Hy my friends, sometimes during your busy lives it is time to take some time for yourself, to take a step back and relax. This is the time to take care of yourself and be a little bit selfish. There is no better way at your home to have a relaxing moment then a spa moment.
Normally I take my spa moments every couple of weeks in a bathtub, but recently I renovated my shower. So now it’s time to enjoy a relaxing spa moment in my shower at home. In this
Shower spa theme: Lavender
For my shower spa transformation, I used the theme Lavender/Eucalyptus during the whole process. It makes it easier for me to make choices in the products and ensures also a relaxing color combo.
By all means, you don’t need to buy all these new products to have a relaxing spa moment. Your normal shampoo and shower will do fine, but if you want to treat yourself for something extra, this is the ultimate guide.
Start to make your bathroom kids and husband free. It’s now your time.
Step 1: Green plants
The first step to turn your shower into a spa resort is to place some greeneries in your shower. My theme is Eucalyptus/Lavender so I put some lavender plants in my shower and I hang some Eucalyptus leaves at my shower bar.
These plants are not only good for a relaxing shower, but they also smell really good and they have a lot of health benefits.
Lavender oil has a disinfecting and analgesic effect.
Lavender is soothing, soothing, uplifting and brings the mind into balance.
Lavender oil helps with: cuts, wounds, burns, bruises, pimples, allergies, insect bites, and throat inflammations.
Also in case of inflammation (pustules etc.) lavender oil has a healing effect.
The oil is also expectorant and therefore helps with colds and flu.
I got this information (Dutch site) from aromalifestyle.nl.
They are very effective in foot fungus, inflammations, colds, rough dry hands, disinfecting, kills many kinds of bacteria and fungi including Candida Albicans, Staphylococcus Areas, Escherichia Coli, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Aspergillus Niger
The Eucalyptus globulus is the best-known oil and is used in many products, including toothpaste, cough medicine, chewing gum, etc..
I got this information from (Dutch site) aromalifestyle.nl.
Step 2: Right fragrances
Setting the right fragrances will also decide your mood, so I used 3 items to make it smell incredible. Fragrances that you can enjoy and help you relax.
In the first step, I also showed you the 4th option for a nice relaxing smell.
I bought my Lavender candles in the grocery store, but I will give you the link to Amazon candles.
Lavender room sticks
Next to my shower I put my Lavender/Eucalyptus room sticks. It will also give a sudden smell in the bathroom as well.
Lavender Eucalyptus shower melts
The 3th step for setting the mood by fragrance are DIY Shower melts. Ideal for your at home shower spa. Those melts are easy to make. You can make multiple and use them also into normal showers. You put them at the bottem of your shower and they will melt with the steaming water. It will relaese the fragrance bit by bit during your shower. These are also nice to make if you have the flu or a cold. Check the health benefits above for more detail.
DIY instructions Shower Melts
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 1/3 cup water (add more or less to form a paste)
- Eucalyptus and lavender essential oils
- Mini Muffin tins
Mix the baking soda with the water until you have a paste and put for a couple of minutes (+- 15) in the oven on low temperature until hardened. Then put some eucalyptus and levender essentiol oil on top and they are ready to use
Step 3: Relaxing music
No it’s time to choose relaxing songs in a playlist and play them by your bluetooth speaker. I used a mix on what I had on my phone, but this is a very personal choice. Choose your favorite music to help you relax in the shower.
I used a water-resistant Bluetooth speaker box.
Step 4: Detoxifying tea ready
Step number 4 to transform your shower into a spa resort is to set some relaxing tea. It’s not convenient to drink it during your shower, but you can drink some before and after your shower. This will also calm your mood and help you relax. I used Bedtime tea from Yoga.
Step 5: White linen
I don’t know what it is, but there is a thing with white linen. Everything looks more clean and nice if you have everything in white. So I used the following items in white to set a clean and relaxing mood. If you don’t have white linen, it’s not a problem. Just try the same color scheme.
- White towels
- White washcloths
- White bathrobe
Step 6: Theme products
All my spa products I bought in the theme of Lavender/ Eucalyptus. It gives me a great feeling to look at all those fabulous products. Having all the products in the same color scheme will give also a relaxing peace of mind. If you don’t have a similar kind of products, that is not a problem, just use what you have. Set all the products ready in a nice plate ready to use in the shower.
In this spa shower guide, I used the basic steps of a spa treatment, but you can expand to treat particular body parts more. It’s completely up to you.
Step 7: Scrub
Now it’s time to take the shower, you are all prepped and ready to take this relaxing spa shower. After cleansing myself with warm water, I used a scrub for my body. I made my own lavender body scrub beforehand, but you can also use store-bought. What I do recommend is a good scrub brush, it will circulate your blood better with this massage and the scrubs ensures you it exfoliate and cleanse your pores.
DIY Lavender scrub
- 100 gr of coconut oil
- 200 gr of white sugar
- A few drops of Lavender essential oil
- 1 tablespoon of lavender buts.
Heat the coconut oil until melted and mix with the sugar an essential oil and lavender buts. Put in a nice bowl. Also, use a scrub brush to exfoliate even more.
Step 8: Facemask
When I completely scrubbed my body, it’s time to apply my facemask. I made my own Lavender clay mask beforehand, but also here you can buy a facemask of your choice. I let the facemask on, until almost the end of the shower (before body lotion) and then I cleanse myself with cold water to close my pores.
DIY Lavender facemask
- 2 tablespoons of Kaolin clay
- 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
- 4 drops of essential oil lavender
- 1 tablespoon of water
Mix all ingredients and when ready apply to your face with a little spoon and let it sit for a couple of minutes.
Step 9: Shampoo
Now it’s time to wash my hear, in this case, I used store-bought shampoo from my hairdresser because I really like this brand. They don’t fit in my color scheme so I put them beforehand in a nice bottle. I really love the look.
You can also use a balsam after washing your hair, but I’m not a fan of balsems. I use a hair-repair set when I’m blow-drying my hair afterwards.
Step 10: Bodylotion
While I’m relaxing with my facemask and shampoo in my hair, I shave my legs and armpits and then it is time for cleansing my body with cold water to close my pores and apply a body oil to enhance my skin. In this case, I bought L
When you had a relaxing shower, you can go to a party! Check out my party ideas at my blog
Step 11: Clean your shower
While turning your shower into a spa you only need 10 steps, I provide
Shower cleaning paste
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- White vinegar
Scoop 1/2 cup of baking soda into your plastic container and poor in sufficient white vinegar to form a paste and then mix together with a spoon. Use this pasta in the corners of your shower and tiles and let it soak for a couple of minutes. It’s a very old trick of the book.
Shower cleaning spray
- An opaque bottle with added spray nozzle
- Hydrogen peroxide (3%)
- 1/2 teaspoon of lavender essential oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of eucalyptus essential oil
- 1/5 teaspoon of peppermint essential oil
Put all the ingredients in the opaque bottle, shake and ready to use. Use this to clean the glas doors of your shower and the faucet.
Conclusion of your shower spa at home
This concludes my 10 step guide to turn your shower into a spa resort for relaxation, a little me-time to treat your body and your mind with lots of love; To give them a break from the busy life and give it time to re-energize.
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