What do you do when you are overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, impending deadlines, and whatnot? Many people hit the spa to unwind a bit and relax. Due to the uncertain situation caused by the pandemic, the local spas and beauty salons might be closed, which is why it is the perfect time to create the perfect Spa experience at home. There’s are some pretty amazing hot tub deals on offer right now, which you simply cannot miss out on. Sometimes, all we need is a little bit of self-pampering, and given the ongoing circumstances, we believe that self-love and self-care have become more important than ever before.
The trends of DIY facial masks and facial tools have been on the constant rise as these are essential to exude a sense of escapism. Read on to learn more about how to set up your spa at home for your next pampering experience.
Upgrade Your Bath
Simple hot water won't suffice if you want to absorb the goodness of a good soak of essential oils, bath salts, etc. The key lies in the aroma. That said, we recommend going for calming camomile or the sedating lavender relaxing oils and upgrading your bath to a certain standard.
If you are not a die-hard fan of scents, we recommend adding a few drops of Frankincense to your bubble bath. A warm aromatic bubble bath is proven to relax your muscles while decreasing your stress level and releasing the happy chemicals – endorphins. Bathing can improve heart health, too, while it lowers your blood pressure. If you don't have a freestanding bathtub, you can still enjoy a relaxing shower.
All you need to do is to apply body oil right before you step in the shower. The hot steam released by the hot water will naturally induce a soothing sauna effect, enabling you to inhale all the soothing and calming scent benefits.
A good spa and hot bath will do you no good until you learn how to clear your mind, relax, let go of negative thoughts, and truly enjoy the presence. You can take the help from meditation apps that are effectively designed to help you shut off all sorts of thoughts related to work, pending deadlines, and whatnot, while you are having me-time and relaxing your mind and body.
If you don't want to rely on technology while trying to relax, shit down your phone and try out a breathing exercise instead, such as box breathing. Box breathing requires you to inhale slowly for four seconds, hold your breath for another four seconds, and then slowly exhale for another four seconds.
During this breathing exercise, you will find yourself relaxing. We recommend that you repeat the box breathing exercise at least four times.
Trust us when we tell you that you can find loads of peace by lighting a calming, fresh, scent candle, such as sandalwood or lavender candle. If you are not really into candles, you can find calming lavender pillow sprays that will help you relax and give you the spa effect at home.