How To Have An Eco-Friendly Home Spa Day
2 October 2021 | Admin
With everything life throws at us, enjoying some self-care and relaxation is a must. However, with the effects on the planet that some spa’s cause, such as using copious amounts of water, chemical-filled products and excessive plastic, turning to a home spa doesn’t just mean limiting waste, but can also save money. Here we wanted to help you create your perfect eco-friendly spa right in the comfort of your own home, without harming the planet.
Set The Mood
Before you can even begin, setting the mood will make your at-home spa experience. Be sure to dim the lights, choose some soft music and rid yourself of any clutter. If you can, pop your phone on silent too, to avoid anyone interrupting your ‘you time’. After that, light a candle or two. We happen to love Earth Candle Company’s eco-friendly soy wax candles, which come in a range of scents for you to choose from.
Infuse Water and Snacks
When visiting a spa, you’ll always find cold water available and healthy snacks such as nuts and fruits. Pick up some supplies before, putting them in bowls with easy access and slice up some berries or cucumber, adding to a pitcher of water to create an at-home equivalent of fruit-infused spa water. If you don’t trust yourself with a pitcher, consider using a glass bottle and placing it in close reach.
Run Yourself A Bath
The first step to creating a spa experience is soaking in a warm bath. Soaking in warm water is a must when visiting a spa and has been proven to help relax and destress. Warm water also increases blood flow as well as improves mental health. While your home bath may seem ordinary, it doesn’t take much to take it to the next level. Look at bringing plants from other rooms to elevate the space, keep the lights off and bask in the flicker of the candle flame.
Add An Eco-Friendly Upgrade
Adding a touch more to your bath is easy, just add an eco-friendly and vegan bath bomb or salt. Consider choosing either a botanical bath bomb by BrambleWood Soap Co. with ingredients promising to nourish and moisturise. Or consider Sting In The Tail bath salts, which contain essential oils to relieve muscles. Both products are vegan friendly and environmentally conscious. Whichever option you choose will add to the experience, even helping to ease aches and pains.
What would a spa day be without a facial? Facials help cleanse, moisturise, and rejuvenate skin, helping to brighten and give you a fresh glow. We happen to love Wildefruit’s Natural Face Polish which is made in the UK and is cruelty-free, containing apricot oil, mango butter and rice powder, to name a few. Then, when you’re cleansed, consider making your own face mask, using yoghurt as a base, rosewater and adding essential oils to hydrate and replenish the skin.
After you’ve taken care of the skin on your face, now it’s time for the rest of your body because nothing feels as good as clean skin. Using a dry brush to exfoliate the skin before lathering up with BrambleWood Soap Co.’s lavender soap. It is not only promising to be naturally soothing and calming for the body, but it can also help you relax and calm the mind.
Manicure and Pedicure
There’s nothing better than a home manicure and pedicure, providing a good cleanse for your nails, but it can also boost your mood. For tired and neglected feet, consider a foot treatment at the same time using Sting In The Tail’s Aromatherapy Foot Rescue Kit, which promises to relieve and revitalise with all the necessary tools included.
You can even consider putting a polish on when you’re done, but not only ensure the colour is to your liking but that the product is natural, vegan and cruelty-free.
Whether you use a keyboard or work with your hands, treat yourself to a hand massage. With benefits such as easing pain and tension, consider using hand cream to help moisturise and repair your skin at the same time. We recommend Bramley Products hand cream as it’s vegan, made with natural ingredients and has fully recyclable packaging.
Treat Yourself To An Eye Mask
If you want to relax a step further, you may consider investing in a luxury eye mask. It is not only perfect for spas, as they can help block out light, help you enjoy a deeper sleep, and even help enjoy the spa-like atmosphere at home. Elizabeth Scarlett has a range of velvet eye masks which all have an elasticated strap and are filled with a mix of lavender and polyester. A perfect touch of luxury to a home spa and are vegan-friendly.
Whether you’ve had a hard day or just want to treat yourself, even taking thirty minutes for yourself to run a bath has stress-relieving benefits. However, if you’ve been desperate to enjoy a spa day but worried about the effects on the planet, we hope we’ve been able to show how easy an eco-friendly and environmentally conscious home spa day can be.
What will you treat yourself with first? The whole spa-day experience or a facial here and there? Let us know below.