When you’re feeling stressed and burnt out, it’s time for a mental reset and recharge. Sometimes, you just need to make time for yourself.
Imagine walking into the spa and taking a deep breath in. The scent of aromatherapy fills your senses and you close your eyes for a moment to enjoy it. The soothing sound of spa music invites you into a world of relaxation. You can’t wait to get started on your treatment. But what do you do when you just don’t have the time or budget to go to the spa?
In this blog post, we’re sharing some inspiration to help you create your own spa retreat at home. You can pick one or two of these ideas or go all out for a body and mind renewal. Don’t strive to create the “perfect space.” The key is to relax. To get started, here are some easy ways to create a spa vibe at home:
Add plants for instant spa vibe
Plants are good for mental health. Studies show that having plants in your home or office can lower blood pressure and decrease feelings of depression.
Plants purify the air and uplift our moods by reducing stress. They help improve memory, boost creativity, reduce fatigue, increase concentration, and educe anxiety.
Plants provide relaxing environments in offices and hospitals as well as retail spaces such as malls, spas, and salons. It helps clean out the air and reduce stress and create a pleasant environment. Surely, plants will help create a relaxing and attractive atmosphere in a beautiful home.
Indoor plants are easy to care for. They add color, relaxation, and life to any space. Get creative with your plants. Try using them as décor items or incorporating them into designs in the bathroom or anywhere in your home.
Create a relaxing atmosphere with aromatherapy scented candles
The smell of a home is one of the first things we notice when we walk in the door. Aromatherapy can help you create a calm and inviting space by using scents that promote relaxation, peace and tranquility. The practice of aromatherapy to promote physical, emotional and spiritual wellness dates back to ancient Egypt. Essential oils are extracted from plants using steam distillation or cold pressing. They are highly concentrated with only a few drops needed to create a beautiful aromatic experience.
Reduce stress with scented candles. Fill the room with a relaxing scent to help you unwind. One of the best ways to reduce stress is through aromatherapy. It works by triggering the release of endorphins in the brain that help you relax and feel good. When you’re stressed out, you may find yourself feeling more anxious or irritable than normal. Essential oils like lavender or chamomile help calm the nerves and reduce stress levels naturally.
Aromatherapy has been shown to reduce anxiety levels before bedtime, which helps improve sleep quality by allowing you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer without waking up too early in the morning.
Get better sleep with aromatherapy. Of course, we don’t recommend falling asleep with candles because it is a fire hazard. However, there are many ways to get the benefits of aromatherapy during sleep without scented candles. Diffusers are a safe way to introduce aromatherapy in your space. Pillow sprays and natural air fresheners made with essential oils are other great ways to add calm and relaxing scents to help you relax and sleep better.
Play relaxing music in the background
Music has the power to alter our moods and emotions. Music can affect our mood, stress levels and how we feel. Music has been used as a form of therapy for many years now. Listening to music at work can make us more productive, while others have found that it can help us relax.
Listen to songs you like. Music that matches your style and mood can help you relax and reduce stress. You don’t have to listen to classical music if it doesn’t suit your tastes! There are many types of music available for every person’s taste.
To create a truly relaxing atmosphere at home, consider installing smart electronics such as smart devices that can be voice activated or programmed to play your favorite music for different activities. For example, you can set relaxing jazz music in the evening as you unwind or classical music for reading or while preparing a home cooked meal. You can also program smart devices with Alexa or Siri or Google Home to play meditation music or uplifting and cheery tunes in the morning as you start your day.
Use soft lighting to set the mood
- talk about how warm lighting is easier on the eyes
- led light strips
- incandescent lamps
Get comfortable and cozy
- comfy clothes that allow you to move freely
- soft fabrics that are gentle on your skin
- favorite pajamas to help you feel cozy in winter or keep you cool on summer nights
- put on some comfy loungewear clothes and relax
Listen to soothing nature sounds with a sound machine
- nature sounds
- white noise
- guided meditation
Create a comfortable place to relax by adding soft pillows and blankets
- Hygge home decor
- soft textures / textiles / fabrics and blankets
- soft colors
Unplug from electronics for some peace and quiet
Technology is everywhere and it might seem hard to escape from electronic devices. However, taking a break from technology is good for your body, your mind and your soul.
The human eye was not designed to stare at a screen for long periods of time without interruption. It can lead to eye strain, headaches and even dry eyes. Technology has become such a part of our lives that it’s easy to forget about the importance of taking breaks from electronics. A digital detox can help you unwind,, recharge, reboot, and avoid burnout.
We often feel like we don’t have enough time to take a mental break during our busy days. However, taking some time out of our busy schedules is important for managing stress levels and preserving our eyes and mental health.
Relax with a hot bath or shower
A nice hot bath helps regulate body temperature so you can feel pampered and refreshed. It’s a great way to unwind and enjoy a slow evening after a long day. Bath bombs are a fun way to add color and scent to your bath water. They contain a high concentration of ingredients like baking soda and citric acid that can help loosen dirt and oil in your pores while releasing essential oils into the air.
Bath oils help moisturize dry skin and relax you after a long day. Some have aromatherapy benefits like lavender oil or tea tree oil that can help relieve stress or insomnia by inhaling their fragrances while soaking in the tub. Just be careful when getting in and out of the tub or shower since bath oils can make the bathtub or shower very slippery. You’ll have to thoroughly rinse and clean the tub or shower afterwards to avoid any slippery hazards. Alternatively, you can indulge in luxurious body oils after your shower or bath. Almond oil and jojoba oil are super nourishing oils for skin.
Add some Epsom salts into the water to help relieve sore muscles after a long day of work or exercise. Epsom salts help remove toxins from the body by pulling them out through sweat glands in the skin’s surface layer (epidermis). It also helps with muscle aches and pains because it contains magnesium sulfate which relaxes muscles and reduces inflammation.
One of our favorite ways to truly create a spa shower is with a eucalyptus shower spray. Eucalyptus is a great fragrant oil to use in your bath. It is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is often used to help with arthritis, headaches and respiratory problems. Eucalyptus can be added to a shower to create an aromatic steam room. A eucalyptus shower is a wonderful way to start the day. It’s refreshing smell helps you feel invigorated and energized. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which can help relieve muscle pain.
We hope you find these tips helpful. Changing up the atmosphere of your home helps you relax and enjoy life more. It’s a nice way to recharge and make time for self care. With the right calming touches, you can instantly transform your home into the perfect spa retreat and make time for the wellness moment you need.