You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars or even a whole day at a spa retreat to enjoy the benefits of some rest and relaxation!
As mothers, we know that time and money can be precious, and it’s tough making the time (and organizing babysitters!) to spend on ourselves.
But it’s also important that we do make the time to look after ourselves. After all, if we aren’t looking after ourselves, how can we be in the best shape to look after our loved ones? Protecting our physical and mental health, especially our energy, will help us restore what’s been depleted and live a healthier and happier life.
We at Home Health Living have thrown around a few ideas for ways that you can bring the day spa experience into the comfort of your own home, and at half the cost!
How To Pamper Yourself At Home
1. Create a sacred space
Find a space in your home that you can turn into your day spa “sacred space”- this could be your bathroom, your bedroom or even your backyard if you prefer some outdoor treatment.
Once you have decided on a space, tidy up the space and add a few essentials to create a relaxing vibe: some soy candles, a cosy blanket, a few cushions, maybe even buy yourself some healing crystals.
2. Play some soothing music
Music has many health benefits and is used in therapeutic treatments, and makes a wonderful addition to your DIY day spa. Choose something that will help you relax and will add to the vibe of your DIY day spa experience (now’s not the time for some party music!).
Set aside 10 minutes during your day spa experience to meditate, either in silence or choose meditation music. There is scientific evidence proving the health benefits of regular meditation- check out this article about meditation benefits.
4. Burn some essential oils
Essential oils not only create a beautiful scent in your sacred space but there are special essential oil blends that can help with many different health issues. An effective way to burn essential oils is by using an essential oil ultrasonic diffuser. Diffusers emit a cool mist of water combined with your essential oil blend. To find the best essential oil diffuser for your sacred space, here’s a link to our comprehensive guide:
5. Give your feet a treat
Mothers often complain about dry, cracked heels and sore feet. Make some time in your sacred space to pamper your feet with the following recipe:
-1 cup of milk
-6 cups of warm water
Place the milk and the warm water into a large basin. Soak your feet in the basin for 15 minutes. Dry your feet and apply coconut oil all over your feet and allow to dry. The coconut oil is a natural way to moisturize. If you have cracked heels, use a pumice to remove dried, dead skin before applying coconut oil.
6. Have a salt bath
Fill your bath with warm water and add 2 cups of Epsom salts. Soak in the bath for at least 20 minutes- this is a great way to add natural magnesium to your body, which helps relax your muscles and can help with sleeping. For added health benefits, added a few drops of your favorite essential oil blend.
7. Earth Yourself
Earthing (or grounding as it is sometimes known) refers to becoming electrically connected with the earth. It can be done via a number of earthing products or, quite simply, you can walk barefoot outside on the ground (dirt/sand or grass is best). There is growing research and evidence that earthing provides some very important health benefits, especially with sleeping. Take your shoes and socks off and walk outside for about 10-15 minutes- you’ll feel relaxed and less stressed!
Some other special touches you can add to your DIY at home day spa:
-Make your own face mask
So you see, you can create a relaxing and rejuvenating day spa treatment in the comfort of your own home by adding a few special touches to a sacred space you have made for yourself.
Please leave us a comment letting us know what you have done to create a DIY at home day spa experience!
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