At-Home Spa Day Checklist: Eco-Friendly Edition

At-Home Spa Day Checklist: Eco-Friendly Edition

Chores, cleaning, renovations, working remotely from a makeshift office — when was the last time you used your home to simply relax? So, amid today’s whirlwind of daily demands, you’re probably overdue for a little self-care. Well then, grab your fluffiest towel and favorite soaps and indulge in an at-home spa day done sustainably. Setting time aside for yourself is essential to ensuring your holistic well-being. Whether you’re pampering yourself solo or enjoying a spa date night at home night with your partner, this at-home spa day checklist will guide you through a luxurious and sustainable experience without having to leave the comfort of your own four walls.

Set the mood with a natural ambiance 

For a truly relaxing DIY spa night, you’ll need the proper lighting. Since these spa day ideas revolve around a pampering bath experience, your bathroom will be the best place to set up. However, feel free to choose the space you feel calmest in for everything else. From there, create a serene setting at home with cozy lighting and natural elements. Use dim warmly lit lights and light some beeswax candles or soy-wax candles to add a warm, flickering glow. To further help set the atmosphere, play some soft, calming music like jazz or lo-fi or incorporate nature sounds in the background. 

Prepare eco-friendly bath products 

Once you have established a cozy area, add some eco-friendly products to your at-home spa day checklist. Run a warm bath and incorporate organic bath salts or bath bombs made with natural ingredients like essential oils and botanical extracts. Both will provide a relaxing soak and nourish your skin without harmful chemicals. Now, with the candles flickering and the music playing, you can start to fully unwind. 

Sustainably nourish your hair 

While you’re at it, treat your hair to some TLC with eco-friendly hair care products. Choose shampoos and conditioners that are free from harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances, opting instead for natural and organic options over synthetics.   

One way to easily achieve this is by finding solid shampoo bars. Like our hypoallergenic solid laundry detergent sheets, shampoo and conditioner bars don’t contain sulfates or parabens. For more information, see our guide on what chemicals to avoid in your skincare products. 

Plus, these handy products are usually packaged in sustainable paper — or with no packaging at all — and are made from gentler ingredients than liquid counterparts. Alternatively, liquid shampoos and conditioners that come with refillable containers can help minimize waste. Now give yourself — or ask your partner to give you — a relaxing scalp massage. One of our favorite at-home spa day ideas for couples! 

Indulge in DIY facials 

A good at-home spa night is all about nourishment. Continue that as you pamper your skin with a DIY facial using natural ingredients from your kitchen.  

You can easily whip up a hydrating face mask using ingredients such as honey, yogurt, avocado, or oatmeal. These ingredients are not only gentle and nourishing for your skin but also simple, sustainable, and affordable. 

Check out these homemade face mask recipes for more inspiration. 

Incorporate aromatherapy 

For a therapeutic touch, incorporate essential oils to your at-home spa day checklist. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a diffuser or mix them with carrier oils for a relaxing couples’ massage. Lavender, chamomile, and eucalyptus are popular choices known for their calming and soothing properties. 

Treat your skin with eco-friendly lotions and body oils 

After your warm bath, moisturize your skin with eco-friendly lotions or body oils to replenish and moisturize your skin. For this, you’ll need products made without synthetics and instead focus on natural ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, monoi de Tahiti oil or jojoba oil — which are known to provide deep hydration. 

For added benefits, you can use a gua sha or simple massager to help the product nourish your skin as well as stimulate blood flow through the body. Remember to also use a hydrating moisturizer on your face after removing the DIY face mask. This is an essential part of your at-home spa day checklist.   

Stay hydrated during your spa date night 

Stay hydrated throughout your DIY spa by sipping on refreshing infused water. Add slices of cucumber, lemon, mint, or berries to a pitcher of water for a delicious and hydrating beverage. Plus, infused water also provides essential vitamins and antioxidants.  

Practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques 

As you indulge in your at-home spa day, take time to practice mindfulness and relaxation. Focus on deep breathing, meditation, or gentle stretching to quiet your mind and release tension from your body. Allow yourself to fully immerse in the present moment and enjoy the tranquility of your at-home spa experience. 

Podcasts like Get Sleepy have audio guided meditations that will help you finish off your night with a restful sleep. Alternatively, Headspace is a popular mindfulness app.  

Reflect and express gratitude 

After your spa night at home, take a moment to reflect on the experience and express gratitude for the time you’ve dedicated to self-care. Write down any thoughts in a journal or simply take a few moments to appreciate the relaxation and rejuvenation you’ve experienced this evening. Taking time for reflection is one of the best ways to practice self-care and helps you feel mindful as your days and weeks progress. 

With this eco-friendly at-home spa day checklist, you can create a luxurious and sustainable spa experience that nourishes your body, mind, and soul. Whether you’re pampering yourself solo or enjoying a spa night with your partner, prioritize self-care and relaxation in a way that’s gentle on the planet. Cheers to self-care! 

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