When you work hard you deserve a little time to yourself. Whether you’re stressed from a hectic work week, or the kids are driving you insane, there are ways you can treat yourself without leaving the house – or breaking the bank. All you need is a few simple supplies and creativity to set the mood and you can have a private oasis free from distraction. Check out these tips below:
Determine Your Needs
When you enter a spa, there’s usually a menu available so you can see exactly what treatments are offered. Some of the options might include facials, massages, mud baths, sauna treatment, waxing, and other therapeutic treatments. So which of these interests you the most? You’ll need to have a general idea so that you can create a shopping list to gather all the supplies.
Grab Your Supplies
Now that you know what you’re interested in doing the most, you can create a list of supplies to get so you have them in store whenever you’re ready to pamper yourself. Some basic spa-like products that you might need would include:
- A facial scrub or mask
- A wax kit or at home wax strips for smooth hairless skin
- Massage oils
- Bath salts and soothing body soap
- Scented candles or aromatherapy oils
- A nice bath robe or towels
- Soothing lotions
The supplies you’ll need will greatly depend upon the type of spa treatment you want to give yourself. However, these are some basic staples you can enjoy.
Set the Mood
You don’t have to turn your entire home into a spa to enjoy a little pampering from time to time. If you have a nice sized master bedroom and bathroom, this would be the ideal place to set up shop. To set the mood, you’ll want to light some scented candles or aromatherapy oils, turn on some soothing instrumental music such as jazz, and dim the lights. This will give you a relaxed feeling when you enter the room.
Get Rid of the Kids
Of course, it can be hard to relax and unwind when you have the kids running around looking for you, so see if you can get someone to watch them for a few hours. Your spouse, parents, or family members would be great options as the kids can enjoy themselves while you sit back and relax. If you can’t get someone to watch the kids, of course, you can always wait until they’re asleep and have your private moment when the house is the quietest.
You’ve got your supplies, you’ve set the mood, the kids are with relatives or asleep, now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. You might start by waxing to get all the unwanted hairs off the body. Apply your facial mask now so that it can start to get deep into your pores. Then soak for a while in a nice hot bath complete with bath salts and a glass of wine. Next, hop out and give yourself a soothing self-massage with scented lotions like lavender. Finish the evening off by just relaxing in your favorite spot in the home with some peace and quiet.
While you may not be able to afford the luxuries of a spa day on a regular basis, you can easily put your mind and body at ease from the comforts of your own home. Depending on what your shopping budget is and what spa treatments you’re most interested in, you can easily set up shop in your bedroom or bathroom. Take the day to turn off your wandering brain and just be in the moment as you prepare yourself for the week ahead.