When you have a new baby, you hardly have any time for yourself. All those things that you love to do have to take the back burner and your focus shift on your newborn. Among all the things you would attempt to create time for, going out to the spa would be the last on the list. Interestingly, you need the pampering.
To start with, you have gone through a lot carrying a pregnancy and delivering the child. The truth is that you not only need a day at the spa but you also need a mommy makeover. If you are not ready for a makeover yet, the least you deserve is a day at the spa to relax and just indulge. However, your baby comes first. Who would you leave your little one with?
Even if you have that sorted out, the cost of going to a good spa can also take its toll on your pocket. So, what if you can enjoy your much-needed day spa from the comfort of your home without breaking a bank? Yes, you heard right! You can indulge in a luxurious spa moment without leaving your house. So, how do you go about this exciting adventure? Let us explore how to get ready for your spa day.
Steps to Prepare for a Much Needed Spa Day from Home
The first thing is to get someone to take care of your baby. Since you are not leaving the house and all you need is a couple of hours, you can get your husband to watch over the baby for a couple of hours. Then again, you already have an idea of your baby’s routine, so you can plan your spa day around the time your little one would have been fed and taking a nap.
When this is settled, you need to get some items. There is a high chance that you have everything you need in your kitchen. You need oatmeal, salt, sugar, olive oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and herbal tea bags.
You need oatmeal, sugar, and salt as natural exfoliators and they are great for unclogging pores, scrubbing off dead skin cells, and helping the skin absorb nutrients and moisture. Using natural oil as the base, you are ready for an amazing spa day and a refreshing experience.
Steps to Enjoy a Luxurious Spa Day
Now that you have every product you need to take care of your child, let us look at how you can create a highly rewarding spa experience.
Set the Mood
Transitioning from a mom’s mode into a relaxation mode can be difficult. So, to have an optimal experience, try to create a spa ambiance and set the mood. Go online and download a spa music playlist, light some scented candles, pour yourself a glass of wine or a hot cup of herbal tea, and get ready to unwind.
Get a Steam Treatment
Get your essential oil ready while you boil a pot of water. When the water boils, put it on a platform and let it cool a little. Next, add an aromatic tea bag or a few drops of essential oil and bend over. Cover your head with a towel as you bend over the pot to trap the steam. Carefully take some deep breaths to open and smooth your pores. This will also ease any sinus pressure or tension headaches. You can do this for ten minutes.
Time to Scrub
Before you start with the steaming, you should have combined the facial and body scrub ingredients. Use the ingredients highlighted above to create your signature scrub before you get started. So, after the steaming, luxuriously scrub your body and face with the scrub to achieve an ultimate glow on your skin. You also get off dead skin cells from your body in the process.
Take a Hot Bath
Soak up in a hot bathtub for 20 minutes after the scrub to eliminate toxins, ease tension, and rejuvenate your body. If you have Epsom salt, add it and essential oil to your bathtub and soak in the goodness.
You can see how easy and affordable it is to have a spa day at home. Once you are done, take some time to rest. You will be amazed at how refreshed you would feel when you wake up.