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5 jul 2024 6 min read By: Polly Clover

The Best At-Home Spa Day Checklist for Relaxation

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A day at the spa is the ultimate self-care, but relaxing at home can be more convenient, affordable, and enjoyable. In this article, we’ll share the best at-home spa day checklist, with ideas for everyone to relax and feel good.

Whether you want to treat yourself to a spa day, plan an at-home spa day with friends, or create a spa experience for a loved one, we’ll discuss everything you need to know below. We’ll cover the essential items, including some of our favorites, how to plan the perfect spa day, and answers to common questions.

At-Home Spa Day Essential Items

For a relaxing spa day at home, you need items to make your space calming, nourishing skincare products, and a cozy robe.

Below, we’ll share our go-to at-home spa day checklist.

Relaxing Candle

A candle can help set the mood and enhance any spa experience, but you want to choose candles with scents that help you relax.

Oakwell Cosmetics Cedarwood & Amber Candle creates a peaceful atmosphere reminiscent of cozy days. It’s non-toxic, made with 100% soy wax, and burns for about 80 hours.

The Cedarwood & Amber Candle also has natural ingredients that support wellness, including cedarwood for mental clarity, bergamot to promote calmness, and vanilla to stimulate happiness.

Bath with candle, bath salts, and other spa day items

Refreshing Beverage

A refreshing beverage is one of the simplest ways to nourish yourself and feel good during an at-home spa day. Treat yourself to lemon water, a delicious cocktail or mocktail, or a cold beer while enjoying self-care.

We love using the Oakwell Cosmetics Stainless Steel Tumbler because it keeps your drink icy cold and has a leak-proof lid for easy sipping. It also comes in blue or green, both colors that represent tranquility.

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Calming Music

The ambiance can make or break a spa day, and calming music is the perfect way to feel like you’re at a proper spa. It can also help eliminate outside noises that might distract from relaxation.

The best music for a spa day is a peaceful instrumental or nature sound playlist

Face Mask

Face and eye masks can nourish your skin by hydrating, reducing puffiness, and removing dirt and oil. While there are many types of face masks, sheet masks are ideal because they’re easy to use and cover the whole face.

You can apply your face mask at the start of your spa day and keep it on while enjoying other spa treatments.

Bath Products

A warm bath is one of the most popular at-home spa day activities and takes minimal effort. 

A recent study also found that 80% of people who take warm baths feel more relaxed, energized, and rejuvenated. Baths are also said to support healthy skin, better sleep, and stress reduction.

Our favorite bath items include:

  • Herbal Beer Bath Tea - A revitalizing bath tea with an uplifting blend of hops, malted barley, and herbs that cleanse and hydrate the skin
  • Calming Bath Salts - A calming blend of minerals, herbs, and essential oils that calm joints and muscles and hydrate and protect the skin
  • Beer Body Wash - A gently cleansing blend of beer, goat’s milk, aloe vera, and orange essential oil to nourish and hydrate the skin

If you don’t have a bathtub at home, a long, warm shower can also serve a similar purpose. You can hang the Herbal Beer Bath Tea on your shower head and use the calming bath salts as a body scrub.

Oakwell Cosmetics Herbal Beer Bath Tea, Body Wash, and Bath Salts

Skincare Products

After your bath or shower, seal the deal with rejuvenating skincare products.

Our favorite skincare items include:

  • Beer Body Lotion - Moisturize your skin with a hydrating blend of beer, shea butter, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil with a fresh vanilla and orange scent
  • Face moisturizer - Use your go-to facial moisturizer to rehydrate after washing it
  • Peppermint Hop Lip Balm - Nourish and protect your lips with hydrating oils and a touch of menthol for a cooling effect

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Spa Towel and Robe

Replace your everyday bath or shower items with a luxurious spa towel and robe for a true spa experience.

Oakwell Cosmetics Waffle Bath Towel is soft, lightweight, and quick-drying. It’s also made with 100% natural cotton, free of harmful toxins. It looks simple and elegant, reminiscent of spa vibes.

Oakwell Cosmetics Waffle Bath Robe is lightweight and incredibly comfortable to wear while enjoying self-care. It even has pockets and an adjustable belt!

Oakwell Cosmetics Robe

Manicure and Pedicure Items

A manicure and pedicure is one of the most traditional at-home spa day treatments because fresh nails are often an instant mood booster.

File your nails and moisturize your cuticles for a simple manicure and pedicure. You can also take it up a notch with polish. 

If you’re having a spa day with friends, everyone can bring their supplies and give each other manicures and pedicures.

How to Plan the Perfect Spa Day

To have the best spa experience, choose your spa treatments, collect your items, and create a peaceful environment.

Choose Your Spa Treatments

When choosing your spa treatments, consider how much time you have, what items you already have or want to buy, and what your body needs.

We recommend setting aside at least 30 minutes for your spa day to enjoy at least one or two treatments. An hour or two is best for fully treating yourself to relaxation.

Spa treatments you might enjoy include:

  • Hydrotherapy - A warm water bath
  • Body scrub - An exfoliating scrub while taking a bath or shower
  • Facial - A treatment that can include cleansing your face, using a face or eye mask, moisturizing, and using a jade roller or gua sha
  • Manicure and pedicure - Clean up and polish your nails
  • Massage - For any part of the body, including scalp, arms, legs, feet, or back

Collect Your Items

Once you know which spa treatments you want to enjoy, collect the items you need. Make it fun and convenient by making a spa basket with everything you need.

If you can, treat yourself to some new items for the ultimate spa day. Or you can get creative and use items you already have at home.

Create a Peaceful Environment

The purpose of a spa day is to indulge in self-care so you can feel good. Environment plays a significant role in this, so we recommend spending a few minutes creating a peaceful environment before your spa day begins.

According to Sara Lindberg, M.Ed, aesthetics and a meaningful sensory environment can affect mental and emotional well-being. She explains that the following factors can help your well-being, so try to incorporate these before your at-home spa day:

  • A tidy space to support calmness
  • Meaningful colors and objects to improve your mood
  • Lighting, temperature, sounds, and smells that help you feel comfortable

If you’re using your bedroom and bathroom for your spa treatments, clean up these spaces, light a candle, and dim the lights. Ideally, do this at least a few hours before you start your spa day so you can begin feeling calm and ready.

Bath with Oakwell Cosmetics products for at-home spa day

At-Home Spa Day Checklist: FAQs

Whether you’re creating an at-home spa day for a loved one or yourself, answers to common questions below can help you make the most of the experience.

How to give your wife a spa day at home?

To give your wife a spa day at home, select a few spa treatments and gather the necessary items. Then, create a peaceful environment free of clutter and noise so she can enjoy the experience. 

Consider creating a basket with all the items they need or buying a spa day gift basket. Ensure your wife has at least 30 minutes for her spa day.

If your wife needs to set time aside, you could get a card for her a week or two before the spa day with a sweet note and her appointment time.

What is normally included in a spa day?

An at-home spa day often includes a warm bath or shower, a skincare routine, and a manicure and pedicure. Enhance the experience with calming music, a relaxing candle, and a refreshing beverage.

How to do a girls’ spa night at home?

To plan a girls' spa night at home, set aside one to three hours and gather items for the spa treatments you want to enjoy. Then, create a relaxing environment by tidying up, dimming the lights, preparing snacks and drinks, and lighting candles.

At-Home Spa Day Checklist: Conclusion

We hope you found this article helpful and feel excited about enjoying or gifting an at-home spa day. 

Treating yourself to spa treatments in the comfort of your own home is the perfect way to relax and pamper yourself. If you’re planning a spa day for a loved one, they’re sure to appreciate the thoughtfulness, especially since it can be challenging to make time for ourselves.

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