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Okay so maybe this is a do it yourself at home spa treatment, but who says it can’t be amazing anyway?
Plus, you get to use all your favorite products and scents as well as spend as much or as little time doing it that you want.
And…no appointment necessary!
You can go about this at home spa thing one of two ways.
- Use products you already have on hand, especially if you’re trying to save money
- Order in some of your favorite products or ones we recommend in this post(see below).
Either way, you’re gonna love it.
Quick note before we get to it.
This first step is the most important one by far. Tell your family, especially your little darlings, that mommy is going to the spa and is not to be disturbed. Then(kindly) ask your husband to be available for the kids so you can be alone.
This is crucial!
You cannot enjoy your spa treatments if you are constantly being asked questions or need to fix a snack for someone.
Lock your door, turn up some soothing music, and prepare for some pampering!
Okay, now we’re ready…
What are we waiting for? Let’s get started!
at home spa day: 5 easy DIY spa treatments
Decide which spa treatments you want to do, then set-up all the items and equipment(if any).
For a pedicure station you will need the following:
- A foot bath or large bowl or container
- Epsom salt
- Essential oil of your choice(we recommend peppermint or lavender)
- A pumice stone or foot file
- Your favorite lotion
- Large towel
- A comfy place to sit
- Cuticle tool
- Basecoat, polish, and topcoat for painting your toes
- Setup your bowl or bath on top of a large towel.
- Fill it will hot water, this should be hot, but not scalding, you want the water to stay warm for 30 minutes.
- Pour in ½ cup of Epsom salts. You can use just plain old salts, but they sell some with essential oils in them too, if you prefer. We like to add our own so we can control the amount, so we add a few drops of essential oil. We recommend peppermint because the tingling feels good and it revitalizes your skin or lavender because it’s so soothing and calming.
- After soaking for 30 minutes, use your pumice stone or foot file to gently(or not so gently) removed any dead skin from your feet.
- Rinse your feet back in the water.
- Towel dry and apply moisturizer, being careful not to get any on your nails.
- Use the cuticle tool to push back your cuticles and prepare your nails for polish.
- Apply a single thin layer of your base coat. Let dry for 5-10 minutes.
- Now apply any nail polish color you prefer in one thin coat. Let dry 10-15 minutes. Repeat if needed.
- After the polish is completely dry, apply a thin layer of the topcoat. Let dry for 10 minutes at least.
- Reapply moisturizer if needed.
Now your feet are flip flop ready!
For a Facial Station, you will need the following:
- Begin by first removing all makeup.
- On a dampened face, use a motorized cleaning brush along with a gentle facial wash of your choosing. The brush will cleanse and exfoliate your skin all at the same time.
- Gently pat dry your face.
- Now open your face mask and apply it following the directions on the package, all masks have slightly different directions so be sure to read them thoroughly.
- Remove mask and either rinse face, if it instructs you to do so, or rub the residue into your skin. If the directions ask you to rinse, then you may find that you want to apply a little bit of moisturizer, although it probably won’t be necessary.
Voila! Look at that skin glow!
For a Hair Station you will need the following:
- Recovery Hair Mask (we recommend this one)
- Sink or Shower
- Wash hair as usual.
- Dry slightly with a towel to stop dripping.
- Apply hair mask and put hair back up into your towel.
- Leave the mask in your hair for 30 minutes.
- Then rinse with cool water.
- Towel dry and style as usual.
Hair masks are a quick and easy way to bring back healthy young looking hair.
For a Soaking Treatment Station you will need the following:
- Bubble bath or bath bombs(we recommend bath and body works aromatherapy bubble baths)
- A scented candle(this one smells divine!)
- A few more unscented candles for ambiance
- A good book
- A glass of your favorite wine
- A glass of water to keep you hydrated
- Fill the tub with hot water, if using bubble bath, put it in while the water is running.
- For a bath bomb, wait until the tub is full and the water is off before placing inside.
- While the tub is filling, light your candles, select your music, pour your wine and water, and grab your book.
- Try to stay in the tub for 30 minutes at least, just relax and unwind.
- Pat dry with a towel
- Apply moisturizer to your entire body
Don’t you feel completely relaxed? Try to stay awake for your next treatment…
For a Massage Station you will need the following:
- A partner
- Massage oil (this one’s great!)
- Robe or towel
This one’s pretty straightforward since I highly doubt any of us just have a massage table hanging around the house.
- Just sit or lay down somewhere comfy.
- Wear a tube top or wrap a towel around your body.
- Use massage oil for the least amount of friction and discomfort on your skin.
- Play soothing music and keep the lights low.
- Close your eyes and relax.
Okay, now you can go to sleep!
With a little planning, you can have an amazing spa experience right in the comfort of your own home.
It’s easy to setup a few different stations and gather up some products for a fun DIY spa experience!
A few station ideas I mentioned were:
If there’s another type of station you’d prefer, just figure out what you need to accomplish the treatment and set it up in a spot that makes sense in your home.
Be sure to plan a few days ahead so you can get any products you don’t already have on hand.
Which of these at home spa treatments will you try first?
Looking for more ideas for things to do at home?
Wanna keep your kids busy too?