—Prepare yourself for a whole new experience.
With all the hustle-bustle in life, a relaxing day out with scented candles, slow music and soaking in a soothing hot water tub is everything we crave for. But considering life in lockdown, the epitome of ultimate relaxation seems far away. But what if we tell you that you can recreate a spa-like vibe right in your home? Yes, It’s DIY time. Follow these steps to create a spa bath at home and reap the benefits of a luxurious soak.
Before indulging in the DIY spa idea, clean up the place. It’s hard to dive into a relaxing pool when you are cornered with dirt and clutter. Take out some time to clean up the tub, wipe down the countertops, organize the shelves, use fresh bath mats, and keep the floor squeaky clean. Add some DIY spa bathroom decor including plants and other aesthetics to your room.
Once you are all set with a clean organized space, learn how to create a spa-like bathroom. The best thing about spas is their ambience—aromatic candles, calming music and a serene vibe. Light a fresh candle and add at least 10 drops of essential oils to the water for a relaxing bath. Lavender is said to put you in a sleepy mode while rose and geranium are best for relaxation. Grab a book or a snack to eat or a glass of wine to pass your time.
To harness the full power of a DIY home spa, upgrade your bath with bath salts or bombs for a luxe feel. Thinking about how to make a relaxing bath with household items? Well, you can add flower petals, cinnamon sticks, citrus fruits and more, for that refreshing feel. Bath salts are crystals that not only soften your skin but also ease your sore muscles and relieve tension.
Be it a gentle cooling cucumber mask or a clay mask to detox your skin, applying a face mask while having a shower makes for an added beneficial step in treating your skin. Best option: Don’t splurge, try out DIY face masks. Treat yourself with a facial massage—that’ll calm your skin muscles and improve blood circulation.
Add hair treatment to your DIY spa kit. Indulge in a special scalp treatment with DIY hair masks or hydrating hair spa creams to boost scalp health. Give yourself a good head massage while leaving your long tresses free-flowing and massage the roots with your fingers.
After soaking in warm water (a little more than the normal body temperature of 98.6°F) for 15 to 20 minutes, it’s time to scrub the dead skin off. Get an exfoliating scrub or DIY it yourself with coconut oil, brown sugar, oats and honey. Gently massage with exfoliating gloves or brush to get supple and soft skin.
Add moisture loaded cream to the list of spa bath products. Your warm water might feel therapeutic to you but it also tends to dehydrate your skin more quickly. Lather a good moisturizer all over your body after you towel off to retain the moisture. Pay attention to knees, ankles, elbows and other overdrying skin areas as these are often neglected.
Indulge in more pampering and soothing sessions to keep your mind at peace. Other than spa-like bathroom ideas on a budget, try out yummy warm bedtime beverages too for the ultimate relaxation day!
Source: Sugar Cosmetics