Spa-Inspired Essential Oils - Tips for Serene Scents
There’s nothing more calming than the aroma that hits you as you step into a spa. As soon as you walk through the doors, you feel the stress lift from your shoulders as your worries dissolve and your mind slips into serenity. Wouldn’t you love to have that feeling in your own home?
In this article, we’re going to talk you through the best spa-inspired scents for your home, as well as how you can include essential oils in your daily routine to get that spa feeling every single day.
- Get that spa feeling in your own home
- How to make your home smell like a spa
- Best spa essential oils for the morning
- Best spa essential oils for the evening
- Benefits of the spa experience at home
- How to bring the spa home
- Essential oil spa treatments
- To sum up
Get that spa feeling in your own home
One of the best ways to bring the spa into your home is with essential oils. There are thousands of different essential oils to choose from, so it’s important to find the aromas that work best for you. Whilst some people may love the relaxing scent of lavender, others may prefer the uplifting aroma of grapefruit. The most important thing is to find what works for you as an individual.
When creating your own spa-like experience at home, you can personalise it to suit your requirements depending on your mood, the time of day and how you’re feeling. Whether you’ve had a tough week at work, you’re feeling down or just fancy a treat, a home spa day could be your solution to getting back on track.
Whatever it is you’re looking for in your home spa day, we’re here to guide you through the process of finding the perfect combination of essential oils to create the perfect spa experience from the comfort of your own home.
How to make your home smell like a spa
One of the first things you’ll notice when you walk into a spa is the aroma. This is designed to quickly relax your body and calm your mind, allowing you to sink straight into your spa experience.
Luckily, it’s easy to recreate this spa-inspired scent in your home using volant’s sumptuous Spa blend of essential oils. This luxurious blend consists of eucalyptus, geranium and bergamot - some of the most popular essential oils that you’ll find in a spa.
Eucalyptus essential oil has been proven to clear the airways, unblocking your sinuses whilst allowing more oxygen into your lungs. This can help to boost your energy levels and promote mental clarity. Not only that, but inhaling eucalyptus oil can also help to reduce stress whilst soothing headaches. No wonder it is such a popular spa essential oil!
Geranium essential oil has a luscious floral aroma which is ideal for transporting your mind to a place of calm and tranquility. This essential oil is ideal for promoting relaxation whilst reducing stress and anxiety, making it the perfect addition to any spa day.
With an uplifting citrus aroma, bergamot essential oil helps to lift your mood and alleviate feelings of both anxiety and depression. It does this by signalling the brain to release both dopamine and serotonin, having a powerful effect on low mood whilst also reducing fatigue.
Whether you’re taking a relaxing bath, practising yoga or simply going about your daily routine, volant’s Spa blend of essential oils is the perfect way to transform your home into a spa and give you that relaxed and calming feeling that your body craves.
Best spa essential oils for the morning
In the morning, you’re probably looking for a burst of energy to kick-start your day and get you motivated.
The fastest and most efficient way to do this is to diffuse volant’s Energy essential oil blend. This energising blend of spa room essential oils combines hues of grapefruit, bergamot, lime and amyris to stimulate and invigorate the senses. These aromas could turn even a night owl into an early bird and are ideal to diffuse in the morning.
Fruity aromas are known for their mood-boosting properties, creating an uplifting and inspiring atmosphere whilst freshening the air around your home. A great way to change up your usual essential oil blend is to add a few drops of lemon oil to your diffuser, giving you the feeling of freedom brought by the great outdoors. Roll out of bed, switch on your diffuser and allow the sweet aromas to awaken your mind and body.
Best spa essential oils for the evening
After a tiring day, there’s nothing you need more than to sit back and relax. One of the best ways to do just that is to immerse your body in a comforting hot bath, where all of the stress from the day can drift away.
To treat yourself to a soothing bath treatment, mix a few drops of volant’s Spa blend with a carrier oil and add it to your bath. You’ll quickly notice the scent of eucalyptus, geranium and bergamot filling the air. Simply lay back in the indulgent water and imagine you’re on a beach in Bali as the heat and aromas do all of the hard work for you.
If you prefer to relax on the sofa in the evening, volant’s Unwind blend is ideal. The aromas of bergamot, Roman chamomile and clary sage are perfect for unwinding after a long day at work, allowing you to clear your mind and relax. Add a few drops to your diffuser to create a calming and reassuring atmosphere to soothe the mind and relax your entire body.
To finish off your spa evening and improve your night’s sleep, add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a spray bottle and lightly mist your sheets and pillow before going to bed. This is known to help you get to sleep quickly and easily, as well as helping to improve your overall sleep quality. You’ll be able to drift off easily with the knowledge that you’ll be waking up in the morning feeling your best.
Benefits of the spa experience at home
You might be wondering why you should bring the spa into your home when you could simply visit a spa. Whilst we’re not denying that everyone deserves a spa day once in a while, there are countless benefits to transforming your home into a spa.
Firstly, there is nowhere better to completely relax and unwind than in the safe surroundings of your own home. Your home is a place where you can completely be yourself, without worrying about anyone else around you. This stress-free experience will give your health and wellbeing a boost whilst undoubtedly transporting your mind and body to a well-deserved state of zen.
Not only this, but by staying at home, you’re giving yourself the ultimate flexibility. Only got an hour in the morning before work, or half an hour before bed to alleviate the stress of the whole day? No problem. By having a selection of spa essential oils ready at home, you can quickly create a home spa experience whenever you need it, with no hassles or last-minute rushing around―not to mention you can save your hard-earned cash for treats you can’t materialise in your own home!
You will also have the highest possible level of personalisation at your fingertips when you create your own spa experience at home. Whether you enjoy listening to music or enjoy perfect silence, everything is completely tailored to your unique tastes, from the sounds that you hear to the aromas that you inhale.
It’s hard to deny the appeal of an at-home spa day, but let’s not forget the added reassurance you get from knowing that all the products you’re using are vegan, certified organic, 100% pure, natural, non-toxic and free of synthetic materials. So you can just relax without any added worries.
How to bring the spa home
If you’re feeling inspired to try transforming your home into a spa, there are a few things you’ll need to do to prepare. This will help to make your spa experience as relaxing as possible, without the stress of getting things ready.
If you plan to begin your spa day in the morning, it’s a great idea to set up your room the night before. This will allow you to have a carefree morning and immerse yourself in the atmosphere.
Create a playlist of your favourite relaxing music and prepare your bathrobe and towels by spritzing them with your go-to essential oils for unwinding. Gather the spa room essential oils you plan to use and decide which treatments you’re going to pamper yourself with.
Take a moment to connect with your body and understand what it needs from the spa day, then use this to guide your choices. Does your body need an energising reboot, or is it craving a day of calm and tranquillity? Home spas are perfect for being adaptable and customisable to suit your needs.
Essential oil spa treatments
To really indulge in the benefits of having an at-home spa day, it’s worth blocking out your calendar for the whole day. This will help to make sure that nothing comes between you and your much-needed relaxation time.
Eliminate distractions by putting your phone to one side and picking up your favourite book to help you reconnect with yourself and your thoughts. Diffuse your favourite spa essential oils to liberate your mind and play the music you find most relaxing, whether it be smooth jazz, classical music or sounds of nature.
Once your mind has been transported and you’re beginning to feel at ease, you might choose to try a few at-home treatments such as an aromatherapy massage, a nourishing bath, a foot soak or a facial mist.
Nourish your skin
Bringing the spa to your home doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all of your favourite go-to treatments. In fact, it simply means you can personalise them completely to your satisfaction.
If you’re looking to achieve glowing, soft and hydrated skin, you can create your own lavender body scrub to rejuvenate your body and unclog your pores. Simply mix half a cup of Epsom salt with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Apply your essential oil body scrub in circular motions all over your body before rinsing with warm water. Your skin will immediately be left noticeably softer and smoother after just one application and you’ll find that the benefits will last for days.
Once you’ve completed your scrub treatment, it’s time to moisturise your skin. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to a carrier oil such as jojoba oil and massage the mixture into your body. You’ll be left with silky-soft skin while prolonging the sumptuous spa aroma for the rest of the day.
Treat your feet
After being on your feet all day, they’re bound to need a treat. There’s nothing more rewarding than soaking your aching feet in a soothing foot bath. This is a great way to alleviate any muscle tension or soreness that has accumulated throughout the day.
For a spa-quality foot bath, fill a container with warm water and add half a cup of Epsom salt and 5 to 10 drops of peppermint essential oil. Peppermint contains menthol which has a natural cooling effect on muscles. This helps reduce inflammation, pain and various ailments which could be causing discomfort to your feet. Whilst you soak your feet, take the opportunity to relax back onto a cushion and read a few pages of a mindfulness book, allowing your mind to escape from reality.
After your foot bath, it’s time to treat your feet to a foot massage. Mix a few drops of lavender essential oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, then massage the mixture into your feet. The calming aroma of lavender is the perfect way to end your foot treatment, leaving your feet feeling relaxed and soothed.
Pamper your face
If you dream of having skin that feels both nourished and cleansed, don’t forget to enjoy a facial steam treatment whilst enjoying your relaxing spa day at home. Add 3-5 drops of your favourite essential oil to a bowl or jug of boiling water and gently place a warm towel over both your head and the bowl. Enjoy taking some deep breaths over the bowl for around 3 minutes, allowing your senses to be relieved and your skin to breathe.
Both eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils are great choices for deep decongestion as well as helping to clear problematic acne-prone skin. If you suffer from oily skin, rosemary has impressive soothing properties, calming the pores of your skin as well as your mind.
To sum up
Everybody needs a bit of spa time now and again. It allows you to clear your mind, relax your body and rediscover what’s really important to you. Luckily, you don’t need to go to a spa to have this experience - it’s perfectly possible to experience the relaxation of a spa from your own home anytime you please.
Your home spa day should be completely personalised to your individual likes and needs, catering to both your body and mind. By selecting and combining spa essential oils that will recharge and restore your body, you’ll enable it to continue to work at its best whilst giving you a feeling of serene positivity.
By immersing yourself in true peace and happiness within your own home, you will finish the day feeling restored and rejuvenated, ready to take on life, whatever it may bring. And not only that, you’ll create a home and a life for yourself that you don’t feel the need to vacation from.