Can’t go to the spa ? Bring the spa to you.
In these lockdown times, we all could do with some much deserved pampering. Going to a spa now might not be an option whether it’s due to social distancing or budgetary issues. However, fret not, with these home spa hacks, you can create a spa oasis in the comfort of your home. You can do these during the day or at night and even get your family and those around you involved. Here are 5 hacks to make your at home spa experience one to remember.
One reason we all love going to a spa is the soothing environment. This is due to the fact that a Zen like environment is very important for relaxation. A sure way to achieve a similarity is through house plants. Apart from the aesthetics it adds, we experience less stress when there are plants around us. Other benefits also include a feeling of well-being, better air quality and increase in energy. Plants that are sure to de-stress your home and provide you with a sense of peace and tranquility include aloe vera, the shake plant and rubber plants. Get some of these destressing plants and set the foundation of your home spa.
HAVE ESSENTIAL OILS
This is also an important step in creating your home spa oasis. It is not uncommon to see essential oils being used in spa treatment, this is what we call an aromatherapy massage. Essential oils are known for their relaxing and healing properties which are generally beneficial in soothing people’s minds and improving their psychological well-beings. Some of the essential oils like lavender are very effective in reducing stress levels and minimizing insomnia and anxiety. Other oils like peppermint and lemongrass are effective at improving blood circulation and elevating moods respectively. It is important to know that these essential oils have to be used with carrier oils as they might be too strong to apply on the skin alone.
A flicker of candlelight provides a lovely ambience that cannot be overemphasized, Lighting a few well placed candles arranged safely around your home creates a cozy ambience that will definitely help in bringing that spa feeling. They also provide the perfect atmosphere to induce calm and a sense of well-being. Another major benefit of burning candles is the fragrance. Lighting up a scented candle in your favourite soothing scent is great for adding a wonderful scent to your home.
MAKE A WARM TOWEL
Another step is to make a warm towel. It works magic and is easy, economical and very effective. It can be used to relieve tired eyes and a headache. Applying it on parts of your body like your face, neck and eyes help in relaxing tired muscles, promoting better circulation and opening up pores. For mental relaxation, you can add a drop of essential oil when you wet your warm towel. It’s the perfect combo.
MAKE SPA WATER.
The last step to the perfect at home spa is to make some spa water. There is just something relaxing about drinking water that has been infused with cucumber and fruits. It’s healthy,tasty and refreshing. This step goes a long way in elevating the home spa experience and there are several easy recipes that can be found online. You can also customize it with your favourite fruits, whichever way this is the final perfect touch to your home spa.
Once you take all these basic steps, you have all the makings of the perfect home spa oasis. So give yourself that much needed pampering you deserve today and enjoy!