The spa is an amazing place. I’d even go as far as calling it a paradise because it’s honestly THAT great. If you’ve been there you know exactly what I’m talking about. If you haven’t been there don’t worry, it’s not for everyone and it could be quite expensive so I’ve got some home spa night ideas for you. It doesn’t NEED to be spa night, mind you. You can do this anytime of the day that appeals to you the most. I’m a mom so night works best for me because the kids are in bed.
That’s why I go to the spa a few times a year when I can afford it and recreate the spa feel at home when it’s not in the budget. It’s simple, easy and just as relaxing. Today, I’m going to show you how simple it is and all my favorite products.
Get ready, get set, RELAX!
My Favorite Products
There are plenty of products out there but I’m going to list my favorite products to give you an idea of what you can use. Since everyone is different you may like different products or scents.
- Eucalyptus and Peppermint essential oils
- Carrier Oil
- Infuser Water Bottle
- Face Mask
- Peppermint Foot Cream
- Hair Treatment
- Shower Cap (you can get these for cheap at the dollar store)
- Eye Mask
- Empty Bottle (for DIY bath oil, I bought a travel bottle kit because they’re the perfect size)
- Body Scrub
- Body Lotion
- Nail Polish
- Lip Balm
- Unscented Or Scented Candles (depending on if you’re using a diffuser with essential oils, you can buy unscented tealight candles at the dollar store)
- Robe (or a comfy towel)
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Getting Set Up
Before starting your super relaxing spa night (or morning/afternoon) there’s a few things you’re going to want to get together so everything is ready when it comes time to sit back and relax.
Homemade Face Mask
I found this recipe for a great and easy homemade face mask.
You’ll need 3 easy to get items:
1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
Separate the egg whites from the yolk and whisk in a bowl with a fork until it turns into foam. Add the coconut oil and the lemon juice and then stir to make a creamy solution.
Wash your face with lukewarm water and your favorite facial wash. To apply the mask, use your fingers and gently massage in a circular motion. After 15 minutes, or when the mask tighten, wash the face.
This mask is said to have magnetic particles that remove the dirt.
It does wonders for your skin, which you will notice immediately after washing and soothing the skin. Its action is directed against wrinkles, dark spots and pimples. You can do it once a week and enjoy hydrated, toned skin.
Homemade Eucalyptus Mint Bath Oil
I also found this recipe online a while back to for some homemade eucalyptus mint bath oil.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Carrier oil (you can use fractionated coconut oil, silvia
grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, almond oil or olive oil)
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
Grab your empty bottle and put 2-3 ounces of your chosen carrier oil, add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil and 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, put the cap back on your bottle and shake it up. Voila! Your very own homemade bath oil. And it smells GREAT!
Infuser Water Bottle
When I go to the spa, they always provide me with a bottle of water. Water is really good for you and it’s especially good when you go to the spa because it helps flush out
toxins from your body.
I personally don’t really like the blandness of water so I like to use my infuser water bottle. I like infusing cucumber, mint, lemon or berries. The possibilities are up to you and your tastes.
I like to put this together a few hours before I start my spa night and put it in the fridge so it has time to infuse and tastes much better.
Set Up The Diffuser (If You Choose To Use One)
I absolutely LOVE my diffuser because I can recreate the scent from the spa. The spa I go to has a eucalyptus steam room (which is my favorite part of the spa) so I use my eucalyptus essential oil in my diffuser to feel like I’m in the steam room but you can use whatever scent is most relaxing for you. All you have to do is fill your diffuser with water to the fill level and add your chosen scent. Simple, right? And it’s so rewarding!
Light up those candles! Whether you choose to use a diffuser or not, candles are a must for that relaxing feeling because let’s face it.. Lighting counts when it comes to relaxing.
If you choose to use a diffuser, opt for the unscented candles but scented candles will work just fine if you choose not to use a diffuser.
Put All Your Products Together
The last thing you want to do is start fumbling and searching for your products so make sure you have put them all together. Maybe you have a nice little basket lying around to put all your products in. If not, it’s fine to just put everything together on the bathroom counter too. Whatever works for you because this is YOUR spa night.
Relax Time Is Here
Now that you’ve got all your stuff together it’s time to get relaxed and refreshed! (Don’t forget to grab your water from the fridge)
I like to start off with the stuff that will require proper lighting (not candlelight) and anything that will need to be washed off (for obvious reasons).
I like to put the hair treatment in first since it’s pre-shampoo and put it all up into a shower cap so my hair is out of my face. Now we’re in the clear to apply the
homemade face mask. Both of these are left on for about 15 minutes so it all works out perfectly.
Once the time is up, I like to hop into the shower to wash everything off and use my body scrub to remove dead skin and it leaves my skin feeling so soft!
Now that the cleaning part is done it’s time to turn off the lights and really relax!
Don’t forget to drink some water 🙂
Run yourself a bath and put in your homemade eucalyptus mint oil. (not all of it, add your desired amount. If you like it stronger, add more but start with a little at a time)
This is the point that I like to put on the eye masks because you leave it them on for 15-20 minutes and that’s about the
length of time I stay in the bath because as I said in my last post (Importance Of Self-Care And Mental Health – Pamper Yourself) I’m not big on baths. Of course, you can stay in as long as you please.
Dry off and apply some body lotion, foot cream and lip balm. (because your lips need love too!)
Cozy time! You’ll want to wrap yourself up in a towel, robe or put on some comfy pajamas and go enjoy how relaxed your entire body and mind feels.
Depending on how relaxed (and lazy) I feel at this point depends on if I decide to finish off the spa night with a nice coat of nail polish. (Nail polish hint: buff your nails a little before you apply the polish. It sticks much better and lasts way longer)
All Wrapped Up
Whether you choose to do the entire routine or you decide to only do a couple of the ideas here is entirely up to you but either way, you’re going to feel great, rejuvenated and refreshed.
Try to make some time to pamper yourself at least once a week to keep your body and mind feeling great.
Happy Pampering! 🙂
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Thank you for taking the time to read my article and I hope you’ve found these ideas to be beneficial for you.
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