8 Ways to Turn Your Bathroom Into a Tranquil Spa Sanctuary.
Can’t get to the spa right now?
Rest, Relaxation & Tranquil Serenity are only a few steps away with these affordable, yet luxurious and indulging products to make your spa sanctuary a reality!
Indulgent and self-pampering aromatherapy products, a luxurious robe, skin-loving herbal treatments, soft lighting, and a glass or two of your favorite bubbly or wine.
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If ever there was a time for a peaceful & generous spa escape, it’s now. Am I right?
With the world still in and recovering from #COVID-19, the economy, an escape, is certainly needed. In these uncertain times, those of us who can work from home are beyond stressed; our courageous front line, essential workers, even more so.
Now more than ever with our spouses or significant other, family, children, and grandchildren being at home 24/7, it can be challenging for us to find even a moment of privacy to just catch our breath, exhale and process the day. And depending on our location and on what businesses remain closed, for many of us visiting a spa for some much-needed #rest and #relaxation is no longer a viable option.
Likewise, many of us are living on more restricted budgets these days, yet with a little creativity, imagination and by merely following these eight simple, yet extremely essential items, you can turn your bath into a tranquil spa sanctuary for your enjoyment whenever you need to relax, decompress from the day and just escape for an hour or two. Best of all, there’s tipping required for this personalized spa experience!
HDC STEP 1: Create a relaxing mood, with soft lighting & invigorating fragrances Set the mood for self-care by replacing harsh overhead bathroom lighting with the relaxing glow of candlelight. The LA JOLIE Muse Jasmine Blossom Aroma Natural Soy Wax Candle ($22), is infused with Jasmine & essential oils that are touted as a natural remedy for stress sure to fill your bathroom with a long-lasting scent to help you unwind. To maximize your lighting and spa experience, find a safe, elevated space in your bathroom, and enjoy up to 65 hours of fragrant illumination. As an alternative, you may also like the Aromatherapy Essential Oils White Tea, Lemon Grass & Bamboo Candle from Esna Home ($35). And if one candle won’t cut it, invest in a set of candles with the La Jolie Muse Scented Candles Gift Set - 4 Natural Soy Wax Aromatherapy Candles ($20). You can place several around your bath and vanity for maximum drama and relaxation.
HDC STEP 2: Protect your beautiful tresses with a spa hair moisture protector. A long, steamy bubble bath can often be music for the soul, but the humidity can wreak havoc on your hair, especially your edges. So keep those lovely tresses in tact and your edges laid with the Kitsch Spa Headband-Leopard ($14). This headband is made of soft microfiber, the wideband protects your do, and the nifty ponytail slot keeps long hair away from the spray. Want whole-head coverage? Kitsch Luxury Shower Cap - Palm Leaves ($24) is nylon and waterproof. It will keep your locks dry and protected while you shower or bathe. The Kitsch Luxury Shower Cap is fully lined to protect hair from water and is large enough to fit long and thick tresses.
HDC STEP 3: Use an all-over, gentle skin cleanser with body-loving oils & botanicals. To clean your skin without stripping its natural oils, look for cleansers that incorporate moisturizing oils. Bar soap fans can try Caswell-Massey Long-Lasting Triple Milled Almond Bar Soap ($25). The plant-based skincare brand’s bar is a triple-milled, vegetable-based soap that lasts longer and produces a beautiful, rich lather. The Almond Oil and Aloe Vera Extract soothe and soften your skin. Vitamin E keeps skin healthy with antioxidant properties and is suitable for both the face and body. Looking for a great liquid soap? Shea Moisture’s Lavender & Wild Orchid Bubble Bath and Body Wash ($20) has no sulfates, parabens or mineral oil — just natural ingredients like coconut and palm oils and a heavenly scent from lavender buds.
HDC STEP 4: Apply a sugar or salt scrub for lasting soft, silky skin. To make roughened skin feel like “buttah,” consider incorporating a smoothing scrub into your extended shower routine. Made in the USA, Majestic Pure Himalayan Salt Body Scrub with Lychee Oil, Exfoliating Salt Scrub to Exfoliate & Moisturize Skin, Deep Cleansing ($15) employs powerful Natural Ingredients including Lychee berry and Sweet Almond Oil. Lychee Berry Oil has a soft, delicate scent and is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C. Majestic Pure Salt Scrub Detoxifies & Hydrates skin. And the earthy and comforting scent will transport you to the beautiful Himalayas Islands, no flight required. With Polynesian sand, salt from the Dead Sea, and nourishing coconut oil, Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub Mocha & Coffee Bean ($7) is like an exotic, Hawaiian vacation as well.
HDC STEP 5: An exhuberant cream & moistrizing body butter. Now that your bod’s buffed, it’s time to slather on a moisturizing topcoat to banish any ash. Clean beauty brand Tree Hut 24 Hour Intense Hydrating Shea Body Butter Almond & Honey ($5) Treat your body with Tree Hut Body Butter with a scent of Almond & Honey. This yummy body butter, infused with Shea Butter, Raw Cocoa Butter, and Safflower Seed Oil, softens rough skin and provides twenty-four-hour deep hydration. Score similar moisturizing benefits with the Body Shop’s Almond Milk and Honey Body Butter ($15), which features Ethiopian honey.
HDC STEP 6: A lusciously scented & moisturizing body oil.
To seal in your skin’s moisture before you step out of the shower, consider making the final step in your routine a natural oil. Rose Multi-Use Body Oil from Provence Beauty ($13) fits the bill. Made with an Organic Blend of Apricot, Vitamin E and Sweet Almond Oil Moisturizer for Dry Skin, Scalp and Nails - Rose Petals, and Bergamot Essential Oil. Alternatively, use fragrance-free body oil, like the Neutrogena Fragrance-Free Lightweight Body Oil ($10). This sesame body oil is fragrance-free and provides instant hydration for dry skin, leaving it with a radiant, healthy glow. After a lovely, relaxing bubble bath, smooth on a few drops of moisturizing body oil while skin is still damp, or add body oil to bath water to help soften and nourish your skin while you bathe.
HDC STEP 7: Dress like royalty in a robe fit for a Queen. The pampered spa bath regimen doesn't end with the bath. The luxury experience continues with a robe fit for a queen. Who says your bathrobe has to be boring? MONARCH Cypress’ Plush Lined Microfiber Spa Luxury Robe ($80) is a bit of a splurge but offers a dramatic departure from the usual terry cloth style thanks to its bold and spa robe, classic look. Made with Combed Cotton & Polyester for Superior Softness, the MONARCH Cypress Plush, Microfiber Robe is designed for Luxury, Comfort, Durable Quality, plus it has a luxurious shawl-collar robe, as seen in 5-star hotels! Want a plush spa robe to feel at an excellent price? Alexander Del Rossa’s Plush Fleece - Long Hair Shaggy Robe ($36-40) comes in several gorgeous colors and shades, including this rich burgundy color pictured below.
HDC STEP 8: Unwind & reward yourself with a glass or two of your favorite bubbly or wine.
To cap the evening off, now that you're feeling comfy, nothing is more relaxing than a nice glass of champagne, sparkling wine, or a nice red or white wine. If you're wanting to stay in a relaxed state, but not quite ready for bed, I'd highly recommend trying St Regis Sparkling Brut, my non-alcoholic wine of choice!
St. Regis Sparkling Brut ($15) is perfect , it has a wonderful flavor, bubbly, and authentic, with only a hint of sweetness, like real champagne. Fresh, crisp and toasty with fruit nuances on the nose and palate. This alcohol-free selection is made in a Chardonnay Brut with lively bubbles that dance in your mouth. It's an excellent substitute for sparkling wine/champagne and works fantastic for mimosas!
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