10 Ways To Pamper Yourself With A Home Spa Experience (My Complete Guide)

Every week, I love to take care of my skin. Here’s my complete guide to pamper yourself with a home spa experience. But feel free to add (or subtract) whatever doesn’t make you happy. That’s the entire point of taking care of yourself! I really look forward to beginning my week with a nice, hot bath with all the spa add-ons. I sip some of my favorite wine (it’s blackberry red), but I also have a large, very cold glass of water with cucumbers by my side. And don’t forget a good book. Heaven!

What I Love About This At-Home Spa Treatment

This home spa treatment is just the ticket to relax a bit before you start up the ol’ weekly grind. Your skin and body constantly renews itself, and this gives it the chance to do so. You don’t need to do all the steps, either. Whatever you feel comfortable doing. After all, this is all about you. I didn’t include things like a mani-pedi (I’ve always wanted to try this gorgeous pedicure foot spa) or a massage (like a full back massager with heat), but you can easily put those in the routine as well.

  1. Drink Water (Or Wine!)

    Water is the beginning of all life. Take care of your body, inside out, by pouring yourself a glass of cold water. You can add whatever you like to it. I like cucumber, lemon, or lime. But you can also have some tea. Green tea, for example, is so good for you. Since this your spa day, you can also indulge in a glass of wine, too. I found the best pairing is both.

    clear drinking glass on gray surface
    Photo by KOBU Agency on Unsplash
  2. Light Some Candles

    For beautiful ambiance, try turning out the lights and then lighting tea candles. They don’t even need to be real candles. You can try out battery-operated ones, but I would love to try out these solar-powered tea candles.

    white candles on brown wooden table
    Photo by Tina Witherspoon on Unsplash
  3. Take A Bath With Essential Oils and Milk

    Cleopatra famously bathed in sour donkey milk, which is super disgusting btw. However, you can replicate her bath at home sans donkey. Honestly, I think it’s freaking fantastic. The fuller-fat milk you use, the better. I like half-and-half, which is much cheaper than cream. And I also love to sprinkle rose petals in the water, which has some super awesome stuff in it, too. All these items are great for your skin tbh.

    Yield: 1 bath

    Cleopatra's Milk Bath

    a person laying in a bath tub with pink flowers

    Deck out your home spa with this gorgeous bath recipe.

    Prep Time 2 minutes
    Total Time 2 minutes


    • 2 cups of half-and-half
    • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
    • a few drop of essential oil or any other fragrance
    • 1 cup Epsom or sea salt
    • 1 tablespoon honey


    • Just your imagination.


    1. Add vinegar to half-and-half, and stir vigorously. Basically, you are making buttermilk (sour milk). It should get clumpy.
    2. Add the remaining ingredients and microwave, 30 seconds at a time, until honey is fully dissolved.
    3. Pour into your bath and enjoy.


    Add real flowers for a total kick-ass experience. Try rose petals, or pretty much any dried or real flower. I love cutting some lavender sprigs, which lasts even through the winter in my climate.

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  4. Don’t Forget the Music (or a Good Book)

    I personally opt for the book. I love going to the library (on the Friday before).

  5. Exfoliate Your Face

    Creating a clean slate, literally.

  6. Face Mask

    Next up is the face mask, which gets all the junk outta your pores.

  7. Clarify Shampoo

    Don’t forget your hair. Strip out all that junk off your hair.

  8. Rice Hair Wash

    And here is my super Korean secret: rice water.

  9. Deep Condition

    And another super secret: olive oil. The only issue is that it is oily. It’s oil, after all! To combat this, I mix it with 3/4 conditioner and 1/4 olive oil. Then, take a minute long hot shower to rinse out your hair.

  10. Skin Scrub

    Korean women love to scrub the top layer right off. 

  11. Bonus: Lotion It Up

    Don’t forget to nourish your skin! And don’t forget the Korean face mask!

Pamper Yourself With A Home Spa Experience

Take care of yourself! I swear, if more people took the time to pamper themselves, everyone would be so much nicer to others.



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