Being a woman in this world is not easy. Studies have shown that women are often under more stress than men, and that their stress levels are on the rise. Women—moms, sisters, wives, girlfriends, and grandmas—indeed, deserve a day of rest and relaxation. Whether it’s Mother’s Day, a birthday, or International Women’s Day you’re celebrating, nothing beats a spa-like day at home with bath salts with essential oils.
Here’s How To Plan The Day For Her
Before At-home Spa Day
Before your planned at-home spa day, start buying these things and prepare them ahead of time.
Prepare A Comfortable Robe And Warm Towel
Get your softest robe and towel for this special day, or if you’re splurging, buy a new soft set. Throw them in the dryer while your special woman is in the bath so you can wrap her in a warm robe after her bath.
Make A Relaxing Playlist
The ambience is important for at-home spa days. Get your special woman in the mood for relaxation with a special playlist. If you want her to meditate and clear her mind, a relaxing playlist will be great. But if you want her to have fun, compile all her favorite songs and let her sing her heart out while soaking in the bath.
Make The Room Smell Good
As already mentioned, ambience is a major part of at-home spa days. Before your special woman enters the bath, make sure it is absolutely relaxing. Make your bathroom smell like a real spa by lighting a few aromatic candles, using a room spray with a soothing scent, or a humidifier. Scents like lavender, chamomile, or peppermint are perfect for relaxation.
Make Tea Or Cucumber Water
Hydration is important during bath soaks. Make sure your special woman is hydrated throughout your spa-like day at home by preparing cucumber water. This is a refreshing beverage your special woman would not expect at home. A relaxing tea like chamomile or lavender are a must, too. You can serve tea before or during the bath.
Prepare The Snacks
Plan what food you will serve her in advance. Spa food is usually healthy food you can eat in one bite. But, really, if you think your special woman will enjoy a sandwich or a slice of pizza while relaxing in the bath, go for it. You could even serve her wine or mimosas. It’s her spa day—make her happy!
Tip: Make the food and beverages accessible from the bath. You can place them on a stool or a bath tray.
Do You Have A Full Body Mask or Body Scrub?
You want your special woman to have a full day of pampering. Take it to the maximum level by getting her a full body mud mask or a body scrub. Full body mud masks and body scrubs are great for detoxing and softening the skin. The Lilliuma Detoxify Bath Salt works great as a body scrub. Make sure to ask her to use either of these before she enters the bath.
Prepare The Bath
The bath soak is the central attraction of a spa-like day at home. Drawing the perfect bath is not rocket science. Find the perfect bath soak based on what your special woman needs. Does she need stress relief? Try the Deep Relaxation Bath Soak or the Tranquility Bath Soak. Does mom or grandma have sore joints? The Joints Soak Bath Salt is perfect for them. Or is your wife or girlfriend currently pregnant or just gave birth? Prepare the Postpartum Sitz Bath Soak for her.
Here’s how to draw the perfect bath. Add ½ cup up to 1 cup of bath salt to any standard-sized bathtub. The water could be cold or lukewarm depending on your preference. Both cold and warm baths offer great benefits.
What To Do Once She’s In The Bath?
There are so many things to do while in the bath. You can tailor the experience based on what your special woman enjoys. You can leave her to enjoy her bath if that’s what you want. But you can also surprise her with a complete at-home spa day experience:
Give Her An At-Home Facial
You don’t need to be a dermatologist to give your special woman an at-home facial to go along with your at-home spa day. Simply prepare these (they might already be in her arsenal): a facial wash, a facial scrub, a face mask (could be a sheet mask or a wash-off mask), and a moisturizer. You can apply the facial scrub and facial mask on her face while she’s in the bath (be gentle), then add a cucumber on her eyes to complete the treatment!
Apply a Hair Mask
Don’t leave out her hair on spa day. Make sure to read the instructions on how to use her hair mask, if she has one. However, she doesn’t have one you can mix in any epsom bath salt with your favorite conditioner and apply it as a hair mask. Massage the mask onto her hair from 30 seconds to 1 minute, then rinse with water.
Let Her Meditate
Meditation is one of the top activities in the bath. Bath salts with essential oils are extremely relaxing and, therefore, conducive to meditation. If you think she might want or need this, you can choose instrumental music and leave her in peace for a few minutes. Alternatively, you could put on a guided meditation.
Give Her A Body And Foot Massage
Of course, she wants a massage. Give her a good back massage while she’s in the bath. If you really want to go the extra mile, prepare a foot soak with the Lilliuma Tea Tree Foot Soak and give her a foot massage after the bath.
You don’t have to spend your paycheck to give the special woman in your life the spa treatment. You can recreate a spa day in your home with Better Bath Better Body’s bath salts with essential oils.