Want to unwind and pamper yourself but don't have time to go to a spa? Well, what if we tell you how you can indulge in some downtime, soak up all the goodness and create a spa-like experience at home? Engage in some pampering, and pummeling with a DIY spa night at home. Make it a monthly ritual to soothe, smooth, and improve your body, mind, and soul. Trust us, a little pampering goes a long way after a hectic day's work, and if you think there's something stopping you from creating a zen spa day atmosphere with an indulgent beauty experience, think again.
Ideas To Create A Spa-Like Atmosphere
Here's a ready reckoner that will help you create a spa-time experience right from the comfort of your home.
1. Light A Scented Candle Or Put Some Incense Sticks
Lighting an aroma candle brings in a sense of calm and gives your mind the emotional positivity and peace it needs. A soothing therapeutic aroma is a key to a relaxing spa experience. You can follow this up by pouring a few drops of your favourite essential oil into the diffuser. You can choose essential oils such as Ylang-Ylang, Lavender, or Lemongrass, based on the note you like.
2. Slather On A Face Mask
This is perhaps one of the key treatments in your spa ritual that sets the tone for the things to come. It quickly resets dry, parched skin that is yearning for some hydration. Apply your favourite mask or assemble things from your kitchen to create your own ubtan. Apply generously over your face and neck and leave to dry. Once done, use a damp warm towel to remove the mask.
3. Take Care Of Your Mane
Don't forget to take care of your tresses! You can whip some nice deep conditioning hair pack from your kitchen or simply apply a mixture of coconut, castor, and olive oils and massage in circular motions, and leave on for half an hour. Alternatively, apply a paste made using yogurt and lemon to your scalp and hair and let it sit for 20-25 minutes. Not only will your hair thank you for it but it will also help relax your mind.
4. Play Some Soothing Music
Music has a profound effect on the body and mind and can influence our breathing and heart rate. It can greatly relax not only the body but also the soul. Put on your favorite playlist or some relaxing instrumental music depending on your mood. Soft soothing music can be an escapade to unwind and relax and can instantly uplift you to a more peaceful environment.
5. Choose A Nice Body Wash
A good body wash can not only deeply cleanse your body, but also help you create a fulfilling spa experience. Besides, it can also make you smell heavenly and prevent body blemishes. Shower gels that are enriched with the goodness of natural extracts moisturise the skin and make it feel soft and happy. You can also use an exfoliating glove to slough off the dead skin cells.
Take a note of these handy tips, the next time you want to treat yourself to an enriching spa experience to de-stress yourself!