Whether you spend a day at the office, or work at home, sometimes you just need to take a little me-time. While a trip to a spa can be great, it doesn’t always fit into your schedule or your budget. Here are a few easy home spa ideas to help you relax at home in your very own home spa.
Take an Aromatherapy Shower
If you’re trying to relax, cleaning the bath tub so you can have a soak probably isn’t on your to do list. Fortunately, the Aroma Sense shower head allows you to take an aromatherapy shower at home. Available as a handheld or mounted shower head, the Aroma Sense shower head has an aromatherapy filter built in that enables you to breathe in the soothing scents of citrus lemon, eucalyptus or lavender as you shower. (Citrus mango and jasmine aromatherapy gel filters are also available.)
You simply replace your normal shower head with Aroma Sense, turn on the water, and get ready to relax. The Aroma Vitamin C gel filter neutralizes chlorine while delivering Vitamin C that nourishes your skin. The replaceable Aroma Vita Gel filter gradually releases it’s aroma as you shower. The Aroma Sense shower head also increases water pressure, while reducing water consumption by about 25%, so you can enjoy a strong, relaxing shower.
Once the Aroma Sense is installed, you can have a relaxing aromatherapy shower every day. It’s available as attached and handheld shower head options so you can turn any shower into a home spa. Aroma Sense shower heads and accessories are available for sale on the Aroma Sense website and on Amazon.
Listen to Soothing Sounds
Music can do more than drown out ambient noise like the sounds of traffic. Listening to calm and soothing music can also be an effective stress management tool. Turn on some relaxing music or a sound machine to help create a calm ambiance for your home spa. Slow, quiet music, such as classical music, can help slow down your plus and heart rate and decrease your stress levels.
Meditation is a popular way to relax at home and it’s easy to do. In addition to reducing stress, meditation can also reduce your blood pressure, improve your breathing, and has a host of other benefits, even if you meditate for just a few minutes a day.
The most basic meditation technique is to follow your breathing. Focus on your breath and become aware of the rising and falling of your chest or abdomen as you breathe in and out. You can gently place your hand on your chest to help identify the movement if needed. Breathe naturally and focus on the movement of your chest. If your mind starts to wander just refocus on the movement.
Light Some Candles
Help create a more relaxing space by turning off the lights and lighting some candles. Aromatherapy candles are a great way to help infuse the air with relaxing scents. Candles will provide a softer light and the flicker of the candle can be very relaxing. The candle can also double as a focus for meditation.
Pour a Cup of Tea
Drinking tea has long been a popular drink for helping you relax. There a variety of teas you can drink that will help you combat stress and find your inner peace. While green and chamomile teas are more common choices, Passionflower tea is another tea you might want to consider for your home spa experience. Many have found Passionflower tea helps reduce anxiety and stress.
Give Yourself a Hand and/or Foot Massage
People often carry a lot of tension in their hands. A DIY hand massage will not only help you relax and relieve stress, but also offers many health benefits, since many acupressure and reflexology points are in your hands. To give yourself a hand massage, apply a massage oil or lotion to your hands and smooth it over both sides of the hands and the fingers. One hand a time, massage your fingers, the back of the hand, your wrist and your palm. Then give your fingers a stretch by interlacing your fingers and pulling slightly.
If you’ve been standing on your feet all day, your feet will appreciate an at-home foot massage. You can use your hands to massage and stretch your toes and the soles of your feet. You can also rub your feet back and forth over a foot roller or golf balls.
With these easy home spa ideas, you’ll find yourself relaxed and stress-free in no time. For more ideas on how to relax at home, check out these 10 simple ways to pamper yourself.
Disclosure: No compensation was given for this review. I did receive a free product for testing purposes. All opinions are my own. This contains affiliate links.