DIY: Creating the Spa Day Experience
When was the last time you had a spa day? If you’re like us, it’s been a minute—a really long one. So, we created a DIY guide for the ultimate spa-day experience. And, while there won’t be someone standing at the door to hand you a plush robe and slippers, we won’t ask you for gratuity or charge extra for that cucumber-infused water. So really, consider it a win-win.
Ready to create the perfect ambiance?
Not to be dramatic, but the ambiance is everything. It’s these details that make this precious time you have carved out extra special. Maybe we should have led with that: block out an hour or so of time for your spa experience and file it under self-care.
Now, onto the fun part! To create or ambiance—which is just a spiffy way of setting the mood, just think of items that invoke the senses!
Sounds like serenity.
To really relax you have to silence the running to-do list in your head. While that can be easier said than done, music will help. So put on your favorite track, create an epic spa playlist, or play the sounds of nature (we love any track that has rain), to get your spa vibe on.
Create a room with a view.
Which room exactly? That’s up to you, but since it’s a spa day, we recommend the bathroom. So, quick, hide the laundry, stash clutter in a drawer, and pretty up your space. For an easy update, you can’t go wrong with the custom, hand-lettered home decor by Jenessa Wait.
And, you’ll feel good knowing a portion of Jenessa Waits proceeds is given to missionaries around the globe to help take the gospel to the ends of the earth!
Make it soothing to the touch.
A fluffy towel, your softest robe, cozy slippers, or, our favorite— super plush socks are perfect. We can’t get enough of FAZL, because in addition to being Fair Trade Certified, their no-itch, vegan socks are handmade, velvety soft, and feature indigenous designs.
Best of all, they provide support to orphanages in India that care for vulnerable children and offer fair wages to artisans in need.
The perfect scent.
Candles are a great way to add ambiance since they look pretty and smell amazing. We love the 100% soy wax candles from Calyan Wax Co. since they provide a clean, safe, and even burn while filling your room with your favorite fragrance.
Even more, Calyan Wax Co. donates 5% of its revenue to Traffick911, which gives freedom, justice, and empowerment to survivors of human trafficking.
Tastes like a spa day.
What exactly does a spa day taste like? We think it’s personal. Fruit-infused sparkling water, a steaming cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or tea… whatever it is you’re craving is perfect for filling your favorite Jenessa Wait mug and toasting your spa day!
Looking for inspo? Gobena remains #1 in our hearts. Not only do they make premium artisanal coffee that is sustainable and ethically sourced, but all profits are donated to Lifesong for Orphans, a nonprofit that cares for orphans and vulnerable children.
Yes, you read that right. All Profits. As in 100%. The whole kit and caboodle. The full monty. The whole shebang.
Run a bath.
But not just any bath will do. Instead, make it the perfect escape with some help from SOiL essential oils. Their collection of organic Essential Oils is free of parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic colors, or synthetic fragrances.
Just add 5 – 10 drops of essential oil to 1 tablespoon carrier oil and add to a warm bath. If your skin is sensitive, blend the essential oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil first. Close the door so the vapors don’t escape. Soak for at least 10 minutes relaxing and breathing deeply. For added moisture, dilute the oils in 10ml of carrier oil before adding them to the bath.
Feel good knowing SOiL is a Fair Trade company, which means they provide healthy working conditions for their local community and minimize environmental impact in all of their operations.
Treat your hair to luxury.
If you haven’t tried MISSIO Hair, you’re in for a treat! Their affordable-luxury hair products are free of sulfates, parabens, and phthalates and never tested on animals, and are made in the USA.
Best of all MISSIO Hair is on a mission to use beauty to restore hope and fight human trafficking.
Don’t forget your lips!
With Kind Lips, you can let the moisture and kindness in. In fact, their natural and organic lip balm will leave your lips nourished and protected while acting as a reminder to choose kind words.
Even better, they donate 20% of profits to anti-bullying organizations, so each tube of Kind Lips continues to be a reminder to be kind.