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Your body is a temple, and it deserves to be treated well! Relax away with these pampering products, recommended by TFG readers, to create a personal spa at home.
Home Spa Ideas
Written By: Laura Pulling
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A visit to a spa is a delicious and indulgent treat that we all look forward to. Whenever I travel, I always try to book a massage or facial at a top spa in the area. But for those times you aren’t traveling, you may still want a day of luxurious pampering and to fully relax, so why not have your spa treatments at home instead?
Gathering together essentials, spa lotions, and potions and having a DIY spa night at home is a great way to spend an evening and your mind and body will love you for it.
Follow our TFG readers top at home spa day ideas for a perfect day of pampering!
Tip 1: Create Ambiance in Your Personal Space
When going to a spa, the ambiance sets the scene from the get go. From the moment you step inside there are features that are affecting your mood through your senses, even if you don’t realize it. It all begins with atmosphere, and the best at home spa products can create an inviting one for you to fully relax!
Introduce Soothing Mood Lighting
Turn out the lights and burn a candle or two, find ones with relaxing smell, such as lavender or camomile, to help you relax. Mood lighting really matters to invoke an inviting feeling that you’re safe and can be your fabulous self!
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Release Calming Essential Oils
If you really want to bring those calming scents into your DIYhome spa, an oil diffuser gently releases essential oils and contributes to ultimate relaxation levels. Choose one that has calming LED lighting settings and can be run for several hours at a time to create a tranquil mood for as long as you need!
Now that your space feels spa-like, the next step is your chill-out uniform!
Tip 2: Dress to Relax
When taking a day to yourself, bringing out special spa accessories for home use can make the event even more marvelous and distinguish it from a regular day. That means enveloping yourself in some lovely, soft fabrics!
A Lady of Luxury Needs Her Robe
One cannot indulge in at-home treatments without the right “outfit”. All spa kits should involve donning a spa robe that feels silky soft against your skin allowing your body and mind to say “relax!!” This Fishers robe has a variety of sizes, colors, and reviewers have described the feel as a “supple luxury cotton.”
Encase Those Precious Feet in Happiness
These puppies have a sponge heel and high quality memory foam to really cushion your foot and heel. They also have anti-grip so you won’t slip on wet surfaces. Your feet will thank you!
Wrap Yourself In a Bonafide Spa Towel
Naturally, a homegrown spa day will involve a soak or luxurious shower of some kind! And if you’d rather not wear a robe, one spa item to consider is a plush towel set. It leaves your chest and hands a bit more free to apply those special touches.
This one’s intensely soft, made from a bamboo cotton and has easy to use closures for the body wrap. The hair towel is optional and has two snaps to put it in place after use. And, there’s a pocket to slip in your phone so you can play calming music on a bluetooth speaker as you “spa”.
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Grab Some Calm With an Eye Pillow
When it comes to spa stuff or accessories, one thing a DIY spa night should not be without is a soothing eye pillow! Get one that can be used warm or chilly (for puffy eyes) and this one has a lavender scent to really sink into a relaxed state.
Closing our eyes momentarily lets us pause and slow down. Perfect to put on during a bath, or when you’re waiting for a face mask to imbue its power. Users describe this pillow as “beautiful and soft,” and having a “wonderful lavender scent.” A must-have for your in home spa!
Your spa outfit and accessories seem set, so onto some relaxing DIY spa treatments!
Tip 3: Spoil Yourself With a Facial
Beautiful skin comes from within. When we cover our face with makeup during the daily grind, it’s great to give your skin the chance to recover with facial at home spa treatments.
Start With a Plush Headband
Just like it’s done at an outside visit to pamper yourself, you could put on this soft spa headband to gently pull back your hair and reap the full benefits of your DIY facial. The pictured set is a two-pack so you’ll always have an extra for a friend!
Prepare Your Skin First With a Scrub
When giving yourself a facial, it’s best to start by scrubbing away the dirt. Be sure to use a scrub that’s especially designed for faces, as the delicate skin on your face is different to elsewhere on your body. This St Ives Scrub smells delicious and is made of natural ingredients.
Apply a Rich Face Mask
There are different ones depending on your skin type, so be honest with yourself, if you have oily skin, or if you have wide pores, get a mask designed for your skin type, otherwise you risk drying your skin out or making it feel greasy. Dermologia has a great range for different skin types, readers (and members of the TFG team!) love the professional grade products, plus they are cruelty-free, vegan, and contain no parabens.
If you have extra dry skin, readers recommend Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask. They say, “It feels so good and has no scent. Rich yet penetrating!”
Hydrate With Sheet Masks
Korean sheet masks are long touted for their magical powers, and they’re a refreshing way to hydrate your skin. They’re quick and easy to apply and contain the nutrients your skin craves. These sheet masks from Celavi are highly recommended, plus they are wallet friendly too.
Invigorate With a Face Miracle Tool
Touted by TFG readers is the jade face massage tool, its cooling surface promotes blood circulation, which can reduce puffiness and wrinkling. You can also use it with face cream to help it to be absorbed too.
This tool can also be used anywhere, as one reader swears by hers as an airplane essential. “For long flights, I ask for a glass of ice and let the tool sit in it until it’s nice and cold. Then I use it on my face in an upwards motion. It works wonders for draining the bloat from your face.”
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Tip 4: Pamper Your Beautiful Eyes
The eyes are the window to the soul, and the biggest reveal for aging. It’s important to focus on the eye area and treat it to keep skin healthy.
Soothe Eyes With Cooling Gel
An eye serum and eye mask combo is a great way to soothe tired eyes with a cooling memory eye gel. Readers love the one by Philosophy. One shares, “It’s super for combatting puffiness as well as fine lines.”
Ease Eye Puffiness With Collagen
Your eyes need to be refreshed, and the age old classic of cucumber slices is always beneficial for a quick boost, but for something really special, you can also use these energizing eye collagen patches. The curved gel patches are jam packed with moisturizing nutrients that improve elasticity and combat lines and wrinkles. Just wear them for 20 minutes and let them do their magic.
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Tip 5: Bathe Like a Queen
If a full home spa experience isn’t quite within your reach, how about a nice relaxing soak in the tub instead. Candles and a good book are essential, but using luxe products can make your time extra relaxing—just make sure you put a ‘Do not disturb’ sign on the door before you get in!
Do a Home Bath Spa With a Supportive Pillow
Now this is how to have a spa day at home! A bath pillow that’s ergonomic and envelopes your head can make all the difference in your bathing experience.
This one is especially equipped with a wave pattern stitching that has pressure points to relieve neck and shoulder pain. A perfect match with a calming eye pillow and proper mood music!
Infuse Your Soak With Fragrant Bath Bombs
TFG readers love a bath bomb. This handmade bath bomb set has 12 varieties to choose from, each with their own fragrances and touch of something special, such as rose petals or pearls (and they won’t stain the tub).
As well as being great fun to drop in the bath and watch as they whizz and do their magic, they are often packed with delicious scents and oils that leave us coming out of a long soak feeling like a modern day Cleopatra!
Loofah to Beautiful, Glowing Skin
If you’ve ever been to a Korean spa or Hamam, exfoliating the body is part of the experience! An exfoliating loofah, along with using a body scrub, can remove dead skin cells, bacteria, dirt, and open pores (yup, your body has them too, not just your face!).
For a yummy, nurturing body scrub, try Alba Botanica Revitalizing Sea Salt Body Scrub. It’ll feel like a heavenly spa home experience once you slip out of the bath (or shower)!
Sink into Bubbles of Roses (Finish With Body Cream)
For a truly indulgent bathing experience, TFG readers rave about Jo Malone bath products if you’d rather skip the bath bombs. There is a plethora of scrubs, mousses and gels that will make your bathtime pamper products feel splendidly luxurious. As well as having scents to die for, Jo Malone products come beautifully presented too, so make fabulous gifts (even to yourself!).
Another thing you could do is have a hot, steamy shower with these products which is helpful to ease sore, achy muscles—readers swear by this! And after your bath or shower, finish off with some silky, body cream or a body oil to give skin nutrients and moisture.
Now, onto what keeps you upright: your feet! (They deserve some divine pampering too!)
Tip 6: Indulge in a Foot Spa and Pretty Pedicure
Your feet can be the last thing we think about when it comes to a good pampering session, even though we use and abuse them the most. A home pedicure spa can give your tootsies a much needed boost of care and love.
Treat Your Feet to a Luxurious At Home Foot Spa
A foot spa can invigorate and massage tired feet, especially if you’re on them a lot of the day.
Touted as one of the best home foot spas, this beloved Conair model has bubbles, a pinpoint massage attachment, and a deep well to really soak your feet to the max! This will surely make your tootsies good as new.
Nourish Feet With an Exfoliating Mask
After a good soak and a scrub, nourish your feet back to life with their own type of mask. Back in the day, this DIY spa treatment would have involved slathering cream on your feet and sacrificing a pair of old socks, but nowadays, feet specialty masks, like these Exfoliating Lavender from Aliver, contain a foot loving lotion inside a purpose built plasting bootie. Simply slide it onto your feet and let it work its magic.
Finish Nails With Grooming and Pretty Colors
After your delicious foot spa, many readers use a manicure/pedicure nail set to clean up cuticles, cut nail growth, and deal with dead skin. We know, doesn’t sound glamorous but once done, your nails will look gleaming and ready for polish!
Now to paint those nails! For a classy and refined look, a soft pearl or pastel shade always looks good on toes (especially if it’s summer sandal season). There are SO many choices of OPI nail polishes that TFG readers love because they’re “chip resistant” and “long-lasting”.
At Home Spa Kit Comparison Chart
|BRAND | MODEL||FEATURES | REVIEWS||RATINGS||PRICE|
|Tip 1: Create Ambiance in Your Personal Space|
|Yankee Candle Elevation Collection in Shore Breeze||Mood lighting really matters to invoke an inviting feeling that you’re safe and can be your fabulous self!||Check Price|
|ASAKUKI Essential Oil Diffuser||An oil diffuser gently releases essential oils and contributes to ultimate relaxation levels.||Check Price|
|Tip 2: Dress to Relax|
|Fishers Finery Women's Resort Spa Robel||This Fishers robe has a variety of sizes, colors, and reviewers have described the feel as a “supple luxury cotton.”||Check Price|
|CIOR Fantiny Memory Foam Spa Slipper||These puppies have a sponge heel and high quality memory foam to really cushion your foot and heel.||Check Price|
|SIORO Women's Towel Wrap Set||his one’s intensely soft, made from a bamboo cotton and has easy to use closures for the body wrap.||Check Price|
|Lotus Weighted Lavender Eye Pillow||A must-have for your in home spa!||Check Price|
|Tip 3: Spoil Yourself With a Facial|
|LADES Spa Headband||he pictured set is a two-pack so you’ll always have an extra for a friend!||Check Price|
|St. Ives Radiant Skin Face Scrub||his St Ives Scrub smells delicious and is made of natural ingredients.||Check Price|
|Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque||“It feels so good and has no scent. Rich yet penetrating!”||Check Price|
|Celavi Collagen Facial Face Masks||These sheet masks from Celavi are highly recommended, plus they are wallet friendly too.||Check Price|
|HEARTCANFEEL Jade Gua Sha Scraping Massage Tool||Touted by TFG readers is the jade face massage tool, its cooling surface promotes blood circulation, which can reduce puffiness and wrinkling||Check Price|
|Tip 4: Pamper Your Beautiful Eyes|
|Philosophy Hydra-Bounce Eye Gel||“It’s super for combatting puffiness as well as fine lines.”||Check Price|
|BrightJungle Under Eye Collagen Patch||Just wear them for 20 minutes and let them do their magic.||Check Price|
|Tip 5: Bathe Like a Queen|
|Bath Haven Luxurious Bath Pillow||A perfect match with a calming eye pillow and proper mood music!||Check Price|
|LifeAround2Angels Bath Bomb Gift Set||They are often packed with delicious scents and oils that leave us coming out of a long soak feeling like a modern day Cleopatra!||Check Price|
|Almooni Premium Exfoliating Loofah||can remove dead skin cells, bacteria, dirt, and open pores (yup, your body has them too, not just your face!).||Check Price|
|Jo Malone Red Roses Body & Hand Wash | Jo Malone Red Roses Body Cream||TFG readers rave about Jo Malone bath products if you’d rather skip the bath bombs.||Check Price|
|Tip 6: Indulge in a Foot Spa and Pretty Pedicure|
|Conair Foot/Pedicure Spa||A foot spa can invigorate and massage tired feet, especially if you’re on them a lot of the day.||Check Price|
|ALIVER Foot Peel Mask||Simply slide it onto your feet and let it work its magic.||Check Price|
|OPI Neo Pearl Collection||TFG readers love because they’re “chip resistant” and “long-lasting”.||Check Price|
What are your top indulgent spa items? Share your list below!
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