If you had a read of my recent post on calming anxiety and stress, you’ll have seen my favourite ways to unwind. Now i’m partial to a relaxing bubble bath but sometimes it just doesn’t cut it when in need of a serious self care and pamper session, since writing this guest post on self care, i’ve been really in the frame of mind to take that a little further and share with you a great way to spend ‘you’ time by creating a home spa.
When it comes to self-care it’s always easy to make excuses (especially as a mum). So, rather than putting of self-care and relaxation down to not having enough time i’m hoping this post will make it much more accessible and NOT time consuming. Self care is about putting yourself first every now and then, even if it’s just 30 minutes a week and i think a home spa is the perfect way to do that. So let’s get to it !
To me a spa is the epitome of tranquility, peace and reflection, they don’t necessarily have to equal massages and treatments (although it would be nice to have my partner be my voluntary masseuse who may even paint my nails for me). So although you go to a spa probably anticipating a good rub down and buff, to me it’s the whole package and THAT’s what i want to re-create in this post.
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|So now we’ve dimmed the lights, got the candles on and have essential oils working their therapeutic magic it’s time to add another layer to the ambience with some music. You’d think working for Lush for two years having listened to each of their spa soundtracks far too many times to count, i’d be sick of it but in all honesty i just love their covers – they’re whimsical, uplifting and just have me in a dreamlike state of mind. There are also other sounds i like to enjoy which are calming to me: any nature sounds really sets of my imagination and allows me to escape, i really like this rain sound simulator if you’re anything like me and like listening to rain in the background.|