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How to Set Up the Ultimate At-Home Spa

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Whether you’re looking for some quiet time or planning a relaxing getaway, a home spa can help you de-stress and relax. Read on for our step-by-step guide to setting up your own at-home spa experience!

Light a scented candle

Since spa treatment is a gift to yourself, your home spa experience is incomplete without a scented candle. Scented candles are a lovely way to add ambiance and relaxation to your at-home spa, but they must be handled with care.

Make sure to prepare the bathtub first. Alt tag: a beige bathtub

Placing the candle in an area that won't get too hot will keep it from melting before you can enjoy its fragrance. Instead of using matches or any open flame, find a way to light your candle safely by using an electric lighter, such as one for cooking or fireplace lighters.

Prepare Your Space

To make sure the space you're using is properly sanitized and ready for use, do a quick check before you start mixing your ingredients. First, ensure there are no dirty dishes or food scraps around; this could contaminate the water when filling your tub. Second, ensure that any equipment you plan to use will fit in your bathroom and isn't too bulky. 

Next, find a place where you can store your supplies neatly after each use (this is important if you want to keep your home looking tidy). Finally, ensure that there is enough room for a person to comfortably climb into their bathtub and enough space for the door to open freely once they're inside it (you don't want them getting stuck!).

Prepare the bathtub

You’ll want to prepare your tub before using it because it’s a special place. The right water temperature and some bath essentials will be all you need. First, fill your bathtub with warm water and add some natural bath salts if you have some on hand (lavender is great for relaxation). If not, consider adding essential oils like lavender or chamomile instead; they add subtle aromatherapy benefits that help put you in a more peaceful state of mind.

Make your at-home spa a personal experience. a woman relaxing in a bathtub

Finally, light candles around the tub and place them where they won’t get wet from splashing water! Be careful not to burn yourself when lighting candles near water – don't leave any unattended for long periods, either!

Draw a warm bath

Now that the lights are dimmed and your favorite playlists are playing, it's time to step into the bath. But before you do, there are a few things to consider:

  • Make sure the water is warm but not too hot. You should be able to hold your hand in for about 20 seconds without pain. Use a bath thermometer if needed, or test with your senses.
  • Add any essential oils or bath salts. This will add extra relaxation benefits and make for an incredibly luxurious experience!
  • Light some candles. The light will help set the mood even more than just dimmed lights alone can do

Add bath salts or essential oils.

Now that you've got the water ready, it's time to add some fun. Add bath salts or essential oils for a relaxing soak or detoxifying cup of Epsom salts if you're tired. Or try one of these excellent bath bomb recipes to add color and fragrance to your water:
  • Lavender and vanilla
  • Lemon-rosemary with blueberries
  • Citrus ginger with charcoal

    Add fresh flowers or sprigs of herbs, if you like

    • You can spend a little money on bath products. You can make your spa products using items that you probably already have at home. For instance, if you enjoy having fresh flowers or herbs around the house, these could be used as decorations when placed in a vase and on the side of the tub. The natural elements add an extra layer of relaxation for your body and help create an atmosphere conducive to relaxing and unwinding from a long day at work or school!

      Light tea candles around the tub and place them where they won’t get wet.

    Scented candles and essential oils can be very calming. Alt tag: a person taking a drop of essential oil
    • You want to set the mood for your spa night and fill the bathroom with lovely smells, but you also want to avoid burning down your apartment. Luckily, there are a few ways to light up without worrying about starting a fire. The first option is to place tea candles around the tub on dry land. You can also go with a candle holder that holds several styles at once, so they don't get ruined by water splashing up during the bathing time.

    Home Spas are becoming more popular.

    Home spas are becoming more and more popular. You can find a variety of treatments that can be done at home, including facials and body scrubs. An at-home spa could be a perfect way to relax if you have just moved into a new home. Making an apartment feel like home is essential, and creating a spa will be a reason to add some personal touches to your bathroom. Spa treatments allow you to relax and unwind in your space without spending hours at the spa or driving all over town for services. 

    The best part about these home spas is that they're usually inexpensive, if not free! If you have friends who also want to try out a new treatment (or wantlikee help with their skin), then there are plenty of great options on Etsy or Amazon.

    Conclusion

    Now that you know how to set up an at-home spa, it’s time to relax and enjoy your new bathtub! We hope these tips have inspired you to create your home's ultimate bath experience.

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