September is Self-Care Awareness Month and there’s no better place to start a self-care journey than with a DIY at-home spa day. Practicing self-care is an important part of unlocking mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. While your coaching clients may think practicing self-care is too expensive or out of reach, indulging in self-care doesn’t have to break the bank. You can enjoy a full on spa day experience with items you already have in your home!
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Here are eight affordable DIY spa day ideas to prioritize your self-care this month and beyond. Try out these Spa ideas and then share them with your coaching clients!
- Set the mood
Kick off your spa day with music that sets the mood. Choosing music that relaxes and uplifts you is a good way to ease into self-care. Here are a few Spotify playlists that offer different vibes for your spa day:
- Lofi Hip-Hop for downtempo, groovy beats
- Relaxing Spanish Guitar for uplifting instrumental melodies
- Piano Covers of Popular Songs for smooth, familiar piano ballads
- Put on a essential oil diffuser
Pleasant aromas can be very calming to the nervous system and can help soothe the body and soul. Put on an essential oil diffuser and enliven your home spa with a calm and cleansing energy. Here are a few good oils to try:
- Lavender oil for stress relief
- Chamomile oil for reducing anxiety
- Ylang Ylang for deep, sound sleep
- Lemon oil for uplifting the spirit and cleansing the air
- Enjoy an easy, at-home facial
Remove the stress of the day with a relaxing DIY face mask. Face masks have been used for centuries for beauty and rejuvenation purposes. Some of the most popular face mask ingredients can be found in your own kitchen cabinet. Here are a few combinations to try:
- For hydration: ¼ avocado, 1 tsp of honey, and ¼ tsp of olive oil
- To brighten: ½ cup of rolled oats, 1 tsp of turmeric, and 4 tbsp of honey
- To reduce oil: ½ cup of aztec healing clay and ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
- For aging-skin: ½ tsp of matcha powder and 1 tsp of fresh aloe
For all of these face mask recipes, simply mix the ingredients in a bowl. Apply to a clean face and let sit for 10-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
- Give your nails some TLC
If taking care of your hands and nails is one of your favorite self-care activities, you’ll love this simple and effective nail treatment.
Make a DIY nail soak by combining warm water in a bowl with the juice of half a lemon, a teaspoon of salt, and a teaspoon of olive oil. Soak your fingers for 20-30 minutes.
Lemon juice helps to brighten the nails and promote stronger nail growth. Sea salt softens cuticles and strengthens nails. And the vitamin E in olive oil promotes healthy skin around the cuticle.
- Take a soothing salt bath
Salt baths have been used for centuries to cleanse, purify, and relieve stress in the body. They’re also incredibly affordable and easy to do at home!
Set the ambiance of your soothing salt bath by lighting a few candles, dimming the lights, and sprinkling a few drops of your favorite essential oil and some flower petals to 95 degrees Fahrenheit (or 35 degrees celsius) water.
Then, add one to two cups of bath salts to the water. Soak for 20 minutes to help relieve dry, itchy skin and soothe sore joints and muscles.
- Give yourself an exfoliating peppermint foot scrub
The feet are the gateway to other parts of your body’s health. When the feet aren’t well, the whole body can be affected. Taking extra care of your feet during your DIY spa day is a great way to set the foundation for total body health.
Try this simple, exfoliating foot scrub to bring life back to your feet. Simply combine the following ingredients and scrub away:
- 1 cup of salt
- ¼ cup of coconut or olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of castile soap
- 15 drops of peppermint oil
- Dry brush your body
One way to bring new life into your body is by dry brushing. Dry brushing promotes blood circulation, unclogs pores, exfoliates dead skin, and promotes lymph drainage, which helps strengthen your immune system.
Try a dry brush like this and in light, circular motions brush your entire body, always moving toward your heart.
- Put on the your most comfortable clothes!
Whether it’s a robe, a pair of shorts, or nothing at all, self-care can look like wearing clothes that don’t squeeze, constrict, or make you feel uncomfortable. Put on your comfy slippers, stretchy pants, or a plush robe, and relax in a comfortable seat. This would be a good time to practice yoga, meditate, read, or journal.
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