Not all spas have to be received in five-star hotels or at a specific time. Especially with current restrictions, you don’t have to miss out on much if you have a bathtub at home. Going to a spa can often mean breaking the bank, but with a few simple necessities and essentials, you can recreate a luxurious soak in the comfort of your own home. Here we list products and ways to create your own luxurious soak at home.
Set the right mood with music
First let’s start with creating the right mood for your at-home pamper day! Create a tranquilizing ambiance with sounds of waves swooshing back and forth in the seashore to trick your mind into a holiday in the Maldives or create your own DIY karaoke and belch out your favorite songs with waterproof speakers.
Silence can invite your mind to fill itself with thoughts and unnecessary stressors. Instead, you can opt for music that will work in harmony with your thoughts and guide them to more mindful ideas rather than mind-full. Investing in a good speaker will go a long way, not just for your bathing experience but for a multitude of occasions. Not only can you play sounds louder, but you’ll see a huge difference in quality than your regular phone speakers.
Invest in a sturdy Bath Table
Upgrade your bath with a bath table and trust us, it’s an essential you never knew you wanted (and needed). A bath table is exactly what It sounds like. It’s a table for your bath! It’s the perfect bath accessory for when you want to keep things around you without getting them wet. Just think back to how many times you’ve dropped your book inside the bath.
Our favorite essentials to place on top of a bath table include a glass of wine, a book and maybe even a face humidifier! Different bath table comes with different compartments and features such as a book holder, towel caddy and even a wine glass holder to prevent slipping! So keep in mind what you want to keep in your bath and purchase accordingly.
Treat your senses to aromatherapy
Aromatherapy works by stimulating smell receptors in the nose which sends messages through the nervous system to the limbic system – the part of the brain that controls emotions. Different scents can send different messages to the brain. For example, lavender can calm the mind while a mint scent will alert it.
There are many ways to implement aromatherapy. There’s the obvious, like lighting a scented candle or using a diffuser if you want a subtle scent. If you’re looking for a more intense option, simply add a few drops of essential oil to your bath to get your senses working to unclog your thoughts.
Jazz up your bath with Bath salts and gems
We all know how amazing bath bombs are, no explanations needed. We’re here to talk about bath bombs underrated half cousins, bath salts and gems! Sure, they might not be as fun as watching bath bombs fizzle and disappear, but they still hold a pack full of bathing benefits and is a more budget friendly option!
Bath salts are commonly made of magnesium sulfate, also known as Epsom salt or sea salt and can be easily dissolved in water. It’s said to have healing benefits from stress relief to relieving aches and pain. You can find different colored and scented bath salts to get in some aromatherapy benefits as well!
Exfoliate with a body scrub
One thing we love to do in the bath is to use a body scrub. We don’t know about you but we find using a body scrub in the shower to be less enjoyable and makes the process seem a bit more tedious. Whereas when you’re lying inside of the bath, you can thoroughly enjoy the process of exfoliating so you can come out of your bath squeaky clean.
While there are so many body scrubs you can choose from, ranging in price, scents and benefits, we can’t hear enough praises about French Girl Rose Sea Polish, mixed with coconut oil, shea and coconut butter, it’ll exfoliate your skin while also retaining moisture. When purchasing body scrubs, you want to keep in mind the coarseness of the scrub, as it may be too abrasive on your skin or too weak.
Choose your pick of face mask
No bath is complete without a face mask. In the olden times, applying cucumber slices to your face may have sufficed but with the plethora of options we have today, from sheet masks to clay masks, the choices are endless.
Some of our favorite face mask brands include Drunk Elephant, Charlotte Tilbury and Fresh but feel free to change up your mask based on your daily skin needs. If your skin is looking a bit tired try Charlotte Tilbury’s Goddess Skin Clay mask to brighten your complexion, or if your skin is breaking out use Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C Sukari Babyfacial Facial Lissant!