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5 DIY Tips for a Spa Day at Home

Take a well-deserved break and turn one room at home into a relaxing haven


Too tired from work? You can easily enjoy the relaxing benefits of spas without leaving the home. Here are 5 easy ways to create a calming ambience that you truly deserve. You can even invite your friends for a special spa session!

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Prepare the essentials

There’s nothing more relaxing than having your nails painted! Provide a set of sterilized manicure-pedicure tools such as nail files, orange sticks, metal pushers, nail clippers, foot files, and nail buffers for your guests. Use a chic and colorful tray to display the nail polish and other essentials.

Photo by Jun Pinzon.

Make your own foot scrub

You can create an all-natural scrub for your feet! Just combine a cup of brown sugar with a cup of oatmeal then add a few drops of olive oil. Apply the homemade scrub to your feet then let it sit for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. You may ask your friends to bring their own colorful basins so you can soak your feet while enjoying snacks or watching a movie. 

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Prepare a playlist

Create a resort-like vibe in your home by having a relaxing playlist. Plug your phone or music player to your speaker then place it on a sturdy shelf or table. Instrumentals will surely calm your nerves or you may also create a playlist of your favorite pick-me-up songs.

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Use soothing scents

Utilize soothing fragrances to make your spa day memorable! You can use relaxing essential oils such as chamomile, lavender, or cinnamon. Just mix a few drops of your chosen oil with baking soda to create a thick paste. Put it in a nice container then place it near your DIY spa area. 

Photo by Jun Pinzon.

Bring out some comfy pillows

If you plan to host your spa day in your sala or bedroom, make sure you have extra comfy pillows so your guests can feel relaxed and comfortable. Have towels ready in one corner to avoid spills and stains. 

 Photo by Kurt Alvarez and Dairy Darilag.

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