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The Essentials: Creating a Spa Sanctuary

The corporate world has always been competitive. With that, different industries have been producing remarkable results in the economical aspect. However, these enterprises also expose their employees to nerve-racking situations, which lead to a build-up of emotional stress over time. Thankfully, there are a lot of fun ways to distress and unwind.

Battling stress does not have to be complicated and expensive. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars just to achieve the pampering that every hard-working individual deserves.

Below, we’ll discuss a more cost-efficient way to relax, and that is creating your own custom spa right within your Utah home. Here is a list of essentials guaranteed to take your usual bathing sessions to the next level:

Essential Oils

There’s a variety of essential oils to choose from. Moreover, you can use specific types for certain health needs through aromatherapy, a process that is proven to help regulate mood, improve quality of sleep, and reduce risks of anxiety attacks. Bergamot is a beneficial essential oil to people with skin issues. Tea tree, on the other hand, aids in fighting infections by enhancing the activity of your immune system.

Indoor Greenery

Plants do not just beautify a space; they also have multiple healing properties that are good for asthma patients. They help regulate mood swings and encourage the decongestion of sinuses. Another plus is they are able to purify air within a specific covered area. Try to incorporate plants that are easy to maintain and care for, such as succulents, air plants, and medicinal herbs.

Organic Bathing Products

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Satisfy your skin with a range of scented bath soaps, body washes, and scrub salts that promote skin health with their soothing, exfoliating, and moisturizing properties. Choose high-quality organic varieties as conventional products contain harsh chemicals that may harm your skin.

Water Heater

It’s very likely that you already have a water heating system installed in your bathroom. Did you know that bathing in hot water brings multiple benefits to your well-being? It can improve blood circulation, relieve tense muscles, ease soreness and inflammation, and unclog pores and remove impurities.

Hot baths boost relaxation. Additionally, hot showers may also act as a sedative that promotes better sleep in individuals who suffer from insomnia.

Wooden Tub

Having your own bathtub is optional, but will bring a lot of benefits. If you don’t have a bathtub yet, opt for a wooden kind that is similar to the ones found in Japanese spas and onsens, as they’re not only aesthetically pleasing, they also promote efficient traveling of heat. If it so happens that you already have a tub available, just place a bamboo bathtub tray on it. This will serve as storage for a row of your bathing essentials.

Set up the mood for every hot bath session by lighting scented candles, adding some flower petals, playing calming music, and preparing herbal tea on hand. You can also read a book or do some journaling while soaking.

Remember that allocating time for relaxation will be beneficial for your mental and physical health in the long term, so don’t hesitate to find some Zen the minute your body starts asking for it.