DIY Luxe Spa Day Because We Deserve It

MENTAL WELLBEING

3 min read

It's a brand new year, and 2024 is all about self-love, indulging in minimal luxurious experiences, and putting ourselves first.

Friend, stop and take a moment to just 'woosah.'

Listen, I know all about running around like a headless chicken, neglecting myself, and convincing myself that embracing my feminine side was 'doing too much.' It took a life event to remind me of how short life is, and I quickly made the decision to spend my hard-earned cash and treat myself like the queen that I am.

Perhaps you’re on a budget, which, when I think about it, I really need to discipline myself because this YOLO life is not going to help long term. But that’s a discussion for another day.

A wise person said delulu is the only solulu.

Back to the DIY luxury spa day. Who says you can’t still pamper yourself - insert bombastic side eye.

Your trusty bestieeee is here to show you steps you can take to create a home spa that’ll make world-renowned spas blush.

Book a masseuse

Sis, if you’re on a budget, you’ll have to loosen your purse strings for this. Book yourself a masseuse who provides home service. This is not to say you should break the bank, but spend what is within reason depending on your finances.

This is a non-negotiable step. You and I both know that you’ve been working hard—climbing that corporate ladder, managing your business, or taking care of the kids. Friend, you deserve these three hours to yourself.

Yes, three whole uninterrupted hours - don't argue.

Turn up the mood

Masseuse booked!

On to the next step. Set the ambiance and mood to match the energy. Relaxed is the mood we are going for. Get your Bluetooth speaker, pre-select your playlist (you can have mine - enjoy it on Spotify), light your favorite scented candle or warm your favorite oils.

If you don’t have a go-to scent, you can start with a lavender, eucalyptus, or chamomile-based candle or oil - these are known to be relaxing scents.

Enjoy my Rest and Relaxation playlist here.

Run a bath

You WILL need a bathtub to enjoy this aspect of your DIY luxury solo spa date.

Use a luscious bath bomb and silky moisturizing bath gel to enhance your bath. Fill the tub with lukewarm water. For a sprinkle of elevated boujie, add your favorite flower petals to the tub and finish it off by placing a portable jet spa in your bathtub (if you have one) to create a jacuzzi whirlpool effect.

This will leave you feeling like the goddess that you are. Who says you cannot enjoy quality upscale time with yourself? Grab a book, prep light snacks, or, you know what, put on your soothing eye mask and enjoy the me time.

You can add your buzzing buddies if you want to. (C’mon, we are adults here.)

You're welcome!

Post-spa day routine

Once you’re done, remember to take a few minutes to savor the moment—the feeling of calm and peace, the sensation of loosened and relaxed muscles. Don’t take this for granted. Put out any burning flames, apply your best moisturizing cream to lock in the moisture, and pamper your lips with some balm.

Make it a point to indulge in this by yourself at least once a month. There is no excuse to neglect yourself, and I am happy to be your accountability buddy.

Send me an email at hello@shunyaaonline.com or a DM on @sheluvsluxe on Instagram with an update of how your spa day went. Feel free to customize this to suit your preferences.