A relaxing day at the spa is all you need to de-stress, relax and pamper your body after a hectic day or week. But when it’s the end of the month and you’re broke AF, a luxurious spa session feels like a distant dream. But fret not! We’ve come up with a DIY spa treatment that you can indulge in at home. The best part? It’s requires nothing fancy, just a few essential ingredients.

Excited? Let’s begin…

 

Step 01: Light some candles and burn incense

Step 01: Light some candles and burn incense

The minute you enter a spa, the aroma of candles and incense instantly relax your senses and put you at ease. That’s why, before you begin your spa session at home, set the tone with scented candles and burn some incense. Go for relaxing fragrances such as lavender, patchouli, ylang ylang, bergamot, etc.

 

Step 02: Put on your bathrobe and some relaxing music

Step 02: Put on your bathrobe and some relaxing music

The next step is to get out of uncomfortable clothes and put on your favourite robe and some relaxing music. Keep your phone in a different room so you are not tempted to frequently check notifications or reply to e-mails.

 

Step 03: Slather a hair mask

Step 03: Slather a hair mask

When was the last time you gave your hair some TLC? Can’t remember, right? Simply massage your hair with olive or coconut oil to repair and restore its shine or go for a DIY hair mask using ingredients from your kitchen such as eggs, banana, honey and more. Cover with a shower cap to avoid a mess.

 

Step 04: Put on a sheet mask

Step 04: Put on a sheet mask

Putting on a sheet mask is the easiest way to relax your skin, plus it does not require mixing ingredients and applying all over the face then washing off. Wear your favourite St. Ives Revitalizing Acai Blueberry & Chia Seed Oil Sheet Mask as you move on to the next step of your spa session.

 

Step 05: Reach out for that body scrub

Step 05: Reach out for that body scrub

Now that your hair and face have received their share of love and care, it’s time to reach out for the body scrub to exfoliate dead skin off your body. If you don’t have a body scrub, mix brown sugar or ground coffee with olive oil and gently massage each area of your body.

 

Step 06: Pour a relaxing drink

Step 06: Pour a relaxing drink

As you wait for your masks and scrubs to work their magic, pour yourself some wine, peppermint tea or hot chocolate and simply sit back and relax.

 

Step 07: Take a bath and moisturise after

Step 07: Take a bath and moisturise after

It’s time to take a long, relaxing bath. Add a few drops of essential oil to your bath water to invigorate your senses. Wash the hair mask and scrub properly to get silky, smooth skin. Once you are out of the bath, apply moisturiser all over your body, change into loose and comfortable clothes and go to bed for the most relaxing sleep you’ve had in a looong time.