Looking for inspiration for having your own home spa? For most people, a day at a spa was something you did on your holidays. But today, you don’t need to travel far to indulge yourself. With the wealth of high-end, quality brands and products out there, you can easily create the ultimate spa day at home. Besides, we spend more time inside during the winter months. So, what better way to spend time indoors than in your very own home spa? Here’s how to do it…
How to prepare a perfect home spa day?
It’s not just the products you put on your body that create that home spa experience, but also what surrounds your body that’s important. In other words: it’s about the mood. With the right sounds, smells, temperature, and light, you can transform your bathroom by day into your very own home spa for your nighttime wind-down.
Start with low, warm lighting, maybe by using a candle such as the ‘Menthe Verte’ scented candle from Diptyque. The scent is incredibly essential, so if candles aren’t your thing, try incense or a room spray like AESOP’s Cythera Aromatique Room Spray.
Diptyque Menthe Verte scented candle (left)
AESOP Cythera Aromatique Room Spray (middle)
L’OBJET Oh Mon Dieu Incense Holder (right)
What do you need for your home spa day?
The room temperature should be warm, enlivened with the steam from a hot bath or a shower. As for sound, for a traditional feel,
try Heiwa Records’ Spa Music playlist.
For something more modern, choose more dubby, hypnotic techno sounds like
Spotify’s Negative Space playlist.
Once your environment is set, now it’s time to focus on yourself…
The products you need for the perfect spa day
GOOP G.TOX 5 Salt Body Scrub
Goop continually excels in spa night at-home products and this 3-in-1 body exfoliator, cleanser, and moisturizer is no different. Leaving your skin silky soft, the mineral-rich salts and blend of essential oils work in perfect harmony to create glowing skin.Shop now
COSTA BRAZIL Sal de Banho – Bath Salt
These bath salts combine both Epsom and Mineral Sea Salt to help detoxify your skin. A blend of added ingredients including white clay, breu branco, vitamin C and CBA help remove toxins and stress from the body and makes bath time just a touch more relaxing.Shop now
NATURE OF THINGS Fortifying Magnesium Soak
This ethically sourced product is designed to help you ease away the aches and pains of the day. Using magnesium chloride from the Himalayan salt mines with papaya and passionflower enzymes, this soak detoxifies your skin, combats inflammation and helps you to get a good night’s sleep.Shop now
GOOP GLOW Restore + Shine Hair Serum
Another glorious Goop essential, the restore + shine hair serum acts as a miracle pre-shampoo soak that smooths frizz, softens hair and adds shine. A blend of vitamin C, buckthorn oil and plumeria monoi oil all help to create glossy, silky hair.Shop now
TATA HARPER Hydrating Floral Mask
The Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Mask is one of the season’s must-have beauty products. It features some cutting-edge hyaluronic acid technology that allows different-sized particles to be absorbed into the skin. And did we mention it smells absolutely divine?!Shop now
DR. BARBARA STURM Clarifying Mask
Blemished skin is not something that fades with age. In fact, many adults still battle with flare ups every day. The Dr. Barbara Sturm Clarifying Mask is so effective at clearing up blemishes thanks to its blend of Balloon Vine, Viper’s Bugloss and Sunflower Oil Extract. Give the gift of clear skin with this effective face mask.Shop now
French Girl Organics Colourless Mint Sea Soak Enlivening Bath Salts
The French Girl Bath Salts combine 6 different types of salts including Epsom, French Gray and Himalayan. All organic and ethically sourced, they are combined with peppermint, lavender, and rosemary for that silky soft skin feel.Shop now
REVERENCE DE BASTIEN Heel Renaissance Mask for Feet
For those that are on their feet all day long, this foot mask is guaranteed to leave their feet relaxed and their skin supple. Using urea to exfoliate and cotton oil for hydration, this mask is a 2-in-1 masterpiece.Shop now
Eres Boyish Wool and Cashmere Robe
This wool and cashmere blended robe in dusty pink is so on trend for this season’s loungewear fashions. Super light yet unbelievably soft, this robe would be perfectly paired with the Eres’s pyjama set.Shop now
Bottega Veneta Cotton Terry Bathrobe
Any spa day starts with a good bathrobe, and you can’t get one more luxurious than from the iconic Italian label. For the person in your life who is all about labels, this cotton terry bathrobe by Bottega has the Intrecciato pattern imprinted across the blue fabric. Made from 100% cotton with pocket detail.Shop now
Missoni Home Rex Towel
These beautifully soft Missoni Home towels are not only good value but are the ideal addition to any bathroom.Shop now
Japan Best Bathroom Set
If you’re looking for a full suite of spa textiles, then Japan Best’s Bathroom Set is a perfect choice. Composed of a bath towel, a face towel, a body wash towel and a bath mat, the set is crafted from organic cotton and rayon weaved in four-to-ten-layering techniques for high absorption and quick drying. The set is infused with charcoal for its antibacterial and anti-odour properties.Shop now
Dr. Barbara Sturm Body Brush
A simple, effective cornerstone of any spa treatment is the all-over body brush. A simple, colourless, natural fibre brush that exfoliates and will stimulate circulation and enliven the complexion. It’s an easy and effective way to tighten skin and reduce cellulite, increase localized blood flow and remove toxins, reduce bloating and activate tissue metabolism. Use it as a dry massage or with water for a softer effect.Shop now
L’Objet Bath Salts – Côté Maquis Bath Salts
Fill your bath and add ‘Côté Maquis’ luxurious bath salts from L’Objet, opening with notes of salt and incense before finishing with a labdanum and cashmere wood. Blended with detoxifying Atlantic and Epsom salts and housed in a UV-blocking glass bottle to ensure the formula stays fresh for longer.Shop now
Aromatherapy Associates Bath & Shower Oil – Rose Shower Gel
Invest in the same products as the professional spas with Aromatherapy Associates rose bath and shower gel. Infused with warm damask rose, geranium and palmarosa, this lotion is so soft and gentle, it can also be used as a massage oil directly applied to dry skin before you soak into a hot bath. Free from parabens, artificial fragrance and colours.Shop now
Dr Augustinus Bader The Hand Treatment Hand Cream
A deeply nourishing hand cream developed using Dr Bader’s own research and the company’s patented TFC8 technology, formulated especially for dry, overwashed skin. Infused with a complex of amino acids, vitamins and synthesized molecules that naturally occur in the skin. Make sure you finish your treatment by nourishing the part of your body that does the most work for you. Free from parabens, fragrance, SLS, SLES, DEA, heavy metals, talc, petrolatum, paraffin and mineral oils.Shop now
THE PERFECT HOME SPA: CONCLUSION
With these tips and products for the best home spa routine, plus some of your inspiration, you won’t need to travel far anymore for some time. In fact, the only thing you really need to do is run a bath, sit back, and relax…