The ‘Spathrooms’ (a bathroom with the benefits of the spa) has become lately a big trend on the market, as people are more aware of the benefits for the health and well-being after indulging themselves into the spas and they spare no expenses to create that indulging atmosphere at home!
So, whether you have the budget for a full bathroom refurbishment, or for just picking up some luxurious candles or towels, here are some ideas to enjoy your very own and luxurious ‘Spathroom’. 1. It’s believed that colours behave in three basic ways: active, passive, and neutral. You can easily match every room’s colours to your personal desires, your taste and the room purpose. If you use yellow in your bathroom it captures the joy of sunshine and communicates happiness while blue is considered calming, relaxing and serene. It can even reduce your blood pressure! 2. High end spas and hotels usually use ultra-soft Egyptian or Pima cotton on their towels. So, next time you are buying towels make sure you read the labels. All towels have a fabric weight, measured with a GSM (grams per square meter) number. This refers to the density of the fabric used to make that particular towel. The higher the GSM the closer to that fluffy spa feeling! 3. Being at one with nature often relaxes people, add some plants to your spathrooms. Research has shown living plants in our home make us happier – choose plants with bright flowers, those which give off nice aromas and have a unique texture to satisfy all the senses! 4. Hang fresh eucalyptus leaves in your shower to benefit from the aromatherapy properties. Eucalyptus is used a lot in spas as it soothes muscular tension and eases respiratory problems… and it smells pretty nice too! Our suggestion: Dr.Bronner’s Magic Liquid Soap in Eucaliptus to soothe body & mind. 6. Bath oils are definitively a must-have as the different aromas help you to unwind your senses. The best? Definitively the Lavender, as it promotes relaxation and ease tired muscles. Our suggestion: Yin Yang So Serene Bath & Body oil for an ultimate relaxation. 7. Combine the skin healing properties of chamomile with oatmeal for a super skin restorative spa-like bath. Pour three cups of boiling water over one cup of oatmeal and three tablespoons of chamomile flowers. Allow to steep for 10 minutes and add it to your bath. It’s perfect to calm psoriasis and dry-sensitive skin. Our suggestion: New Dry2Alive Face & Body Lotion to recover dry & cracked skin. 8. Spa bathrooms will only be at their most fabulous if you don’t have to look at cleaning products and kids’ bath toys, so good storage space is a real bonus. Try adding more shelves or simply shock away unwanted beauty products. Time to simplify your beauty routine! 9. Get back to nature! Use natural materials to decorate the space as wood or stone. It brings life to any space and help you to relax more. A pebbles floor stimulates circulation and relieves tired feet’s. 10. Invent in luxurious candles to create the perfect spa at home!
New Dry2Alive face & body lotion £10.40 www.ishiso.com
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Liquid Soaps £5.49 www.drbronner.co.uk
New Yin Yang So Serene body oil £14.90 www.yinyangskincare.co.uk
VOYA Original Candle £10.00 www.voya.ie