After a long week juggling our busy schedules, balancing work and school, we definitely need to wind down! Of course visiting a spa would be ideal but sometimes, on a college budget, we just can’t afford the frills! This DIY list of ‘at home spa’ essentials will soothe and comfort your craving for relaxation.
Scented candles are an absolute must have when creating your at home spa. Lavender, vanilla, lemongrass, rosemary and mint are a few of the most recommended fragrances for aroma therapy that helps with calming and relaxation, but of course you can use any fragrance that comforts your senses.
Although scented candles are great for large rooms and creating mood lighting, essential oils last longer, are cost effective and chemical free.
You definitely can’t go wrong with a nice warm bubble bath. The warmer the water the better the relief. Hot baths are known to relieve tension and soothe aching muscles while the steam moisturizes the nasal passages and acts as a natural decongestant to relieve cold symptoms.
Some of the benefits of bath salts, when used in their purest, most natural form helps keep your skin smooth and soft. A warm epsom salt bath can also relieve muscle cramps, pain and inflammation.
Red wine? White wine? While soaking in your warm bath, why not enjoy your favorite drink. Release your inhibitions with some good ole wine or keep it pg-13 with some apple cider or indulge yourself in a hot cup of cocoa on those cold winter days.
You can never go wrong with a good old fashioned at home pedicure. You’ve been busy on your feet all week and they deserve a treat. Pick out your favorite color and let the therapeutic magic flow.
Never be afraid to pamper yourself! Its always good to reward your mind a body with some spa therapy.