I’ve mentioned before how my bathroom is my escape at home, I have my “real life” spa bathroom and my “dream spa” bathroom. Let me tell ya when I hit those winning lotto numbers I may never leave my “dream” spa! Maybe one day soon I’ll share my dream, for now I thought I would share how I made my bathroom into my spa escape!
I don’t actually escape to real spas very often, as a working hair stylist your time on yourself is usually spent throwing color on your roots after your last client and driving home with said color on to wash off in your kitchen sink after shoveling whatever food was available to you when you walked into the house. ( I hear all you stylist saying amen to that) I do however like to try to relax and pamper myself. I try to aim for at least one day a week to relax in a bath and throw on a face mask and give myself a little TLC. In this post, part 1, I want to share with you how I turn my bathroom into a spa. Part 2 will be on my products for at home spa treatments! For now let’s get started on creating the “home spa”.
Create the environment.
Spa’s are usually dim and quiet with relaxing music. So you need to mimic that. Create a tranquil setting with candles, a playlist of soft music or relaxing sounds ( or if your like me, I have a tv in my bathroom and watch shows I don’t like to admit to watching, i.e. The Kardashians, Real Housewives and Wags). You’re the boss here you can go as over the top or just enough, whatever suits you.
Now that you have set the mood, there are a few must haves to complete your spa experience. You have to have the goodies for it to be an out of this world spa experience. Here are my picks, what I keep in stock for my home spa day! Just click the image for more details!
My most favorite candles by far. They are strongly fragranced so you won’t need many to fill the room with amazing scents!
Add a bath bomb that smells amazing, makes your skin feel like silk and adds fizz and bubbles to your bath.
Bath Salts have many benefits in addition to being therapeutic and they also look so pretty displayed in a glass jar.
Your going to want to be comfortable and stay awhile, so you will need a nice comfy bath pillow!
A good body brush. I have 2 of these. One that’s firmer with “knots ” in it for a deeper massage and one with a long handle to get my back! I actually use these daily!
Towels, invest in special thick, plush towels, just for your spa days. Save the thin, color stained, kids favorite color towel for your everyday uses. These need to be your secret wrap away your worries towels.
Now go get your relax on! If your tried it let me know, or share your must haves for your spa!