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51 Ideas for a Relaxing Spa Day at Home (Easy DIY Recipes!)

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Enjoy a relaxing spa day in the comfort of your own home with these easy DIY spa ideas and recipes. With a few simple pantry ingredients and little DIY spirit, you can recreate your favorite spa day experience at home.

spa day ideas with scented candles and dry brushing

Nothing says “self-care” like spending a relaxing day at the spa. If you’re feeling tired and stressed, why not recreate the spa experience at home?

Even if you can’t leave the house, you can still experience all the fun of a spa day or spa night at home. All you need are some easy beauty recipes and a few simple pantry ingredients to create a home spa day.

In this article, I’ve put together a list of amazing relaxation ideas for an easy DIY spa day or spa night at home. You’ll find nourishing hair masks, moisturizing face masks, bath bombs, face sprays, and more. What’s more, this complete collection of DIY spa ideas uses items or products you may already have at home.

Plus, many of the spa recipes listed below would make wonderful DIY spa gifts. Try packaging one of the sugar scrubs in a cute glass jar, and gift it with a cozy robe or slippers!

With these “spa day at home” ideas, you’ll find it easy to unwind and de-stress in the comfort of your own home!

cut citrus slices for fruit-infused water

Create a Spa-Like Atmosphere at Home

First, set the stage for a day of relaxation. Start with a clean room so you won’t be distracted by work or clutter.

Light a couple of scented candles, or start an essential oil diffuser. Aromatherapy scents are a great way to add to the atmosphere and put you at ease.

Put on your coziest robe, and grab some soft towels and washcloths. Put on your favorite playlist to add to the relaxing ambiance.

Lastly, make a refreshing pitcher of fruit-infused water to sip.

Spa Aromatherapy Ideas

Scented Candles

Fruit-infused Water Recipes

Make A DIY Hair Mask

Use one of these easy homemade hair masks to make your hair super soft and shiny.

For most masks, you’ll want to apply them to dry or damp hair. Use a wide-tooth comb to gently distribute the mask or oil evenly. For best results, plan to leave them on for about 20 minutes.

To contain the mess, try pinning your hair up, or wrapping it in a shower cap. A shower cap will also trap a bit of heat, which can help speed up the process.

Hair Mask Recipes

Try an At-Home Facial Steam

Many people love facial steam treatments because they can open your pores, increase circulation and skin hydration.

Use facial steam after you cleanse your face, but before you apply serums or other moisturizers.

Steam Facial Recipes

Use a Homemade Face Mask, Scrub, or Mist

Next up, whip up a homemade face mask as part of your skincare routine.

Whether you prefer a deep-cleansing clay mask or a hydrating overnight face mask, there’s a homemade recipe for you here:

Face Mask and Scrub Recipes

Face Mist Recipes

jade roller for face massage

Try a Jade Roller Face Massage

After you take off your face mask, try a relaxing face massage.

People love using facial massage to boost blood circulation, reduce under-eye swelling, increase lymphatic drainage, and help products absorb better into your skin.

You can use a jade roller or gua sha tool to do facial massages. And here’s a tip: Put the jade roller in the fridge a few minutes prior to rolling for an extra cooling effect.

Apply a Eye Mask

If your eyes are puffy, or you want to reduce any dark circles, try one of these homemade eye mask recipes:

Pamper your Hands and Nails

Consider treating yourself to a DIY manicure. You can massage hands and cuticles with a rich hand balm or cuticle cream.

Give Yourself an At-Home Pedicure

Relieve tired and achy feet with a luxurious foot spa. Next, use a natural pumice stone to exfoliate your feet and remove calluses. Follow that with a luxurious foot cream, like one of the recipes below:

relaxing spa bath with bath salts or bath bombs

Make a DIY Body Scrub Recipe

Before you hop in the tub, try one of these homemade body scrub recipes:

Homemade Bath Salts and Bath Bombs

Draw a hot bath, and pour in a relaxing bath salt or moisturizing bath bomb.

Bath Salts Recipes

DIY Bath Bombs

shower brush and stool

Shower and Moisturize

If you prefer a shower, here are some ideas to make it even more spa-like.

Shower Aromatherapy Ideas

Apply a body moisturizer while your skin is still damp to lock in the hydration.
For a special spa-like touch, you can even use heated lotion. You can use a special lotion warmer, but a few seconds in the microwave will give you the same effect.

DIY Lotion Recipes

I hope you will try some of these at-home spa day ideas out! It’s so important to take care of yourself – and with these spa day ideas, you can relax and recharge right at home.

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