Summers are at their peak and so are complete relaxation requirements. Since things are closed outside and you can’t head to a spa for inside out rejuvenation, here are some hand-picked DIY spa ideas for a reviving session at home. Most especially, when we are in dire need to rejuvenate. So, here are some ideas to enjoy a reviving spa at home with DIY ideas. Devoting your day to these ideas is as refreshing as a trip to spa. These are my personally tried spa treatments at home. You can also try these to be transported to a sensory paradise!
Before beginning with spa sessions, consider the following steps for that complete spa therapy of treatment feel at home:
1. Set the Mood
Begin with setting the mood for a spa session. Recreate the atmosphere like that of a spa room in a chosen part of your home. Play soothing music, while creating a playlist of relaxing music or songs. As aroma is an integral part of spa, place your diffuser with essential oils of your choice like lavender or eucalyptus. In case you don’t have a diffuser, light scented candles as these will also serve the purpose.
2. Set the Stage
Stock up stuff that transform your home into a spa zone. Grab your best slippers, softest towels, and favorite bathrobe. Prepare spa water with a bottle full of mint, strawberry, cucumber, orange, or other citrus and berries of your choice. This will make your home spa all the more luxurious and will keep you flavorfully hydrated during you spa session.
3. Choose Your Treatments
Now that you have set the mood and stocked up spa amenities, choose the spa treatments you would want to take. You can choose from the refreshing DIY spa treatments mentioned below that are perfect for your skin, hair, and overall rejuvenation.
At Home Spa Treatments
1. Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment
To flaunt your lustrous locks, you need not splash out. Nourish your tresses with a nature-kissed conditioning treatment. Mash an avocado and let your hair soak up its nourishment. You can also apply an egg to your hair for a protein-rich treatment. After 15-20 minutes, rinse off with cold water to see the beautiful change in your hair.
2. Soothing Eye Treatment
Having puffy or tired eyes is common these days. If your eyes are also giving you tough time, try this soothing spa treatment to purify, refresh, and soothe your irritated eyes. Light some scented candles, play soft music of your choice, and lay on your back with once used and cooled green tea or chamomile tea bags, or potato or cucumber slices on your eyes for 20 minutes. When you will remove these tiny treats from your eyes, you will instantly feel your eye area refreshed and soothing.
3. Purifying Facial
Revive your facial skin with a pampering DIY spa that enhances your complexion. Start with cleansing and exfoliating your skin. For this use oatmeal powder and water. Alternatively, you can use oatmeal powder with milk. After that apply a nourishing mask of natural ingredients like strawberries, yoghurt, honey, and avocado. Once you rinse off the mask after 20 minutes, massage your face with natural oils such as almond oil, grapeseed oil, or jojoba oil. You can also apply these oils to your hands. Wipe your face with a soft cloth or splash with lukewarm water to reveal soft, nourished, and glowing skin.
4. Rejuvenating Steam Facial
For clear and radiant skin, regularly steam your face as it cleanses your pores. To do it in spa fashion, fill a bowl with lukewarm water and drop a little essential oil of your choice such as lavender oil (for oily skin), rose absolute oil (for dry skin), or tea tree oil (for acne-prone skin). Let this luxurious steam pamper your skin for a few minutes. After steaming your face, apply a toner and moisturizer. For better results, you can also apply a purifying clay mask.
5. Softening Hand Treatment
Your hands do all the work and are still devoid of the care they need. Give them a luxurious treat of a moisturizing scrub with 1 table spoon each of olive oil, sugar, and almond or grapeseed oil. Massage this mix on your hands for a few minutes and rinse with warm water. Pat dry and moisturize your hands with a nourishing cream or lotion.
6. Skin Radiance Treatment
Give your skin the indulgence of pineapple and papaya that are loaded with AHA (alpha hydroxy acids). Both the fruits not just taste great but are amazing natural skin brighteners and exfoliators also. To prepare a generous brightening mask for your skin, cut papaya into pieces and blend it with yogurt and honey. Leave this aromatic mask on your skin for 10-15 minutes and wash away. You can also prepare pineapple juice ice cubes and rub those on your face for that direct dose of AHA to your skin.
7. Luxurious Milk Bath
Imagine yourself to be the queen Cleopatra and indulge in a nourishing and cleansing milk bath. Its lactic acid softens and soothes skin. Milk bath is equally good for those suffering from psoriasis or eczema. For an indulgent milk bath, add some milk powder or whole milk to your bathwater with honey and essential oils of your choice. Sprinkle some rose petals on this milky bathwater and step in to enjoy an enriching treat for your skin!
8. Revivifying Body Scrub
Make your dull and dry skin smooth by exfoliating it so that dead cells are removed accumulated on it. For this prepare a body scrub that nourishes your skin. Mix olive oil and almost its double quantity of brown sugar and throw in some manuka honey (good for dry and acne-prone skin). For an uplifting scent add some lemon or orange essential oil. Rub this scrub on your body in circular motions while bathing and step out from bathroom with healthy skin.
9. Refreshing Foot Mask
We tend to ignore our feet and its needs to be taken care of. With your DIY spa session, treat your feet with pampering it deserves. To prepare a relaxing mask for your feet, mix corn meal, olive oil, oatmeal, and sea salt in equal quantities. To the mix, add a few table spoons of aloe vera gel and a few drops of peppermint oil. Massage your feet with this invigorating mask and leave it for a few minutes before washing off.
Therefore, fancy pampering is at your disposal as you stay in. with these amazing recipes for a great spa session at home you can feel recharged, revived, and renewed inside out. You can also take a step ahead and organize a spa party wityh your loved ones to celebrate an occassion. So, which of the DIY spa ideas did you find the best? Share your experience in the comments below.
Have a great DIY spa day!