How To Create A Luxury Spa In Your Own Bathroom

by | Mar 8, 2017 | Simplifying

Ah, the spa! 

Such a luxury!

But does it have to come at a luxury cost?

I think not!

Check out all these awesome DIY recipes for the best, and cheapest, *at-home* spa day ever.

Pamper yourself with this at home spa day routine! 10 DIY recipes to create the most relaxing day ever!

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I’m guessing you could use a day off, eh?

We all may not be able to take long luxurious vacations whenever we want, but we can treat ourselves to an at-home spa day of our dreams!

Treating yourself to a day at the spa doesn’t have to be expensive…and you can stay in your comfy pj’s all day 😉

Try out some new DIY recipes – pamper yourself edition.

You’ll be left feeling relaxed, destressed, and oh so luxurious!

1. INFUSED WATER

What better way to kick off your spa day than with some refreshing and SUPER good for you infused water!?

Not only are infused waters nutritional and delicious, but they also have great detoxifying properties.

Here are a few of my favorite infused water recipes:

Strawberry Lime:  My favorite!  Just slice some strawberries and lime and top with a sprig of mint!  Try with sparkling water for an even fancier experience!

For better digestion: Cucumber + Strawberry + Lime!

For clear, glowing skin: Cucumber + Lemon + Mint!

Citrus Twist: Lemon + Lime + Orange!

Simply add to a glass of crushed ice and water and enjoy all day!

 

CHECK OUT MORE WATER INFUSION RECIPES, HERE!
2. HOMEMADE FACE MASKS

 

Fair warning, I have an obsession with face masks. 

There’s an entire drawer in my bathroom dedicated just to face masks.

I know this may seem excessive, but when I have a spa day, I go big. (in the way of face masks, at least.)

You can never have too many face masks, amiright?

To get started, let’s make sure your skin is squeaky clean. First, remove makeup with your favorite oil cleanse and then follow up by washing your face with your facial cleanser of choice.

I love using organic coconut oil to remove my makeup and Cetaphil cleanser.

Now, in order to get rid of all that built up dead skin – gross, I know – exfoliate your face with this DIY exfoliating mask.

—> DIY OATMEAL & HONEY MASK FOR EXFOLIATION <—

What you’ll need: oatmeal, manuka honey, favorite carrier oil (I use coconut oil)

How you make it:

Yay for baby-bottom smooth skin!

Too lazy for DIY?  I feel you 😉 Here’s a great alternative!

In order to make the most of your next – yes we’re doing more than one, (it’s spa day)! – DIY face mask, try steaming your face. You’ve never steamed your face before?! Where have you been living!?  Under a rock, clearly.

You’ve never steamed your face before?! Where have you been living!?  Under a rock, clearly.

Under a rock, clearly.

Start off by boiling a pot of water. Once boiling, place the pot on a towel on your table, drape a towel over your head and hold near the pot to steam your face. After about 5-10 minutes, your pores should be nice and open and ready for your next face mask!

This is when I apply a skin detoxifying mask since our pores are open.

Try and make this DIY clay mask to purge and shrink your pores!

—> DIY CLAY DETOX MASK <—

WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 

How you’ll make it –

  • Mix together two parts clay, one part water or ACV, 1/2 part coconut oil, few drops lemon essential oil
  • Use a flat makeup brush to spread evenly on face and let harden 10-20 minutes (this mask is intense, you might feel your face tingling – so normal)
  • Remove mask with warm water and face cloth (warning – this mask is difficult to remove (worth it) and will leave your skin slightly red)

Apply favorite moisturizer…or your next face mask 😉

NOT ENOUGH TIME FOR DIY?  ME EITHER 😉 CHECK OUT THIS GREAT ALTERNATIVE!

After the detoxifying face mask has pulled all the grime out of my skin, I like to apply a renewing mask to add moisture and essential vitamins to my skin. (

(I have the driest skin on planet earth…*eyeroll emoji*)

—> AVOCADO & HONEY RENEWING FACE MASK <—

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

HOW YOU MAKE IT:

  • Mash avocado, then mix together two parts avocado, one part manuka honey, few drops carrier oil (coconut oil), few drops essential oil(s) (lemon)
  • Use a flat makeup brush to apply evenly to skin
  • Let sit for 10-30 minutes, then rinse off with warm water

Pat skin dry and nooowww you can apply your favorite moisturizer 😉 

RATHER NOT PUT FOOD ON YOUR FACE?  THIS ALTERNATIVE IS AVOCADO FREE 😉

3. DRY BRUSHING

This isn’t necessarily a DIY, but it is a super fun and healthy addition to your ultimate pamper routine.

Just pretend this is the point in your spa-day that you’d be getting a massage 😉

You can find a dry brush for your body on Amazon for super cheap!

And the benefits are great, especially before you soak in the tub with your DIY bath bomb.

Just follow the instructions here!

4. DIY BATH BOMBS

Aren’t bath bombs awesome?

What better way to spice up spa day while also fulfilling your kid-like self?

Plus, they’re made up of crazy good ingredients that’ll make your skin super smooth!

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Lush bath bomb.

But did you know how easy it is to make your own bath bomb?

Relax in the tub with your DIY bath bomb while your detoxifying face mask does it work!

Find some awesome recipes, here!

6. HAIR MASKS

Masks just aren’t for your face, they’re for your hair, too.

While you’re soaking in the tub, letting all your stresses fly away, soak your hair in a luxurious combination of oils and nutrients!

Rinse it out and feel the silky goodness that is now your hair.

I like using a hair mask at least once a week to keep my hair strong and healthy!

My favorite DIY hair mask is so simple it only has one ingredient – coconut oil

(Can you tell how much I love coconut oil??  It’s so affordable and has countless uses!)

Simply apply a generous amount of coconut oil from roots to ends, tie up in a top knot, and let it do it’s magic while you enjoy your relaxing bath!

I hope you remembered to pour yourself a glass of wine before you hopped in 😉

INTERESTED IN OTHER DIY HAIR MASKS?? FIND THEM HERE!

7. BATH NECCESITIES

What would a relaxing bath be without some luxurious bath accessories?

Leave your skin feeling super smooth with this DIY sugar scrub!

*Sugar scrubs make super awesome gifts, too…combine with some of the other DIY spa day recipes and pass along the gift of relaxation!*

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

HOW YOU MAKE IT: Mix together two parts sugar, two parts coconut oil (if you like your scrubs more coarse, use less oil), few drops of each essential oil

Hop in the tub and massage into your body to leave your skin feeling smoooooth!

Ever thought of making your own body butter?

You should!  Especially for spa day 😉

Moisturize your skin post-bath with this DIY body butter!

8. MANI & PEDI

It wouldn’t be a day at the spa without scheduling in a mani/pedi!

Grab your favorite nail polish and treat yourself to an at-home manicure and pedicure!

I know, there’s no DIY product to make…but, in regards to your nails you are ‘doing it yourself’ 😉

In the market for some new nail polish?  Check out Kathleen Lights’ new line of nail polishes!  She has the best colors and it lasts soooo long on my nails!

‘Cause is there really anything worse than chipping nail polish?

If you’re feeling super fancy, you could take it a step further and use an at-home gel manicure kit to really prolong the lifespan of your nail polish!

9. DETOX SMOOTHIE

Ah, so relaxed.

What a day.

I wish I could enforce my pamper routine every day of the week. *sigh*

Wind down from your day of relaxation with a detoxifying smoothie.

Detox smoothies don’t just have to be used in dieting.  Detox smoothies have great benefits and it is always good to flush your body of unwanted toxins every now and again.

Find my go-to detox smoothie recipe, here!

Or, if you’re anything like me – you’ll likely be indulging in a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream instead while watching some How I Met Your Mother.

10: BRAIN DUMP FOR MENTAL CLEARNESS

So, we just spent all day pampering ourselves and de-stressing our bodies with the ultimate DIY spa day!

Now it’s time to destress our minds!

Grab your planner or just a piece of paper to brain dump all your thoughts, concerns, and to-dos.

Then, sort your thoughts into smaller, more organized categories with checklists and action steps to stay productive and on track to accomplish your goals!

What better way to end our pamper routine than to put all our thoughts to rest for some much needed mental clarity?

Here’s to praying our totally and insanely relaxed state lasts past noon on Monday 😉

NEED A PLANNER?  CHECK OUT MY FAV, HERE!

What’s your go-to strategy to feel less stressed and more productive?  Have any awesome DIY spa day recipes??  Comment below 🙂

Don’t forget your Spa Day Printable to write down all your DIY recipes!

Talk soon, 

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