Create Your Own Spa Day
Do you feel like you really need a day of pampering? Let me show you how to treat yourself to a luxurious spa day that you can recreate without even leaving your house or buying anything new! Just follow my simple itinerary below & enjoy.
Step 1. Schedule the Time
Make sure to give your self 3 hours without interruptions from your partner, pets, or babies. Enlist the help of your partner if needed.
Step 2. Set the Vibe
Close the blinds, light all the candles you own, and play your favorite chill music. I like the "Pure Yoga" playlist on Apple Music.
Step 3. Hydrate
Drink water infused with fruit (all day). I happened to have extra limes and basil, so that's what I used.
Step 4. Stretch for Approximately 5 Minutes
I practiced my favorite yoga moves to the timeframe of two songs.
Step 5. Dry Brush
If you own a dry brush, spend approximately 3 minutes brushing your body in a circular motion with medium pressure working towards your heart. (feet to hips, hands to shoulders, then from the outer edges to your torso towards the heart). If you don't own a dry brush, try a textured or rough towel. This will help you decide if you want to purchase a dry brush later.
Step 6. Deep Condition
Apply your favorite deep conditioner (or regular conditioner if you don't have one) from the mid lengths to ends of your dry hair and twist into a bun shape and the top of your head. Clip if needed.
Step 7. Mask
Apply your favorite face mask, need I say more?
Step 8. Foot Soak
Remove your finger and toenail polish first and also trim and file your nails. I made a home made foot scrub by mixing about one cup of sea salt with a small amount of olive oil. You can also use your favorite essential oils, but I didn't have any. If the scrub gets a little messy, don't worry because it's time to...
Step 9. Shower
Step 10. Moisturize
Use your favorite lotion/moisturizer and take your time head to toe!
Step 11. Blowout
Take your time blowdrying your hair and finish it smoothly over a round brush
Step 12. Mani-Pedi
Polish your nails in a favorite color that makes you smile. I used the Essie color; Good as Gold.
Step 13. Relax
This day is for you. Allow your self to take things slow, read a book, and even stay in your bathrobe all day!
Special Note: This post was written at the time of the Shelter in Place order in Chicago. It was a fun challenge to come up with a day of self-pampering without leaving the house to pick up any new indulgent products.