Turn Your Bathroom into a Personal Spa Sanctuary
The cold winter months feel like they’ve been tailor made for cozy nights in. They’re also perfect for spa days. While going out with friends to enjoy a day at the spa may be on pause for the moment, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying a spa day in the comfort of your own home. Here are a few tips on creating a serene spa space in your very own bathroom.
Setting the scene
It doesn’t take too much to start making your bathroom look like you’ve just walked into a spa. Hanging eucalyptus from your shower and bathtub faucet is an easy and inexpensive way to get started. It looks great and bringing nature into this space helps make it feel more natural and relaxing. A bouquet of fresh flowers with muted colors will also bring a touch of life to your new spa environment. Turning the lights down low also helps set the scene for relaxation.
Top Tip: Keep your eucalyptus fresh for longer by cutting away branches and leaves that are dried up. Replace it every few weeks to keep that spa sensation going long after your spa day ends.
It’s all about scent
Our olfactory senses are some of our strongest and scent is important to relaxation. That eucalyptus that you’ve hung in the shower and bathroom is going to smell so good once you’ve added a little steam. It’s a powerful plant that helps open up our sinuses, letting us breathe more deeply and relax more efficiently.
Lighting a couple of your favorite soy-based scented candles will also do the trick. Woody, light floral and spicy scents really help set the mood so look for candles with sandalwood, mur or juniper to get started. Burning some Palo Santo wood sticks just before you start soaking is another excellent way to complete your spa transformation.
Top Tip: Scented candles come in all shapes, sizes and prices. Invest in candles that will last a little longer, trim the wick after each use and be sure to let the wax melt all the way across the surface to keep them from tunneling.
The sounds of serenity
Whether you relax to jazz, soulful sounds, nature sounds or a mix of all these genres, streaming providers, including YouTube and Spotify, have just the playlist you need. If you have a record player at home, this could be another means of setting the sound scene for your spa. There’s something old worldly about playing records, which helps transport you from the frenetic energy of our modern lives. You may also choose to forgo sound altogether and that’s ok too - you’re in control.
What Kana is Listening to: We are currently loving a mixture of Jose Gozalez and Caamp.
Soaking it all in
Take your hot bath to the next level with your favorite bubble bath, bath salts and bombs or essential oils. Eucalyptus, mint, lavender and citrus oils are known to invigorate and relax our senses and a few drops are all you need. Splurge a little on your bath time, it’s well deserved. Letting your skin soak up these natural oils and will leave you feeling relaxed and ready to curl up with a good book and a cup of herbal tea. Or you may just want to start that spa experience all over again. We’re not judging!
Top Tip: Pop your robe or towels in the dryer for about 20 minutes so they are cozy and warm for when you step out of your tub. You’ll feel like you're wrapped in a warm hug instead of shivering into a cold towel.
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