How To Turn Your Home Into A Spa For Mother's Day Posted on 05 May 10:36

Spa days present an enjoyable opportunity for mothers and their kids to rejuvenate and reconnect. The downside is that they can also be costly. The solution? Create a mother-daughter or mother-son spa day in the comfort of your own home—just in time for Mother’s Day!

With these simple tips, you can pamper each other with facial masks, massages, fun snacks and more. Here's what you need to know to get started!

 

Plan the setting

Before starting your spa day, there are a few simple tricks you can use to help your home feel like a relaxing escape. Let in tons of natural light, light a few scented candles, and turn on some soothing music (or your favorite playlist). Really want to pamper yourselves? Invest and indulge in a couple of soft, luxurious robes to wear.

 

Make a flavorful water to enjoy

Create a refreshing drink by adding some of your favorite fruits and herbs to a big container of water. Combinations such as cucumber, lemon and mint, or pineapple and strawberry will make for an enchanting refreshment. Pull out the fancy glasses so the occasion feels even more special.

 

Serve nourishing snacks

Spa food is always light, so this is the perfect occasion to try out some Pinterest recipes for tea sandwiches and fruit kabobs. Choose colorful and flavorful recipes that will satisfy both the eyes and the stomach.

 

Take turns pampering each other

Trust us—a high quality facial mask will give you the same results as a full day spent at the spa! Some great mask types to try include activated charcoal, rejuvenating, brightening or hydrating masks. Consider your skin type and what effect you want to achieve, and that will help you decide which mask to try.   

 

While the masks soak in and do their thing, you can give each other mani/pedis. Soak your feet in an herbal foot soak while you do each other’s fingernails, for the full luxurious effect. You can even use aromatherapy oils to awaken the senses and create a more relaxing environment. Try including a few drops of your chosen essential oil into a carrier oil (like jojoba oil) and use the oil blend to give each other hand or arm massages while you wait for the nails to dry.

Quality time

All of these tips were intended to help your spa day feel like the ultimate retreat, but the best and most special part about a mother-daughter or mother-son spa day is the chance to spend time together. Turn off cell phones, television, and other outside distractions and just focus on spending time talking and enjoying each other's company. No matter how you create your at-home spa, enjoying a spa day together is an experience that neither of you will ever forget.