5 Tips for the Ultimate At-Home Spa Retreat
Everybody deserves to kick back and relax! However, with Covid-19 and the variants still posing a threat in our country, organizing a spa retreat can be a little tricky. In addition, due to our fast-paced lifestyles, you might not be able to set aside the time required to really take advantage of what a retreat would offer. But do not despair! There is a perfect solution for those who yearn for the relaxation a spa trip would afford! Namely, if you can’t go to a retreat, you can make one in the comfort of your home. How do you go about doing this, though? Well, as long as you follow our 5 tips for the ultimate at-home spa retreat, you will be able to enjoy yourself and find the relaxation that has been eluding you.
Prepare scented candles
Scented candles are a treat, which is why they are at the very top of our list. The best thing about them is that the wide variety of scents on offer guarantees that everyone will find one they like! There are the more traditional scents such as lavender, vanilla, coffee, caramel, and rose. In addition, you can find plenty of the more ‘adventurous’ scents like dark rum, leather, sandalwood, and pomegranate. And if all of these are still not to your liking, don’t worry! ‘Scent escapism’ is a new trend of making scented candles that portray the ‘scent of a place’, such as ‘D.S. & Durga Big Sur After Rain’. They are meant to transport you to different places in your imagination, or memory, as you enjoy them. One thing is for sure, concerns such as COVID guilt and work worries will fade away from your mind.
Make your own face masks
Good face masks, especially those using natural materials, can be pretty expensive. Especially if you like to indulge in them often, such as after work during your baths. Well, we have good news: you can make them yourself! Now, it might sound like a complicated task, but it’s really not. In fact, you likely have at least half of the ingredients for several different types of masks in your fridge right now!
Most home-made face mask recipes require:
- Lemon juice
- Olive Oil
Simple, right? In fact, a mask meant to hydrate and nourish your skin requires only oats, an avocado, and some honey. And you get the peace of mind that you know exactly where the ingredients came from. Moreover, you can easily and quickly make it, and you can even tailor it to your skin’s needs! All you need is a couple of minutes on the internet to look up the types of masks you can make, and they are nearly endless. To find some inspiration, check out these recipes for a homemade oatmeal mask, honey face mask, and hydrating avocado mask.
Pick out soothing music
It is a fact that music serves to relax and soothe the mind. When we feel overwhelmed by the demands of our everyday lives, a bit of music can turn our mood around. Still, rather than something like rock, which purely uplifts the mood and gets you ready to dance along, you should probably look into classical music in preparation for your spa retreat day. Beethoven and Mozart’s music has been scientifically proven to affect even animals. In addition to allowing you to alleviate your mental fatigue, it can also heighten mental acuity and prepare you for the day ahead.
Organize your space
Now, the next thing to do in preparation for a day of relaxing and enjoying yourself is to organize your home! It is a well-known fact that it is more difficult to relax when surrounded by clutter. The first thing you want to do is some cleaning. Set aside an afternoon and get rid of all the items that have been piling up but never get used. The next step is more complex: decluttering your home. Ask yourself: do you really need all of the items you have lying around the house? Or could you, perhaps, clear up the space and make it more appealing by leaving some of your items in storage? Frankly, items that cause clutter belong in storage, so don’t hesitate to reach out to a storage facility and rent a secure unit.
Draw up a relaxing bath
Now that we have set the mood and prepared everything else, it is time for you to indulge in a long, de-stressing bath! Everything else we would have you prepare is meant to enhance the experience and make it as relaxing as possible. Though there are still things you can do to arrange your space for the perfect meditative state of mind, a bath is much easier to set up and enjoy, even on short notice. You can also improve it further with the use of bath salts! You can pick ones with a scent matching your candles and enjoy it as it lingers on your skin for hours afterward. They also typically have a beautifying effect on the skin, which means they will help keep you looking radiant and energized throughout your workweek.
Our tips for the ultimate at-home spa retreat show you that you can enjoy yourself without going to an expensive resort. Best of all, you don’t need to spend much money to set up everything you would need. Even on a budget, it is possible to get everything on our list, and you would be guaranteed a day of relaxation and de-stressing on demand. You could organize a mini spa retreat for yourself every other afternoon without much financial burden! However, keep in mind that these are all just suggestions. Everybody relaxes in different ways, and you should experiment until you find what works for you. We wish you good luck!