A spa day is a great way to take a day or even just an afternoon to focus on your well being and your overall health. An evening of relaxation and focus on your own needs can turn a rough week of feeling run down around. Unfortunately, financially a day at the spa isn’t always an option; luckily, you can bring the spa home to you or a loved one who needs some pampering and to focus on their health. A gift of a do it yourself spa day is a great way to show someone you love that you care about their well being- and it’s great to do for yourself when you need a pick me up.
Set the Stage for Pampering
Whether you’re preparing your spa day for yourself or preparing a day for someone else, set the stage for a relaxing evening. This is the time to bring out your softest towels, fresh from the dryer and your fluffiest robe. A large jug of cold water infused with lemon and mint is a great way to refresh yourself while you soak and pamper yourself. Make sure your space is tidy so you can relax while you soak and aren’t worrying about whether you need to put the hamper full of laundry into the washing machine. Light a gently scented candle and relax for the evening.
Use Simple Products
The products you use for your spa day don’t have to be expensive! A lot of them can be things you already have in your home. Simple epsom salts are excellent for a restorative bath that can help reduce swelling in your body. This can be an inexpensive option compared to premade bath bombs you can get in the store. Hair masks are a great choice if your hair is damaged by heat tools or rough conditions. Olive or coconut oil can make great hair masks that can improve the long term health of your hair. Even if you can’t afford a salon manicure and pedicure, you can splurge on a new bottle of nail polish. Make sure you don’t cut or file your nails while they’re wet from a soak in the tub as they are much softer and likely to be damaged when wet.
Weleda Massage Oil
Weleda’s Arnica Massage Oil is an excellent product to improve your home spa day or your gift of a spa day to one of your loved ones. The Arnica Massage oil is free from synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colored dyes and are never tested on animals. This sunflower seed based oil is great for being massaged into your muscles before or after exercise or it can function as the perfect ending to your home spa day. This will help soothe your muscles and can help moisturize your skin after a bath. The oil has no strong scent so it won’t interfere with the scents in your bath products. This provides a great finish to your spa day.
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