Relaxation and pampering are essential for our wellbeing, and there's no better way to do it than with a luxurious spa day. But if you can't make it to the spa, why not bring the spa to you? With a few simple steps, you can create a spa-like atmosphere in your own home and enjoy all the benefits of a spa day without ever leaving the house. Start by creating a steam bath or shower. This is one of the simplest treatments on our list and requires only a pot of water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
Bring the pot of water to a boil, reduce the heat slightly, add the oil, and then place your face 6-10 inches from the surface of the water. The hot steam will open pores, loosen any dirt buildup, and increase circulation and blood flow to the skin. Breathe in the scent of the oil for greater relaxation. For dry hands and cuticles, intensive spa therapy is needed to bring them back to life.
Look for massage and bath oils that can be customized for your spa day. From masks to foot masks, there are many fantastic treatments you can create for the ultimate at-home spa day. Finish off with a self-made facial moisturizer that's worthy of any spa and so easy to make. Hanging a fresh sprig of eucalyptus leaves in the shower is another great way to create a bright spa atmosphere in your bathroom.
The heat will release the fresh, healing scent that's perfect for when you need a quick boost. You can also use perfume on pressure points on your wrist to get into the spa mood. For shiny locks, borrow a popular deep-conditioning spa hair treatment. And don't forget about friends and family - having a spa day or night at home together is an enjoyable way to bond and relax.