Home Spa Ultimate Guide (Ideas, Recipes, Benefits, Treatments)


This is the ultimate guide to creating your own home spa.  Whether your home spa project is as simple as some pampering with friends, or as complicated as designing a spa room in your home, or even running a home spa business, this complete home spa guide will give you what you’re looking for. 

Home Spa Ultimate Guide (Ideas, Recipes, Benefits, Treatments)

Table of Contents

  1. 9 Incredible Benefits of A Home Spa
  2. Spectacular Home Spa Inspiration
  3. How To Create Your Own DIY At Home Spa Day In 5 Steps
  4. Rejuvenating Home Spa Treatments
  5. All-Natural Simple DIY Beauty Product Recipes
  6. Create A Deeply Relaxing Home Spa Bath Experience
  7. How To Choose The Perfect Home Spa Theme
  8. Who To Invite To Your Home Spa Day
  9. How To Host An Unforgettable Home Spa Party
  10. Genius Home Spa Ideas, Tips & Tricks
  11. Simple Home Spa Routines & Checklists For Beginners
  12. Must Have Home Spa Accessories
  13. Home Spa Equipment You’ll Want To Invest In
  14. Must Have Home Spa Products
  15. How To Make Deluxe DIY Spa Gifts On A Budget
  16. Home Spa Books
  17. How To Design A Magnificent Spa For Your Home In A Small Space
  18. How To Start A Spa Business From Home
  19. Home Spa Services To Save You The Effort
  20. Visit The Healthiest Spas In America
  21. More Exciting Home Spa Articles
  22. Free Home Spa Gifts
  23. More Related Posts You Will Love

9 Incredible Benefits of A Home Spa

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So why go to the trouble of creating your own home spa or home spa experience?  Here are some benefits you won’t want to miss out on.

1) Destresses You

Relaxing in a home spa after a hard day at work or school gives you space to calm your thoughts and reflect on things.  Just like meditation, this is crucial in our modern, fast-paced life.

2) Reverses Ageing

Focusing on beauty treatments for the skin can knock decades off your years.  Facials can eliminate and prevents wrinkles so they are worth doing on a regular basis.  And the relaxation benefits can also add years to your life and life to your years. 

3) Soothes Pain

Whether you’ve been on your feet all day, or sitting at a desk all day, your body will be suffering in some way.  Pampering and massaging your body has been shown to dramatically decrease aches and pains. 

4) Helps You Sleep Better

We all know that rushing around all evening and using our phones and computers right before bed is not conducive to a good nights sleep.  Just taking one hour before bed to relax and wind down in your home spa can help you get to sleep faster and sleep deeply all night long. 

5) Helps You Lose Weight

Yes, home spa treatments can actually help you lose weight.  Whether you massage the toxins out of your body, sweat them out in a home sauna or use natural spa recipes to help you burn more calories, there are so many options to encourage weight loss. 

6) Makes You Happy

Pampering yourself and giving your mind and body a chance to wind down makes you feel special.  It feels like such a treat to look after your body and you can’t help but glow from the inside and out after you’ve had a session in your home spa. 

7) Saves You Money

Going to a spa can be very expensive.  Creating your own home spa day or night will cost a fraction of the price.  It can even be free if you just use what you already have. 

8) Saves You Time

If you don’t have to do research into a spa, hire a babysitter or book time off work, travel to the spa and home again, it can save a lot of time if you have a spa at home at a time that is most suitable for you. 

9) You Can Have More Spa Days

f you create your own home spa, you can have a spa day whenever you like.  You don’t need to wait for time to do it, or saving up for it.  Have a home spa night every day after work if you choose.  I know I do!

Spectacular Home Spa Inspiration

Pretty woman relax at the side of pool indoors

Before we get into more of the details about how to create your own home spa, I wanted to share some impressive home spa photography and pictures with you to really inspire you to create your own home spa. 

I just adore looking for fabulous ideas other people have had for home spas.  I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

These images are all luxurious home spas, but even if you don’t have the budget to create more expensive home spas like this, I’m sure just looking at these photos will get you in the mood for creating a home spa experience in the rooms you already have in your home.

Hudson Valley Spa

Home Spa Ultimate Guide (Ideas, Recipes, Benefits, Treatments); Hudson Valley Spa: Sauna by andretchelistcheffarchitects

Award Winning Winslow Project

Home Spa Ultimate Guide (Ideas, Recipes, Benefits, Treatments); Award Winning Winslow Project: Spa by Futurian Systems

Wooden Spa And Pool

Home Spa Ultimate Guide (Ideas, Recipes, Benefits, Treatments); Spa: Spa by Design studio by Anastasia Kovalchuk

Refurbishment of a Villa in Calvia

Home Spa Ultimate Guide (Ideas, Recipes, Benefits, Treatments); Refurbishment of a Villa in Calvia: Spa by Mallorca Living Quality

Gartensauna

Home Spa Ultimate Guide (Ideas, Recipes, Benefits, Treatments); Spa by Gartenhaus2000 GmbH

Casa Cor RS 2014

Home Spa Ultimate Guide (Ideas, Recipes, Benefits, Treatments); Spa by Plena Madeiras Nobres

How To Create Your Own DIY At Home Spa Day In 5 Steps

Home Spa Step By Step Guide (Ideas, Treatments, Equipment)

Further on in the article, I’ll be showing you how to create dedicated home spa rooms in your home or garden, but right now, I’m going to show you how to create your own DIY home spa day in the rooms you already have in your home. 

1) Choose Your Home Spa Day

Is this going to be something you do on your own at night time, a routine that you could do to relax yourself every evening?  Or will you choose to make a whole day out of it and invite some friends with you? 

2) Choose Your Home Spa Room

Will you choose your lounge for your home spa day so you have more space to move around and invite friends?  You can even utilize your TV with some relaxing imagery or even watch a movie while you are pampering yourself. 

Perhaps the bathroom is the best choice for your home spa so you can have a relaxing spa bath and use some of your homemade beauty products which might get a bit messy.  

Or the bedroom could be a great option for your home spa so that you can lie on your bed with some soothing music and if you happen to fall asleep, you’re in the perfect place. 

3) Set The Scene

Make sure you have dimmed the lights, and light some candles or use a salt lamp to purify the air while providing a perfect focal point to help you relax.

Put on some relaxing music, some meditation music is a perfect choice. 

Turn your phone off and tell your family not to disturb you. 

Get yourself a nice healthy drink such as a sleepy tea, or some detox water

Put on your essential oils diffuser with some nice relaxing essential oils

4) Give Yourself Some DIY Spa Treatments

Give yourself a facial, face mask body scrub, pedicure or manicure, hair mask, foot cream, put some cucumbers on your eyes and relax. 

5) Take A Calming Spa Bath

There are so many ways to turn your bathtub into a spa bath such as adding bubbles, putting rose petals in the bath, lighting candles and adding a cushion for your head.  I go into more detail about this in the spa bath section of this guide. 

Rejuvenating Home Spa Treatments

Home Spa Step By Step Guide (Ideas, Treatments, Equipment)

There are so many different home spa treatments you can give yourself.  If you want recipes for homemade spa products, jump to the next section. 

Here is a simple routine you can use to give yourself rejuvenating home spa treatments whenever you please. 

1) Get A Relaxing Massage

You can either give yourself a massage, get someone else to give you a massage, or use a massage machine. 

I adore this massage machine and it’s very affordable too.

2) Make A Quick Hair Mask

To make the mask, melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of honey in a pan on a low heat.  Then remove from the heat and add 2 drops of lavender essential oil which is great for repairing the hair, or rosemary essential oil which helps hair regrowth and makes hair grow faster. 

Apply the hair mask to your hair and relax for 30-60 minutes. 

Some people struggle to wash coconut oil out of their hair with shampoo, so if you do struggle, you can use some dry shampoo to easily remove the oil. 

You can find all the ingredients mentioned above (and more) to make a quick hair mask in this list of my favorite beauty recipe ingredients.

3) Give Yourself A Simple Facial

Start with clean skin, then steam the face, either by holding your head 6 inches over a bowl of boiling water with a towel over your head. 

You can make this process easier by using a facial steamer.

Then exfoliate with a sugar scrubfollowed by a mask. Next apply a natural toner, followed by a natural sheet mask

Remove any dark spots with this homemade dark spot remover cream. 

Next, use my puffy dark under-eye cream.

Finally, finish off with some natural moisturizer. 

{READ THIS: Purifying Lime And Sugar Scrub For Acne}

4) Make A Homemade Body Wrap

Use a body wrap to lose inches from your body and give yourself a treat. 

{READ THIS: 5 Natural Body Wrap Recipes}

5) Remove Dry Skin From The Body

Exfoliate the whole body using my sugar scrub recipe.

Next, have a nice relaxing soak with my 1 Minute Almond & Oatmeal Scrub Soap Recipe For Dry Skin

When you get out of the bath, apply a whole body moisturizer to treat your skin.

{READ THIS: “5 Minute Whip It Up” Homemade Moisturizer}

6) Give Yourself A Pedicure  

This guide will show you how

7) Give Yourself A Manicure

Follow on with a beautiful manicure. 

You can even add some nail art. 

Follow this tutorial here.

All-Natural Simple DIY Beauty Product Recipes

Home Spa Step By Step Guide (Ideas, Treatments, Equipment)

Now I’m going to give you my favorite homemade beauty recipes that you can use time and time again in your home spa for pennies.  These products are not only cheaper, but much better for your health and more effective because harmful chemicals harm your skin. 

All of these recipes are healthy, heal and rejuvenate your whole body.

All-Natural Simple DIY Beauty Product Recipes

Face Mask

You can make an easy 3 ingredient natural moisturizer in just a few minutes. Watch the video below to learn how.

Create A Deeply Relaxing Home Spa Bath Experience

Home Spa Ultimate Guide (Ideas, Recipes, Benefits, Treatments); Home Spa Step By Step Guide (Ideas, Treatments, Equipment)

You don’t need to visit a spa bath if you can create your own luxurious home spa bath experience in your very own bathroom.  Here’s how to do it: 

{READ THIS: 23 Ways To Make A Luxurious DIY Home Spa Bath On A Budget}

How To Choose The Perfect Home Spa Theme

Home Spa Step By Step Guide (Ideas, Treatments, Equipment)

Here are some home spa themes to give you some ideas for your own home spa day or night. 

  • Baby Shower
  • Luxury
  • Birthday
  • Graduation
  • Honeymoon
  • Prom
  • Mother’s day
  • Valentine’s day
  • Easter
  • Christmas
  • Romantic
  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Beach
  • Nature
  • Woodland
  • Urban
  • Oriental
  • Mediterranian
  • European
  • American
  • Warming
  • Cooling
  • Mountain
  • Ocean
  • Lake
  • Floral
  • Make & take
  • Meadow
  • Bachelorette Party/ Hen Do Party
  • Teach your friends
  • Sales party
  • High-tech
  • Wet
  • Dry
  • Pampering
  • Get Well Soon
  • Garden
  • Pool
  • Thai
  • Moroccan
  • Mexican
  • Royal
  • Bridal shower
  • Girls night in

Who To Invite To Your Home Spa Day

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It’s your home and your choice whether you have some much needed ‘me’ time or some fun time with other people.  Here are some ideas when it comes to who to home spa with. 

  • Kids
  • Couples
  • Women Only
  • Men Only
  • With Friends
  • On Your Owncouples
  • Girlfriend
  • boyfriend
  • Wife
  • Mother
  • Grandmother
  • Mother/daughter
  • Husband
  • Tweens
  • Teens
  • Church
  • Babies
  • Toddlers

How To Host An Unforgettable Home Spa Party

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Here is a great guide showing you step by step how to host your own home spa party. 

Genius Home Spa Ideas, Tips & Tricks

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Here are 9 tips for an awesome home spa experience. 

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Simple Home Spa Routines & Checklists For Beginners

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Click here to get yourself a fantastic home spa pan including steps that you can make into a list and a checklist. 

Must Have Home Spa Accessories

Home Spa Ultimate Guide (Ideas, Recipes, Benefits, Treatments); hair brush, cream, sponge, soap bar and bath towel

These must have accessories are everything that I personally recommend to create the perfect home spa experience.  Includes all the tools, baskets, cases and so much more. 

Home Spa Equipment You’ll Want To Invest In

Home Spa Ultimate Guide (Ideas, Recipes, Benefits, Treatments); Spa relaxation

The following home spa equipment can be a bit on the pricey side, but if you’re looking for true luxury, it is a worthwhile investment. 

However, if you don’t have the budget for these items, there are much cheaper versions that will give you exactly the same benefits.  

The video below shows you how a portable jacuzzi works.

Must Have Home Spa Products

Home Spa Ultimate Guide (Ideas, Recipes, Benefits, Treatments); Spa products massage and body care

Here are some spa products that you will need to start your own home spa.

If you don’t want to buy a diffuser you can make your own DIY diffuser. Watch the video below to learn how!

How To Make Deluxe DIY Spa Gifts On A Budget

Home Spa Ultimate Guide (Ideas, Recipes, Benefits, Treatments); Spa setting

Here are some great tutorials showing you how to make the best spa gifts that your loved ones will never forget. 

The video below shows you how to make a DIY spa in a jar.

Home Spa Books

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Here are some books that will help you create your own home spa experience.

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30 Days To A Toxic Free You eBook

Home Spa Ultimate Guide (Ideas, Recipes, Benefits, Treatments); 30 Days To A Toxic Free You eBook

Learn how to rid your body and home of toxic substances, so you can feel better and look after your health again. Look forward to easy solutions to replace personal care and cleaning products in your home.

You will get:

  • 30 Personal Care and cleaning recipes to make your life healthier
  • Quick and easy recipes that smell beautiful

So now you have everything you need to get started creating a toxic-free home.

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30 Days Of Essential Oils Christmas Gifts eBook

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Stop wasting money on unwanted Christmas gifts and save money by making economical homemade gifts. Wow your friends and family by giving them a beautiful homemade gift, that is healthy and is also free from harmful toxins.

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How To Design A Magnificent Spa For Your Home In A Small Space

Home Spa Ultimate Guide (Ideas, Recipes, Benefits, Treatments); bathtub with pink water

If you want to design your own home spa in a specific room, first of all, you’ll need to decide where it is going to go.  Here are some ideas: 

  • Basement
  • Gym
  • Studio
  • Garden
  • Pool
  • Indoors
  • Lounge
  • Outdoors 

 Next, you’ll need to find out how to set up a home spa, choose the Interior, Decoration & Layout of your spa, and whether it is a mini or small spa, a modern or traditional theme, and the architecture of the room.  You’ll also need to think about storage for spa accessories.

This article has some great ideas to get you started, and they can even build your home spa for you. 

Here is another great resource.

How To Start A Spa Business From Home

Home Spa Ultimate Guide (Ideas, Recipes, Benefits, Treatments); Foot massage in spa salon

Setting up a spa business, salon or retreat in your home in certainly doable but needs careful consideration to make sure you are complying with local laws.  

This article will give you some information specific to opening a spa in your own home. 

Here is an article that goes into more detail about setting up a spa business but is more geared to space outside of the home. 

Home Spa Services To Save You The Effort

Home Spa Ultimate Guide (Ideas, Recipes, Benefits, Treatments); Woman relaxing from a spa treatment

Too tired to pamper yourself and can’t get out to the spa?  Why not bring a mobile spa to your home?

Let the professionals get to work pampering you without you having to move a muscle.  

Services such as this that focus on a healthy, eco experience are the best for your health and wellbeing. 

Visit The Healthiest Spas In America

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After all that home pampering, sometimes you do just need to get away from it all.  I am a big believer that a spa should make you healthier, and not slap a lot of toxic, chemical-laden products on you in the name of pampering.

So with that in mind, here are the 50 healthiest eco spas in America that you can visit for some serious pampering. 

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25 Incredible Benefits Of A Spa (Day, Treatments, Tub, Pool)

There are so many incredible benefits of a spa day. The treatments, pool, hot tub, jacuzzi, bath, sauna, and steam room all work wonders for your health.

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13 Ways To Look 10 Years Younger Naturally Without Costing The Earth

These genius tips show you how to look 10 years younger naturally. These unique natural solutions will save you money, save your skin and save the environment.

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How Infrared Sauna Weight Loss Actually Works: This Is Genius

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Do Portable Saunas Really Work? I’ve Never Felt Better

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How To Use A Portable Sauna: 4 Steps To Success

I show you everything you need to know about how to use a portable sauna including assembly instructions, temperature, timer, cleaning & folding away.

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How To Have A Spa Day At Home

A home spa day is something you can enjoy alone or with friends. To recreate the spa experience, a home spa day should include exercise, healthy food, a pampering spa treatment, rest, and time to get inspired. Here are some ideas to help you create a home spa day that helps you restore your spirit.

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How To Have A DIY Spa Day That Feels Like The Real Thing

While a full day at the spa will cost you hundreds of dollars, these DIY versions will only cost you a few bucks, tops. Don’t let life make you forget to take care of yourself. With these steps and treatments, you’ll see how easy, affordable, and beneficial a little pampering can be.

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7 Easy Ways to Create a Spa-Like Experience At Home

Honestly, is there anything more enjoyable than a day spent at the spa? We think not. Those hours of pure pampering are the ultimate indulgence, but when a spa trip doesn’t quite fit into your schedule (or your budget!), there are plenty of easy ways you can recreate a relaxing spa-like experience at home. Ahead, spa experts from around the country share their best tips.

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DIY Spa Party Ideas

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Free Home Spa Gifts

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Free Essential Oils 14 Day E-Course

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If you’d like to know more about how to use essential oils, I love this FREE e-course that walks you through the process step by step. 

Click here to get your FREE 14 Day Essential Oils E-Course.

Natural Body Wrap Recipe Book To Help You Lose Inches Quickly

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Create your own home spa experience with one of these healthy homemade body wraps and lose inches off your body.

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5 Minute Homemade Dry Skin Moisturizer Recipe Card

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Are you looking for a quick and easy alternative for your toxin-laden store-bought moisturizer?

Then you’ve got to try out this 3 ingredient homemade cream! Plus it’s TOXIC-FREE and saves you a fortune!

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Easy Anti-Wrinkle Cream Recipe Card

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Try this for just one month and feel the difference. ​Your skin will be smoother and healthier looking than before.

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26 Incredible Benefits of Oil Pulling Cheatsheet

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Anti Cellulite Smoothing Whipped Body Butter Recipe Card

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The perfect DIY body butter for getting rid of your cellulite!

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