DIY: 17 Foolproof Spa-Like Ideas to De-stress at Home
We all have stressful days. Luckily, creating a relaxing spa day at home isn’t more than a DIY body scrub or essential oil away.
Work, money, traffic. These are just a few of the oh-too-common stressors we worry about on a daily basis. When we think about ways we can de-stress, we tend to envision a soothing spa-like environment with candles, soft music, and incense burning.
Spas can often be expensive and hard to fit into your schedule, so why not bring the spa home? We’ve rounded up 17 ideas for you to have the most relaxing and rejuvenating spa day at home, perfect for when you’re stressed.
- Set the scene: Choose an area of your home to be your relaxing spot. Make it some place quiet, away from electronics and distracting noise.
- Use soft lighting. Himalayan Salt Lamps are a great idea, as they have numerous health benefits like treating seasonal affective disorder and improving mood and concentration.
- Whether you’re relaxing on the couch or on your bed, think about soft, plush surfaces. These soft, organic blankets are a great addition to your sustainable home and décor.
- Read a not-so-thought-provoking book. They’re called beach reads for a reason. Magazines and books about a fun topic you are interested in can help to inspire creativity and take your mind off of stress.
- Drink your way out of stress with a mood-boosting, healthy fruit smoothie. Your skin, mind, and body will thank you later.
- Turn on some soothing sounds. Whether it’s crashing waves, chirping birds, acoustic guitar strums, or your favorite music artist, tailor your at-home spa to your tastes by providing the perfect soundtrack.
- Take a healing green tea bath. As a natural antioxidant and detoxifier, green tea is not just for sipping, but can be used as part of your stress-relieving process too. While filling up your bath tub with hot water, place about 10-12 tea bags in the water to begin steeping.
- Unplug from electronics. Nothing kills relaxing energy more than a buzzing cell phone with notifications and email alerts (that work email doesn’t need to be answered right this second!).
- Put together a de-stressing kit. Whether it be bath salts, aromatic flowers, tea bags, or candles, having all your DIY spa essentials in one place makes it easy to unwind and start relaxing.
- Relax with candles that are all natural and byproduct-free, like these from Mountain Rose Herbs. The fewer harmful substances and toxins there are in your air the less stressed you’ll be!
- Speaking of toxin-free, add some soothing all-natural fragrances to your air with aromatherapy. Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years for therapeutic purposes, and more recent medical research has shown that aromatherapy reduces stress symptoms, especially when associated with stress in the workplace. Essential oils are often defused in spas and salons for this very reason to create a more relaxing environment. And they smell good!
- Focus on scents that are linked to positive effects on your mind and body. Eucalyptus, helpful in relieving respiratory congestion, and citrus-based oils, often associated with stress-relieving and minimizing anxiety, are among the most common aromatherapy scents. You can check out Venta’s 100% all natural Aromatherapy line that includes both eucalyptus and citrus-based aromatherapy fragrances.
- Create the perfect indoor air experience with a Venta Airwasher 2-in-1 Humidifier and Air purifier. Humidify a dry room while simultaneously ridding the air of pollutants like dust, pet dander, allergens, and dirt. Use the Venta Aromatherapy in your Airwasher too, creating the ultimate relaxing and rejuvenating oasis. The best part? No stress with the Airwasher because there are NO filters to worry about. That just made your day better, didn’t it?
- If you really want to get into the DIY spirit, make your own body scrub from simple household items like salt, sugar, coconut oil, and oats. Body scrubs can be great for exfoliating, detoxing, and leaving your skin feeling smooth and rejuvenated.
- Your kitchen really does hold the best ingredients for a homemade face mask recipe. If facials are a staple when you visit the spa, consider the healing powers of household items like oatmeal, milk, and bananas for your daily dose of DIY skincare.
- Work out those aches and pains with an at-home massage. But before you go out and buy expensive personal massage gadgets, consider the household items you can use for a simple massage. For instance, use a lacrosse ball on knots and high-tension spots where you need to relieve pressure.
- Sleep! Last but not least, listen to your body. If you’re tired and feeling overwhelmed by stress, sometimes getting a good night’s rest is the best option for your personal health and wellness.
Creating a relaxing and rejuvenating environment at home can be a surefire way to help reduce stress. Whether you choose natural remedies or household items that do not require additional purchases, we hope these suggestions have inspired you to start relaxing at home today!