By this point, staying at home is probably getting a little old. But, this is the perfect time to fit in extra acts of self-care. One way to switch things up is to have an at home spa day!
We compiled some of our favorite ways to increase relaxation by creating an At Home Spa Experience:
Diffuse Essential Oils:
Ever wonder why spa’s smell so good and instantly make you feel relaxed just by walking in? That’s because of the mood boosting & calming essential oils wafting through the air.
Essential oils have such powerful effects on the mind and body. Some can help you relax, like Lavender, Ylang Ylang or Rose, while others can assist in easing anxiety like Bergamot, Lemongrass or Neroli.
Set the tone for your at home spa day by putting your favorite relaxing essential oils in your diffuser. If essential oils aren’t your thing, light some candles instead!
Make a Batch of Spa Water:
Spice up your normal H20 with some fruits, vegetables and herbs. Cucumber or Lemons are the most popular flavors you’ll find at a spa, but other options like Strawberry + Mint or Watermelon + Mint + Basil are equally refreshing & hydrating.
Turn on Relaxing Music:
Take a break from the news & social media, by putting on a calming playing. Spotify has tons of great Spa themed playlists that will help to transport you to a relaxing retreat without having to leave your home.
Do a Face or Hair Mask
Pampering yourself with a mask can improve your hair or skin. Plus, the ritual can also calm nerves and decrease anxiety.
Even if your skincare isn’t stocked at the moment, you can make your own face & hair masks with items in your home like oatmeal, honey, bananas or yogurt.
Next, pamper yourself with a relaxing bath. Epsom salts are the best bath addition because they relax muscles and reduce pain.
Epsom salt is also good for the mind! It can help stabilize your mood and relieve stress & anxiety by increasing serotonin production in the brain (source). So add a couple scoops to your bath and soak your stress away!
Not a bath person? You can get similar benefits from soaking your feet instead. Try a foot bath with epsom salts and essential oils.
Relax in a Robe & Slippers:
There’s nothing better than wrapping yourself in a plush robe or cozy slippers at a spa, so why not do the same at home?
Lounge around in your favorite cozy items to conclude your at home spa experience.
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