Personal pampering is very vital and it has amazing stress-relieving benefits to anyone. Relaxing your body directly translates to a relaxed mind and that can bring a lot of benefits to your overall health. Although you may want to pamper yourself, the costs involved may put you back. Let’s face it. We are all forced to tighten our budgets at some point in life and this means giving up on some little but dear things to us. Spa treatment is one of such little things. The cost may seem miscellaneous but it adds up too quickly.
Fortunately, you can still enjoy a number of spa treatments at the comfort of your home at a reduced cost. While the experience may not match the professional spa treatments, at-home spa treatments can make you look and feel good even when operating on a tight budget.
Things you will need to set a spa mood at home
If you can manage to have music in your bathroom, you will be grateful you did. Music is even super helpful if you live with other people in your home to help distract outside noise. Get ready-made playlists of soothing melodies. They will help melt away stress.
You want to feel like you are in a real spa room, right? Eucalyptus can do the magic. You can also get a diffuser if you have one. By the way, diffusing lavender essential oil is quite relaxing.
One big advantage when having at-home spa treatment is privacy. However, you can ruin the moment if you keep on dealing with the phones and the toddlers at home. Ensure you make the necessary arrangements for some uninterrupted moments and don’t feel guilty about it.
The right lighting can set the right mood for a spa treatment at home. It doesn’t have to be something extraordinary. Some scented candles can light up the room and fill it with soothing scent creating a relaxing atmosphere.
When it comes to spa products, there are those must-haves and nice-to-have products. The choice is yours but it will mostly depend on the treatment you intend to have. The common ones may include towels, massage oil, soaps, cotton wool, scrubs etc.
At-home spa treatments
Who said you must look for someone to perform a massage on you? You can give yourself a massage that will make you feel relaxed and soothed. This is what you need to do, put everything you will need close to you because you will have no one to collect them for you. Begin with the base of your head. Use the left hand to massage the right side as you work your way down then switch. Your fingers should be able to massage your back. Then massage your hands and feet.
You can easily do a facial at home. Boil some water and put it in a small basin. If you like, add some herbs such as lavender, peppermint or green tea in the water. Ensure the water is hot enough to give your face a 5 minutes steam. Then put your face near the basin and cover your head with a towel to keep the steam in. The steam will prepare your face for deep cleaning by opening the pores. Remember to always wash your face before performing any facial treatment.
You don’t have to deal with old nail polish because you cannot afford to pay for the services of a manicure at the salon. Why not do a manicure on yourself and look good? Begin by removing that old nail polish, trim the nails and file them to your desired shape. Then apply cuticle remover on the cuticles and deep your nails in warm water for about 10 to 15 minutes. Use a cuticle remover to remove the cuticles, exfoliate the hands and apply a moisturizer. Take your desired polish and apply on your nails. Your hands are now clean and neat.
Just like a manicure, it’s easy to do a pedicure on your feet in the comfort of your home. Remove old polish, file the nails and buff the nails’ surface. Warm some water and put in a basin. Apply cuticle remover and deep your feet in the water for about 20 minutes. Remove one foot from the water and use cuticle remover to remove the cuticles. Scrub the whole feet then clean it with soap. Repeat the same on the other feet. Then massage the two feet using a massage oil of your choice. The whole experience is quite soothing and rewarding.
If you want to have a deep conditioning hair treatment for natural hair at home, this is what you need to do. Get a ripe avocado and mash it thoroughly to get a smooth paste. Apply the paste directly to the hair, leave it for about 30 minutes then rinse it off. You can also use a beaten egg to give your hair a protein-rich treatment. Both treatments will give your hair a shot of nourishment and moisture. You see, you can still give your hair a shiny, lustrous look without overspending.
Soothing eye treatment
No need of dealing with irritated, dry or puffy eyes while you can have a homemade remedy. Cucumber and cool chamomile tea bags have been used for years to soothe and refresh the eye area. To get that relaxing treat, put some soothing music, lie on your back and cover your eyes with the cucumber, potato slices or tea bags. Stay put for about 10 minutes or more if you feel like it.
You can do all the above treatments at home. It is the perfect option for someone who cannot afford to have a professional spa treatment but still want to feel and look good. However, you can choose to go to the salon once in a while just to enjoy yourself and relax because someone will be doing the job for you.