It’s not hard to create a spa of your own!
No time for a visit to the spa? Create your own oasis at home by turning your owner’s bath into a spa. The easiest way to do that is by appealing to your senses, especially scent, sight and touch.
- Go minimalist. Choose cabinets with little adornment and a streamlined look. Opt for a nature-inspired color palette, such as light browns, grays, pale greens, pale blues or whites. Natural materials like wood and stone are great additions, too.
- No clutter. Looking at counters full of stuff is not relaxing – ever. Give yourself the gift of tidiness. Get rid of old or expired items. Organize what’s left. Hide it away or store it in nice containers, bins or baskets.
- Dive into hydrotherapy. Deep soaking-style tubs are great for relaxing and easing aches & pains. But if you don’t have a tub, go for a massage or rainfall showerhead. You’ll still benefit from the benefits of warm water, and unlike the bath, you’ll use it every day!
- Invest in mood lighting. Super bright lighting is definitely not conducive to a relaxing soak in the tub. Install smart light bulbs, smart switches or even a standard dimmer switch to mellow the lighting. Or go really old school with the soothing glow of candlelight.
- Wrap yourself in warmth. Nothing beats a warm towel after a shower. A towel warming drawer or bar is so luxurious, but also affordable and easy to install. Splurge on a soft robe and a fluffy rug, too.
- Take a deep breath. Aromatherapy essential oils and candles can have an instant effect. Calm an overactive mind with soothing lavender; relieve sore
muscles with peppermint; boost your immune system with tea tree oil.
- Green is good. Plants are a great way to add color, and they help clean the air, too. They love the humidity of the bathroom! Try bamboo, aloe or philodendron.
- Give yourself a soundtrack. Whether you’re meditating or getting pumped for the day ahead, musical accompaniment is a necessity. A waterproof Bluetooth speaker or radio is your answer.