Home Spa Products, Kits, and Essentials for Girls Spa Day
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Relaxing music, tranquil candles and aromatic scents are some of the things that come to mind when we imagine spending a day at the spa. Unfortunately, not all of us have the time or the means to be queen for a day somewhere else. However, we all deserve to feel pampered. There’s no reason we shouldn’t be able to gather spa products and create our very own spa day.
Creating your own spa experience at home can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be. Whether your idea of relaxation is a quick 10-minute face mask for that boost of hydration, or an indulgent bubble bath with a calming salt soak, Editor’s Pick has the best home spa products you need to create your personal spa kit.
Set the Mood
One of the first essentials you want in your spa kit is fragrance. Choose a fragrance to define your home spa. You want to choose a scent which evokes a feeling of relaxation that you save exclusively for your spa time. Lavender, sandalwood, eucalyptus and other essential oils are all common aromas used in professional day spas, and for a good reason. Essential oils have been used for centuries to reduce stress and invoke a feeling of peace.
If you’re unsure of where to start, the Nest Fragrances Moroccan Amber Luxury Candle captures the aroma of a professional day spa and makes the perfect addition to your bath spa set. Moroccan amber, sweet patchouli, heliotrope, bergamot and eucalyptus define this candle’s pleasantly calming scent that will create a luxuriously exotic atmosphere as soon as you light it.
For those who want to reap the stress-reducing benefits of an essential oil for deep relaxation, the Basq NYC Lavender Soy Candle features the calming scent of lavender in a soy-based wax that will refresh your bath routine to promote sleep and tranquility in no time.
Draw Your Bath
Nothing says "my spa" like a personalized bath. The bubble baths we remember from our childhood have nothing on the endless options of home spa products offered today. Salt soaks, bath bombs and milk baths are just a few of the new generation of spa essentials.
Known for their abilities to rejuvenate and detoxify, soaks and salts make for wonderful additions to your bath routine that provide your skin with beneficial vitamins, minerals and nutrients. The Seaweed Bath Co. Fresh Whole Seaweed Detox Bath is a bath soak formulated with organic bladderwrack seaweed, a plant with over 65 vitamins and minerals and aids in the skin’s natural detoxification process to flush environmental toxins from the body.
For those who like to keep it simple (hey, there’s nothing wrong with that!) and aren’t ready to dip their toes into anything too fancy, there’s still plenty of bath products for your home spa kit. The L'Occitane Lavender Foaming Bath contains lavender essential oil and will leave your body relaxed and your skin feeling supple. A small amount under running water is all it takes to produce a rich, foaming bubble bath for the kid in all of us.
Besides fragrant candles and bubbles, a girl's spa day needs a face mask. From soothing dry, irritated skin to fighting skin discoloration and brightening the complexion, there’s a face mask for every skin concern and type and should be a part of your home spa kit. Face masks aren’t only relaxing — they’re a great way to get a quick boost of nutrients and benefits into your skin!
If you aren’t sure exactly what your skin needs, you can’t go wrong with a nourishing moisture mask like the Clarins SOS Mask Comfort. This soothing mask is enriched with wild mango butter and oil to rejuvenate skin that’s rough, dull and flaky for a softer complexion in as little as 10 minutes. It’s also formulated with Clarins’ patented plant-based Anti-Pollution Complex that protects skin from indoor and outdoor pollutants.
A charcoal mask is a great way to detoxify impurities like acne and blackheads from the face for a clearer complexion. The Glo Charcoal Detox Mask is a two-in-one exfoliating treatment face mask that combines charcoal powder, kaolin clay and bentonite clay. These powerful ingredients help draw out excess oil and buildup for a refreshed complexion. To top it off, it has jojoba beads that softly exfoliate the skin and leave it smooth, soft and conditioned.
Don’t Forget the Hair
The best home spa products aren’t just for your face and body—they’re for the hair, too! Even if you regularly take care of your locks, you should add a hair mask to your home spa kit. A deep conditioning hair mask is formulated with ingredients that not only leave your hair soft but strengthen your hair as well. Hair masks can smooth frizziness and reduce flyaways, repair damage and reduce breakage, and add a dose of vitamins and nutrients to keep your hair healthy and shiny.
The Moroccan Oil Weightless Hydrating Mask is a rich and creamy, yet lightweight, deep conditioning treatment formulated with argan oil and other nourishing vitamins to revive fine, dry hair. Moroccan Oil has made its name in the haircare industry for its formulas that deeply hydrate and condition while dramatically improving texture, elasticity, manageability in even the most unruly of locks.
For the strands that could use something stronger, the Redken Extreme Mega Mask provides a deep, intense conditioning that lasts up to three washes. Part of Redken’s own SMART Haircare family, this mask is formulated with their RCT Protein Complex, a patented technology that combines three proteins that attract to the areas where your hair needs it the most. From your roots to your ends, the Redken Extreme Mega Mask earns its name as it fortifies hair to be 15 times stronger after just one use.
Gain the Upper Hand
After our face and neck, our hands show our age more than any other area of the body, which means we should be giving our hands the same attention that we give our complexion. Most of us apply hand lotion throughout the day—which certainly goes a long way to warding off dry skin and wrinkles—but just like with our face and our hair, we should give our hands a special treat every now and then. So, why not add a hand treatment to our bath spa set?
The Patchology Perfect Ten Heated Hand Mask is a self-warming mask for the hands and cuticles that’s sure to give your hands some much-needed TLC. It’s infused with coconut oil, fatty acid-rich butters, vitamin E and fruit extracts for a skin-softening boost of nutrients. This self-heating mask makes use of the same insulation technology as space blankets, with a reflective material that creates a heat barrier to lock in the body’s natural heat and allow the ingredients to penetrate and rejuvenate dry, tired hands.
Pillow Soft LipsWhile we're at it, let’s include something for the lips in our home spa kit. Lip scrubs are an excellent way to exfoliate dry, chapped lips and will make your lipstick application smoother and keep the lip and mouth area plump and hydrated. Afterward, be sure to follow up with a hydrating balm like the Eminence Citrus Lip Balm or one that offers anti-aging benefits like the Anti-Aging Lip Renewal from Epionce. The options for lip treatments are endless, so take your pick!
Take a Load Off
No best home spa products list would be complete without our very own pedicure at home service. Most of us shy away from the idea of doing our own pedicures and prefer to leave it to the professionals, but with a few choice products in your spa kit, you can do just as good of a job—if not better!
Our feet are responsible for carrying us throughout the day, so they deserve their own special bath. The Gehwol Soft Feet Nourishing Bath is formulated with almond, avocado and castor oils as well as vitamin E to soothe the feet and replenish moisture to dry, cracked heels. Finish your soak with a foot massage to lock in moisture and keep the feet smooth with a dab of Gehwol Soft Feet Cream infused with milk and honey extract.
If you’ve got especially stubborn heels and calluses, the Patchology PoshPeel Pedi Cure will polish your feet up in no time. This pedicure peel is formulated with a powerful combination of AHAs and BHAs blended from botanical extracts to deeply exfoliate and soften the surface of the feet by speeding up cell turnover and sloughing off the dead, rough outer layer of the skin.