Everybody; man, woman and child need pampering every now and then. And I don’t know about you, but we definitely can’t afford to take off and go to the spa whenever we need some relaxation and down time. So in order to save some money but still experience some relaxation, we have some great DIY spa tips!
Creating the environment for your own DIY Spa
Clean Location: The first set is setting up the right environment. In order to relax you need a place that is clean. So step 1. Clean the room you want to use. I mean really; how relaxed can you get if you see your toddler’s toys strewn all over the floor, or their afternoon snack that they sneaked into the room crumbled over your carpet? It doesn’t need to be immaculate. Just clean enough that you can feel completely at ease in.
If you are planning a DIY Spa experience in the tub, a quick wipe down of the toilet and tub would probably be a nice gesture for yourself. Let’s face it, bathrooms can get gross. But a quick spritz with white vinegar and a quick wipe can turn the entire experience around. Not to mention killing any odor causing bacteria that may be lurking near the toilet. Trust me, you will feel much more relaxed with a fairly clean room for your DIY spa experience.
Perfect Lighting: Next you need the perfect lighting. Soft light is best for a relaxing atmosphere. If you are experiencing your DIY spa in the daytime, then draw the blinds or curtains to block out the bright day light. If at night, a great dimmer lamp is perfect for creating the perfect level of light. We bought one of these dimmer lamps for our living room years ago and I love it. We can manually adjust to any level of brightness. Not just the standard three click levels. It is perfect for creating the perfect level of light for a DIY Spa experience.
Moisture, Scent and Sounds: Finally you need the perfect moisture, scent and sounds. Now you can achieve this using three separate means or my favorite way is using a Serene House Angel Diffuser. An Angel diffuser is an ultrasonic essential oil scent diffuser. It doesn’t require any filters so it is easy to clean. And it puts off just the perfect level of cool mist humidity along with quality essential oils to create the perfect DIY spa environment.
The Angel Diffuser uses about a cup’s worth of water. And it lasts about 6 hours. I’m not certain the exact time as I often use it at night to help me sleep better with the essential oils and mist. I turn it on before I go to sleep and often is has automatically shut off by the time I get up in the morning. But the Husband said it was still running when he got up for school around 6 hrs after I started it. And it has an auto-shut off feature when the water level gets too low. Love that!
The Angel Diffuser uses LED lighting to create an elegant look and feel to your DIY spa room. Mine cycles through different colors and illuminates the frosted glass dome. It also has a built-in speaker that plays a stream of pre-programmed music through the internal speaker or you can play your own tune through your own device such as MP3, MP4, Phone or CD player.
I personally love the soft sounds of the pre-programed music. The only down side is that I can’t control the volume level. The Angel II model actually comes with a remote that allows more control over the experience. I think I would love to eventually upgrade to the Angel II model. But for now I’m quite happy with the regular Angel Diffuser.
You also want to pick out quality essential oils to use in your oil diffuser. Serene House has a great variety that is perfect for a DIY Spa environment. I tried out the Natural Frankincense and Energy blend.
Frankincense produces feelings of calmness and has an elevating, soothing effect on the mind. It is often used to relieve depression and grief.
Energy blend promotes strength and vitality. Its citrusy, cool and refreshing fragrance gives you a boost of energy whenever and wherever.
Both Essential oils have the same strength and quality of oils as the other more expensive brands I’ve tried in the past. And they truly have done amazing at helping to set up the DIY Spa environment. Or like I mentioned before, I often use them at night, or even just during a usual day to improve moods and energy levels. I always have my Angel Diffusing running. Always. It is still going strong after a full month of constant use. And I’m not even exaggerating that constant use.
DIY Spa Treatments
After you have your environment set up; then it is time to experience the luxury of the DIY spa treatments. There are so many different things you can do! Maybe you have bribed your husband into giving you a much needed massage! Or maybe he bribed you into giving him one. Hey, men can love them just as much as women do.
So to help give you some ideas and instructions on how to accomplish them, I’ve turned to fellow bloggers for some of the best DIY spa treatments and proceedures! This will help you get the most out of your DIY spa experience! And if you are looking for something more along the lines of a DIY Spa exerience for more than just yourself, be sure to check out How to host a Spa party! Check them out!
- Detox Bath salts with Essential oils. Add these to your bath and you will experience the most luxurious bath!
- DIY Pedicure Step by step instructions on how to get your feel looking Summer ready.
- DIY Body Scrub. A great way to rejuvenate your skin.
- Cinnamon Chai Scrub
- DIY Sugar scrub
- Avocado Face Mask
- DIY Sugar Scrub with essential oils -another great way to use the Serene House essential oils to match what is streaming from your oil diffuser.
- DIY Body Wash with coconut milk.
- Coconut Oil Hair mask, amazing results in this post!
- DIY Lip balm – for use after you scrub all the old skin off with the Sugar scrubs.
- Citrus Salt scrub – this is fantastic if you need a burst of energy. The salt is also very healing for irritated skin.
- DIY Make-up Remover – because really, who wants to come out of a Spa experience with old makeup on? Yuck.
- Anti-aging Avocado Face mask – use after you remove all the old makeup! Your skin will feel brand new afterwards.
- DIY Manicure. You can pick from such a large variety of different manicure styles from our pinterest board. We have a huge collection there for you.
I’ve given you quite a bit to think about. Wow. That is a lot to get any DIY Spa experience going. I can’t wait to hear about your results!
And don’t forget about the importance of setting up the environment! Without the right environment you miss out on the full experience. And the Serene House Essential Oil diffusers are fantastic for helping to create the perfect environment! They have lots of different diffusers if the Angel model isn’t right for you. And they also carry a great line of quality essential oils to help ensure you have the perfect blend of invigorating or calming or health boosting oils in the air. You can learn more by visiting Serene House online.
Want to win this Oil diffuser for free? Come enter our Serene House Essential Oil Diffuser Giveaway from 6/18/2013- 7/05/2013. We are offering a Serene House Angel II Essential Oil Diffuser and 1 essential Oi valued at $330! The giveaway will be open to USA & Canada excluding Hawaii, Territories and APO! And a quick hint; the first entry is to comment on this post, so be sure to leave a comment before heading over there so you don’t have to return. (Saying, “thanks for the giveaway” is not a valid comment entry for the giveaway).
How do you host a DIY Spa experience?
What are your favorite DIY Spa treatments?
Which essential oil blend would you most want to use for your DIY spa treatment?