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How to Create a Home Spa Experience That Will Truly Relax You

I love spa days. Coming out of the spa feels like I’ve been on holiday for a few weeks, and trust me, I can do with some of that now. With the holidays coming up and work being super busy I can feel the stress in my bones!

But getting me to the spa is another story, it entails such an organisation with the kids that I give up before I even try! And that’s not mentioning the expense of a spa.

Well, whoever said that a spa experience can only be in an actual spa? That’s why I decided to create a home spa experience that will be as relaxing as a real spa.

That’s along with the added bonuses that you won’t need to leave the comfort of your home and it will be a lot cheaper. Now that is enticing.

Create the right ambience

The most important factor in a home spa experience is to create the right mood for the room. When you create a calm environment you will have a much deeper relaxation.

To create the right mood you need to use dim lights. If you don’t have dim lights in your bathroom then use candles. You need to light just enough so that you can see where you’re going!

Candles are also essential for a home spa because of their scent. Don’t use a very overbearing candle, but more like a subtle one with a luxurious scent. My favourite candles are Jo Malone ones. Luxurious and relaxing!

Create a luxury Home Spa Experience

Put on your favourite calming playlist and close your eyes, you won’t believe you’re in your own bathroom.

Detox, detox and detox

For me, the definition of a successful spa day is to come out with my body cleansed from top to toe. It gives me a new sense of purpose and optimism in life.

The first step for this is to steam your face because the face is often the most problematic area and it needs the most attention.

To do this you will need to fill a bowl with boiling hot water and add some essential oils to it. Put your face over the bowl and let the steam soak into your face. This opens the pores and allows for a good clean.

Now that you’ve opened all your pores, it’s time to give your face that full and thorough clean. Apply your favourite face mask and let it sit.

If you want to detox properly, you can’t skip a full-body exfoliation. By exfoliating your skin you are removing all the dead skin cells. This will make your skin feel softer and also look smoother.

Treat your hair to a deep conditioning hair mask. Read my post on the best hair masks for damaged hair. These hair masks will give your hair a new lease of life.

Don’t forget to relax

Spa days aren’t all about detoxing your skin and your mind. One of the most important factors is to relax so that you can de-stress and unwind properly.

One of my all-time favourite ways to do that is to take a warm bath with a delightful smelling bubble bath or bath bomb. Make sure your candles are lit and the music is playing softly in the background.

How to Create a Home Spa Experience That Will Truly Relax You

As you soak you can massage your shoulders and any other stiff areas. Even though a massage is better when a masseuse gives it, it’s not so hard to give one to yourself. And for the difference in price, it’s well worth it!

Read a book or to enjoy yourself to the maximum prepare a little feast before. With a cup of wine and some strawberries, anyone will relax:)

The best home tip that one of my friends shared with me was to always heat my towel before so that when I come out of the bath I have a snuggly, warm towel to cosy up in.

Just as in a spa you will always get a warm towel, well so too at home you should. It is such an easy step that makes such a huge difference.

Post-bath necessities

Water tends to dry out our skin, especially warm water. After you have patted your skin dry, it is essential to hydrate and moisturise it properly. Using your favourite oil or moisturiser, massage your skin as you rub it in.

The perfect end to a spa day…

A real pamper session is never complete without a mani and a pedi. If you find nail polish too hard to work with you can always use fake nails, the results are often better!

We have loads of nail inspiration, from spring and summer nails to pink and purple ones!

My Thoughts

As you can see a home spa experience can be as luxurious and relaxing as a real spa. It doesn’t need to break the bank, and you can do it from the comfort of your own home.

Although it’s always nice to go to the real deal, I find with these tips and techniques, I barely crave a real spa. I find a home spa way more convenient and I love the fact that I get to save money at the same time! (With 4 kids and a mortgage, it’s a necessity!)

Let me know how you make your home spa experience special for you. Do you have any additional tips and tricks for the ultimate relaxation? Leave a comment below!

Hollie xx

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  1. Hi Hollie! The benefits of going to a spa are undeniable. But it’s not affordable for some of us to go on a regular basis. So this alternative is gold. We can boots productivity having our own spa at home. And at the same time reap all the expensive benefits that a regular spa brings us.

    1. Home spas really have so many benefits!

  2. Aww, Hollie. I feel I owe you so much for this great idea. I’ll start following your suggestion today. I’m already excited about it and I’ll start working on creating the right mood for the room, as you have stated. I already have an area with dim lights so I’ll just go and purchase DW Home candles. Thanks a lot!

    1. There’s nothing like relaxing at the end of a long day:) 

  3. Just reading this post has me wanting to start creating my own home spa experience. Its right before the holidays and a little special time set aside to relax me is the perfect way to start my holiday vacation. You are right in saying that the face needs the most attention. When my face feels fresh and pampered, it is an instant stress reliever. Thanks for reminding me to take a little “Home Spa” relax time. Bubbles and bath soak, here I come!

    1. No better time than now for a little reminder to look after ourselves too! With it being so busy it’s easy to forget ourselves. 

      Happy Holidays:)

  4. Henderson says:

    Hi Hollie, I like going to the spa as well especially when I have really had a very tiring day. It is very nice of you to point out all the very important points of setting it all up at home. A friend of mine also does it and I was thinking that I should also get some information about it because it is really going to help me to not go to the spa every time. I understand what you have written and I hope to see how the home spa compares to the real thing.

    1. Anything that you can do at the ‘real thing’ can be done at a home spa too, with the advantage of it being from the comfort of your home. It’s a win-win!

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