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From luxurious products to pamper your face and body, to skincare essentials for every need; here are all the home spa essentials you need to have a professional feeling spa day at home

It’s finally spring, and it’s time to ditch the dry, winter skin for soft and supple skin. A spa day can be a great way to relax after a long week at work or just give yourself some “me” time. But what do you need in order to have the perfect spa day? We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite products that will help you get ready for your next spa day!

The Right Lighting;

The Right Candles.

As you know, scents play a significant role in your state of mind. If you want to be relaxed and calm, avoid the more pungent fragrances like cinnamon and pine. Instead, opt for soothing tones like lavender or eucalyptus. If there’s ever a time to bring out the fancy candles, now’s it. It’s important you feel like you’re truly being pampered at a luxurious spa. After all, you deserve it.

Consider Essential Oils

The use of therapeutic Essential Oils traces all the way back to Ancient Egypt;

There are many who attribute Cleopatra’s world famous beauty to her spa treatments, some of which featured essential oils. Many spa’s will defuse a combination of lavender and eucalyptus oils to create a calm and rejuvenating aroma. You can also use them in room sprays, body lotion or oil, bath salts and more.

Lavender + Sandlewood Candle


Lavender and Sandalwood are a classic relaxing scent combination.

Cucumber Eye Masks


Reduce puffiness and wrinkles around the eyes with an eye mask.

Gua Sha Tool


Sculpts your face and jaw muscles using Gua Sha.

Beauty Headband


Use a spa headband to avoid dampening your hair.

Choose the right playlist on Spotify

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Don’t just search ‘Spa Music’

To find the perfect spa playlist, you’ll need to choose music with the right mood and tone. If you simply search for a broad list of ‘spa music’ you don’t know exactly what you’ll be listening to (when you’re in the tub with a facemask on, with wet hands and it’s to late to change it.)

Consider Nature Sounds

Spotify’s “sounds of the Ocean” playlist is a beautiful collection of the sound of waves crashing, but not to loudly.

Savasana Music

Leave it to the yogis to create the most soothing playlist out there. If your goal is relaxation, then go for more mellow music that sets a serene tone. Spotify’s “Savasana’ playlist is perfect for this.

Enjoy a luxurious soak in the tub

Relax in the tub with a chilled glass of wine in your hand. What makes a soak at a 5 star spa different than sitting in the tub at home? It’s more than just the fancy equipment. It’s simple. You can enjoy an indulgent bath with luxurious products, without needing to spend a ton of money or have extensive knowledge of the beauty industry. Close your eyes and let the warm water bring you to the present moment.

Shop the Deep Breath collection at Bath & Body Works
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Use a professional skin care treatment

To have a proper spa day at home, we want the royal (spa) treatment. There are now many professional skin care treatments you can do from the comfort of your own home. Such as LED light masks, that help stimulate collagen and kill bacteria that lead to acne. You could also use micro-needling with a derma roller, which also helps stimulate collagen production. But let’s be honest, we can’t have a proper spa day without a facial.

How to do a professional grade facial at home

Step #1

First you need to consider what kind of results you would like from your facial. Targeting acne prone skin? Hydration? Want glowing skin that looks 10 years younger? A professional facialist would take these things into consideration when preparing the perfect facial. So that’s what you’re going to do.

Step #2

Now, you’re going to exfoliate, but take your skin’s needs into consideration. If you have dry or sensitive skin, use something gentle like Sephora’s Ultra Gentle Facial Exfoliator.

Step #3

And finally, a mask. There are so many face masks to choose one. Be sure to stay away from ingredients like aluminum, parabens, and mineral oil. On the left you’ll find some examples from partnered websites (which means we get a small commission if you choose one of these products.)

Get Comfy

Use the good towels

You know the ones. If the kitchen flooded, you would think twice about throwing these ones down. They’re extra large and extra fuzzy. It is a special occasion after all. If your in need of a good towel, get one here.

Now for the bath robe. Do you own a bath robe? Not a house coat; a bath robe is towel like but much thicker and softer. It’s perfect for stepping out of the bath into. Also; silk pajamas are a must. Feel like luxe badass Lauren Bacall in The Big Sleep walking around your personal spa like a queen. Below are some of the luxurious towels/ bath wear around.

Use a hair treatment

Consider using a deep conditioning hair treatment. Make sure you use a good quality hair treatment for best results: Olaplex makes great salon-quality products that are easy to use at home, like their No. 3 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and Conditioner (they also make a line specifically for color-treated hair). Or you can make your own hair treatment at home with ingredients you probably already have.

Take your hair type into consideration before deciding on a hair mask. Do you know if your hair is high or low in porosity? There’s an easy way to tell, put a single strand of hair in a cup of water. If it floats, Highly porous hair will sink, while hair with low porosity will float. Wondering what to do with that information? High porosity hair needs a treatment with hair oil, such as argon or coconut oil. For low porosity hair, avoid using to much oil or adding protein to the hair. Instead, use or make a hair treating with apple cider vinegar. This helps remove excess buildup on the scalp and close those hair cuticles.

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Some people may think that a home spa is only for the rich and famous. However, that is far from true. Anyone who wants to pamper themselves can do so without spending a fortune in fancy hotels or spas. I wish you the most relaxing and indulgent home spa day ever. Thanks for reading!

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