Now that the holidays are over, we’re looking for every way possible to relax. Even though we love that special time of year, it can be super stressful and hectic, so decompression is a must. And because we’re on tight budgets, we can’t afford to drop hundreds of dollars at the spa. Luckily, you can created your own relaxing spa experience in the comfort of your own home. We’ll show you how to turn your pad into a tranquil haven you’ll never want to leave.
Light a candle – Few things are more relaxing than the soft glow and enticing smell of a great candle. Rather than polluting the air we breathe with burning paraffin, soy is an environmentally-friendly alternative that is taking over. One of our favorites is Sheer Soy’s Lavendar Sage Candle – the earthy aroma is soothing, perfect for creating a spiritual relaxation haven.
Turn off the light and tune out the world – One cannot fully relax with blinding overhead lights glaring into the eyes. Whether chilling in a bubble bath or trying to improve your beauty sleep, the Branché Belle de Nuit Eye Masque will soothe your peepers with no harsh bleaches or dyes added. It’s our go-to remedy after a hectic day.
Sock it to me – No need for a pedicure to get smooth, soft soles. These Sephora Collection Spa Socks are coated with a gel formulated with grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, olive oil and vitamin E to moisturize and sooth dry feet. They are good for about 50 uses, so you can turn even your most grueling home chores into delightful, pampered experiences.
Robe it up – Why be uncomfortable in your own home? Shed all your layers and replace with this Forever 21 Ultra-Cozy Hooded Robe. It’s cute, snugly and we’re totally sold on the hood.
Turn up the heat – Who needs a hot stone massage when you can relieve muscle tension for much less? Heat this adorable ComfyCreations Scoop Neck Wide Shoulder Heat Wrap, scented with lavender, in the microwave for a quick and easy indulgence.
Fill the tranquil air – Incense is a fabulous way to relax as you let its subtle smoke waft into the nooks and crannies of your home or dorm room. Make sure to use a beautiful holder, like this DeBaunFineCeramics handmade version. The cool color is calming and handcrafted detail is gorgeous.
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