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How to Do a Spa Day at Home

written by: Kristen - Beauty Editorpublished on 19 Sep, 2023

At Home Spa Day Checklist

Self-care Sundays are never often enough, which is why we encourage you to take some time out to treat yourself. An at home spa day offers TLC for your skin and mind, whilst relaxing and unwinding boasts many health benefits too. The ritual of self-care actually releases those feel good endorphins, which are simply stress-relieving hormones that promote a greater sense of wellbeing. Endorphins help to top up your tank, improve sleep quality and help make you feel good about yourself - and so you should! Indulging in a home day spa session and prioritising time - just for you - can also help to reduce the mental load. So let’s clear the diary, it’s time to unwind.

  1. Candles
  2. Calming music
  3. Plush towels
  4. Body brush
  5. Bath soak
  6. Body lotion
  7. Deep cleanser
  8. Mist
  9. Lip scrub
  10. Serum
  11. Gua sha or face roller
  12. Face mask
  13. Hair treatment
  14. Herbal tea
  15. Moisturiser
  16. Face oil
  17. Hand cream
  18. Nail polish
  19. Silk pillowcase 
  20. Pillow mist

Facial Skin Care

Nothing beats a trip to your facialist, but a very close second is a spa facial at home. The key to making this a truly luxurious experience is to take your time, don’t skimp on skincare, and make sure you treat yourself to the full experience. After double cleansing, steam towel your skin before reaching for a gentle face exfoliator and scrub to help brighten and smooth your complexion. A skin care face mask is your next step, and the perfect opportunity to treat your hair! Apply a conditioning treatment whilst you enjoy a herbal tea like Bestow Puritea Brighten herbal infusion. After you wash off your face mask, spritz a hydrating toner before massaging serums & treatments into the skin. A relaxing skin care tool & beauty device like the Mukti Organics Bian Stone Gua Sha instantly de-stresses the mind and massages facial muscles whilst encouraging a detoxifying lymphatic drainage. Seal it all in with a nourishing moisturiser and there you have it, a decadent facial skin care routine to glowing skin.

Body Skin Care

One of the best ways to invigorate the skin is via exfoliation and massage, which is where the Bestow Body Brush is the perfect first step to pampering your body. Before stepping into a warm bath, work the brush upwards from your feet, with light to medium circular movements. This helps encourage circulation to combat cellulite in addition to helping slough away devitalised dead skin cells. After soaking away your troubles, reach for a deliciously fragrant shower gel like the best-selling Thalgo Marine Shower Gel to create a rich foam cleanse for your body. Your final step here is to rinse and towel off before applying a generous layer of body lotion to keep your skin hydrated, soft and delightfully fragrant. Your body skin care routine can be uber relaxing for your mind too, so really take your time to enjoy each step as you go.

Hair Care Treatments

Hair care products such as scalp scrubs, hair treatments and repairing masks help break away from the mundane shampoo, rinse and repeat you may be used to. Treating your hair to more intensive hair care treatment, including an invigorating scalp massage, can really help enhance natural shine and boost vitality for all lengths of hair. Try the BondiBoost Scalp Therapy Brush that stimulates hair growth and massages stress away. Follow this with Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector to lock in vital moisture and repair damage for healthier hair. You’re on your way to salon results in the comfort of your own home.

At Home Spa Bath

Ever wondered how to create a spa bath at home? Soaking in the tub is one of the best things to do to relax your mind and refresh your skin. A warm bath forces you to stop and unwind, and the experience can be elevated with fragrant oils like Retreatment Botanicals Calm Essential Oil Blend for an extra layer of opulent luxury. In addition, the muscles of the body can benefit from magnesium-rich bath salts & soaks like the soothing Endota Spa Mint & Macadamia Recovery Bath. This is perfect to ease tension, relieve body aches and curb fatigue. Bath oils are a great option to replenish the skin, soothe the mind and promote a deeper sense of calm through aromatherapy with deep skin nourishment. Try the hydrating Dr Hauschka Lavender Calming Bath Essence which is enriched with skin conditioning almond and jojoba oils to lock moisture in from head to toe.

Spa Day Activities at Home

  • Plan your day to incorporate gentle stretching, spa treatments, healthy snacks and rest
  • Light your favourite scented candles and dim the lights down low
  • Creating a nice ambiance with a spa day playlist
  • Use aroma diffusers or calming essential oils to soothe your senses
  • Prepare hydrating spa-like refreshments like herbal tea or simple mint & cucumber water
  • Sit and journal, or start a gratitude list
  • Take your time, breathe deeply and mindfully
  • Use home & fragrance products in each room of your home
  • Lie down for mindful meditation on a silk pillowcase

Now You Have Your At Home Spa Day Essentials

A home spa day helps to induce relaxation, ease tension and deeply nourish your skin. It’s equally good for the body and the mind. Simply follow our at home spa day checklist for all the at home spa day essential items to ensure you feel truly pampered as you focus on self-care. It’s your time to relax and unwind, and we think that should be a priority.