6 February 2015

How to Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa

When some serious chill time comes around, and there's the chance of plenty of it - I love nothing more than going to town by transforming my tiny bathroom space into a make-shift spa, the full works and exactly what you'd find if you were to visit one, almost. See, you know me, I like my pampers and to take it to the next level, I get in the zone and it's a much budget friendlier way if a weekend break just isn't an option, plus it can be made a more regular thing. You feeling it? Here's how it's done...

First things first and you've got to set the scene - I'm talking candles, spa-like scents and if you've got one, an aroma diffuser (if you haven't I suggest you get on it pronto). Mine comes in from MUJI, it mists out a cool, dry steam of which essential oils can be added too, and it just feels and smells as if I've stepped into a sanitarium space. With three light settings, I can dim the main source and just have this glowing away in the corner. My current candle brand of choice for similar scent feels is Neom, and their Focus The Mind offering comes into play perfectly. Hot flannels feel all kinds of dreamy when pressed into the skin, neck, shoulders, everywhere - and usually spa-side there'll be a pyramid pile which you can dunk under hot water, or even ice water to cool you down when things get too steamy. I take my phone along for some slower tunes too, but resist from the social media scouring temptation - YouTube holds some great spa song mixes. 

My bathroom is bath-less, the one downside to my tiny flat - alas, I've got a pretty big wet room area to take its place, and to turn it into a make-shift steam room I either drop Aromatherapy Associates Essential Bath & Shower Oils onto the shower floor and let the warm steam do all the work, or I swipe them over my skin before stepping in for long-time lingering scents (Relax Deep is my fave FYI, and oh so good). However, if you're lucky enough to own a tub, I'd highly rec. some all-natural Himalayan salts to soak yourself in (my packet comes into play in my kitchen). They're packed with all good minerals and bring plethora of health benefits; detoxifying, hydrating and muscle relaxing to name a few. For the ultimate mud bath experience, I mud myself up with the Borghese Active Mud for Face and Body, another detoxifier and leaves the skin feeling refreshed post-removal, though you do have to prance about in the nude until it sets. For achy backs, necks, shoulders and legs, the This Works Deep Sleep Night Oil is pre-blended massage oil and is something along the lines of what would be slathered over you at a spa, plus it smells heavenly and is enough to send you snoozing. Obviously I'd recommend your full-facial routine at this point, but the Sarah Chapman Morning Facial is basically all the glowy post-facial results in a bottle, leaving you radiant and nicely nourished.

Spa scene set? Check. Spa-like scent? Check. Spa product selection? Check. Well I think those are my plans, and possibly yours too, for this weekend, sorted...


  1. Oh wow just the sound of it is grand! I am intrigued.. Borghese mud mask sounds like an item on my next shopping list! Off I go! ;-)

  2. This sounds dreamy! Our bathroom in our rented flat doesn't really lend itself to the full "spa experience" if you know what I mean...

  3. It's amazing stuff - a great blackhead banishing face mask too! Haha, enjoy Divya :-)

  4. LOL I get you Jessica - and same, hence why I feel the need to do the above ;-)

  5. I love transforming my bathroom into a man free-chill zone. I don't often have the time but when I do I light a candle, turn off the lights, run a really hot bath and put some bath oil in... it smells absolutely incredible!

    Jade x

    Girl Up North | UK Lifestyle Blog

  6. Haha, my favourite part of that was the 'man-free chill zone' - sounds seriously good Jade ;-)

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