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The 7 Things You Need For At-Home Spa Time

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It's been a long week, with a band concert and two softball games, and your husband has been on a three-day business trip. You need to relax, to chill, to calm, to escape. You are the mom in that commercial, where she exclaims, "Calgon!! Take me away!!!" (Please tell me some of you remember that one?)

Yes, you need to be taken away -- preferably to a spa where water, steam, and relaxation time work together to rejuvenate you. It actually isn't hard to recreate a trip to the spa in your own home. Here's a checklist of what you need:

-- Uninterrupted time. This is the main one. Plan your at-home spa time when your husband has the kids out for a few hours or at night, after they have gone to bed and he's out watching the White Sox with his buds.

-- A place to stretch out. Before you start the divine soaking bath and beauty fun, think about doing some stretching and a few yoga moves to loosen up and relax your whole body into the experience.

-- Candles and music. Set the mood, transport yourself out of your everyday. Turn off the lights and soak by candlelight. Pick some of your favorite music to play on that portable iPod speaker from your kids' room. Say "ooooh" and "ahhhh." 

-- Face mask. There are great, budget-friendly at-home face treatments out there, or you can make your own. Just don't try to squeeze any blemishes like the ladies do at the spa...that is just asking for trouble. Focus on a deep cleanse, the mask, and a good moisturizer after.

-- Bath salts or oils.  For the main part of your spa, the long soak in a steamy bath.

-- Body scrub and lotion. Toward the end of your soothing bath, scrub head to toe and rinse. As you dry off, slather body moisturizer all over to nourish that skin.

-- A fluffy robe. Snuggle into a cozy wrap to keep all of the good, restful feelings flowing as you settle into the couch or the bed.

Have you created a spa experience at home? What am I missing from the list?  

Š netris

by on Apr. 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by on Apr. 4, 2012 at 12:24 PM
I have with candles, bath saults, and music. Think I was in the tub for 2 hours.
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by Amy on Apr. 4, 2012 at 1:10 PM

 I would love to do this....I need to be pampered :)

by Bronze Member on Apr. 4, 2012 at 1:13 PM

no way. a spa at my house is a big YEAH RIGHT lol.

by on Apr. 4, 2012 at 1:27 PM

I have done this and I say find the time ladies, its worth it!! 

by Bronze Member on Apr. 4, 2012 at 1:31 PM


by on Apr. 4, 2012 at 2:59 PM
I do that sometimes but my little girls LOVE to do the face masks with me.
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by on Apr. 4, 2012 at 3:35 PM

sounds nice..

by on Apr. 4, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Quoting PrissyT:

Never tried but just might
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by on Apr. 4, 2012 at 4:11 PM

I haven't ever had a spa treatment at home or at a spa.  It would be nice if I could get the time.
by New Member on Apr. 4, 2012 at 4:16 PM
A detox foot bath. Even if it is just warm water with sea salt and lemons floating in a water basin. Use the lemon to scrub the rough spots on your feet. I promise you will sleep like a baby.
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