In an ideal world, we’d all be heading off on spa breaks every weekend. Sadly, that’s not a reality for most of us (and if it is, you are SLAYING) so we just have to kinda… make do sometimes. I go for regular massages and get my feet professionally taken care of by a chiropodist that comes to my house but that’s about as far as a spa retreat goes for me. Can you believe I’ve NEVER actually been to a spa before?
Tell a lie, I there was a spa available when I visited the Brooklands Hotel and Spa but our stay was pretty short so we didn’t really have enough time to use it. Which was fine because if I did go to a spa, then I’d want an entire weekend to take it slow, mooch around and really soak every minute of it up.
But like I said, that’s not a reality for most of us – including me – so how can we experience that spa indulgence but on a smaller scale, in the comfort of our own home?
I actually love bathrooms. I think they can be a really calming and tranquil place to be. Whether that’s at a party when you want to escape the crowds for a while, when you need a good cry on your own or, in the case of today’s post, when you want a truly relaxing, spa-like, self care day. The bathroom is the place to be, I reckon!
So if your bathroom is in need of a little TLC – and so are you! – then let’s talk about how to completely transform your bathroom into the perfect at-home spa retreat!
A little bathroom renovation
If your bathroom is in need of a little renovation work anyway, then now is the perfect time to consider what type of bath or shower you want to optimize the spa-feel you’re going for. Steam shower cabins could certainly be the way to go! Not only with added bluetooth, a speaker system and LED lighting but giving you a spa-like feel too.
Luckily, you have a speaker system in your new luxury shower cabin so adding a bit of spa-music to the mix couldn’t be easier. If you need other options, there are plenty of amazing spa music tracks on spotify and YouTube that you can play through your phone whilst you’re having your at-home spa retreat.
All the bubbles and bath bombs
If a bath is more your thing, then you’ll need plenty of bubbles and bath bombs readily available for your spa retreats. I’d recommend The Body Shop for all things bath related! I love a shower for convenience. But when I’m really tending to my self care needs, I love a really long soak in the bath. It always feels like such a treat, especially after a long week.
Lighting is really important when it comes to setting a scene or impacting a mood. You wouldn’t want to be in an actual spa with harsh white lighting in your face, nor would you want to be sitting in the dark either. So depending on what you need on any given occasion, think about the lighting in your own bathroom and how that can influence your evening. Or light a couple of candles as well!
I find plants super relaxing. I love being in nature and being around plants. I don’t know whether it’s the colour that’s calming or what but anything calming is always a go-to when it comes to a spa-retreat. So if your bathroom allows it, try scattering some plants around and see what that does to the environment.
Your favourite products & things you find relaxing
You can’t have a spa-day without all your favourite products. So gather up everything you love using; face masks, body lotion, fake tan, hair masks – the works. And ultimately, it’s your time. So do what you gotta do to relax. If you find metal music relaxing instead of spa music, go with that. If you’re rather sit in the dark, that’s cool. Do you baby.
Have you ever been on a spa-retreat? What did you think? How would you create your own spa retreat in your own home?
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