Sunday, 10 November 2013

DIY - Spa Day at Home

DIY - Spa Day at Home
We all need time out to relax and pamper ourselves every once in a while and to me, there's no better way to do this than with a "spa" experience.  I'm not talking about speanding all your hard earned money and travelling to a spa, but to a place so divine, blissful, a place where dreams come true. Yep, you guessed it... Your bathroom. Follow my step by step home-spa guide for a budget friendly, relaxing night in.
1.  Light your favourite candle and grab something nice to drink..

2.  Dry body brush (see my body brushing review here)- Great for lymph drainage, boosting your circulation, eradicating cellulite and exfoliating skin.  Always brush TOWARDS your heart in upward strokes, avoiding the breast area.  You need to "create room" for the lymph to move so start with upward strokes on the top of your legs and arms and work your way down, finishing with clockwise motions around your belly.
Dry Body Brush
Dry body brush
3.  Add a bath bomb or some bath salts/oils. If you want gorgeous bath products, you really can't go wrong by adding anything from Lush into your bath.

4. Apply a face mask and maybe a hair mask, get into the bath and relax.  If you have a bath pillow, now is the opportune time to use it.  I like to read either a magazine or a good book whilst I'm soaking away.  The water is lovely and hot so I have to try not to fall asleep.

Relaxation. Bliss.
Relaxation. Bliss.
5.  Once you're done relaxing, get cleansing.  I enjoy sugar scrubs or appying shower gel with a body puff.  It is the perfect time to scrub your feet as your skin will be soft so grab a pumice stone or foot scrub.

6.  Now you are all relaxed and prune-like, it's time to get out the bath and apply a scrumptious body butter before slipping into your favourite, cosy pyjamas with a hot drink and maybe a movie and nail polish session.  Perfection!

How do you like to unwind?  I'd love to hear about your bath-time rituals.

Helen x


  1. Sounds lovely, I think I might be doing this tonight :) x

    1. Sorry for the late reply. I hope you had a relaxing night in!