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If you’re like most adults, you need a place to go and relax. Taking a vacation or planning a day at the spa is not always possible, but with some simple tips, you can create a spa retreat in your own bathroom. Create a daily or weekly routine to include one bathroom spa night just for you. You’d be amazed at how simply pampering yourself for an hour or so can help those stressors melt away.
Create a Spa Retreat in Your Bathroom
Your home bathroom does not need to be updated or special to do this. Just a tub or shower can go a long way to giving you the spa treatment you need.
New Shower Head
If you don’t have a tub, a massage shower head is a must have in your bathroom. This tiny upgrade can make your bathroom feel more luxurious and when you need to getaway, can help ease sore muscles, tension, and pressure. When you’re creating a spa experience at home, you can still do it with a shower.
Hide the Clutter
Spas are clean, free of clutter, and have simple design details. The goal is to create a neutral environment where you can leave all the stresses of life at the door. While you might not be able to redesign your bathroom, you can get a similar effect at home. All you need to do is take all the stuff off the counters unless you plan to use it for your spa time.
Use Plush Towels
Have you ever been to a nice hotel that had big, fluffy towels that just engulfed your body when you wrapped them around yourself? That’s the kind of towel or robe you need if you’re going to give yourself a spa experience at home. It’s the little details including the towels that make the whole experience come together.
Your Favorite Music
Bring your playlists on your phone or device and set it up in a safe place. Play your favorite songs or try something new. Smooth jazz or some slow classical music can help put your mind at ease. Music has an incredible way of impacting people’s moods.
High-End Body Care Products
Take your bathroom to a whole new level with high-end body care products. You don’t want to buy the cheap stuff if you’re planning to make your bathroom spa experience a regular thing. Choose luxurious items that have undergone rigorous beauty product testing, that smells great, and feels great on your skin. These products may cost a bit more, but a little goes a long way when you’re trying to pamper yourself.
Bath bombs are not only fun, but they also offer a unique way to add relaxing elements to the water. You can create Epsom salt bombs that help detox your body, relieve muscle tension, and more. Use some that are scented with essential oils to increase the overall sense of relaxation.
When used correctly, essential oils are the perfect addition to your in-home spa treatment. Relaxing scents like lavender, frankincense, and fir oils can help create a better spa experience. It’s important to use oils that are 100% pure as opposed to mixed with fragrances to get the full effect. Fragrances can smell nice, but essential oils have qualities that help you relax when you inhale them. Use a diffuser and a couple of drops of your favorite oils to help melt away your stresses. The qualities of some oils make you feel less stressed and less anxious.
Set the temperature in your bathroom to be a little warmer than usual. No one wants to step out of a relaxing bath or shower into a freezing cold room. By boosting the temperatures, you’ll find that it creates a spa-like experience without the expense. Think about how you feel when you are warm and cozy. This is why the room temperature matters.
Harsh lights will make your spa time feel rushed. By lowering the brightness on the lighting in the room, you can create a relaxing and warm ambiance. You can use candles, electric tea lights, or other glowing lights to create the atmosphere you want. Lighting has a way of triggering a relaxing effect in your body allowing you to enjoy your time in the bathroom.