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12 Home Spa Ideas: How To Have A Spa Day At Home

Whether you just fancy a cosy day at home full of pampering and self-care, or you're run down and in desperate need of a pick-me-up, we've got the home spa ideas and products to fulfil all your at home spa day wishes. Don't worry, this won't require any remodelling of your bathroom or any intense redecorating to achieve a zen environment. Our ideas are simple and can be done no matter what the environment.

How To Have a Spa Day At Home: Easy Home Spa Ideas

There's a number of things that make up the ultimate spa day. For some it might be the calming music, for others, it's the high-quality skincare products that leave you feeling ultra-hydrated or the glowing skin you leave with. But as we all know too well, this can be expensive and the vast majority of us don't have the funds or time on our hands to enjoy a full spa day at a 5-star resort regularly. That's why we've created a list of easy tips and tricks for recreating the warm and fuzzy feeling you leave a professional spa with but from the comfort of your own home. We've even done the hard job of finding products to help you bring this vision to life, so you barely have to lift a finger.

Spa-rify your environment to indulge in the ultimate spa day at home

nivea creme candle at home spa

The ultimate spa day at home

1. Candles

Ever wonder why you instantly feel calm and relaxed when walking into a spa? Aromatherapy and the fragrance of your environment have strong effects on your mood and emotions. When setting up your at home spa day, find a candle fragrance that makes you feel cleansed, refreshed, and relaxed, such as the NIVEA Original Creme Scented Candle. It's enriched with invigorating citrus notes, and precious lavender and rose essence making it the perfect addition to your makeshift spa at home. Try turning the lights down and lighting a couple of these in your bathroom and feel instantly more relaxed.

lady listening to music from her phone

The ultimate spa day at home

2. Music

Music can also play an important role in achieving a sense of relaxation and calm. Research actually shows that music is a valid therapy to help potentially reduce feelings of depression and anxiety, as well as to boost mood and quality of life. This is one of our home spa ideas you can use without spending a single penny. Just flick on your radio or select a calming playlist from your favourite streaming service and sit back and relax.

yoga to unwind in the at home spa

The ultimate spa day at home

3. Limit your distractions and switch off from technology

In the 21st century, as humans we spend large amounts of time using technology, whether it be for work, to communicate with others, or just to watch a few funny videos at the end of the day. On average, we spend a whopping 3 hours and 15 minutes on our phones alone per day. Not to mention the occasional TV series binge or email correspondence on your laptop. Switch off for a few hours and enjoy your home spa day with zero technological distractions - you won't regret it, we promise.

cosy lady in a bath robe

The ultimate spa day at home

4. Make the room or bathroom a warm and comforting place

If you can, switch the thermostat up a couple of degrees in your bathroom when you're ready to enjoy your spa at home, or if that's not possible, throw on a fluffy dressing robe to keep things feeling cosy.

lady using eucalyptus in the shower

The ultimate spa day at home

5. Kit out your shower or bathroom with a hanging eucalyptus stem

Eucalyptus plant stems aren't just pretty accessories that look nice in your bathroom and occasionally emit a delicious smell. It can also help you relax and breathe more easily, which is why it's perfect for your spa day at home. Just imagine breathing in a minty, earthy aroma as it mixes with the steam (this will also help to unblock any stuffy noses, so it's a win-win). This works when you hang eucalyptus in the shower and the steam releases the essential oils of the eucalyptus plant.

Indulge in some new products and treatments to upgrade your at home spa

using a loofah in the shower

Upgrade your at home spa

6. Upgrade your products for the shower/bath

Don’t rely on your usual shower and bath products when trying to recreate your spa at home - why not invest in some more luxurious products that you can save for these special occasions of extra self-care. The NIVEA Clay Fresh Shower Ginger & Basil Shower Cream contains kaolin clay to deeply cleanse, refresh and care for your skin. What’s more spa-like than clay enriched products? Pop it on, close your eyes, and you’ll be transported.

lady exfoliating at her home spa

Upgrade your at home spa

7. Exfoliating scrub

Remove dead skin cells from your body while you bathe by using an exfoliating scrub or exfoliating gloves to wipe away the very top layer of dead skin. This will not only prevent pores from becoming blocked, but it’ll also make your skin look more youthful and rejuvenated, much like it would when leaving a 5-star resort spa. But make sure you don't forget to exfoliate your lips too to keep them feeling soft and supple!

lady using a sheet mask and smiling

Upgrade your at home spa

8. Apply a facial sheet mask

Sit back while you soak in the tub with a replenishing facial sheet mask. The NIVEA Q10 Energy Instant Recharge Sheet Mask is formulated with Q10 and Vitamin C, both powerful antioxidants that help to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

facial massage

Upgrade your at home spa

9. Give yourself a facial massage

While you’re cleansing and hydrating your skin in your spa at home, why not give yourself a facial massage to stimulate blood flow. This in turns increases the amount of collagen your skin is supplied with, as well as draining excess fluid that might cause your face to appear puffier than usual.

body care at the home spa

Upgrade your at home spa

10. Indulge in after shower care

The at home spa doesn’t stop once you step out of the shower and bath. As well as upgrading your bathing products, try some new body care products to lock in all the moisture and keep your skin looking beautiful for longer. The NIVEA Oil In Lotion Rose & Argan Oil indulges your skin in a sensual rose scent and transforms your skin to feel smooth and look radiant.

Little Extras To Boost Your At Home Spa Experience

11. Enjoy a glass of your favourite drink

Take the time to enjoy whatever beverage floats your boat - you’re enjoying your own personal spa day at home after all.

12. Read a good book

You can’t go wrong with a good book to read while you’re pampering your skin and decompressing. Reading is shown to improve brain connectivity as well as reducing stress so it’s the perfect accompaniment to a spa day at home.

Discover our at home spa day essentials today and enjoy a wonderful pampering session in the comfort of your own home.