Everyone deserves to treat themselves to an at-home spa day once in a while, especially if going to an actual spa isn’t realistic right now. In fact, treating yourself to a DIY pampering session will help reduce stress and calm your nerves—which is something we can all use right now.
Plus, an at-home spa day doesn’t have to be an expensive and elaborate production. It can be as simple as putting on a mask and listening to your favorite relaxing Spotify playlist for 20 minutes. Or you can take it a step (or two) further, and make it feel like you’re at a wellness retreat far away from your home.
Regardless of the effort you want to put into your at-home spay day, we’ve come up with five essentials to incorporate to make your pampering session one of your most relaxing (and eco-friendly) days yet. So, put your to-do list on hold and get to relaxing.
Set Up Your Place For Ultimate Relaxation
Clean up your space
It’s going to feel a lot more peaceful and calm if you’re pampering in a cleaned area, which means no pet toys, gym clothes, or dirty dishes are hanging around. Instead of stressing yourself out on the day you’re supposed to be relaxing, make a plan to clean your space a few days before. That way, when it comes to your spa day, that’s all you have to focus on.
Make it relaxing
After cleaning up, you want to make your area relaxing. Do what you need to do to add a level of comfort that comes with spas. Dim the lighting, light some lavender or chamomile-scented candles, or use an oil diffuser. Cue up your music playlist that gives off spa vibes.
Don’t wait until the last minute to get all your spa essentials. Pick them up a few days before so that’s the last thing you have to worry about. Below is a list of the essentials for a relaxing at-home spa day: body scrub, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner, lip balm, nail polish, peel-off mask, face scrub, and a face mask applicator.
All Natural Body Scrub And Body Lotion For Silky Smooth Skin
We all want silky smooth skin and sometimes, applying lotion isn’t enough. For your spa day, bring out the body scrub too to double-up your efforts for skin as soft as cotton.
Exfoliate your skin
To start off your super relaxing spa day at home, begin by exfoliating your skin with BKIND’s Coffee and Peppermint body scrub. It’s the perfect scent to kick off your morning. Take it into the shower with you, and rub it on your body in circular movements. It’s made with shea butter, apricot oil, and Moroccan lava clay, so you’ll immediately feel how soft your skin is afterward. Rinse and repeat everywhere you need a bit of exfoliation.
Hydrate your skin
After sloshing off dead skin, you want to make sure you hydrate your skin. Use BKIND’s Coconut and Lavender body lotion to lock in moisture. Their body lotion is made from aloe vera instead of water, which will nourish your skin instead of dry it out further. Enjoy the soft and sweet scent without the greasiness that comes with other products.
Don’t stop at your legs and arms. Moisturize your hands too with BKIND’s Balsam, Pine, and Cedar hand balm, and transport yourself to a cabin deep in the woods for your relaxing at-home spa day. Not only does this hand blam moisturize your skin, but it’ll also soothe, repair, and promote tissue healing.
After applying the lotion, spend a few minutes inhaling the scent. Take a few deep, belly breaths for a meditative moment.
Face Care That’s Kind To The Planet (And Your Skin)
We might still be working from home, or we’re back in the office, but that doesn’t mean we should neglect our faces. The skin on our faces is super delicate and is constantly facing (pun intended) heat, sun, wind, and the cold—every element you can think of, really. To keep your skin healthy, tend to it on your at-home spa day.
Glowing Skin Face Scrub
Start off by using BKIND’s face scrub made with turmeric, lemon, and yellow clay for radiant skin. Not only will this scrub exfoliate your skin, but it will moisturize it at the same time. Say “goodbye” to dull skin, and “hello” to glow.
Have mature, dull, or problematic skin? Pick up BKIND’s Chlorella, Aloe Vera, and Ginkgo Biloba algae peel-off face mask (with antioxidants) for your post-scrub pampering. Apply the mask with their eco-friendly face mask applicator, and relax for ten minutes while it does its magic. Now’s a perfect time to practice meditation or yoga Nidra. Once the mask is dry, it’s a quick peel to reveal fabulous skin
Eco-Friendly Hair Care For Lucious Locks
We’re big on being eco-friendly, and caring for your hair shouldn’t add to the destruction of the planet. You can deep clean and hydrate your frizzy, curly, dry, or color-treated hair without the harsh chemicals found in typical hair care products.
Moisturize, soften, and brighten your hair with BKIND’s shampoo made with aloe vera, flaxseed, and hydrolyzed rice protein. Not only will you strengthen your hair, but you’ll also avoid planet-killing chemicals found in other shampoos. Don’t treat this like any other shower though. Really take the time to massage your scalp as you apply the shampoo. Bring in a Bluetooth speaker to listen to your spa day music as you knead your head.
You can’t shampoo without conditioning your hair, so invest in BKIND’s Monoi Conditioner. Made with the same ingredients as their shampoo, your hair’s going to love you for treating it so well. Apply the conditioner to the tips of your hair, and let it sit for 2 minutes. While waiting, do another meditation or sing your favorite song.
DIY Lip Care Is Self-Care
How often do you think about your lips? The skin on your lips is just as sensitive (if not more so) than the skin on your face. This DIY, relaxing, at-home spa day, make it a point to care for your lips too.
There are a number of eco-friendly lip scrubs to help exfoliate them, but make sure it’s made with real, organic ingredients and it’s safe for your lips. The last thing you want is cuts on your lips when you’re trying to relax.
After giving your lips a gentle scrub, use BKIND’s vegan and cruelty-free peppermint lip balm. Cracks and dehydration be gone! You’ll get a fresh peppermint aroma all while protecting your lips with long-term hydration.
A Cruelty-Free At-Home Manicure And Pedicure
We’d be remiss if we didn’t have mani-pedis as an essential for a relaxing at-home spa day. While paying someone else to do your fingers and toes is a touch more appealing than using your non-dominant hand to paint the opposite hand’s nail, you can still have a fun and relaxing day giving yourself a mani-pedi.
From Soy Latté to Tiguidou, BKIND has seven flavors of cruelty-free, non-toxic nail polish colors. You’ll be happy you used BKIND’s nail polish because most nail polish sold in pharmacies has multiple toxic ingredients that are not just harmful to the planet, but to you as well.
BKIND’s nail polish excludes the top 10 chemicals usually found in regular nail polish: formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, camphor, DPB, xylene and paraben, perfumes, and animal products from its list of ingredients.
Plus, their nail polish is high quality, easy to apply, and dries fast. So, turn up the tunes and lights, and paint your fingers and toes a charming Soy Latté. Then maybe pick an actual latté up as a bonus perk to your at-home spa day—you are treating yourself after all.
With these five essentials, you’re bound to have a relaxing at-home spa day. Don’t be shy to change it up either. If there’s something that’ll make your pampering session more calming and refreshing, add it to your day. DIY spa days are however you make it, so pick what rejuvenates you!