This Mother’s Day, give mom the gift of an at-home spa day. Check out these tips and ideas to create an at-home spa experience she’ll appreciate.
Here are some tips and ideas you can use to treat the mom in your life to an at-home spa day on Mother’s Day. As a mother of too many munchkins (just kidding, although my four kiddies can be a handful!), I know how hard it is to score a little me-time. A spa gift card is a well-intentioned gift, but sometimes it’s hard for mom to step away from family life for an extended period. These at-home spa ideas for mom will allow her to enjoy the pampering she deserves from the comforts of home.
At-home Spa Ideas for Mom:
- Set the mood
- Essential oils
- Photo collage
- At-home spa essentials
- Sudsy soak
- Treats between spa treatments
- Herbal teas
- Healthy snacks
- Light meal
Set the mood
Treat the mom in your life to a day she’ll remember by setting the mood at home with a spa-like vibe. Candles help create the perfect ambiance with just the right amount of low lighting. Essential oils and scentsationals wax cubes—fragrances ranging from relaxing to invigorating—can help provide her with the relaxing effects she needs to unwind.
Nothing puts a smile on my face like seeing photos of my husband and kids. Happy memories are easily triggered as I glance around my bedroom at the various framed photos of family portraits, candid shots and trip pics. It can be hard to find the time to capture all those great moments if you have a new baby or young family. Why not give mom a sweet surprise by presenting her with a photo collage that showcases some of her favourite photos? Be sure to display the photo collage in the spa area for added ambiance. You’ll be glad you did.
At-home spa essentials
A facial can help reduce stress while it cleanses, detoxifies and rejuvenates skin. Treat mom to a facial with a luxurious face mask. Better yet, give her a face mask collection so she can choose the one that’s right for her (so much depends on her mood at the time). Her skin will love the results.
Olay’s clay face mask stick is formulated with premium Kaolin clay that micro-exfoliates to help remove skin-dulling impurities. It helps provide a natural, healthy glow to lacklustre skin.
Running around after little ones all day does a number on her feet. A proper pedicure starts with a foot spa. Pedicure tools will help her scrub and buff those tired tootsies. She’ll want to apply a foot cream to help revive, rejuvenate and soften skin (after she’s done scrubbing and buffing).
A manicure that focuses on proper nail care is definitely on my pamper wish list when it comes to primping and preening. Fresh new nail polish is sure to help make her feel more like herself. Present her with a nail treatment kit and a collection of uplifting shades that will bring a little style to her day.
She can prep and restore her nails with this starter nail treatment pro-kit by Hard Candy. The kit contains three nail and cuticle treatments, as well as a cuticle pusher and professional style nail file. The complete 3 formula can enhance the overall colour and brightness of nails.
Treats between spa treatments
A good spa serves soothing herbal and specialty teas, healthy snacks and fresh fruit between treatments. Help the mom in your life recreate a memorable spa experience at home by having sparkling water, herbal tea and nutritious munchies at the ready. Want to wow her? Serve a scrumptious salad as a light meal (drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette … homemade by yours truly).
Help the mom in your life experience the at-home spa of her dreams. (We won’t tell her where you got all of your ideas if you don’t!)
See also: Best Gifts for New Moms on Mother’s Day