In this BIT: Need some ideas for your next weekend activity? Find out how to relax with our guide to the best DIY spa day, filled with must-do spa day ideas.
We all know the importance of downtime (P.S, if you don’t, click here). However sometimes we are stuck for an idea of how to best relax after a long day or week. One of our go-to downtime activities is an at-home DIY spa experience. Not only is an at-home spa day budget friendly but it’s also the perfect way to unwind, refresh, and recharge. Spa activities are fun to do alone, with a friend, or a family member. This isn’t to say that you need to transform your home into a wellness retreat, even just putting on a face mask or painting your nails can be enough to relax and feel those good ‘self care vibes’. In this BIT we share the best ways to have your at-home spa day, ranging from simple to more luxurious, and things to do alone, with a close friend, or family member.
Encapsulating the atmosphere of a spa is a very important first step in setting up your at-home spa. Consider:
Invite a friend or family member to join you! Together, wear comfy clothes, make DIY bath bombs or body scrubs, put on a face mask and watch a funny movie while unwinding, relaxing and having a fun time together.
On another day, use that bath bomb or scrub that you made together.
Another idea is to put some of your favorite music on (try this playlist) and take some time to paint your own nails!
Another idea is to try an Invigorating Aromatherapy Shower. This is especially great if you’re not big on baths. Rather than taking a bath or regular shower, try this spa-like twist. Add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil near the edges of shower walls (away from spraying water) to make the shower smell good, boost your energy, clear your mind, and help you relax.
Consider turning the water from hot to cold and back again for 30 seconds at a time. This spa experience increases endorphins (happy hormones) and elevates our mood. Don’t forget to soothe your skin with your favorite body lotion
Finish your spa day relaxing in your room with a good book or a magazine. Sleep is one of the best things we can do for our bodies and is one of the easiest self-care activities. Here are a few tips to make the most of your sleep.
We hope that you try these tips and give yourself an at-home spa day, and get a small bit of happiness in taking time to unwind
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