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Turn Your Bathroom into a Home Spa When You Need a Break from the Pandemic
In an uncertain time like this where we’re not 100% sure what will happen next or how our futures will be, we need a bit of stability in our life with quality “time out” sessions. We know many of you are stressed and unsure of your lives and haven’t taken the proper time to take a time out and relax.
With this quick guide, we help you turn your bathroom into a home spa to help you when you need a break from the pandemic.
You don’t have to renovate your entire bathroom space, but changing a thing or two here and there can make a massive difference and can contribute to your home spa experience.
How to Turn Your Bathroom into a Home Spa
1. Add a Calming Scent
With Scented Candles
Those people with the hundreds of candles in their home might be onto something… Add some scented candles to engage your senses when you’re relaxing in your bathroom while creating a relaxing ambience. Who can relax in harsh lighting anyway?
If you’re not keen on the idea of being surrounded by candles, invest in a diffuser for some aromatherapy to help wind down and enhance your mood. Diffusers are great to release calming scents with lavender, rosemary, or lemon.
Although there’s no evidence of lavender treating depression, nausea or other conditions, a study found that it could help lower anxiety levels.
2. Decorate Your Bathroom with Neutral Tones
If you’ve ever walked into a spa, chances are there weren’t any bright colours jumping out at you, potentially overwhelming your senses in a place where you’re supposed to feel relaxed, right?
Colour therapy (aka chromotherapy) is a method where a person’s ailments (physical or mental) are treated with colours. “Chromotherapy as a system of treatment can benefit people because of its harmony with nature. Everything that exists in this world is a combination of different colors.”
Some colours you can try:
Blue - tranquillity, stability
White - Cleanliness, purity
Brown - Natural, reliability
You can also add elements like wood or stone to bring some nature into your bathroom-spa.
3. Throw in some Towels
And that’s throwing in the TOWELS, not towel. We don’t want you to give up on your dream home spa!
If you go to any spa right now there will be towels, we guarantee it. That’s because they are literally used for almost anything… Laying down for a massage? Towel! Getting a face mask? Towel! Visiting the sauna room? Towel!
Towels are the perfect item to recreate your spa experience at home without breaking the bank. Simply buy yourself a few towels to put in a basket or in the cupboard, just think about what you’re going to use them for to ensure you buy enough!
Some towel uses:
- Wrapping yourself in a towel after a luxurious shower. Invest in a heated towel rail. A heated towel rail gives you toasty towels to wrap yourself with but it also helps dry your wet towels quickly.
- Heat the towel and place it on your face. Here’s how to heat the towel safely.
Tips for choosing towels:
- Choose oversized towels
- Make sure they’re soft
- Ensure they’re absorbent
4. Upgrade Your Shower
Upgrade your shower for the ultimate luxurious at-home spa experience. Even if you have a small bathroom, that won’t stop you from ultimate relaxation. Simply install a frameless shower enclosure, this will give the illusion that the space is bigger than it really is and is perfect to take a shower in the natural light streaming in through the windows.
Or if that’s not your style, why not install an industrial styled shower to give the place a rustic feel; add some marble tiles like the shower below.
Installing a “closed-off” shower, like the one below, can create some steam as you shower, giving you a short sauna experience as you take your relaxing shower.
Our consultants will come to your home for a free consultation.
5. Upgrade the Shower Head
Another way to recreate a spa atmosphere with your shower is by upgrading the showerhead. Here’s a lovely square shower head on Takealot that will make you feel like you’re standing in the rain.
Have a look at the shower enclosure with the rainfall shower head below.
6. Bathtub Caddy
A bathtub caddy can easily make your bath time a relaxing experience. There are various accessories to add to your tub caddy including:
- A caddy can hold your glass, we know some of you enjoy a little wine when unwinding after a long day. After all, we live in the Western Cape, home to various exquisite wine farms. If you rather want some tea or coffee, you can add that too!
- If you like to read, a bathtub caddy is the ideal accessory to hold your book and potentially prevent it from falling in the water while you read.
- Tub caddies can also hold candles!
Our consultants implement thorough safety measures during home and business visits to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
7. Position your Shower Near a Window
For those of you who decided to renovate your bathroom, consider positioning your shower (or bath) near a window. Imagine taking a shower during sunrise or sunset, how relaxing it would be!
8. Add Some Plants
Even if you’re not a plant person, adding in some plants to your relaxing space can do wonders for your décor and the air! Plants can provide calming effects to a room and some, like the snake plant, can help get rid of air pollution and toxins.
Not one for keeping a plant alive? Add some artificial plants! Some are so realistic you can’t even tell the difference!
9. Add Soft Background Music
Last but not least, add some soft background music while you’re relaxing in your home spa. Did you know there are studies that prove music can be an effective treatment for conditions like dementia, a stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and it can potentially reduce depression and anxiety? According to the World Journal of Psychiatry, music can also help improve your self-esteem and mood.
Add a Personal Touch
Here are a few things you can’t add to your bathroom but rather experience.
1. Give Yourself a Massage
Give your face, hands or feet a massage. Muscles can become tight during the day with all the stress (aka a global pandemic) so a massage will help those muscles loosen up.
Remember to use an oil when giving yourself a massage so that you’re not pulling on your skin, causing premature wrinkles.
2. Clear Your Mind
When you’re taking your relaxing shower or bath, take a moment to clear your mind of all your worries and any negative thoughts. Giving yourself a mental break now and then will do wonders for your mindset.
3. Think about all you have Accomplished this Week/Month/Year
We know COVID-19 brought most people’s plans to a halt, but it hasn’t taken away all our to-dos. If you’ve done something while under lockdown, even if it’s simply organising that messy drawer that’s been haunting you forever, or finishing a book, pat yourself on the back. It’s the little things that count.
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