Do you ever feel like the hustle and bustle of everyday life is just too much? Do you find yourself searching for a moment to relax your mind, body, and soul? A luxurious bath might be exactly what you need. One of the best ways to escape from daily stressors and truly indulge in relaxation is with a variety of treatments typically found at spas or specialty retailers that can help revitalize both your mind and body – but do you ever feel like treating yourself to something more luxurious than just taking a hot bath or snuggling up on the couch with your favorite show? Well, I’m here to tell you that giving yourself luxury spa-like treatments at home is much simpler than it may seem – and infinitely more rewarding!
This blog post will give an overview of various types of relaxing baths and treatments to help ease stress and promote overall well-being. From aromatic fragrances to therapeutic ingredients, prepare for undiluted self-care bliss!
Bathtime is the perfect opportunity to get away from it all and relax. And while there’s no denying that a spa day can be one of life’s little luxuries, you don’t have to go far for the ultimate pampering session. By creating your luxurious baths at home, you can relax and rejuvenate at any time!
Whether you’re looking for a bath serum to nourish and soothe your skin, a rich bubble bath to give you some lighthearted fun, or an indulgent soak that will leave your skin feeling revitalized and refreshed, we’ve got it all covered.
From budget-friendly DIY spa treatments to specialized products, this guide is the perfect place to start if you want to create a luxurious bathtime experience right at home!
Let’s dive into how you can make your next bath session feel more like a spa day.
There is a recipe for a luxurious soak, and it includes layering multiple tools that make you feel good instantly. Such as candles, fragrances (manufactured in a lab), and essential oils (extracted directly from plants/sources).
- Candles provide a soothing ambiance and are an easy way to set the mood for relaxation.
- Fragrances such as lavender, frankincense, or eucalyptus oil can help soothe your senses and promote a sense of calm.
- Lastly, essential oils like rosemary or peppermint are known to be uplifting and invigorating.
Avoid using essential oils like peppermint, wintergreen, cinnamon, clove, oregano, cassia, and thyme. These oils have side effects that may cause forms of irritation and inflammation when used in a bath.
By combining these tools into one luxurious soak, you can reap the benefits of aromatherapy and indulgent skincare all at once! Once you’ve chosen your desired ingredients, it’s time to assemble your luxurious bath.
First, start by running a warm bath and adding your chosen essential oils. Then, light some candles and place them around the bathroom to create a spa-like ambiance. Lastly, add any specialty products you may have created or purchased like bath salts or bubble baths that contain natural skin-nourishing ingredients.
Now you’re ready to take a luxurious soak! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the experience. Let your skin absorb all of the beneficial ingredients as it breathes in the calming aroma of your essential oils.
When you’ve finished soaking, make sure to hydrate your skin with a nourishing moisturizer. This will help to lock in any of the beneficial ingredients from your luxurious bath and keep your skin looking healthy and glowing.
To dive deeper into the world of luxurious baths, here are the main products you may want to consider adding to your ultimate spa-like experience:
DIY Bath Salts & Soaks
Using natural salts and other ingredients in your homemade bath salt blend will help nourish, detoxify and bring out the best in your skin. Some of our favorite ingredients include Epsom salts, Dead Sea salts, and essential oils for an added boost of relaxation. Simply add a handful of salts to your warm bath, mix it in and let the healing properties work their magic.
-Salt scrubs can help remove dead skin cells while promoting circulation.
-Epsom salts are used to promote the healing of joints, fibromyalgia, sprains, bruises, and ingrown nails just to name a few.
Pink Champagne Bath Salts
Soak Time: 30 minutes
Source: Wholesale Supplies Plus
- 1 cup of Luxurious Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
- 1 bottle of Apricot Sparkling wine
- 2 tablespoons Berry Fragrance Oil
Relax and enjoy a luxurious bath with Pink Champagne Bath Salts! This delicious blend of pink Himalayan sea salt, apricot sparkling wine, and berry fragrance oil will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Simply pour some into your tub, relax for 30 minutes, and let the invigorating scent soothe away all your stress. Not only will your skin feel softer and more silky smooth, but this blend is also known to reduce inflammation, help balance your body’s pH levels, and even provide relief from sore muscles. So take a break and enjoy some luxurious pampering with the Pink Champagne Bath Salts!
DIY Bath Oils & Serums
Add some luxurious hydration to your bath with homemade bath oil or serum. A combination of natural oils such as coconut, argan, and almond are great choices that will leave your skin soft and supple after each soak. Add a few drops into running water before you get in, or apply directly onto damp skin post-bath for even more nourishment.
-Bath oils are a luxurious way to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of essential oils and nourish your skin.
-Milk baths are a luxurious way to soften, hydrate, and nourish your skin.
Unwind Bath oil recipe
Soak Time: 30 minutes
Source: Body and Earth
- 5 tablespoons of Apricot Kernel Oil
- 20 drops of Cypress Essential oil
- 10 drops of Lavender Essential oil
- 10 drops of Cajeput Essential oil
Combine all ingredients in a bottle and shake well. When ready to take your soak, add 2 tablespoons of the bath oil into warm bath water about 10 minutes before getting in the tub or while the water is running. Enjoy a long, luxurious soak and feel the tension melting away!
Cleopatra Milk & Honey Bath recipe
Soak Time: 30 minutes
Source: Sage Goddess
- 1/2 cup of Milk
- 1/4 cup of Honey
- 1/4 cup of Epsom salt
- 6 drops of Jojoba oil
- 3 drops of Jasmine oil
Combine the milk and honey in a bowl and mix until you reach a creamy consistency. Slowly add the Epsom salt to your mixture, stirring as you go. When fully combined, add your chosen oils and stir again until evenly distributed. Pour the mixture into your desired container and store in a cool dry place until ready to use. When ready to take your luxurious soak, add 1/3 cup of the milk & honey bath blend to a warm bath and enjoy!
DIY Bubble Baths
Create endless amounts of bubbles without breaking the bank with easy DIY bubble baths! All you need is liquid soap and water to whip up a bubbly goodness that is both gentle and effective. Making your own bubble bath is also great if you want to add some essential oils for a custom aromatherapy experience.
-Bubble baths are perfect for those who want to add a fun, playful element to their bath experience.
-Bath bombs add a wonderful bouquet of therapeutic scents while providing fun and entertainment.
Homemade Bubble Bath Recipe
Soak Time: 30 minutes
Source: Happy Home Happy Heart
- 1 cup Castile Soap
- 1 cup Body Wash
- 1/4 cup of Vegetable Glycerin
- 30-40 drops of essential oils
Make sure to shake and blend the ingredients well before adding them to your bath. You can also add a few tablespoons of baking soda to give your bubble bath an extra boost of bubbly goodness. Enjoy!
DIY Detox Baths
Detox baths are one of the most popular home spa treatments, as they help with everything from reducing stress levels to improving skin health. It is usually recommended to soak in a detox bath from 12 minutes to 1 hour.
To make your detox bath, mix Epsom salts, baking soda, and apple cider vinegar into warm water for a deep cleansing soak. Don’t forget to top it off with some calming essential oils like lavender or chamomile for an extra boost!
-Detoxifying baths may include ingredients such as clay or activated charcoal that can help draw out impurities from the skin.
Take II Detox Bath
Soak Time: 30-45 minutes
Source: Phases to Forever
- 2 cups of Epsom Salt
- 2 cups Baking Soda
- 2 cups of Sea Salt
- 5 tablespoons of Ground Ginger
- 1 cup of Vinegar
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix. Pour the mixture into your bathtub filled with warm water and stir until dissolved. Enjoy a relaxing, detoxifying soak for 30 minutes or more! Be sure to drink plenty of water afterward to flush out toxins from your body.
There are also Herbal Soaks that do not have detoxifying properties but can still be beneficial to your skin. Herbal soaks are the perfect way to relax and unwind after a long day. There are typically two methods for preparing a tea bath:
Method #1: Place the desired herbs into an unbleached muslin bag and hang it over your tub faucet while running bath water. This will infuse the tub with beneficial herbs, oils, and minerals as the water is running.
Method #2: Create an herbal tea concentrate by steeping your chosen herbs in boiling water on the stovetop. Once the tea has reached desired strength – about 15 minutes, strain off herbs and add the infused tea liquid to bath water.
Wildflower Bath Tea
Soak Time: 30 minutes
Source: Natural Living Ideas
- 5 tablespoons of rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons of dead Sea Salt
- 2 tablespoons of dried chamomile
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- 1-2 tablespoons of dried flower petals (e.g. lavender, rose, cornflower, or calendula)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until evenly blended. Place the mixture into an unbleached muslin bag and tie it shut. Hang this over your bathtub faucet while running hot water. Let the mixture steep for 10-15 minutes before adding it to the tub. Enjoy! Take a few moments to relax and enjoy the soothing aromatherapy of your wildflower bath tea.
No matter what type of spa treatment you choose, make sure to take time for yourself and be present in the moment—enjoy the process! Relaxation is key for an overall healthier lifestyle, so don’t forget to treat yourself every once in awhile.
DIY Foot Soaks
Treat tired feet after a long day with this easy DIY foot soak. Use warm water and add a handful of Epsom salt, baking soda, and your favorite essential oils. Soak your feet for 10-15 minutes to reduce swelling and soften skin, then rub on a luxe-moisturizing lotion or oil afterward to really pamper yourself!
DIY Hair Masques
Your hair deserves some love too! Give it a revitalizing treatment with easy DIY hair masques that can be done in the bathtub.
Start by mixing half of an avocado, and half a cup of olive oil, and mash together. Applying it to the split ends only. This hair mask works best when left on for at least half an hour. Which makes it perfect for a bath-soak pairing! Once you are done with your 30 minutes, drain the tub, and finish with a shower and shampoo, and conditioner.
DIY Face Masks
Finally, finish up your spa day with a DIY face mask! Facials are a great way to deep cleanse and nourish the skin for a radiantly healthy complexion. You can make your personalized mask by combining ingredients like pure aloe vera gel, and raw honey to form a paste. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing with warm water. You could also try adding a tablespoon of activated charcoal to the paste, which can help draw out impurities from the skin.
Once you’ve completed your spa day rituals, take a few moments to relax and just enjoy the process. You deserve to treat yourself and the benefits that come with a spa day are well worth it!
We hope this guide helps you create the perfect luxurious spa day experience at home. Whether you’re looking for a quick pamper session or an all-out indulgent soak, DIY bath treatments are the way to go! All it takes is some simple ingredients, a bit of TLC, and voila – your spa awaits!
So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your next make-shift spa day today.
By: Love Alisha | Luxury & Intimate Blogger | www.londynking.com | January 2023.