A bit of self-care and pampering can go a long way in improving your mental wellbeing and allowing you to escape from your stresses.
You might not be able to escape to a real-life spa right now, but with our tips you can create your own personal spa at home. With our help, you can experience a skin-softening soak, a revitalising facial and a blissful foot spa, all from the comfort of your own home.
Read on to discover our guide to creating the ultimate at-home spa experience to melt away your stress and leave you feeling pampered and relaxed.
Diffuse essential oils
One of the most distinguishing features of a spa is the smell. From the second you walk through the door of a spa, you will notice the calming aroma which triggers a deep feeling of relaxation.
You can recreate the aromas of a spa at home using essential oils. You should make sure that the scent isn’t overwhelming; there should be just enough of the aroma for you to notice without it being overpowering.
The type of essential oil you’ll choose will depend on the feeling you’re trying to evoke. If you’re feeling stressed or emotional, cedarwood and sandalwood are great for restoring balance and clarity. Eucalyptus can enhance your sense of deep breathing, similar to the way a steam room might. If you’ve been struggling to sleep at night, lavender is ideal for helping to bring on a deeper sleep faster. If you’re just looking for pure luxury, rose oil may be the right scent for you.
An electric essential oil diffuser is the easiest way to diffuse your essential oils. However, if you don’t own a diffuser, you can also add a few drops of your essential oil to the hot wax in a burning candle, creating your own scented candle.