Are you on the hunt for a way to de-stress at home with your significant other? Then it might be time to take a break from your hectic routine and focus on yourselves for a few hours. There’s nothing more relaxing than pampering each other with neck massages, essential oils, and scented candles, or dozing off in a fruit bath, (a total delight for your whole body!)
Not sure how to set up a romantic at-home spa day? Here are a few cool ideas!
1. First, Watch a Few Videos Together to Learn How to Give a Proper Massage
Who could say no to a relaxing massage? They’re an amazing way to relax and get closer to your partner. If you ever got a professional massage, then you know what’s in the cards for you: you first need to ask your partner lay on their back. Place a pillow or fold a towel under their chest so they’re perfectly comfortable. To get the basics on how to perform the perfect couple’s massage, check out a few YouTube videos first. Then get some massage oil and get ready to relax.
2. Soak in a Hot Bath
There’s nothing more romantic than soaking in a hot bath for two. If you don’t have enough time to spend a few hours giving each other massages, then a relaxing hot bath will do the trick. It’ll allow you to reconnect and unwind together. Make sure to add some basic spa essentials like Epsom salts, essential oils, or bubbles and have a good old-fashioned bubble bath. And don’t forget to lit up a few candles as they’ll help set the mood.
3. Have a Fun Date Night Making Your Own DIY Face Masks
Schedule a time when you can both spend a couple of hours setting up everything you’ll need for your romantic at-home spa date and make a party out of it!
Not sure how to make DIY face masks? There are literally thousands upon thousands of DIY recipes online. But if you’re in a hurry, here’s a super simple DIY face mask you can whip out in just a couple of minutes.
- A Dreamy Cocoa and Avocado Hydration Mask:
Just mash one-quarter of an avocado in a bowl. Stir one tablespoon of cocoa powder and one tablespoon of honey. Then mash and mix well and apply the mask to each other’s faces. Then wash off with warm water after 10 minutes or so. The avocado will hydrate your skin while the cocoa works as an antioxidant that soothes the skin.
4. Light Some Aromatherapy Candles, Get Some Fresh Flowers, and Soak Your Feet
Set the mood with some aromatherapy candles or essential oils like eucalyptus or tea tree oil. Sprinkle a few drops of the oil along with some salts into the bathtub or plastic tub and soak your feet in hot water. Then light the candles around the tub to make the environment even more romantic.
5. Have a Citrus-Infused Fruit Bath Together
Fruit baths are an incredible way to relieve stress, improve blood circulation, and leave your skin feeling silky smooth. Draw a romantic fruit bath by following these steps:
- Fill a tub with hot water, (make sure it’s not boiling)
- Add some soothing lemon, lavender, or sage liquid soap
- Slice some lemons, oranges, and grapefruit and add them into the bath
- Add some rose petals or any kind of flower petals that are aromatic (jazmin works great too!)
- Then, light a few candles, turn on some relaxing music, dim the lights and soak together
- Pour two cups of red wine and close your eyes
6. Give Each Other Hand Massages
Get into the mood by slipping into a bathrobe first, so the oil and moisturizer won’t get on your clothes. Then lay on the bed or in the bathtub and use your palms and fingertips to stroke each other’s palms, wrists and fingertips.
7. Get a Few Bath Bombs
Bath bombs have the power to whisk people away and transport you to a different place (other than your house!)
Remember that trip to Hawai’i that was so romantic? Want to recreate a special scent from a fruity drink or the flowers from the lei necklace? How about the smell of cappuccino that reminds you of your first date? There’s virtually a bath bomb for everyone. If you want to try some relaxing aromas, then go for jojoba, jasmine or rose, throw it into the tub and enjoy!
8. Do a Powerful Shower Lymphatic Body Massage
Massage each other from the neck down towards the collarbone and apply small pressure while doing it. This helps drain the lymph nodes of toxins that will allow the body to regenerate tissue. Try using some citrus oils like mandarin or grapefruit which are well known for their cleansing effect as well as pleasant aroma. Geranium oil works well too as it stimulates the lymphatic system and has anti-inflammatory properties. Here’s how you can easily learn how to perform a lymphatic body massage.
9. Go All Out and Order the Perfect Spa Kit for Two
You don’t need to spend a lot of time planning the perfect couple’s spa date. Just get a foot massager on Amazon and gather every ingredient you might need for the perfect DIY spa kit:
- Shower gel or bubble bath
- Body lotions
- Salt scrubs
- Bath bombs
- Face masks (DIY or store-bought)
- Exfoliating soap bars
- Eye masks or eye creams
- Diffuser oils
- Aroma candles
- Electric massagers
10. Make Sure to Include Some Tasty Light Treats
Every at-home spa day should include a healthy light snack, but nothing too over the top. It should be easy to prepare like a plate of lemon aioli, and tuna tea sandwiches. Simply cut the crusts off the bread, spread some lemon aioli on the slices, then place the tuna, and some sliced veggies on top or some parsley. Then cut them into delicate tringle shaped slices.
11. Try 7 Days of Spoiling Your Partner
No one ever said that spa day had to last a day. Stretch the romantic pampering out for an entire week by writing down or printing love 7-day coupons and putting them in an envelope. The coupons can include:
- A Bubble Bath
- Baking a Special Dessert
- A hand massage after work
12. Try Couples Yoga After Your Showered and Rinsed Off All The Oils
Designate a special space in the house to do some yoga. Arrange the yoga mats and pillows on the floor, and put on a YouTube video or yoga app. This will act as a guide on which relaxing moves to perform. Some guided meditation or meditative music isn’t out of the question either. Oh, and implement a no cellphone policy to completely detox from the outside world…together.