DIY At-Home Spa Tips
Who said you need to leave your house in order to give yourself a little pampering? With easy-to-find ingredients and a creative mindset (plus some helpful online tutorials), setting up a luxurious spa in the comfort of your own home is simple. So grab your robe, light some candles, and treat yourself.
Epsom Salt or Bubble Bath
Nothing feels better than a good soak. Epsom salt helps with stress relief, encourages quality sleep, and reduces pain and swelling, making it one of the most soothing things you can put in your bath. You can also experiment with a few drops of essential oils under the running hot water, or draw yourself a homemade bubble bath using castile soap.
Hair masks are deep conditioning treatments meant to restore moisture and natural oils to your hair and provide complete nourishment, leaving your hair shiny, bouncy, and healthy-looking afterward. You can make your own hair mask at home using a multitude of ingredients, such as honey, eggs, and apple cider vinegar, for example.
[Related: How to Bounce Back From Damaged Hair]
Face masks are one of the main things people think about when they contemplate spa days and self-care, and making them at home is easy if you have the ingredients. Search the internet for just a few minutes (Pinterest is a great place to start) and you’ll find more DIY face mask recipes than you know what to do with. Make sure you choose one that does the most for your skin type.
At-home manicures are a great way to try new styles and shapes without having to spend all that cash at the nail salon. Shape your nails with a file, soak your hands, moisturize with lotion, and you’re halfway there. Press-on and glue-on nails have come a long way since the ‘90s, with natural-looking shapes, surprising durability, and a plethora of trendy designs. If you want to go the more natural route, you can find practically any color of polish under the sun, and certain top coats or gel polishes will keep your nails Instagram-worthy (avoiding quick chipping).
Don’t forget your feet during your spa days! Foot scrubs exfoliate and moisturize the skin of the foot, while at the same time soothing any irritation or aches. Ingredients such as tea tree oil, milk, baking soda, honey, and coffee grounds are all things you can find around your kitchen for a luxurious DIY foot scrub.
Have your own favorite DIY spa tips? We’d love to hear them! Or let us know if you’d like to make a future appointment when our salons are back open. Contact us today