Simple Yet Invigorating: Creating an At-Home Spa Experience:
According to its original definition, a spa simply meant a warm, mineral bath. With time though, the definition of the word spa has been expanded. Now, the entire pamper and care experience which includes much more than just a mineral bath is described as a spa experience, and the businesses that offer the full spa experience are called spas.
These professional resorts can be quite expensive, as we all know quite well, which makes them unfeasible for regular visits, at least to most of us anyway. Other than that, now we have a pandemic to deal with – something that makes spa visits nearly impossible and extremely risky. The good news is that by the time you are done reading our simple tips on how to create an at-home spa experience, you won’t be so upset about not being able to visit a spa for a while.
Light a Few Scented Candles
Welcome that sweet, flowery/fruity smell of the spa inside your home first by lighting a few scented candles. Jasmine, lavender, orange flower, and eucalyptus are all excellent choices, so choose the scent based on your mood.
Put on the Music
The choice of music depends entirely on you, but there’s only one rule to making that selection; your spa music should be relaxing and meditative in nature. Oriental kalimba or flute is perfect for a tried and tested Zen themed spa, or you can rely on classic psychedelics from Pink Floyd if that appeals to you more. Ideally, though, soft instrumentals work best towards creating a perfectly relaxing and spiritually invigorating environment, which means Kenny G or even Enigma could be ideal as well.
Exfoliate and Moisturize Your Lips
Exfoliate dead cells from your lips with a gentle fruit scrub, followed by a moisturization treatment to volumize them. Here’s one from Herbal Dynamics Beauty that feels fabulous on your lips, but more importantly, it will simultaneously exfoliate and hydrate them with a combination of mango, cocoa, and shea butter, mixed in with acai extracts. The aroma of these fruity extracts should blend in perfectly with the at-home spa feel.
Prepare the Bath and Get In
As long as there is a bathtub, you can use it to prepare the perfect spa at home with ease. Follow the instructions as stated below:
- Run the tub with hot (not scalding hot), steaming water
- Add mineral bath salts, your favorite essential oil/oils and some bubbles for effect
Provided that you have followed all instructions until now, it is finally time to get in and relax with a pillow under your head and neck. Books are great company as you relax in the spa, or you can give yourself a scalp massage while relaxing.
A Scalp Massage in the Tub
In case you have a partner or a close friend who can give you a scalp massage, you are quite lucky. Just in case you don’t, it doesn’t matter much either, because you can learn to give yourself a scalp massage in no time. A good scalp massage can relieve stress instantly, and given due time, they have been found to be quite effective in reducing the frequency and intensity of migraines as well. Especially for those that sit and work in front of a display all day long, a scalp massage will relieve muscles you probably didn’t even realize you were stressed.
If you have followed up on all the steps mentioned so far, your own at-home spa experience should be ready. Given how simple all this is to repeat, don’t forget to energize your body and mind with your own spa set up at least once 1-2 times a week.