How to Make an At-Home Spa

I’m a spa enthusiast. I love the spa for both my skincare but also for my mental health. In my mind, there is nothing more relaxing than going to the spa, getting a facial and using all the amenities like sauna, steam room, warm stone chairs and so much more. I always leave feeling carefree, like all my anxiety and stress have gone away. I hope you have experienced a spa treatment at least once. I think everyone deserves it, female, male, rich or poor… We all deserve to escape our troubles, even for a little while and the spa can do that for you. 

I do understand, there is a reason why the spa experience is so luxurious, it is pricey. For this reason, and you’ve probably seen my posts about it, I created my own at-home spa, so I can have these similar experiences at home. The key to my at-home spa is to make it easy to use so I can still incorporate the luxury even after a busy day and I’m tired. And, I want you to be able to too! So, keep reading for my tips and tools below. 

The Setting

The best place to create your at-home spa is in a bathroom. I have two bathrooms in my apartment so I put my spa in the guest bathroom because my main bathroom has all my hair, makeup and other toiletries cluttering my spa. If you don’t have a second bathroom, don’t worry you can still create your at-home spa. 

Now that you have selected your location, it is time to clear out the clutter. In my opinion cluttered space = cluttered mind which is not very zen for a spa. I know how our daily routines can clutter up our spaces. So, I suggest storing your hair, makeup and other toiletries in caddies or baskets so you can keep everything together and easily clean it up and put away. 

Engage Your Senses

Lighting: I try to avoid using my overhead lighting in my home spa. I don’t find overhead lights very relaxing. They are too bright, so I use my salt lamp and candles to keep the lighting soft and dim. 

Sound: This can be as unique as you are. Natural sounds are my favorite. Rainfall or the ocean are so relaxing to me, so I lean towards these on my Amazon Music app. Honestly, feel free to select the sounds or music that relaxes you. Some apps I recommend are Amazon Music, Calm, Spotify or YouTube

Scent: Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health. It is because of these benefits spas use them to enhance your experience. I use these essential oils in my facial steamer as well as in my bath. In addition to aromatherapy I like to use warm fragrances in my candles like cinnamon, apple and pumpkin.

Spa Experiences

Now that you have your at-home setup, it’s time to create your experiences. Set up your bath or shower or both with tools to enhance your experience. The cool thing about showers is that they can replicate a spa steam room. Whereas a bath can provide the relaxing benefits of a jacuzzi. Each have their own wonderful experience 

For your bath:
  1. Spa Tray – This is great to hold your wine glass or tea, Kindle as well as your bath supplies (ex. razor, shower gel, foot scrub, etc). 
  2. Bubble bath – Using bubble bath can enhance your bath experience.
  3. Bath bombs – Can be a substitute for bubble bath or use in collaboration with bubble bath. The bath bombs linked can provide a fizzing experience so I use them on their own.
  4. Candles – I like to use candles along my bathtub to help provide lighting and I include them as part of my scents in my at-home spa. Here are a few of my favorites: Yankee, Bath & Body Works.
  5. Succulent – This brings life to my at-home spa. I have a terrible green thumb so I like to have artificial succulents. 
For your shower:
  1. Shower stool – I love stools for showers because you can use it to store your candles or to sit if you are taking an extra long shower. It is also helpful for shaving your legs. 
  2. Shower bombs – Similar to bath bombs, these help to enhance your shower experience by releasing scents to help boost relaxation. 
  3. Eucalyptus – Not only does eucalyptus provide aromatherapy benefits but it also brings life and color to your shower.  

Alright, I am off to enjoy my own home spa. A couple of additional at-home spa enhancements are my facial steamer by Vanity Planet and my Higherdose sauna blanket. Please also check out two of my favorite spas, Miraval and Espa for some great products you can have at home. I also recommend a pillow mist to help take the spa experience all the way to bedtime. Until next time, have a joy filled day.

Until next time, have a joy filled day.

Do you have your own at-home spa? Are you inspired to create your own? I would love to know, please share in the comments below.

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