Dim the lights
A little mood lighting can go a long way. We know that bathroom lighting tends to be a bit on the harsh side so if you can’t dim the main source of lights, consider the sensory appeal of candlelight instead. Popping a few candles around your bathroom will set the tone for relaxation, especially if you place them next to a mirror where that soft, flickering light will be able to reflect better.
You know that special spa smell? It’s not that hard to replicate it at home using the power of scented candles. Pick one signature scent – it can really be anything, but we like lavender, sandalwood and jasmine for their soothing feel. With a whole new crop of artisan candle brands available both in-store and online (we're big fans of Ashley & Co, Article White and Sunday of London), you're guaranteed to find a scent you'll fall in love with. Room diffusers are a great option too, especially as you don't need to keep an eye on them. With that in mind, give essential oils a try – they’re a spa favourite for a good reason. Simply sprinkle a few drops in the bath for a calming effect that'll reinvigorate your senses.
Hit the play button
If your aim is to rest your mind, background music is a must. Complete silence can make your thoughts race. What relaxes each of us is personal, but the right kind of tunes will help turn off the noise of everyday life and melt away those stresses. Spotify and other streaming services have a ton of pre-curated playlists fit for the occasion so you’ll be embracing that retreat-like tranquillity in no time. Ready, set, relax.