Do you want to relax at home? Do you love the idea of a home spa but don’t know where to begin? Here are some tips on creating your own home spa that will be able to compete with any luxurious spa retreat.
What is a Spa?
Before we look at how to create your home spa, let’s first take a look at what a spa actually is.
Historically, a spa was a place where people could bathe in mineral-rich spring water to treat ailments and soothe their bodies. Today, a spa is usually an indoor retreat that provides the opportunity for people to indulge in pampering treatments.
They are often described as a place where you can escape from your day-to-day life and enjoy a relaxing time, all designed to help you feel healthier and at peace.
A home spa may be located in your spare room, home office garden room, cellar, bedroom, bathroom, or any other space in your home. We recommend choosing somewhere that will give you the smallest chance of being disturbed, which is why a Loghouse garden room is the ideal choice for a home spa.
Why a Log Cabin or Garden Room Makes a Great Home Spa
Aside from the peace found by choosing a garden room, the surroundings will also be of great benefit. Nature is a fantastic part of the spa experience – consider all the professional spas you may have seen or visited. How many make use of potted plants and other greenery?
A log cabin or sensory room in your garden is in the middle of as much greenery as you can imagine, and if you add a few plants indoors too, you’re on your way to setting the scene for a perfect spa experience.
Log cabins take this a step further with the timber they are constructed from. With the interior painted a soothing pastel shade, the spa feeling rapidly comes together.
What Items Do You Need in a Home Spa?
To create your home spa, you will need to consider how you want to use the room. What are you looking for when it comes to your home spa? For the majority of people, it is somewhere for relaxation.
A bath is an excellent place to start, and luckily, log cabins and garden rooms from Loghouse can be connected to the main water supply. And don’t worry about hot water – mains electricity is also an option, which also allows you to choose some great lighting for your home spa. More on that in a moment!
But back to the bath! Soaking in the tub is certainly relaxing, but it’s what you add to the water that counts. Essential oils – or aromatherapy – can be very helpful, and many scents will help you relax fully. Try ylang-ylang, chamomile, or lavender.
Ensure you have a good selection to choose from and remember essential oils have multiple uses. You can release the scent with an oil burner or diffuser, and many are suitable for applying to your skin – but always double-check before application!
An alternative (or even addition) to bathing is to use a sauna for relaxing. You can find out more about home saunas here.
Being Comfortable in Your Home Spa
You’ll also need somewhere to sit or lie down in your home spa. A comfortable sofa, a soft bed, or even a massage table can be great choices depending on how you want to use the space available.
And remember, you can install a kitchen area in your home spa garden room, so if your spa experience time is limited and you can only have a short sit down with a nice warm drink, it’s not a problem.
See The Light
As previously mentioned, lighting is vital for a relaxing atmosphere. While a central overhead light may help you to see clearly, a softer approach is often better for relaxation.
Choose smaller lamps, different coloured lightbulbs, or even candles. Using scented candles can tackle two aspects of relaxation at once – soft lighting and aromatherapy.
Home Spa Audio
You’ve now created a spa that touches some of your senses, but not all of them. What you can hear in your home spa is also important.
With a connection to your Wi-Fi, you can stream music or use meditation apps easily. Spotify and other streaming services offer premade “spa playlists”, a selection of tunes that help you relax fully.
Apps like Headspace and Calm can also help soothe your mind and body, while Synctuition will transport you on an audio adventure. Choose a high-quality Bluetooth speaker or a set of comfortable wireless headphones to get the most out of your audio.
Home Spa – Plants for Inner Peace
Remember the greenery? There’s a good reason to bring some plants inside. While plastic plants may look good, they don’t provide the benefits of real plants.
Plants can help remove pollutants from the air and make it easier to breathe, especially if you suffer from conditions such as asthma. Different plants have different properties, and some are easier to look after than others, but most people find they do well with a small selection that can be expanded later.
Rubber plants are low maintenance and help to purify the air, while aloe vera plants are considered to attract positive energy. Peace lilies are known to help with promoting restful sleep and can remove mould spores from the air.
With just those three plants, your home spa can be dramatically improved.
Look Your Best At Your Home Spa
Products like body butter, face cream, and other moisturizers are perfect for completing your pampering session. Try a hair mask, and be good to yourself by choosing top-quality products to use on your skin and hair.
These products are available for both men and women, and often the only difference is the scent. Taking care of your skin, hair, and body is essential for everyone.
With a Loghouse Log Cabins home spa, you’ll never need to worry about finding the space or time to relax and pamper yourself.
Residential Garden Log Cabins – At Loghouse, we can provide a wide range of garden log cabins that will be perfect for any needs. Read our latest blog post for full details.