Creating the Spa at Home


I've been loving my pamper evenings later and it's becoming more and more important to take time out as life gets hectic. I thought I'd do a little post on how I create a spa experience at home ahead of many of us returning to work or education tomorrow after a Christmas break. I got home after being away for Christmas and New Year and had the most relaxing experience I can remember with some new products I got as gifts, so I'm going to share exactly what I used.

Neom Happiness Candle | £30

I started by lighting my Neom candle for a fresh, spa-like fragrance. The throw of this is amazing and the fragrance is beautiful; the main note that comes through is lemon but the neroli and mimosa balance the scent so it isn't overly sharp or citric. Plus I love the simple, classic design of this candle and how it burns so cleanly and evenly. 

Bamboo Bath Caddy | £12.72

This is such a fab find, I had to share it! This is simply a little wooden tray that fits on top of your bath tub that's perfect for resting a drink (like a herbal tea) and a magazine or book on (another essential for me when I'm chilling out). I also lay out any skincare products on it I want to use when I'm in the bath.

Rituals Heavenly Hammam Revitilising Bath Oil | £13.50

Of course the next thing I do is run a bath. This has a gorgeous eucalyptus scent that's so relaxing and refreshing. Plus it leaves my skin so soft and smooth, I was really impressed. Obviously it's a bath oil so if you want proper bubbles too I'd recommend adding a capful of this to your usual bubble bath.


This is one of those masks that doesn't have any life-changing skincare benefits but just makes your skin feel clean, fresh and soft afterwards. I picked this because I love the warming sensation this creates on my skin and it's perfect for in the bath as it feels like a bit of a spa treatment and the heat also opens your pores up for a deep cleanse.



The fragrance of this is absolutely gorgeous! It's like ginger with a little dash of lemon and the formula is nice and creamy so feels nourishing on the skin. I love how the scent lingers nicely on your skin after use too.

Body Shop Spa of the World Dead Sea Salt Scrub | £20

This is an absolute gem and now I've tried it, I can say it's well worth the higher price compared to the Body Shop's other scrubs. It smells of sea salt and the tub is absolutely huge! The formula is really creamy with large pieces of salt. However the nourishing formula means my skin feels hydrated but the exfoliating particles remove any patches of dead skin. 

Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm | £38 (for full size)

I got a mini of the cult Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm for Christmas so decided to try it. I will definitely review it properly once I've given it a go for a few weeks but so far, so good. I took a tiny bit of it, warmed it between my fingers and massaged it into my skin. It feels so amazing, I really took my time and enjoyed it.

Essie Chinchilly Nail Polish | £7.99

I like to do my nails when I'm having a pamper and at the moment I'm loving Essie's Chinchilly - a nice everyday winter grey. Whilst they dry I lie back and flick through a magazine.

Mandara Spa Ylang Ylang & Coconut Body Butter* | £6

After my bath it's time to moisturise and this has been a favourite of mine for a while. It's so creamy and nourishing and has a lovely fragrance. The floral balances nicely with the milky coconut and it's not too strong or sickly, which is why I like this so much.

& Other Stories Botanic Whisper Hand Cream | £5

Finally I nourish my hands with this hand lotion (which comes in handy pump packaging!) I picked it up in London from their store and I'm already loving it. It has a lovely sweet orange scent with a hint of floral blossom. It's very light but still hydrating on my dry hands.

What are your favourite spa-at-home products and how do you like to unwind?

 


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37 comments

  1. Love the sound of most of these products! I live with my parents and sharing one bathroom between four of us means I rarely get much allocated bathroom time! We don't have a bath in my house either! I'm moving out in August, and I'll have two bathrooms, one for me and one for my boyfriend, ha! Will definitely be investing in a bath caddy... so convenient!xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. Aw I hope you enjoy your new bath once you move! xx

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  2. A pamper evening is always an essential this time of year. The sea salt scrub sounds uh-mazing. I always get scared ones like these will dry out my skin so I'm glad to hear it doesn't. A bath caddy is something I need to purchase ASAP!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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  3. I love the sound of all of these products, I am loving everything from the Body Shop right now and the ones that you have spoken about sound right up my street :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

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  4. That body shop scrub sounds incredible! My favourite at home spa products are the aromatherapy associates oils they are so lovely.
    Coleoftheball xx

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    1. I've never tried those actually, though I did buy my aunt a set of them for Christmas! xx

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  5. All these products sound amazing and I love the idea of having your own home spa session with all of these products! x

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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  6. The Mandara Spa Ylang Ylang and coconut body butter sounds lovely, I'm very happy to see the & Other stories hand cream as I've been meaning to try some of their beauty items for so long but didn't really know what to expect!

    https://fannyanddailybeauty.wordpress.com/

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  7. I just went to a Body Shop party last night and was eyeing up their Spa of the World stuff, especially that scrub. Looks lush! I usually just use my exfoliating gloves with a shower gel, but might have to treat myself to that next time.

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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    1. It's great for winter if you fancy something a little more heavy-duty :) xx

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  8. These products all sound so great - I'll have to invest in a few as I absolutely love creating a spa experience at home. My favourite products are from Origins!

    Grace | eat, write + explore x

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  9. The Body Shop Warming Mask is one of my favourites, i love a good candle when you are in the bath x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  10. This sounds so relaxing! Loving hat bath caddy - how handy! Definitely going to be having a bit of a pamper tonight before work tomorrow :( think I might use some Lush stuff that I got for Christmas!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  11. Such a lovely post! I do love a pamper evening at home! Bubble bath, candles and loads of products! I think I will have one tonight!

    Happy New Year!
    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
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  12. After such a long holiday, I really need a good pampering! Creating a spa experience at home is actually really good idea, I really like the scent of TBS spa of the world range so I'd definitely add these products to my list! x

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. Yeah it definitely meant I started back at work on Monday feeling refreshed :) xx

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  13. I love the sound of that Neom candle! I've actually been looking for products with Happy in the name as I just think they do a little something to spread some cheer, so I'll be adding this to my wishlist! I love warming masks too. I've not tried TBS one, but I love the one from the Sanctuary, the thermal sensation is amazing!

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent (formerly Kimamely Beauty)

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  14. Pamper evenings are the best! That Essie nail varnish is gorgeous :) I love a Lush face mask to unwind! xx
    www.chasingbelle23.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Love the sound of everything, but especially the body butter! Anything coconut & I'm in! xx

    Beautylymin

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  16. Wow! Can I come to your spa, it looks amazing!?

    I'm dying to try something out from the Body Shop Spa of the World range, i've had a play in store and it looks divine!

    MadeFromBeauty.co.uk

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    1. It really is lovely, I'm eyeing up the rest of it now! xx

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  17. Definitley going to give this a go ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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  18. Such a great post! loving the look of the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm, I'll have to invest! and I really need a bath caddy!

    Lizzie | Beaute

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  19. Wowza these look like the making of a wonderful spa night. Unfortunately I don't have a bath to use so I always find myself pampering myself out of the bathroom. I use lots of masks to pamper my skin and also treat myself with a nice nail pamper. So excited for all the posts to come from you this year girl!

    Cindy | www.cindyhyue.com

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    1. Yeah, even a nice skincare routine and taking your time with it can feel like a nice pamper session :) xx

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  20. I love love love the Body Shop sea salt scrub! Great post as always hunny xx

    Amanda | dreamingxpretty.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. I NEED that bath caddy! I struggle so much in the tub with all the things I want to do! And it's a really great price! I also love the sound of that scrub! I've been looking for a good scrub for my baths and that sounds like it may do the trick!

    Shannon Sage

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  22. Essie Chinchilly looks like such a gorgeous colour - this post makes me want a pamper evening so bad!

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. I've been wanting to try the Body Shop skincare range but it is pretty pricy! I love a good cleansing face mask and a Lush Bath Bomb

    www.makeupmusicbooks.com

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    1. I have a few Lush bath bombs from Christmas to use :D xx

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  24. I love that little caddy! I've always wanted one of those after you always see it in films with their book and candle on! It's really cheap too! xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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  25. I do a mini SPA every Sunday :) loe little me time

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    1. I'm trying to do it every Sunday too - it's so important to get some relaxation in, no matter how busy you are! xx

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  26. Snap to The Body Shop warming mineral mask - love the warmth on my skin! Kinda needs a tough o' squeeze but you get there in the end - haha...

    www.honestyforyourskin.co.uk

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  27. Thank you for your comments - hope this gave you some ideas on getting a good relaxation routine :) xx

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  28. Candles are brilliant to set the mood, even dimming the lights adds such a relaxing effect!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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