How to Have a Home Spa Day and feel incroyable!
Everyone deserves to pamper themselves, and we fully believe that self-care is a key part of La Belle Vie! We know that spending the day at a spa will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and incroyable! But it can also come with a hefty price tag! However, you can bring that spa-like feeling home without the expensive price tag!
Here are some ways you can recreate the spa day experience at home.
Light Scented Candles
One of the greatest benefits of an at home spa day is that you can use your favorite scented candles to truly customize the experience. Get several of your favorite scented candles and scatter them throughout the house. Light them and enjoy the soothing fragrance, soft light, and gentle warmth they provide.
The best scents - anything you enjoy! While I love something apple pie or cinnamon based for the kitchen, I find scents such as lemon, orange, peppermint or lemon verbena more relaxing.
Stock up on Supplies
Hit up the drug store, big box store, or supermarket and stock up on all the things you need for a spa day: face masks, creamy lotions, luxurious shampoo and conditioner, manicure and pedicure supplies (including a stunning color of polish), and some cucumbers or fruit to flavor your water. Don't forget the bubble bath so you can luxuriate in a nice, warm tub.
Home spa days can be great mother-daughter bonding time. Kick the guys out, get out the face masks and re-connect!
Don't Forget the Music
Atmosphere and ambience are everything. If hardcore heavy metal or pop music is your thing, go for it. But for a truly spa-like experience, go for some soft, soothing classical, or perhaps some Enya. (Gotta love the Orinoco Flow)
If you have a full-house speaker system, this would be ideal, so you can hear your music throughout the house. Otherwise, create a custom playlist on your phone, connect it to a Bluetooth speaker, and move it around with you.
Take Your Time
In today's busy world, we have a tendency to rush through everything. Even when there's a day off, errands or even reading a book tends to be hurried through. For this to be a true spa day, you need to kick back and take your time. Savor each experience of the day. Soak in the bubble bath.
Apply the face mask and truly focus on how it feels. Don't double up on things - don't be tempted to apply the face mask while you soak in the tub. Let each individual experience be its own and pay attention to all the smells, sights, sounds, textures, and feelings each brings.
Leave your to-do list for another time! Don't be sidetracked by chores around the house or what's for dinner. If possible, do the chores beforehand and have a plan (ordering in) for dinner before you start your R&R.
Get Rid of all Distractions
Make sure you won't be disturbed. Turn off your phone, your tablet, and your computer. Turn the ringer down on your landline, and consider disconnecting the doorbell. Leave the TV off, and let the newspaper wait. Ignore the outside world and focus on your spa day. Let yourself relax and rejuvenate by giving yourself a complete break from daily life.
A spa day at home can be just as relaxing and soothing as a day spent at a professional spa. With planning and thought, and the intention to truly enjoy it, you can create an experience that's as rich and pleasurable as any you've had at a spa. Treat yourself and enjoy the solitude and tranquility of being in the comfort of your own home as you pamper yourself.