For self-care, you can try various relaxing home spa day ideas such as a body massage, facial care, or a little foot pampering. In our fast-paced world, having a spa day is a great way to take care of ourselves. It should be part of our regular routines to stay healthy both physically and mentally. By using a variety of home spa day ideas, you can have your own DIY self-care spa day. Look at this checklist of home spa day ideas. You can discover easy ways to create a blissful spa retreat at home and we’ll tell you exactly what you need for an at-home spa day without needing many products.
How to Have a DIY Spa Day?
1. Scrub Your Entire Body
Getting an all-over body scrub is the ideal spa treatment because it revitalises and stimulates your body. Choosing a good body scrub will enhance your skin’s appearance and feel. Besides removing old dead skin cells, the rubbing action also helps drain lymph nodes and detox your body. Also, it boosts the circulation of oxygen-rich blood, so you have a glowing skin complexion. Exfoliation can also accelerate skin cell rejuvenation and assists other skin products to penetrate deeper into our skin.
2. Take an Aromatherapy Shower
Using home spa day ideas, you can create a spa-like experience at home. For example, eucalyptus’ uplifting, refreshing scent can help boost your energy, calm your mind, and relieve stress. Hanging a fresh sprig of eucalyptus leaves in your shower creates a spa vibe in your bathroom. It also emits a scent that quickly lifts your mood. You can also pour a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil on your shower wall and let it do its magic!
3. Steam Your Face
You can create a spa-like steam treatment at home by filling a bowl with hot water and adding a few drops of essential oils. If your skin is oily, and acne-prone, try lavender essential oil and tea tree oil. Try lavender and rosehip oil if your skin is dry. Lean over the bowl for a couple of minutes with a towel to allow the steam to penetrate your skin and decongest it, leaving your complexion looking fresh and hydrated. Afterwards, you can apply to your skin a moisturising cream and see your skin shine!
4. Refresh tattered and tired feet
Often, our feet are the most neglected part of the body. They do, however, deserve some pampering from time to time. Especially after exercise or if the skin appears dry or cracked. First, add a handful of lavender bath salts to warm water and soak your feet in it. Next, apply a soothing foot mask once the water cools to provide both heat and healing at the same time. Finally, massage a generous amount of foot balm onto your feet.
5. Soothe aching and sore muscles
If you are suffering from sore muscles post workout or stiff joints, eucalyptus essential oil can help you. Massage your muscles and joints with eucalyptus-infused massage oil by using circular motions. After this, apply a moist heat wrap made from eucalyptus leaves for about 10-15 minutes. You will feel the pain and stress melt away. The treatment will not only energise your body but will also soothe your mind.
6. Do not forget to pamper your hands
If your hands and cuticles look dry, it is time for an intensive spa treatment to revive them. As with your feet, your hands benefit from the moisturising heat treatment. To soothe and repair your hands and nails, you can steam your hands first then scoop up a generous dollop of lavender hand cream. Then massage into your hands using circular motions. You can also give your hands a quick deep massage as you apply the cream.
7. Relieve sore, tired, puffy, or dry eyes
Many essential oils have anti-inflammatory properties. Try putting an eye mask in the freezer for a couple of minutes. Light candles, and put on relaxing music. Then lie on your back for about 10 minutes with the mask on your eyes. It will soothe sore, tired eyes, and can help reduce puffy eyes and dark circles. If you suffer from dry eyes, try using a clean warm cloth on your eyes with a gentle massage on the eyelids and around the eyes to remove any blockages, help drainage and stimulate tear secretion.
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9. Treat your hair by deep conditioning
Add a few drops of eucalyptus and lavender oils to some coconut oil then warm them and mix well. Apply it to your hair and wrap the blend with a shower cap for about 30 minutes. Then massage it into the scalp, and spread it through the hair to the ends. The eucalyptus and lavender oils stimulate follicles and promote hair growth. When you combine massage with the deep conditioning benefits of the oils, you will have gorgeous, soft, and glossy hair.
10. Enjoy a Relaxing Bath
Consider taking an uninterrupted bath rather than hurrying through a two-minute shower. Set the mood with lots of candles, soothing music, and a bubbly bath for the ultimate home spa day. You can take a nourishing milk bath, like Cleopatra did, which can also soothe eczema and psoriasis because of its lactic acid content. You can also try organic natural bath bombs, natural soap and bath salts infused with essential oils to nourish your skin and relax your body and mind. After your bath you can apply to your skin body lotion that can deeply hydrate it and make it softer!
11. Sleep well
Do not spoil all your good work by staying up late at night after all the pampering and relaxation. For good health, sleeping well is one of the best things you can do. You can have a regular bedtime ritual, that will become eventually part of your life!. To ensure you get good quality sleep, relax before going to bed and have a deep massage using essential oils. Calming scents sprayed at your bed sheets are also considered a plus! Do not take your phone at the bed with you, but instead relax by reading a book.
Learn more about sleeping essential oils and scents that can help you sleep. Also you can check our guide on how to use essential oils for sleep!
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