Our wonderfully relaxing home spa ideas will help you create a tranquil environment to unwind in.
Whether you’ve had a long hard day or just want to indulge yourself with a bit of TLC, an at-home spa treatment is a perfect way to rest and reset.
You might think creating a spa experience in your bathroom will be expensive or complicated, but you can create the ultimate relaxed environment easily with our 7 home spa ideas.
1. Find Your Playlist
Whether you notice it or not, spas are characterised by soft, subtle music that instantly transports you into a state of relaxation and peace. Your favourite relaxation playlist might vary, but we love:
- Relaxing and gentle crystal sound healing
- Soothing singing bowls perfect when feeling stressed
- Gentle piano music for inspiring peace
- Waterfalls or songs of the sea for installing calm
If you’re not a massive fan of relaxation music (or just want to try something a little different), preparing your home spa with a guided meditation track is a fantastic way to refresh and rewind.
We highly recommend Zen mindfulness teacher Elizabeth Caroline, but we may be biased.
2. Dim the Lights
Harsh bathroom lighting is sure to put a downer on your home spa idea…so sort it out! If you don’t have a dimmer switch in your bathroom (we don’t), then turn the light off entirely and instead illuminate the room with scented candles in your favourite fragrances.
Our Restore Scented Candle is the perfect addition to your DIY spa. Its blend of Clary Sage, Palmarosa, Spanish Rosemary, Rose Geranium, and Lavender pure essential aromatherapy oils, are ideal for clearing and refocusing the mind.
This candle will infuse your bathroom with the perfect fragrances for blissful relaxation.
If candles aren’t offering enough light, you could also bring a small lamp or torch into the bathroom. Drape it with a red or pink blanket for a gentle light that’s kind to your eyes but still illuminates the room well enough for you to see all your favourite beauty products.
3. Don’t Forget to Hydrate
Drinking water is the best thing we can do for ourselves, so don’t forget to bring some into your home spa experience. But don’t just drink the same old water you’ve been consuming all day; transport yourself to a luxury, 5-star experience with some gorgeous fruit-infused water and ice.
Some of our favourite spa-day waters include:
- Cucumber, mint, lime
- Blackberry and sage
- Grapefruit and rosemary
4. Treat Your Eyes
In our modern online world, our eyes are constantly hard at work. Whether you’re focusing for a long drive, spending all day looking at your computer for work, or unwinding in front of the TV, all this focus (particularly on screens) isn’t good for us. Sometimes our eyes need a little TLC too.
With our range of self-heating eye masks, you can transport yourself to realms of relaxation you didn’t know existed.
While the gentle heat stimulates blood flow to the eyes, our eye masks melt away tension, soothe tired eyes, and even help reduce puffiness.
They’re also excellent black-out masks and safe to wear overnight, so you don’t need to take your eye mask off just because your DIY spa treatment has finished!
We highly recommend our Divine Eyes self-heating eye masks for a spa session. Not only are these masks infused with lavender for a bit of extra aromatherapy and relaxation, but they also come with free gifts, including:
- 85-minutes of Divine Escape Crystal Singing Bowls Music
- A guided meditation track from Elizabeth Caroline, our resident Zen mindfulness teacher
5. Indulge in Luxury
It’s not a spa day unless you’ve experienced the complete treatment. Whatever little beauty luxuries you don’t indulge in daily, it’s time to put them to good use in your home spa idea.
Every item you use in your home spa day should smell gorgeous and make you feel like a goddess as soon as you open the lid.
We quite like to experiment with our own face masks, which means we control the ingredients and can be sure to give our skin exactly what it needs.
One of our favourite face mask recipes is to combine 1 tbsp each of turmeric, raw honey, and milk. Apply the thick mixture to your face, leave for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off for gorgeous, glowing skin.
6. Try Temperature Therapy in the Shower
While nothing beats a good bubble bath filled with Epsom salts, and maybe a vegan bath bomb or two, using the shower for your home spa idea might offer some extra benefits thanks to the ability to change the temperature.
Temperature therapy has been used in various holistic treatments for centuries, from the plunge pool in a Turkish bath to saunas and steam rooms.
To mimic this temperature therapy, try getting the shower hot and steamy, then switch it to ice-cold. The changing temperatures are great for the skin, and the experience can help improve blood flow.
Always end with 3-5 minutes of neutral temperature to bring your body back to a comfortable, normal warmth.
7. Keep it Light and Fluffy
When it comes to creating the best home spa ideas, it’s easy to get caught up in scented candles and pricey products, but it’s the little things that matter as much as anything else.
Be sure you have a luscious set of PJs to climb into after your bath or shower (extra points if they’re made of silk or another super-soft material) and a lovely, clean, fluffy dressing gown or towel.
It’s also definitely worth the effort to make yourself some hot towels to complete the experience. When setting up your DIY spa room, soak some clean, fluffy towels in hot water, then ring out completely so they’re damp but not dripping.
To make this even more luxurious, add a few drops of your favourite essential oils to the water while your towels soak. Trust us, it makes all the difference.
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