We could all use a little more R & R. Not everyone has the time and money to go to the spa as often as we’d like, though. An easy fix: bringing the spa to you. By turning your bathroom into your personal oasis, relaxing will be as easy as coming home. There are a lot of ways to make your bathroom feel like your own at-home spa. If you’re planning a full renovation, installing dimming lights, a soaking tub, and painting in earthy tones will set you up for having the best bathroom spa in the neighborhood. Just a little redecorating and adding a few new products to your cabinets will do the trick, though, too. Get ready to relax! Read below to find out everything you need to create your own spa sanctuary right in your own home.
Almost anything you get done at the spa can be done at home. To save money, buy facial masks, gel eye masks, massage oils, serums, exfoliators and treat yourself by using them in your newly spa-turned bathroom. Also, make sure to get a great bubble bath product, to guarantee soothing suds for your next relaxing bath.
Candles and Essential Oils
Scent plays a big role in how you feel. Scents like tea tree oil and eucalyptus are refreshing and revitalizing, giving you energy and putting you in a better mood while ylang-ylang and neroli relax you and are great right before bedtime. Plus, the flickering light of a candle is a lot more soothing than that of fluorescent lights.
If you have a tub or a foot bath, Epsom salts are a must. Not only do the salts help your muscles relax, but they relieve pain and cramping. They have plenty of other benefits as well and can be used as an exfoliator or face cleanser.
Having plants in your bathroom will spruce it up and add to the relaxing atmosphere. There are many plants that can thrive in a dark, humid space and don’t require a lot of work. Snake plants, for instance, are extremely low-maintenance.
When your bathroom is clean and clutter free, you’ll be able to relax a lot more easily. When it looks good, too, you’ll feel even better. Glass jars for lotions and soaps look expensive and clean. Store everything else in wicker baskets or matching plastic tubs.
Whatever technology you use(cd player, iPhone, etc.), bringing spa music into your bathroom is an almost crucial part in making it feel like a spa. The music will relax you and transport you to your happy place. Get waterproof speakers for an upgraded ambiance.
Soaking your feet is not only relaxing, but it’s also beneficial to your health. It can reduce swelling and prevent bacteria from settling into blisters and cuts or under toenails, for example. Using a foot bath is also a lot more comfortable than trying to balance on the side of the tub to soak your feet, too.
Fluffy towels, slippers, and a robe are all necessities for a bathroom spa. You’ll need to stay cozy even if you’re not in the tub, after all. You can go simple or splurge a little and go for luxury. The fluffier the better! A fluffy bath rug is another must-have. Your floor will stay dry and your feet will stay warm.
You can use a stylish tray to store your bath stuff and can even use it while in the bath to hold wine, books, or other items you want to bring with you that aren’t waterproof.
If you want a warm and toasty towel waiting for you after your bath/shower, towel warmers are the way to go. They reduce mildew, which keeps towels fresher and they can be used to dry clothes, bathing suits, and delicates, too, and the warmth they give off can help reduce mold risks as well.