We have all experienced the sudden need for a little self-care. You may be feeling overwhelmed and would simply love to retire to a luxury spa and enjoy some soul refreshments. But, schedule, time, or money just would not afford you the opportunity? We know the feeling, which is why all of us at Organic Beauty Report make sure to take the time to indulge in a little bit of self-love, at home, whenever we need it.
With a few in-house products and equipment, you can set up a DIY spa and enjoy the luxuries that come with being creative and resourceful, just within the four walls of your residence. From creating the scenes, setting the mood, and choosing your spa preferences, below are expert tips and suggestions on how to create the best at-home spa environment and self-love treatments you can try tonight!
At-Home Spa: The Basics
With so many options, how can we know where to start and what type of spa we would like to implement in our space? Let’s try by first coming up with a list of words that describe what you would like to achieve with your at-home spa. Is your spa space calm and serene? How about comfortable, soothing, or warm? You are on the right track! So whatever space you’ve chosen to create your at-home spa, ensure you can achieve comfort, warmth, and some calm. Do you have your list of words? Great! Let’s move on to creating the space that will provide you with the sensations on your list.
Creating the Space
Depending on the treatment, you could use your pool, bedroom, bathroom, garden, porch, or whatever space you feel works well for you. Steam and/or mud treatment is best done in the bathroom whereas massages and facials could do just fine in your bedroom. If you love sunlight, your pool, garden, or porch should do the trick. Your lounge or any warm, comfortable spot in your home would be a good option for meditation.
Clear out space for your DIY spa treatment. While you do not have to pack out all your stuff, a clean and spacious arena helps to set the mood. If it’s a pool, make sure the water is clean and fresh.
Also, your space should set the mood, think about what you need through lighting, scent, music, and supplies.
Comfy cushions, clothes, and robe
Depending on the space you choose to use, remember to stock up the area with comfiness! Especially if you’ll be using a couch, bed, or reclined seat. Comfy cushions and blankets are the basic items you need to create a cozy atmosphere.
If you are planning to retreat to your tub, bring a soft robe, slippers, and a soft towel mat that will make your newly exfoliated feet feel absolutely amazing.
Scent: Candles, aromatherapy, or incense
What’s a spa without beautiful aromas? Soothing scents are the key to your in-house spa experience as it triggers relaxation, stimulate serotonin, and activate your pores. Grab your favorite scented candles or an essential oil diffuser. A bottle of your favorite massage oil or lotion will also be great to set your spa treatment in motion.
Aromatherapy is common in most spas and is used to soothe the mind and help your body enter into a deeper relaxation. Lavender and mint have been said to be calming, but whichever your favorite scent is a great option too!
At-home spa lighting
If you love bright, natural lights, sunlight may be your best option. Draw the curtains or go to the porch or garden and get some of the shine. You may prefer soft light from candles or dim light. Total darkness is also an option. Regardless of your preferences, get some love just the way you like it.
Music can affect your mood and that’s why it is important too. You may ask Alexa to play a relaxing playlist. You may go in search of nature melodies such as a quiet stream flowing, forest ambiance, and so on.
At-Home Spa: Best Essentials & Relaxing Gadgets
Wondering what things you will need for a great at-spa experience? We got you. The following are items, products, and gadgets you may choose from to get that treatment or therapy done:
Dress for comfort
Invest in a robe, sweatshirts, loungewear, travel pants, leggings, tank top, or a soft and free-sized cardigan for that DIY spa experience. Comfortable doesn’t mean sloppy. Comfortable underwear, swimwear, and footwear are also important. These clothes can set you on the journey to relaxation and relief.
Essential Oil Diffusers
Essential oil diffusers are essential to your self-care game. They are a minimal-effort requirement that brings in wellness and calm to your spa. There are different types of oil diffusers including:
- Nebulizing diffusers
- Humidifying/ultrasonic diffusers
- Evaporative diffusers
- Heat/electric diffusers
What’s an essential oil diffuser without essential oils? Of course, you can use essential oils topically which also carry great benefits! Essential oils are beneficial for setting the mood of your spa, aromatherapy, and massage. Some mostly used essential oils include lavender, peppermint, lemon, chamomile, eucalyptus, sandalwood, sweet orange, tea tree, and ylang-ylang.
They also have health benefits such as treating headaches, depression, anxiety, sore muscles, constipation, cold sores, and sinus infections. Ensure you read the guidelines on how to use your essential oils or ask an expert.
What’s a spa without a great massage? This is a must if you want the full at-home spa experience! With so many out there, how do you choose the one for you? We recommend a deep-tissue massager as your go-to. Massagers (or massage guns) ease tension, relieve pain and knots in your muscles, and can be used for your neck, back, shoulder, calf, legs, and feet.
Ice Roller for Puffy Skin
Are you planning facials or dealing with puffy skin? Your at-home spa treatment is incomplete without this!
An ice roller is a cryotherapy tool used to improve circulation, relieve swelling, irritation, and redness, tighten your skin, reduce muscle tension, and restore radiance. It can be used on your face and other parts of your body. Have you had a long and stressful day or week? An ice-roller can help with migraines, acne, puffy eyes, and dark circles, amongst others.
Face Masks – At-home Spa
Face masks help reduce dryness, acne, and wrinkles. They also help heal and balance the skin, giving us a fresh and healthy glow.
There are different types of face masks you can invest in depending on their purpose. See the best face masks for sensitive skin here. At-home spa best masks are:
- Clay/mud masks – to purify or detoxify your face
- Gel masks – for hydration and anti-inflammation
- Peel-off masks – to purify your face
- Sheet masks – for hydration
- Cream masks – to moisturize the face
- Collagen masks – for maximum hydration
- Contour masks – to tighten the skin
- Algae masks – to nourish the skin
- Thermal masks – to open pores and improve circulation
A cleaning brush is a smart brush used for facial cleansing and massage. They can be used for normal, combination, and sensitive skins.
Bath Salts & Bombs
Bath salts and bombs spice up your DIY spa experience. Their scents set the mood and soothe your mind and body. They also:
- Nourish and hydrate the skin
- Encourage sleep
- Relieve stress
- Relieve muscle aches, pain, and tension
- Leave you refreshed and energized
Your feet need some love too. Get a foot massager to ease stress and tension, boost healing and circulation in your feet. A foot massager does the trick effortlessly. You can have a foot massage while combining it with other spa treatments like facials, meditation, etc.
Facial Toning Wand
A spa day can achieve a lot with a facial toning device. This device sends waves of energy to the muscles of your face and improves their tone. Hence, they prevent sagging, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Invest in this device and watch how a few minutes of self-care can help dissolve all your facial worries.
Music is life and on a spa day, it isn’t any different. You can also get a waterproof one. That way, you can enjoy the water in the pool and bathroom without getting worried about soaking your speaker.
Other items for your At-Home Spa
- The Essential kit (comes with body wash, ointments, and lotions)
- Cotton towels
- Manicure essential kit with cuticle oil, nail polish remover, etc.
- Facial kit (moisturizer, scrub, scrub exfoliator, etc.)
- Foot file
- Bath pillows
- A led mask for blue light therapy
- Facial steamer
- Scalp massager
Finalize your Spa with Organic Face Creams & Body Serums
After you have entered into complete relaxation, finalize your spa day with these recommended products. We only recommend organic skincare products and love all plant collagen to enhance your natural beauty and aid in the regeneration of your natural collagen. Adonia Organics has come up with a neat daily Plant Collagen routine:
- Morning Serum : Plant Collagen
- Night Serum : Plant Collagen
- Neck & Chest Serum : Plant Collagen
- Body Spray : Plant Collagen
- Hair Awake : Plant Collagen
- Peptide 10 : 2 minute wrinkle fix
This collection was featured on national TV as well as in magazine articles. We personally tested this routine for 21 days and saw truly amazing results.
Targetting for all ages, these serums work on skin aged 25 to skin aged 85. The most common feedback was smoother and clearer skin. Plant collagen is taking over the beauty industry, leaving animal collagen as a thing of the past.
Adonia Organics is one of very few companies that offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on their products. This is kind of unheard of, take advantage and try them out. If you don’t like them you can just get a refund!