Dealing with divorce or a separation is stressful. One way to enhance your mental well-being is to create a peaceful sanctuary at home where you can relax, unwind, and give yourself some much-needed pampering. Why not consider giving your bathroom a spa makeover? It doesn’t take a major overhaul to accomplish a more soothing space. Here are a few ideas to help you get the process started.
Consider Scents And Sounds: One of the first things you notice when entering a room is the scent. A calming fragrance can help you transition from a bustling day to a restful evening. There are multiple ways to accomplish this, such as aromatherapy blends, scented soy candles, or potpourri. You can also add essential oils to Epsom salt baths to not only soothe tired skin, but also allow you to breathe in a beneficial scent. Tea tree oil helps you to revitalize, while lavender helps you to relax.
Sound can also be soothing. Set up your phone or other audio device to play tranquil music while you are in your bathroom. Mellow genres include classical, opera, acoustic singer-songwriters, smooth jazz, or whatever you personally find relaxing. Search YouTube to play a long stretch of music, or consider starting a spa music Pandora channel. You can also find spa music CDs online.
Aim For Minimalism: A clean look will help clear your mind. Rather than clutter your countertop, store products neatly underneath the sink and hidden behind cabinet doors. Consider corralling every-day items like cotton balls, soaps, and toiletries into attractive glass jars or woven baskets. Fold and stack towels neatly in the linen closet, alongside extra toilet tissue and other necessities.
Feature A Footbath: While immersing your body in a warm bath is generally considered the most relaxing way to enjoy a spa bathroom, using a footbath can be equally enjoyable. A footbath is a great option to unwind when you have limited time, or want to concentrate on soaking your feet before giving yourself a pedicure.
Fill your footbath with the same essential oils and Epsom salts as you would your bathtub. Relax for five to ten minutes, and then dry your feet thoroughly. Smooth over your clean feet with a thick moisturizing lotion before putting socks on. You will be amazed at how soft and refreshed your feet feel the next morning.
Invest In Quality: When redesigning your space, select high-quality bathroom paint in a calming color, such as pale aqua, dove gray, warm taupe, or sage green. Next, choose a natural cotton shower curtain in a coordinating color, and matching bath hardware in a complimentary finish. Invest in high-quality, fluffy towels and washcloths to use specifically for your spa bathroom. Find decorative accessories and wall art that makes you happy. A plush rug will add the final touch to complete your new spa look.
After a long and difficult day, it is important to make self-care a priority for the sake of your mental well-being. Use these tips to help give your bathroom a spa makeover. With a few simple changes, you can create a space that allows you step outside of your busy life and into a calming and inviting sanctuary in the comfort of your own home.
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