Going to the spa might just be one of the greatest things. It’s just total relaxation and full-on pampering yourself. Sounds fabulous, right!? Yeah, I really can’t think of anything better.
The only problem is that sometimes spa services can be a little on the pricey side. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just replicate everything at home to save money, while still get the benefits from a whole day of me time?
Sure, spas have trained professionals and special facilities, but if you really are a lazy girl (like me), we have a couple ideas about how you can totally recreate the same spa experience (well, sort of) in your own home. Check out these tips to make your own at-home spa dreams come true.
Make Use Of Mud PuddlesMud masks are common at spas, and you have a whole supply of mud in your backyard! Just wait for a storm and roll around a little bit and let it sit. Sounds just as relaxing as a day at the spa — and totally free! Source: Shutterstock.com
Simplify Those Cucumber SlicesCucumber slices on the eyes may be a recognizable spa image, but slicing up those cucumbers seems like a pain. This is a relaxing day, remember? If you have some whole cucumbers, just lay them across your head. It'll be an exercise in balance which also seems fitting in with a spa day and being totally centered. Source: Shutterstock.com
Soak in Some GreensTrying to wrap yourself in seaweed might not work, so do an at-home version. I don't see seaweed at the grocery often, but spinach and other leafy greens look similar. Buy a few dozen pounds, fill it in your bathtub, and take a dip. I mean, you're still kind of wrapped up, right? Just don't go to the trouble of emptying it out once you're done. You're supposed to be relaxing! Do yourself a favor and let someone else clean it up. Source: Shutterstock.com
Get The Lighting RightCall up the electric company and cut off your power — harsh indoor lights are no good for the spa experience. Instead, light every candle you own for the perfect spa ambiance. Sure, you may have 18 very different scented candles all going at once, but it will make a super unique scent for your unique at-home spa! Since you'll probably doze off in this relaxing atmosphere, just make sure a family member is standing watch for all those candles. A fire would really wreak havoc on your relaxation. Source: Shutterstock.com
Pull A Furniture SwapYou may not have access to a professional massage therapist, but if you plan on keeping the power connected at your house after all, why not invest in a state-of-the-art at-home massage chair? Luckily, there's some models online for only a few thousand dollars! I mean, your parents will be cool with that credit card charge, right? You'll have to toss out your dad's favorite recliner to make room for your new purchase, but hey, you deserve to relax to the max. Source: Shutterstock.com
Take A Drive To RelaxationOkay, maybe your parents will put up a fight about the massage chair. Do a makeshift massage my taking your little sibling's remote control car and driving it up and down your back while you lay on the couch. Instant massage! Source: Shutterstock.com
Fill The Air With Soothing SoundsYou don't want loud noises in your spa space. How relaxing is it when once in a while, a light breeze sails through your chimes outside? Toss out your family's rock-filled iPods, and instead create that soothing sound 24/7 by hanging a collection of wind chimes inside and blasting your fans on them. Surely the constant clanging won't get annoying to the rest of your family as you insist on relaxing for days on end. Source: Shutterstock.com
Steam Up The PlacePut all the faucets in your house on a full blast of hot water to try and build that steam effect that'll make you think you've never even left your favorite spa. What's the harm in wasting some water if it means you get to relax? Just lay a couple towels on the floor in case the sinks start overflowing water, and just cross your fingers that all the steam won't damage the walls or anything... Source: Shutterstock.com
Fully Commit To Spa FashionSpa robes are so comfy you'd think they were made of clouds. By adopting "terry-cloth only" fashion, you can get that same comfy feeling all the time. Plus, without any non-terry cloth clothes left, you'll have an excuse to never leave your at-home spa (aka more relaxing time!). I mean, just look at that picture — you can also do some serious style damage if you get creative. Source: Shutterstock.com
Have you ever been to the spa? Do you have any favorite at-home spa treatments? Tell us in the comments!