Working on balancing your life and health takes work. You spend each day focused on your job and family. You try to plan and eat healthy meals and add in 30 minutes of exercise. There are great days and not so great days. Reward yourself for the progress you have made and the goals you are working toward accomplishing. Take time out for a little rest and relaxation. You can create a spa at home, which will help you stay within your budget and allow you to indulge in this “mini getaway” whenever you feel the need to relieve stress or simply have a little “me time”. Here is how:

Make your bathroom cozy and comfy

This is special time for you. Make the room feel special. Add basket of towels, a soft rug, your favorite music, flowers and scented candles  (all of these suggestions are optional but it makes you feel like you’re really doing something for yourself).

scented candle

Do not Disturb

relaxation in progress


Hang  your “Do Not Disturb” sign.

I found this “Relaxation in Progress” door sign on Etsy and thought it was perfect.

When you hang your sign, you are letting everyone in the home know that you are taking a little break.




You’re almost ready

You’re almost there, just a few more details before you indulge…..

Take out your favorite robe and slippers I love soft, plush robes, just like the ones you put on at the spa. Be sure to gather  your body wash, bath salts, and body lotion so you have everything you need in one place.

Enjoy your time


I love to use this time to give myself a mini facial. While the bath water is running, I apply a facial mask. It’s the perfect time to use either a deep cleansing or hydrating mask. Once I’m in the tub, I apply the eye mask so I can lean against my neck pillow for the bath and listen to my music for a few minutes. It’s the perfect way to start your “spa retreat” and when you add an eye mask entices you to sit back, relax and enjoy the moment.

Use this time to make it all about you. Wash and condition your hair. Polish your nails. Read a chapter in book or flip through a magazine.


Share your favorite bath and spa brands and rituals

I’d love to hear about your “spa time”. In the comments, please tell me about some of your favorite brands and rituals for your home spa and bath.