For some people, the bathroom is as close as they’re going to get to go to a spa. There’s no money in the budget or no time at all, so relaxing at a real spa simply isn’t going to happen. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the look and feel of a spa in your own bathroom. There are certain elements you can add to create that spa atmosphere without spending a huge amount of money.
If you’ve ever been to the laser hair removal new jersey medical spa or seen one on television, you know that there are likely to be candles. If you have a small bathroom the candles can be set on the corners of the tub, around the sink, or on the back of the toilet. It’s also common to see things like seashells, bath bombs, and perfumed soaps at a spa. Set up some baskets or clear jars to hold these bath and body items.
It’s nice to have a place to sit or lie down when not in the tub. For a small bathroom that seat can be something like a footstool. For a larger area, try a coffee table. A wooden-top table is great for stretching out while you allow lotions or creams to dry, or while you allow leg depilatory cream to work. Make a cushion for the coffee table or purchase a lounge chair-type cushion to top the table. A couple of strips of Velcro can ensure the cushion stays in place.
While you’re relaxing on your bench or footstool consider a foot whirlpool product. It can be soothing to soak your feet while waiting on other products, like creams and lotions, to take effect. A foot whirlpool can be stored in a bathroom closet or inside a cabinet.
Make a mask for your eyes and you can use eye cream, or another eye product, while you soak in the tub. Just draw a large “figure 8” on terry cloth. Fold from the bottom of the “8” to the top, right through the center, and sew the two halves together. Attach a piece of narrow elastic to each end of the mask to wear it.
A tub pillow is a definite plus for your bathroom spa. It’s not hard to make one. Place a straw in the corner of a zipper-lock bag and zip the rest of the bag shut. Blow through the straw to fill up the bag, remove the straw, and quickly zip the bag the remainder of the way. Use a piece from an old, plastic tablecloth or shower curtain to make a waterproof cover for the pillow. Attach suction cups to the back of the pillow and you can easily stick it to the tub wall.
If you don’t have a lot of room to set up candles, soaps, lotions, and other items, you can store it all in a large basket, and take it with you when you’re ready to bathe. With your spa bathroom all set up you’ll feel rejuvenated every time you take a bath. The only problem now will be getting you out of the spa!