Going to the spa is a great way to relax and relieve stress, but it isn’t always easy for us moms to get out and go to the spa. Not to mention it can be pretty expensive. So perhaps a great alternative would be to spend less money on some products to use at home. But the question is how to have a spa day at home and get the same great feeling you would as a day out? Well, let’s take a look at some tips on how to make a spa experience in your own home.
Studies show that a relaxing massage is a great way to relieve stress by reducing blood pressure. But a spa doesn’t only provide treatment, it provides a relaxing environment. From the moment you walk into the moment you leave, it is all about relaxation.
So how do you replicate this same feeling at home?
Set the mood
Start by transforming your bathroom into a relaxing environment. Set the mood with calming music and place the perfect scents around. You can place a diffuser in the bathroom with some essential oils. Candles will provide a calming setting with nice lighting so you can purchase some aromatherapy candles or make your own.
Set up your towels and slip into your robe. Make you a spa drink, here are some delicious recipes. Try some herbal tea or a glass of your favorite champagne.
Choose your treatments
There are many different ways to treat yourself it just depends on how much time you want to spend. So let’s look at some great pampering options.
Who doesn’t want soft beautiful skin, especially where it is most visible – your face? A facial mask is a great way to pamper yourself and the ingredients may be as close as your kitchen. You can make a facial mask out of bananas, milk, mayonnaise, oatmeal, lemons, and more.
1/2 ripe avocado
1 teaspoon plain organic yogurt
1 teaspoon of honey
For instructions click here
For more simple facial mask recipes, you can make at home click here.
After a long day on your feet, who wouldn’t mind a nice foot soak? I know I wouldn’t! Foot soaks are my favorite way to pamper myself or be pampered for that matter. Not only does it feel good to get a good foot massage and soak them tired feet, it is a great way to keep your feet looking nice. Plus, you can set it up and relax in front of the television or while you sit at the desk.
Depending on the foot soaker you use you may be able to get a nice foot massage at the same time.
Try this natural detox for your feet(or your bath)
For instructions and more recipes click here
As a busy mom sometimes we can neglect something as important as our hair. We may not have time to get out to get our hair treated but it can be easily done at home. There are plenty homemade hair treatments you can make right from your kitchen.
For dry hair try this.
Hot Oil Treatment– one of the simplest but most effective homemade treatments that can be customized to different hair types. Here is one recipe:
What you need
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Jojoba Oil
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 1 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
- 1/4 teaspoon Tea Tree Oil
Do not make the oil hot or it will burn your scalp. You want the oil to be lukewarm. You can dampen your hair before adding the oil. Massage the oil into the hair and then wrap with a towel. Wash out 20 to 30 minutes later with a mild soap.
For damaged hair try this:
Coconut/Honey Treatment- full of nutrients which make it an automatic and easy go to ingredient in hair treatments. Here is the recipe:
What you need
- 3 tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup Honey
After you mix it together apply it to your damp hair. Let it stay on for about 20 to 30 minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
For more homemade hair treatment click here
After your face mask and hair treatment, it is time to wash everything off and relax. A nice bath is a great way to finish off your spa day. I love bubble baths. After a long day, nothing feels better to me than a nice warm bubble bath with essential oils. Here are a few tips to make it the most relaxing bath experience.
- Add your essential oils when the bath is halfway full.
- Make sure the temperature is warm, this is best for relaxation. You don’t want the bath too hot, no more than 92 degrees Fahrenheit. Use your wrist to check the temperature, never your hand.
- Use a body scrub to massage your body to keep yourself engage and allow your body to relax.
- Close your eyes and meditate.
- Sip on your spa drink or read a nice book, no cell phones!
- Play some relaxing music.
- Take the time to think about yourself and leave the stress outside the bathroom, remember this is your spa day!
If you don’t have a nice jet tub, you can still get that massage feeling with a bubble bath spa massage for your tub. Also, you can use a bath pillow so you can relax without hurting your neck.
It is always important to find time for yourself. We all know that self-care is important for many things but what do we consider self-care. Yea we should eat well, sleep right, and exercise, but will those things keep us truly happy. Maybe!
However, there is more. We need to relax! We need that time to wind down from our busy lives, time to reflect on the things that are important, and time to care for our self. If you don’t keep yourself happy, you won’t make others happy.
So remember parents in your busy days and weeks, find some time to pamper yourselves. Find some time to give yourself love. After all, you give everyone love so why not love yourself. You deserve it!
I hope this article has given you a perspective on how to have a spa day at home. If you have ever given yourself a spa day at home I would love to hear about it in the comments below. If you would love to share any experience please do so. All feedback is always welcome! Thanks for reading!!!