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Need A Break But Don't Want To Head To The Spa? 5 Things You Can Do To Turn Your Home Into A Heavenly Oasis

May 27 2021, Published 2:33 p.m. ET

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Getting out of your house and going to the spa can sometimes feel like an impossible task — whether physically or financially or both. Not to mention the fact that if you haven't had your COVID-19 vaccine yet, going to the spa won't exactly be good for your health. So, why not turn your home into a spa and take a mini-staycation? That way, you will wind up feeling refreshed and pampered without breaking the bank, feeling stressed or becoming sick.

Keep reading to learn five simple things you can do to turn your home into a spa so you can fall even more in love with your beautiful self.

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Buy A Comfy Robe

No day at the spa would be complete without a comfy robe, so the first step in turning your home into a spa ought to be investing in a quality robe. According to Robemart, "Spa robes turn ordinary bedrooms and bathrooms into sanctuaries of rest and relaxation." The site recommends choosing a robe that is the right size so you don't feel awkward and picking a fabric that feels good against your skin. Another factor to consider when choosing a robe is length — do you want a long or a short one? Here is a list of 11 quality robes from The Spruce.

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Turn Your Bathroom Into A Cinema

Have you ever wished you could relax in the bath and watch a movie without running the risk of electrocuting yourself? Well, thanks to technology, now you can. Just buy a small projector — like this one — and set it up on a shelf or a stool so you can chill in the bath and watch a good film. Need help picking a feel-good flick to enjoy? Try one of these suggestions.

Give Your Hair — And Your Bod — A Dash Of TLC

According to PopSugar, a good salon appointment involves a head massage and scalp scrub — these things "can go a long way in chilling you out and making you feel pampered." So, how can you take care of this at home? One way is to invest in a soothing scalp scrub like this one.

There are also some nifty little gadgets that can help you care for the rest of your body. This microcurrent facial device will knead the muscles in your jaw, while this stone will help you to soothe any neck pain you may be having. Here is an additional list of at-home spa products you can add to your repertoire.

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Incorporate Aromatherapy

Nothing says rest and relaxation like candles. PopSugar recommends using candles to help you wind down before bed, but candles would work equally well to help you de-stress in the bathtub or while meditating. According to Mayo Clinic, aromatherapy may have the following benefits: "relief from anxiety and depression, improved quality of life and improved sleep." Click here for a list of 10 aromatherapy candles "that can make you feel happier and less stressed."

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Give Yourself A Manicure Or Pedicure

Imagine how nice it will feel to gaze at pretty fingers and toes at the end of your home spa day. Giving yourself a manicure or pedicure isn't actually that hard. The best way to do it? First, decide how plain or fancy you want to go. Do you want to simply soak and file your fingernails and toenails or do you want to go all the way and add nail polish? Here is a how-to guide to conduct your own manicure, and here is an easy guide to doing your own pedicure.

Oscar Wilde once said, "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." As you can see, having an at-home spa day is really not that difficult — and caring for yourself is an important act of love.


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