It’s been a long day and you have been working really hard. The day has brought you lots of stress and now it’s time to make that stress go away. Relax – you deserve it. Now, going to the spa may not be in your immediate budget but, did you know that you can enjoy the spa without spending a fortune? Below are some tips on how you can set up your very own spa at home.
Moms are notorious for working hard and have the tendency to put everyone’s needs ahead of her own needs. They continue to please everyone else until they get burnt out. Well, Mom, it’s time to quit doing that – at least for now. It’s time to think of yourself right now. What can you do to make you feel good and to take care of you. Here are some frugal day spa ideas you can easily do from home.
Ditch the Kiddos
Block out some time where you can be by yourself. You can either get a babysitter or better yet, send the children off to grandma and grandpas for a sleepover. Turn the telephone and cell phone off. Don’t turn on the television; in fact the only thing electronic you might want going is soothing music playing in the background.
Light some scented candles around your bathroom to create a relaxing ambiance. If you have bubble bath, bath salts, or essential oil in the same fragrance, that would be even better. You would be surrounded by your favorite scent.
While you’re soaking in the bathtub, use a facial mask which you can make from items found in your kitchen. Mix together 2 tablespoons of ground oatmeal, 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, and 5 drops liquid honey in a bowl. Apply to your face and allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes. Finish off by rinsing with warm water followed by a moisturizer.
Pamper your nails and give yourself a manicure and pedicure while your finger and toe nails are pliable. Rub moisturizer into your cuticles and trim them. When you’re ready to exit the tub, don’t forget to slather peppermint food cream on your feet. They’ll feel energized and smell great!
What are some other things you can do while you’re treating yourself to a frugal spa day at home? You can also take time to stretch or exercise which will invigorate your mind and give you energy to spare. Doing some meditation can be both relaxing and rejuvenating.
Grab your pen and journal. Spend a little bit of your spa day journaling. Nothing makes us feel better about our lives than thinking about the good things. Write about what you are thankful for. Who makes your day brighter by being in it? Think about things and people who make you smile.
These tips are all doable and inexpensive and can surely create a professional spa atmosphere to help you relax. Taking time regularly is important, not only for physical reasons but also for peace of mind. You deserve to take time out for yourself. Stop dilly-dallying … and start relaxing now!