Here at Blessing Manifesting, I love talking about self-care. If you’ve picked up my Self-Love Workbook then you have a TON of self-care tips at your disposal. If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, then you have even more.
One of the aspects of self-care I tend to neglect writing about is pampering stuff like spa days. Partly it’s because I’m not much of a girly-girl so it’s not really my thing, and secondly… I don’t want to be cliche.
So many people think mani/pedis and spa days = self-care and I’ve worked hard to show that self-care is such a unique and multi-layered experience.
But it’s cliche for a reason! It’s an accessible, easily done aspect of physical self-care that makes people feel good so I’m on board. Let’s talk about how you can create an awesome spa day at home that ticks all the self-care boxes!
Let’s create the perfect self-care spa day!
Smelly things! I am a big fan of things that smell like lavender. There is no scent that I love more. Usually, I’ll light calming incense and then I put a few drops of lavender or chamomile essential oil into my bath. Instant relaxation.
Use an essential oil diffuser or candles in your favorite scent. Surround yourself with scents that relax the hell out of you.
Candles, candles, candles! There is something so relaxing about the soft light, the dancing, flickering, shadows, it creates a wonderful ambiance. It will also give your spa day a magical feel.
Music is everything. Go to your favorite happy dancing music or go to something calming and soothing like Krishna Das.
End or begin your spa day with yoga in bed, it’s a great way to relax and wind down.
My favorite bath products are from the Village Naturals. I am absolutely in love with the stress and tension relief products.
You can even make your own bath powder, all you need is 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of cornstarch and then an essential oil to scent it (optional) to add to your bath water to soften the skin.
Epsom Salt is also good for soaking, especially if you have aches. If you have a cold and are congested adding Echinacea or Eucalyptus to your bath can help de-congest you.