Modern life is hectic. It seems like we’re always running around from one place to another, and we never have enough time to do the things we love.
To relieve some of the stress from our daily lives, it’s important to prioritize self-care. Whether that means treating yourself to a small gift or going on relaxing walks through nature, each person has a different idea of what self-care means to them.
Even just spending a night relaxing at home can boost your wellness. The next time you’re feeling like you need a little “me time,” why not transform your home into your own personal spa? Here are five essentials you need to create your own DIY spa night.
Buy high-quality soap
There’s nothing better than unwinding with a long hot bath. Before you begin your soak, make sure you have everything you need, including a fragrant, hand-made soap.
There are plenty of soaps on the market, but some of the best are traditional French-milled bath soaps. Made with shea butter, soaps like this one from A La Maison offer a number of skin health benefits while also offering a refreshing scent of fig and basil.
Wrap yourself in luxury
While soaps will indulge your sense of smell, make sure you’re also engaging your other senses — especially touch.
To maintain your cozy vibe, wrap yourself in a soft towel or robe after your bath. Terry cloth, velvet, and fleece are great fabrics to swaddle yourself and create a luxurious feel while you lounge around during your spa night.
Light some candles
Add a warm glow to your home by lighting up a few candles. Whether in your bathroom, bedroom, or living room, candles enhance any ambiance and bring a sense of calm into your home.
Look for candles made of natural waxes. Palm wax, for example, has a number of benefits like longer, cleaner burns. Place a few in each room to create a spa vibe in your home.
Pour yourself a drink
For many people, unwinding at the end of a long day includes drinking a glass of wine or a cocktail. If you like to imbibe, feel free to incorporate your drink of choice into your spa night.
If you don’t drink alcohol, there are still plenty of refreshing beverage options. Make yourself a cup of herbal tea to enjoy maximum wellness benefits, or create your own spa water infused with fresh fruit or veggies.
Treat yourself to new products
One of the best things about going to a spa is trying out products that you don’t typically use at home. If you want to test out some new items during your spa night, head to your local store or order online to pick up some fun products.
Pamper yourself with french bath soap, body scrubs, face masks, and serums that you wouldn’t ordinarily buy for yourself. After all, it’s your spa (for the night), so make it special.