Tuesday, 18 December 2018

DAY 18: HOW TO RECREATE A SPA EXPERIENCE AT HOME



Well hello there!
For Blogmas Day 18 I have a collaboration post full of tips on how to recreate a spa experience, from the comfort of your own home.

Photo by Roberto Nickson (@g) on Unsplash
Everybody loves a trip to the spa for a relaxing day of treatments, jacuzzis and massages. Whilst they're an incredible experience, often they're far too expensive to be something you regularly enjoy.

Although it's not going to be exactly the same as heading out to the spa, there are ways you can affordably recreate your own spa experience at home. Whether you buy spa-inspired products, learn how to do home massages or invest in some aromatherapy equipment - you could have that magical spa feeling at home in no time.

With that in mind, here are 8 tips and tricks to recreate the spa experience at home:

1. Invest In Some Official Spa Beauty Products
There are lots of different spa beauty products that are now available to purchase on the high street. Whilst some may be expensive, when you think about how much use you will get out of them in comparison to the price of a spa treatment, they'll more than pay for yourself. Invest in some massage oil, moisturiser, bath salts and anything else that you think will create a relaxing spa experience.

2. Research Aromatherapy And How It Can Benefit Your Mind
Aromatherapy is a great way to change your mood using different scents and smells. Take the time to work out how you're feeling (stressed, nervous, fatigue) and research the scents that are best designed to treat those feelings and improve your mood. If you're on a budget you can use a wax melt and burner to create a spa effect, however, it may be worth investing in an aromatherapy diffuser for that real spa look and feel.
If you want to learn more about aromatherapy and how it can help you, you can visit this very handy guide here.

3. Buy Yourself A White Robe And Slippers
The ultimate sign of being at the spa is having fluffy white spa robes and slippers to wander round in. Whilst it won't quite feel the same walking around your own home, you'll still feel incredibly relaxed cosying up in your new dressing gown.

4. Play Relaxing Music In Your Bathroom
One thing that adds to the spa experience whilst you're there is the relaxing music they play throughout the facilities. Search on YouTube for spa music and use that to play in your bathroom as you have your bath and do your treatments.
For examples of relaxing music to play in your home spa, you can visit this website here.

5. Learn Home Massage Techniques
If you live with someone who you trust to give you massages, then it may be worth learning some home massage techniques. There's no feeling quite like a full body massage so being able to recreate even a few steps of the process will give you the opportunity to have a massage whenever you like. If you learn together you will be able to return the favour too!

6. Add Flowers To Your Bath
If you've ever been to Bali or Thailand then you'll know that ‘flower baths’ are an incredibly popular spa treatment. Filled to the brim with hot water, incredible spa products and colourful flowers - these baths truly are a special experience. If you're doing this on a budget then you can even purchase freeze-dried flowers that will come to life with all sorts of scents and feelings and soon as you add them to the water. You'll be transported to Asia for a fraction of the price!

7. Treat Yourself Afterwards By Relaxing With A Good Book
One of the best things about visiting a spa is being able to relax by the pool. Taking the time to relax after your treatments is a great way to let the true spa feeling hit you as you get lost in a good book. While you can't sit by the pool at home, sitting upright in bed with your feet up will create a similar effect.
8. Buy Herbal Tea For After Your Treatment
After having your relaxing treatments and incredible bath, relaxing with a hot herbal tea is the best way to top off your experience. The herbal tea will be the final thing that will completely relax you, making you feel as though you've just spent an incredibly relaxing afternoon at a high-end spa. Leave your phone, switch everything off and just enjoy the feeling of being relaxed.

Have you ever tried to recreate a spa experience at home? Let me know if you have any tips and tricks in the comment section below!
Thank you so much for reading,


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