Transform Your Off-Campus Apartment Into a Blissful Spa Experience with a Few of Our Tips
By Kait Spong
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Your routine as a college student should include a healthy dose of self-care. Take the spa, for instance! From the moment you step into a spa, you typically experience a wave of calm and relaxation. From the paint on the walls to the scent in the air, every element is chosen to promote and encourage a specific, positive mood that exudes rest and relaxation.
However, with your shoe-string college student budget, you may not be able to swing the most grandiose of spa experience – but, that’s okay! We’ve all been there. It doesn’t mean you cannot create it for yourself from the comfort of your apartment home, though. If you’re looking to get started, follow these simple suggestions below!
- Add an aromatherapy element. Scent is one of the easiest ways to create a relaxing mood for your at-home spa experience. Professionals recommend scents like lavender or chamomile, which can help you relax, as well as eucalyptus for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Add a few drops to your bathwater, purchase a diffuser with the scent, or spray the room.
- Fill the space with soothing sounds. Ever wonder why most spas have a bubbling fountain feature? That’s because the soft and repetitive sounds of the water are something you can really zone out to. Use your favorite music app to find similar sounds but avoid anything too acoustic or a song with lyrics. Beach waves, babbling brooks, and thunderstorms are good options!
- Bring elements of nature inside. Fill your space with natural textures and organic elements, like pebbles and wood. Live plants are beautiful and will help freshen the air. Prints of nature will reflect that into a more peaceful surrounding. Hey, the subliminal mind is much more aware than we give it credit for!
- Wrap yourself with fluffy towels and a robe. White, fluffy towels are a spa essential. They resonate with luxury and cleanliness and an environment that is welcoming. Warm and fuzzy, it just automatically improves any mood. You can also add an affordable towel warmer to your bathroom arsenal to avoid a cold shock after leaving the bath.
- Dim the space with mood lighting. To look up and see fluorescent or harsh lighting or a dirty vent takes away from the spa-like experience. To give your bathroom, a more relaxing vibe, dim the lights. You can also add candlelight or light up the fireplace. But, you don’t want the room to be too dark, or you may fall asleep!
- Try a DIY beauty recipe. You can create a relaxing body soak using Epsom salts and essential oil. Depending on the intention of your bath, add a few drops of essential oils to enhance the benefits of the Epsom salt. For your face, you can concoct an exfoliating recipe, which is a simple mix of sugar and coconut oil. Finish off your treatment with a spritz of rose water.
See what we mean? It’s easier to create a relaxing experience from home than you might think. Not only will you save hundreds of dollars in the long run, but you’ll ultimately be catering to the most important person in your life: you. As a college student, you don’t deserve any less with those hours of lectures, assignments, and study sessions. So, follow our advice, and you’ll be well on your way to a relaxing evening spent in your own personal spa – uh, we mean, your apartment home.
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