Looking for new ways to entertain yourself at home during isolation? If you’re tired of binge-watching Netflix and Zoom meetings, a really fun way to spend the day is by creating your own spa!
Nope, you won’t be getting intricate mani pedis or exotic massages, but treating yourself to an at-home spa session can be a great way to entertain yourself while practicing some self-love.
So put on your softest robe and some fluffy slippers, set the mood, and relax with these fun ideas to turn your bathroom into a home spa!
Set the mood with music and aromas
Background music is a must for a relaxing ambience, so start your home spa set up by playing a list of spa classics. Amazon Music, Apple Music, and Spotify all have great playlist choices.
Next, pick a few of your favorite scented candles to add some aromatherapy to your home spa and to create a soft lit spa that you’ll never want to leave!
Go on a luxury vacation
Spa experiences vary from country to country. If you miss traveling, you can transport yourself to a far-off luxury vacay right from the comfort of your home.
Want to go to Thailand? Look for a playlist like this Bangkok spa music one and get a few Jasmin-scented candles. Or maybe you feel like visiting Tokyo? Then go for this Japanese Zen Garden Music album and fill up your bathroom with sakura essential oils.
The choices are endless and it’s so much fun to close your eyes for a second and imagine you’re somewhere exciting away from it all!
Soak in the bathtub and read a book
The first thing that comes to mind when we think of a spa are mani pedis and exotic body massages, but sometimes the easiest way to relax is by drawing a bath, adding some bath bombs in the water, and reading a book with a soothing playlist of jungle sounds playing in the background.
Create a steam room
Don’t have a tub or just really, really miss steam treatments? Turning your shower into a steam room is super easy! Run hot water for a few minutes until the water steams and relaaax.
Soak in a fruit bath
Fruit baths are incredibly relaxing and can have so many health benefits for your skin and circulation. All you have to do to create your very own fruit bath is fill up your tub and sprinkle slices of your favorite fruits – think lemon, apples, or grapefruits and use some scented bath bombs or lavender essential oils to make it even more relaxing.
Pro tip: Pair your fruit bath experience with a glass of rosé or Argentinian clericot for extra relaxation points!
Get a massage
Even if you live alone or think it’d be really awkward to ask your roommate to give you a traditional Zulu massage, you can get yourself a Naipo massager to treat yourself to a gentle massage at your at-home spa!
Get a spa kit
Home spa kits are easy to order online and include everything you’ll need for a self-pampering session. Think shower gels, body scrubs, bath salts, face sheet masks, and lotion!
Manicures and Pedicures
Mani pedis are an essential part of visiting an actual spa, so don’t forget to treat yourself to one! Grab a big bowl and fill it up with water and bath salts to soak in your hands and feet before applying nail polish. And if you want to make your mani-pedis more professional, you can always get a professional kit to help with that!
Set up a post-spa space
After you’re done with wet treatments in the bathroom, you can move on to your bed or a comfy sofa. Take your playlist with you, light some candles and continue pampering yourself with a face mask or a relaxing meditation session.
Daniela is a travel blogger & freelance writer with a love for all things self-care and adventuring. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her exploring a new destination somewhere far, far away or binge-watching Netflix.