Feel like going to the spa? Why leave the comfort of your own home when retreating to your own bathroom can work the same wonders? Here are a few ways on how you can turn your bathroom into your own pampering zone.
1. Clean, clean, clean.
Spas are known for their cleanliness, so your bathroom should also be just as immaculate. Take the time to scrub the grime off your tiles and give every square inch a thorough cleaning. Real Simple has a useful step-by-step tutorial you might want to read.
2. Invest in quality candles.
Give your bathroom a spa-like ambience by investing in candles. Scented ones add a nice touch, as long as you steer clear of those that can easily overpower your nose. “I've found that the combination of glowing candlelight and being surrounded by my favorite scents helps me to unwind in a peaceful atmosphere,” It girl Lauren Conrad says. We definitely agree! The newly engaged lifestyle guru shares some of her favorite candle scents on LaurenConrad.com.
3. Make room for fluffy towels.
Ratty towels don’t exactly belong in a spa, so get rid of those that are worn out to make room for the softest and fluffiest white towels you can find. On that note, you might also want to get rid of that dirty rug you have lying around the bathroom.
4. Prepare a tray of bath goodies.
Group your favorite bathing products together. This way, your bath salts, bubble bath foam, soap, shampoo, and conditioner are all within easy reach. Take this opportunity to toss out old products that you’re no longer interested in or that you hardly ever use as well. You might be surprised at how therapeutic a quick de-cluttering exercise could be.
5. Hook up your mp3 player.
Come up with a relaxing playlist beforehand, and plug in your mp3 player whenever you feel like taking a long soak in the tub or a leisurely shower. Both instrumental music and nature sounds can transport you away from the pressures of your busy reality.
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