Just imagine: a luxurious massage to melt the knots away, a facial to leave your face feeling fresh and clear and a pedicure to put a little twinkle in your toes.There really is nothing quite like a trip to the spa.
The only thing that could make a spa day even better is if you could have it without the commute. Oh, wait, you can! With these must-have accessories for a home spa day, you’ll be able to have your spa cake and eat it too.
Must-Have Accessories for a Home Spa Day
Massage is the cornerstone of any spa day: soothing achy muscles, lowering your heart rate and releasing stress. Fortunately, you can get all the benefits of a massage without the masseuse or a pricey massage chair. Modern, neck and back massage devices are capable of gentle or more vigorous massages. They can even capture all the benefits of hot and cold therapy to truly relieve that muscle pain.
When you visualize someone going to the spa, you tend to imagine ladies with their faces slathered with cream. While most consider face masks an essential accessories for a home spa day, one way to level up your traditional facial is to buy a facial steamer to use before you apply your face mask. Steam helps clear the pores, hydrate the skin, and promote collagen production.
Your face isn’t the only thing that will benefit from a mask. A hair mask is different than your ordinary conditioner. Along with making your hair soft and manageable, it hydrates individual strands all the way down to the roots. It’s perfect if you want to rejuvenate and restore dry, damaged hair. It even moisturizes your scalp.
Nothing beats aromatherapy for relaxation, but not everyone is into the more typical spa option of lighting candles. There’s always that fear of knocking the candle over or choking on the smoke while trying to take deep, meditative breaths. To add soothing scents to your spa day, get your hands on a diffuser and some essential oils, especially ones that promote relaxation, such as:
- Lemon balm
The trick with this is to buy quality essential oils that don’t include sketchy additives. Or you can always buy the filtration equipment and extract your own oils so that you know what’s in them.
Anyone can paint their own toes, but investing in a foot spa helps capture the spa experience of dipping your feet into that warm, bubbly water. If you want to elevate your foot spa experience, try adding one of these to your water:
- Epsom salts
- Essential oils
- Chamomile tea
- Powdered milk
- Rose petals
- Vinegar (for cracked heels)
Don’t forget to exfoliate and moisturize your feet after they come out of the water. Then you can break out the nail polish.
A trip to the spa is great. A trip to the spa without leaving home is better. With these must-have accessories for a home spa day, you can get the whole spa experience sans the commute.