Covid has stopped many of us from going on vacations and the spa adventures of our wildest dreams. But you can enjoy the same pleasure at home by creating a DIY spa in your own bathroom. Set the mood, provide the products, and close the door – things are about to get a lot more relaxing.
The first rule of the Spa Club is to disconnect! When we say detox, we don’t just mean the physical. A digital detox is good for the body and mind. It prevents us from comparing our lives with those of others and simply allows us to live in the moment, being content with the present. Instead, grab your favorite book or put on a relaxing playlist. You can also watch one of your favorite guilty pleasure shows, if you have a setup that supports a laptop or tablet.
2. Preheat the towels
Spas never give you a cold towel and there is something very relaxing about wrapping yourself in pre-heated towels. If you don’t have a towel warmer, put the towels in the dryer for 5 to 10 minutes, which should warm them up. Also warm a couple of small towels; If you moisten them a little, they can be used to open facial pores or soften cuticles.
3. Create the environment with plants
Herbs and plants can make your bathroom a botanical paradise. Inhale a fresh garden while you bathe and complete your treatment; It can really transport you to another world. Bundles of herbs like thyme or rosemary are fantastic, but our favorite is eucalyptus. Hang a bunch in your shower, which will create a high-end steam bath experience.
4. Plan your beauty routine
Tools like rollers can make you feel like you’re in a five-star spa, as can stone scraping, which increases circulation and gives you a natural glow. Do you know what else gives you an unbeatable shine? A good dry brushing session. This form of exfoliation is luxurious in its own way: it removes dead cells and has energizing qualities. You can do this before the bath portion of your spa, but be sure to shower first to remove any dead skin.
5. Prepare a decadent bath
Baths soften the skin and allow you to escape into a moment of tranquility and privacy. We’re talking flowers, rose petals, and cucumber slices. Cover it with candles and you can even add essential oils like lavender to relax even more. Bath bombs are also a fizzy addition that we love—you can order some online or make your own with baking soda and a few other ingredients. That said, Epsom salts are a classic that never fails and always leaves you relaxed.