more during your spa day.
To prepare for the perfect at-home spa day, here are some things to keep in mind.
1. Create a spa-like bathroom
You can create a spa-like bathroom by adding candles and scented oils. A lot of people use aromatherapy when they want to feel relaxed.
2. Put out fresh flowers
Flowers add color and beauty to the room. If you have a green thumb, grow your own herbs or buy plants online.
3. Use mood lighting
Lighting affects our moods. Try putting up some soft lights around the house. This will give a peaceful environment.
4. Hang some pajamas
Pajama parties are fun. They’re especially nice if you have children. Hanging their favorite pajamas will make them happy.
5. Play music
Music is important to creating a relaxing atmosphere. Choose songs that remind you of being in the spa.
6. Light a candle during your next bath
When we take more time to relax and enjoy ourselves, our moods improve. We should try to take some extra time to relax before going to bed every night. A candle with a personality makes us happy.
7. Indulge in a bath bomb
Bath Bombs are silly, but they do make people feel relaxed. They are made with hemp, jojoba, and safflower seeds oil, so they leave the skin feeling really soft. The jasmine and rose scents truly smell like a fancy spa.
8. Set your intention
Set an intention for the day. This can be done by writing down your goals or thinking about them before going to bed. You can also set intentions while meditating.
9. Commit to a time
Set time aside when you know there will be nothing else going on. You should add it to your calendar. Make sure you do this.
10. Spa Essential Ambiance
Relaxing aromatherapy oils help create a soothing environment at home. Breathing exercises encourage deep breathing and release tension. Music helps relax your mind and body.
11. Create a relaxation room
Instead of using your bathroom, you should use your bedroom. You should set up your room with refreshments and snacks, put on your softest robe and shoes, and maybe add an eyeshade to complete the experience.
12. Choose the perfect scent
Aromatherapy is great for relaxation and emotional health. Lavender is soothing and helps reduce stress. Chamomile calms anxiety and helps you focus. Cedarwood promotes a sense of connection and belonging.
Peppermint helps wake up the brain, and wild orange calms down the nerves. Both oils are great for relaxation. Use them both together to get the most out of each. Place drops of essential oil into your palms, and cup your hands over your face. Inhale deeply several times.