There’s more to life than work, eat, sleep, repeat. If you’re feeling burned out and wound up, ditch your daily grind and give yourself a much-needed timeout with a DIY home spa day.
How to have a spa day at home
You don’t need much to create a relaxing spa experience. Here are six simple ways to unwind, refresh, and feel ready to take on the world—or at least your to-do list.
YL tip: If you don’t have time for an entire spa day, carve out a moment of calm by doing just one or two of these ideas.
1. Create a soothing ambiance with calming scents.
Set the scene for the ultimate pamper session with one of our spa-inspired diffuser blends. Featuring essential oils like Lavender, Cedarwood, and Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, these diffuser-ready recipes will lend a calming, grounding aroma to your spa experience.
Or skip the extra step of mixing different essential oils and choose from one of Young Living’s signature blends instead. Try options like Citrus Fresh, Joy, or Peace & Calming®.
2. Dim the lights and cue the relaxing music.
Music and lighting set the tone for a luxurious start to your morning or lowkey spa night. Play soft, calming music to invite feelings of tranquility. Then dim or turn off the lights and use an essential oil diffuser, like the Lustre Artisan Diffuser or Aria® Ultrasonic Diffuser, to add soothing illumination to your space.
3. Take a steamy shower or bath infused with essential oils.
Ever wish you could bathe in your favorite essential oils? With these tips and tricks, you can! Learn which oils are safe for baths and how to whip up essential oil-infused suds for your soak.
If you don’t have time to DIY, reach for Lavender Calming Bath Bombs or Stress Away Relaxing Bath Bombs for a burst of aroma that will soothe your senses.
Not a bath person? Try our Easy Breeze Awakening or Citrus Fresh Energizing shower steamers to make your morning routine extra refreshing.
4. Give your skin some love by exfoliating and moisturizing.
What’s a home spa day without skin care? Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and leaves your skin feeling fresh and soft. If itchy, dry skin is impeding your inner peace, follow these dry brushing techniques to achieve soft, irresistible skin. Follow up this home spa treatment with Poppy Seed Lip Scrub on your lips and our mint-scented Satin Facial Scrub for gentle facial exfoliation.
Next, seal in moisture with an oil massage or with your favorite body and face lotions. If you’re craving more intense hydration, you can apply a DIY CBD salve or Rose Ointment instead.
5. Indulge in a face or hair mask.
Looking to detox your skin and clear out your pores? Check out our purifying Charcoal Mask. If your skin is in need of a fresh, nourishing boost, try our moisturizing ART® Beauty Masque.
Don’t forget to give your hair the same attention as your skin. Take this quiz to find out which DIY hair mask you should add to your pampering routine!
6. Enjoy a warm cup of tea or refreshing infused water.
There’s something about brewing a cup of tea that feels calming and meditative. If you love sweet, herbaceous teas, try our Vanilla Lemongrass Tea. It’s infused with just enough caffeine to kick off your day. For an evening treat, our Spiced Turmeric Herbal Tea is the perfect comforting blend.
If you prefer refreshing, cold hydration, add ice to your steeped tea to cool it or use your favorite Vitality oils to create mouthwatering, hydrating infusions.
Want more home spa ideas? Turn up the relaxation with this step-by-step guide to aromatherapy massage or learn how to throw a “spaw” day for your furry friends here.
What are your favorite ways to create a spa moment at home?
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