28 January 2024 — Wellness

Create a DIY Home Spa

DIY Home Spa

Creating Relaxing Rituals with Sleep-Inducing Super Powders at Home

Visiting a day spa for some pampering is a luxury that often doesn’t fit into our budget or busy schedules. In the hustle of everyday life, especially when juggling family responsibilities, finding time to relax at home can easily fall by the wayside. However, carving out moments for relaxation, especially before bed, is crucial for allowing both your body and mind to unwind.

To incorporate relaxation into your daily routine, consider adopting the 21:90 rule. This principle, backed by experts, suggests that it takes 21 days to form a new habit and 90 days to integrate it fully into your lifestyle.

To assist you in this journey, we’ve put together a list of effective strategies to help you introduce relaxing habits, which can significantly improve your sleep quality.

Setting the Scene for Relaxation

Creating the right environment is key to a successful home spa experience. Start by choosing a quiet, comfortable space in your home. Soft lighting, perhaps with candles or dimmable lights, and soothing background music can instantly set a calming mood. Consider adding elements like essential oil diffusers or incense to infuse your space with relaxing aromas.

Getting the fluffiest towels and robes

To ensure your towels and robes are day spa worthy, make sure you choose 100% cotton due to their high absorbency and softness. When washing be sure to use a gentle detergent and avoid fabric softeners as they can reduce their absorbency. Tumble dry on a low setting and avoid over-drying. An occasional rinse in a half white vinegar, half water solution can help break down detergent build up. Give your towels and bathrobes a good shake prior to use to fluff up the fibres.

Scented candle, towel and oil diffuser

Scented candles vs. oil diffusers

The most relaxing scents for a home day spa typically include lavender, known for its calming properties; chamomile, which promotes relaxation; sandalwood, often used for grounding and mood-balancing; and eucalyptus, recognised for its refreshing and soothing qualities.

Candles offer the dual benefits of a relaxing scent and the soothing effect of flickering light, creating a tranquil atmosphere. However, they should be used with caution due to the open flame. Oil diffusers, on the other hand, disperse essential oils into the air, providing a constant aroma without the risk of a flame. They can be more efficient for longer-term scent distribution and offer the flexibility to blend different oils for customised aromas.

Selecting background music or nature sounds

Consider ambient or nature sounds, like the sound of water, forest ambiance, or gentle rain, which are naturally relaxing. Alternatively, soft instrumental music, such as classical, slow jazz, or acoustic tunes, can also create a serene atmosphere. You might also enjoy spa-specific music, often featuring soft, melodic tunes designed to relax the mind and body. The key is to choose sounds or music that are calming and not too distracting, enhancing the spa experience.

The Power of INTU WELLNESS Super Powders

Your DIY home spa isn’t complete without INTU WELLNESS Super Powder Sleep & Skin Renewal. It’s designed to help you relax and get a good night’s sleep. This carefully crafted super powder blends natural ingredients like passionflower, lemon balm and magnesium glycinate,  known for their calming properties. Make yourself a night cap by mixing a scoop of the super powder into water, juice or a smoothie. Visit our website for detailed information on Sleep & Skin Renewal’s  unique benefits.

Bathtub with candles and bath table

Creating a DIY Home Spa Experience

Begin your spa ritual by preparing a warm bath or foot soak. Add Epsom Salts (follow the water: salt ratio on the packet) to the water. As you soak, the soothing ingredients work to relax your muscles and calm your mind. Follow this with a gentle self-massage using a nourishing oil or lotion, focusing on areas where you hold tension.

Sleep-Inducing Rituals Before Bed

Consider practices like gentle yoga, meditation, or reading a book to further calm your mind.

Maximising the Benefits of Your Home Spa

To enhance the effects of your home spa, maintain a regular sleep schedule and create a bedtime routine that includes your INTU Super Powder ritual. Avoid screens and stimulating activities before bed to ensure a deep, restorative sleep.

Creating a DIY home spa with INTU WELLNESS Super Powders is a simple yet effective way to enhance your relaxation and sleep quality.  Remember, the key to a successful home spa is consistency and finding what works best for you. Sweet dreams and happy relaxing.


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