There are many reasons why you wouldn't want to leave the house to go to a spa. Sometimes just leaving our own home, and interacting with other people is enough to make the wholesome relaxation a little less perfect, even in normal times. With what is been happening in the world lately? All the more reason.
Wouldn't it be just gorgeous to slip directly from the spa to bed, cosy up and drift off to sleep?
There are a few ways you can achieve that, and build your own personalized spa staycation, and we are here to give you all the tips.
Play with all five senses
One of the reasons why going to a spa feels so luxurious is that as soon as you cross the threshold of that door, all your five senses are engaged. Sometimes, these strong sensations can be recreated with very simple details that make all the difference. Cucumber or lemon water. Scented candles. Dim lighting. Don't go for the same things every time. Experiment. See what works for you, and don't fall into a routine. Next time try sparkling water. Incense. Warmly coloured dimmers for the lights.
Here's a tip about the music (and you're going to want relaxing music, of course): Go for instrumental songs. Songs with lyrics capture your attention. They bring up memories. You will be inclined to sing along. What you want is a break from the world, and lyrics are an anchor.
Make your own face mask
A gentle cleansing of your skin is an essential part of any good spa day. If you feel like buying a face mask, then you most certainly should, but any good spa will have their own signature product, and you should too!
There are plenty of exciting recipes online to try, but here's one of our favourites: mix turmeric, raw honey and milk. One tablespoon of each. You should end up with a thick mixture, not too runny. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, which plays really well with the anti-bacterial qualities of honey. The lactic acid in the milk will help you exfoliate. Your skin will thank you.
Enjoy a bath bomb
This one you can't MAKE at home, but that is the ideal place to use it. There are so many options out there (and online), that we couldn't even begin to describe them all. Some bath bombs look stunning, others smell amazing. Some try to do it all, and even when they are not entirely successful, they will always provide for a glorious experience.
Here is one thing we definitely recommend: get a bath bomb that provides tactile stimuli.
Indulge in a steam facial
This is one of the easiest treatments you can get, but it is definitely one of the most enjoyable. All you need to do is fill a bowl with boiled water (be careful that it isn't too hot, you don't want to burn your skin) and add a couple of drops of essential oils or other aromatic elements, such as mint leaves, which are delightful. Then all you need to do is steam your face for a few minutes. You can use a towel to trap the steam. A nice moisturiser afterwards will complete the job perfectly.
Create shower experiences
A shower is a shower, right? There really isn't a way to make it particularly special, is there? Well, we think a lot can be done to create extraordinary shower experiences. Here are a few:
- Aromatherapy shower. Just add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a damp flannel or sponge. Place it on the floor right in front of you as you shower. The hot water will hit it and the scents will immediately envelop you.
- Simulate spa plunge pools. The sudden changes in temperature are the reason why the spa plunge pools are wonderful. This is very easy to simulate in the shower. You can switch from hot to cold and shock your body, which is good for the skin and the blood flow. Just make sure to end with three minutes of neutral temperature water, so your body temp returns to normal.
- Experiment with body scrubs. Nothing could feel better in the shower than a deep rub with a good exfoliant. You can easily make them at home. For starters, try this recipe: three parts brown sugar for one part olive oil. Use this to rub against the skin in circles while you shower. Your skin will feel rejuvenated.
Stock up on hot towels
Are you doing a facial? A face mask? A scrub? Basically any spa treatment ever? Then you are going to want to finish up, and clean yourself, with a lovely warm towel. It is very easy to achieve the spa towel feeling. All you need to do is get quite a few good quality, soft cotton towels and dip them in very hot water. Then all you need to do is carefully rinse them and you will get that warm, steamy effect. A couple of drops of essential oils in the water will add some lovely aromas to the mix.
Make sure you are not missing the right towels for your glorious spa day.
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