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Who doesn’t love a nice spa day? You get the white fluffy robe, the chilled cucumber water, and a nice facial. It doesn’t get any better than that. But what if you don’t have the time or the money to book a day at a fancy spa? You can still have a luxurious day of pampering with a home spa day.
1. Set the Mood
Want to know why going to the spa feels so amazing? It’s the ambiance! If you want the experience to be as close to the spa as possible you will need to create the mood. That means engaging all of your senses in a pleasing way.
Grab your favorite candle, a robe, turn on some relaxing music, turn down the lights, and grab yourself a glass of homemade spa water (cucumber with mint is our personal favorite).
2. Pick Your Home Spa Day Treatments
Personally, I find having to make my own spa treatments too much of a pain. I am willing to pay for ready to go products so I can jump right into my spa day. However, if you want to make your own, you can totally go that route.
DIY Spa Day Treatments
Turmeric and Milk Mask | Mix equal parts milk, honey, and turmeric. Mix to make a thick paste. Use as a spot treatment or apply all over the face. Leave on for 5 minutes and make sure to rinse well.
Oatmeal Face Mask | This one requires a bit of kitchen work. Take 1/2 cup oatmeal and a handful of almonds and add to blender or food processor. Blend until oatmeal and almonds are coarse but not a paste. Add 3 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1/4 of a banana. Mix just until paste forms. Apply to face and leave on for 10-15 minutes before removing.
DIY Milk Eye Depuffer | Soak two cotton rounds in milk, apply to eyes for 10 minutes. Rinse.
Our Favorite Home Spa Day Products
If you decide to go the premade route, Anthropologie, Lush, and Target are our favorite places to score some really luxurious feeling products. If you are wanting to find unique items try looking at TJ Maxx and Amazon.
These are some of the favorites that we like to have on hand.
Budget-Friendly Bath Salts and Foaming Baths | We love everything from Dr. Teal’s. The brand is super affordable and can be found at Target, on Amazon, and Walmart. Plus you can even find them at your local Kroger/Fred Meyer.
Dr. Singha’s Mustard Bath Soak | If you want a bath that will make you sweat, this is the bath soak for you. Don’t let the bright color concern you, this soak won’t stain you or your tub.
Gardenia and Fig Body Oil | If you need some added moisture, add some body oil directly to your bath water or apply or you can apply this after a bath/shower.
Face Masks | When having a spa day we opt for a traditional face mask over a sheet mask. Our go-to spa day mask is the Lush Mask of Magnaminty. But you can find more recommendations in our post about the best face masks.
Body Scrub | If you don’t own a dry brush or you really like to exfoliate, try a scrub.
3. Prep Your Body
If you plan to shower or bathe as part of your spa day, the first thing you want to do is prepare your body.
Make sure your hair is pulled back and your face is clean from makeup.
Next, you’ll want to take the opportunity to dry brush your entire body. Grab a good dry brush and start by brushing in small circular motions. Dry brushing exfoliates the skin and improves circulation.
4. Take Your Time And Enjoy
Nothing ruins a spa day like being in a rush. Make sure you have plenty of time to relax and really enjoy the pampering.
After your spa day, make sure you keep your skincare simple. You want to let your treatments do the work but you don’t want to irritate your skin.
Our Editor’s Spa Day Routine
For me, a spa day isn’t complete without a luxurious bath. I pick the rest of my treatments with that in mind.
- Wash face and apply a face mask.
- While the face mask is doing its thing, I dry brush my legs and arms.
- Then I will use my Amope Pedi Perfect.
- I wash my hands and then remove the mask from my face,
- Next, I start to fill the tub.
- While the tub is starting to fill, I work a hair mask through my hair and cover with a shower cap.
- Before getting into the tub, I use a special scrub for my feet.
- I carefully get in the tub, then add a Lush bath bomb.
- Once the water is cold, I drain the tub.
- Turn the shower on to wash out the hair mask.
- Use shampoo to clean scalp and roots (I have a greasy scalp).
- After the shower, I comb through my hair, apply a light moisturizer, and eye cream.
- I finish the evening by letting my hair air dry while I read.