How to Give Yourself a DIY Spa Day at Home
Posted on April 24 2020
Social distancing might have you feeling far from your normal life but close to everyday stresses. And, while on quarantine, you can’t get to your favorite spa to release your anxiety. So, we want to do our part to help you get through this by showing you just how cheap and easy it can be to give yourself an at-home spa treatment. All you need is time and the desire to relax. Check and check. Let’s go!
Set the mood
One of the best things about going to a spa is that you feel like you’re in a different world. That feeling is important these days since our world might not go any farther than four walls. Take yourself to a different world by stimulating all five sense like the spa does.
Surprise your taste buds with tasty and detoxing infused water. Slice fruits you have at home and let them infuse in a jar overnight. Choose from great options like cucumbers, mint leaves, lemons, limes, strawberries, basil.
Stimulate your senses of smell and sight by dimming the lights with those unused scented candles you have at home... we all have them. Set them around the tub and next to the sink. The dim lights will help relax you and the smell of the candles will help take your mind somewhere far, far from where you are.
Your skin will love the touch of the robe you rarely use (or swiped from the hotel!) Combine that with your favorite part of comfortable slippers and you’ve taken your (literal) feels to the next level.
Lastly, you need the spa music. Your favorite digital streaming service has plenty of spa-inspired playlists. Or, if that’s not your style, switch it up with some Spanish guitar, new age music, classical favorites or even nature sounds. Queue up whatever audio puts you at ease and get ready to pamper yourself.
Now that you’re in the right headspace and physical space, let’s get down to the good stuff! Here is how you can give yourself a DIY, head-to-toe spa experience by yourself (meaning your spouse has to take the kids!).
At-home Spa Treatment
Packed with protein and a clinically proven way to boost hair growth cells, an egg wrap is a cheap and easy way to treat your hair during your spa. Whip an egg in two tablespoons of coconut oil, then steam your hair for 10 minutes, when finished, apply the egg mask to your hair and let it sit for 20 minutes. When it’s done, wash the egg solution out of your hair with cold water.
You should always be exfoliating! Whether during spa treatments or routine cleanings, exfoliation is the key to great skin. The most effective way to cleanse your pores is to make sure you have an exfoliator with walnut shells to give yourself that deep clean.
Once you’re done exfoliating, it’s time for your mask! This is a cheap, easy and fun way to make sure your face is getting the hydration, purification and microcirculation it needs to bring out your glow. Don’t forget to put cucumbers on your eyes during your mask to help with inflammation, damaged skin and boost antioxidant activity.
Hands and Feet
Sugar scrubs are a great way to scrub dead skin from our hands and feet, restoring their softness and revealing the radiant shine. It only takes a few minutes to pay special attention to your extremities, but it feels wonderful.
Calcium Bentonite Bath
Once you’re done putting in a little manual work on your body, it’s time to kick back and soak it all in... literally. Draw up a soothing hot bath and pour in 8 oz of calcium bentonite clay powder. Sink into your detoxifying bath and let your cares slip away. Have another sip of your infused water, or maybe something a little stronger. Ignore your phone and anything or anyone else outside of that room and enjoy your own personal paradise.