Pamper yourself with beauty products
Step 6 to create your at-home spa day
Treat your body to gorgeous beauty products – a face mask, maybe, or a luxuriously rich body lotion. Go beyond that you would normally include in your daily routine to feel extra special.
Check the ingredients to ensure you’re not loading your body up with toxins – the skin is the body’s biggest organ and will absorb into the bloodstream anything you put on it.
Take a long, luxurious bath
Step 5 to create your at-home spa day
There are few things as relaxing as a bath. Just soaking in peace, feeling weightless, is pure bliss. Try adding Epsom salts or magnesium flakes to your bath to help ease your muscles and relieve stress. Or add a few drops of your favourite essential oil. Wrap up in your best, fluffy towels when you come out.
Create mood with music
Step 4 to create your at-home spa day
Pick soothing instrumental songs, rather than tunes with words. Research shows lyrics can trigger subconscious memories, upping your stress level, without you even realising it.
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Light scented candles
Step 3 to create your at-home spa day
When you walk into a spa it always smells delicious – not overwhelming but just enough scent so your brain picks up it’s time to relax. Scented candles fit the bill perfectly, while also bringing in (especially after dark), a cosy atmosphere.
The ideal scents for a spa day include lavender, chamomile, rose, sandalwood and ylang ylang.
Treat your body with real, whole foods
Step 2 to create your at-home spa day
At a spa, the food feels nourishing and healthy, but it’s also delicious. Choose your favourite healthy foods and if you want to indulge in a treat there are so many resources out there to cook healthier versions of healthy treats like grain free cakes or cookies even.
7 Steps to the Perfect At-Home Spa Day
Make yourself or someone else feel special
This week we have both International Women’s Day (8th March) and Mother’s Day UK (10th March).
Perhaps in honour of a special woman in your life, you would like to treat her to an at-home spa day! Or ladies – pamper yourselves: self-care is important too.
For many, a spa day is the perfect way to relieve stress and feel special. Those hours of pure pampering are the ultimate indulgence, but when a spa trip doesn’t quite fit into your schedule (or your budget!), there are plenty of easy ways you can recreate a relaxing spa-like experience at home.
A large part of the reason why going to a spa feels so special is because all five of your senses are engaged. When recreating this in your own home, remember to do the same and incorporate elements that are pleasing to your sense of sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing.
Learn a new tip each day this week.
1. Start the day with herbal tea or lemon water