How to make your own DIY spa day
You love the spa, but there’s not always time to plan a trip. No sweat – use these tips to make your own DIY spa day in the comfort of your home.
Set the scene for a relaxing DIY spa day
The best spas and salons set the scene with music that immediately gets you in the zone. Play some great spa-inspired tunes to shift your energy and help you feel relaxed. Get in the zone with this soothing playlist.
Give yourself a pro mani and pedi
Get can’t-stop-looking-at-them nails at home with a system for achieving easy, pro-level results. The Complete System by Olive and June is a great option with accuracy-assisting tools and simple online tutorials. The set includes the Polish Mani System and the Pedi System, filled with the usual nail care suspects plus an award-winning cuticle serum, a foot serum and long-lasting nail polish (including a limited-edition hue).
Take a spa-like shower at home
Turn your shower into a mind-body experience with hai. It’s an eco-friendly, smart showerhead with full coverage (read: better than the average showerhead) for a better-feeling session every time. It helps you take spa-like showers too, thanks to a spray control slider that seamlessly shifts from a concentrated spray to an ethereal mist and several settings in between.
Pro tip: Add exfoliation to your skincare routine for glowing, clean skin!
Have a DIY face steam
Give your circulation a nudge and tap into the restorative sensation of a face steaming session.
DIY needs: hot water, a big bowl, rose petals (optional)
- Fill the bowl with hot water and sprinkle the rose petals on top.
- Close your eyes and mouth, then lean over the bowl for 10-15 minutes.
Or to sit back and relax, soak a towel or washcloth in hot (but not scalding) water. Squeeze out the excess water, then drape it over your face. Unwind for 10-15 minutes while the towel does the work.
Relax beneath a weighted blanket
Lie beneath a weighted blanket to keep the calm vibes flowing. There’s a reason why they started trending during the pandemic. Weighted blankets aren’t just cozy – they apply deep touch pressure to your body, a technique used in deep pressure therapy (DPT). Deep touch pressure combats stress and anxiety and some people even say it improves their quality of sleep.
Sip fruit-infused spa water
Finally, what's a spa day without refreshing, healthy drinks? Fill a pitcher with water, cucumber slices, your favorite berries and a few pieces of fresh mint. Refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes, then start sipping! It should stay fresh for 2-3 days.
Ahh…there’s nothing like a self-care ritual at home.