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. As a precaution, make sure that you confirm the essential oils are safe before using and keep out of reach of children and pets.
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 on hand, and put that phone away!