There is nothing more relaxing than a day at the spa.
Not to mention, it helps you rest and unwind after a long week of work, chasing your kids around the house, or whatever else it is that you do on a weekly basis.
The only problem is that going to a professional spa can cost a lot of money.
There’s certainly nothing wrong with treating yourself every once in a while, but for most people, going for a spa treatment on a weekly basis is simply out of the budget.
For that reason, we at The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction want to share with you how to have the perfect at-home spa day.
Our at-home version is just as fun, will make you feel just as relaxed, and can be thrown together for a fraction of what a day at the actual spa would cost.
Follow these steps for a perfect at-home spa day that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world.
Step 1: Prepare Your Favorite Beverage
Most spas will have fancy fruit-infused waters or teas available for guests to drink when they arrive for their appointment. So, to begin your at-home spa session, grab a cup of your favorite beverage—coffee, tea, juice…even wine! We don’t judge!
Step 2: Start with a Face Mask
A face mask is an inexpensive way to rejuvenate your skin and leave your face feeling fresh.
You can purchase premade masks at just about any grocery store or skin care shop for under $5. Or, if you prefer to make your own, simply mix together 1 tbs. of coconut oil with ¼ tsp. of turmeric.
This simple 2-ingredient face mask recipe is great for hydrating your skin and reducing blemishes.
Step 3: Soak Your Feet in a Footbath
From walking all over the place to being crammed in high heels, our feet take a beating every day. This is why it’s so important to give your feet a break and soak them in a footbath.
You can buy a more expensive foot bath at the store for between $60 and $100. If you’re someone who constantly has sore feet, this might be a good investment for you.
However, if you’re only planning on enjoying a good foot soak once in a blue moon, a simple bucket will work just fine. All you have to do is fill a bucket with warm water, add some Epsom salts (you can find this at the grocery store) and let your feet soak for 15-20 minutes.
If you want to get really crazy, you can also add in some essential oils. We personally love adding about 3 drops of peppermint oil into our footbaths.
Step 4: Take a Hot Bath
If more than your feet need a good soak, we recommend that you fill a tub with nice hot water and take a bath.
Be sure to dim the lights, light candles, grab your favorite book, or turn on some soothing music. It’s such a good feeling to be able to separate yourself from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and lock yourself away in a cozy warm bath for an hour or so.
If you’d like, you can add some of the Epsom salts you used in your footbath to the water. These salts are known to help ease sore muscles and help you relax. Or, if you want to do something different, use a delightful-smelling bath bomb to make your bath time a little more special.
Step 5: Finish with Polished Nails
Most ladies have a few bottles of nail polish floating around the house. But here’s the question…how often have you been able to take the time to sit down and actually use them?
Make time after your relaxing bath to end your night with a manicure or pedicure.
Put on a pair of cozy pajamas, pick your favorite nail polish color, and go to town! While your nails are drying, indulge in some senseless TV, read a magazine, or play a game on your phone. It’s all about giving yourself the time to do what makes you happy.
Do you have any at-home spa rituals you love? Share them with us in the comments below!