Decide whether you’ll stick to just your bathroom or incorporate another space, like the bedroom. Then, set about creating a calming sanctuary that doesn’t feel like your normal home with smells, sounds, and sights of a spa. Because it’s easier to relax in soft lighting, use candles and lamps — Himalayan salt lamps are especially good, as they produce a soothing pink-orange glow.
Use an essential oil diffuser, scented candle, or incense to create a serene scent. Wanting to restore balance? Centering cedar or sandalwood will help. Planning to sleep after your spa treatment? Sleep deeper with the help of lavender or juniper.
Complete the spa vibe with a soothing ambient playlist. Meditation music is ideal. And don’t forget to have your fluffiest towels and comfiest slippers to hand, and put that phone away!