woman sitting up in a bathtub holding a yellow flower with table of candles nearby

A spa day is a great way to relax and rejuvenate, but it can be expensive to go to a spa.

However, you can set up your own spa day at home for a fraction of the cost. All you need is some basic supplies and a bit of time to yourself.

woman holding her hair bun with both hands while sitting in a tub filled with water and yellow flowers

Here are some tips on how to create your own spa day at home.

1. Set the mood 

The first step to creating a relaxing spa day at home is to set the mood. Dim the lights, put on some calming music, and light some scented candles. This will help to create a relaxing atmosphere.

As the folks behind The Blog Stuff say, we all know that a house is not just a place to live, it is also our sanctuary. And the bathroom is the most personal space in our homes.

So, when we turn it into a spa, we actually make it a sacred space where we can relax and rejuvenate ourselves.

Additionally, to set a better mood, you can use an aromatherapy diffuser with some essential oils. This will help you to relax even more and feel refreshed after your spa day.

2. Draw a bath 

One of the key components of a spa day is a relaxing bath. Fill up your tub with warm water and add some soothing aromatherapy products. You can also add a few drops of lavender oil to help you relax.

While you’re in the tub, take some time to exfoliate your skin with a sugar scrub. This will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Plus, if you want to take your bath to the next level, you can add some bubbling bath bombs or Epsom salts. Similarly, you can use a face mask while you’re in the tub to give your skin an extra boost.

3. Make a facial mask 

Another important part of a spa day is a facial mask. You can easily make your own facial mask at home with some simple ingredients.

For example, you can mix oatmeal, honey, and yogurt to create a hydrating mask. Or, you can mix avocado, egg, and olive oil to create a nourishing mask.

There are plenty of other recipes for facial masks that you can find online. Simply do a quick search and find one that suits your skin type.

woman wearing facial sheet mask in a bathtub

Another example is this simple recipe for a DIY Sheet Mask:

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 1 teaspoon rose water
  • 1/2 sheet of plain facial paper mask

Instructions:

 1.  Mix the aloe vera gel, vitamin E oil, and rose water together in a bowl.

 2.  Cut the facial paper mask in half and then dip it into the mixture.

 3.  Apply the facial paper mask to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.

 4.  Remove the facial paper mask and rinse your face with warm water.

 5.  Apply a moisturizer to your face.

This DIY sheet mask will help to hydrate and nourish your skin.

4. Give yourself a manicure or pedicure 

Another great way to relax during your spa day is to give yourself a manicure or pedicure. You can either do this yourself or hire a professional.

Either way, you’ll want to make sure that you have all the supplies that you need. This includes nail polish, nail files, and cuticle cream.

If you’re doing it yourself, start by soaking your hands or feet in warm water for a few minutes. This will help to soften your nails and cuticles.

Next, use a nail file to shape your nails. Then, apply a coat of nail polish and let it dry. Finally, apply some cuticle cream to your nails and massage it in.

5. Make a healthy snack 

After you’ve completed all of your spa treatments, you’ll want to make sure that you have a healthy snack. This will help to replenish your energy and keep your blood sugar levels stable.

Some great healthy snack options include fruits and vegetables, yogurt, whole-grain crackers, and nuts. You can also make a healthy smoothie or juice to drink.

6. Drink plenty of water 

It’s also important that you drink plenty of water during your spa day. This will help to flush toxins out of your body and keep you hydrated. Aim to drink eight glasses of water throughout the day.

You can also add some lemon slices to your water for a refreshing twist.

A spa day is a great way to relax and rejuvenate yourself. You can easily set one up at home by using some simple tips and tricks.

Draw a bath, make a facial mask, give yourself a manicure or pedicure, and enjoy a healthy snack. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated.