Turn Your Home into a Spa!
by Justin Knapp
This is the complete guide for a Relic spa night in the comfort of your own home—the quintessence of self-care. Take some time to treat yourself to one of Relic’s salt and mineral mixes, heal your body, and connect with the earth. Relic Salts are mined from the remnants of an ancient inland sea and packaged for your supernal luxury.
If you’re running short on time, try choosing one of Relic’s salt and mineral blends and enjoy a 15-minute bath. If you have a few more minutes set aside, follow this guide for an evening you won’t forget.
Preparing the Ambiance
A little preparation can change an ordinary evening routine into an elegant, therapeutic occasion. Choose a time that you won’t be interrupted. Clear your bath area of any clutter, and dim the lights.
Select a variety of candles. If you have a large bathroom, choose 10-20 candles. If your bathroom is smaller, choose anywhere from 5-10 candles. The candles should glow just enough so that you can see. Scented candles can be a wonderful addition to your spa experience, but artificial scents can cause headaches. Choose candles that won’t distract you from your relaxation.
Music can help complete the experience. Choose your favorite tunes to help you ease into tranquil bliss. If you need some ideas for songs to play during a bath, check out Relic’s Spotify playlist.
Hygge (pronounced “hue-gah”) in Danish is the art of being cozy, which is precisely the feeling you want to create for your spa night. That means fuzzy slippers and soft towels, delicious treats and drinks, and making your bathtub as comfortable as possible.
One of the things that frequent spa visitors love the most about attending the spa is the fluffy towel. However, to have a grand spa experience in your own home, there’s no need to make lavish purchases on bath accessories. Next time you wash a load of towels, add 1 cup of vinegar and ½ cup of baking soda to the water. This will help release the detergent from the fibers and soften your towels. Then use your softest robe and slippers to feel extra plush.
Next, pour yourself your favorite drink and get a small snack. A box of decadent chocolates is perfect for this occasion. If you prefer a more savory taste, a Charcuterie board may be at the top of your list. Any tapa or treat that helps you feel like a VIP, keep it nearby.
To create a welcoming bath with even more aesthetic pleasure, you could try adding dried flowers. Some flowers have nurturing properties that could enhance your at-home spa experience. Try adding dried rose for a hydrating boost or dried lavender to destress. There are endless combinations that can help you connect with the earth.
The culminating moment during a spa night is the warm, healing bath. Relic harnesses the strength of the earth’s ancient minerals and ingredients that have cleansed and purified for millennia. Our salts and mineral blends help soothe, repair, and revitalize the body. For best results, use warm bath water that’s not too hot. The water temperature should be between 97°F and 104°F. Simply choose one of Relic’s Epsom and mineral salt blends [link] and pour the entire package into the bath. Relic’s bath salts are perfectly portioned and packaged to help you feel pampered.
Choosing Your Relic Blend
There are four different Relic bath salt and mineral blends. Each one has distinct benefits that will help heal your body.
Relic Epsom Salt
Epsom salt baths can help to alleviate muscle aches and pains from overuse because of their anti-inflammatory properties. Epsom salt baths are also relaxing and a great way to incorporate meditation into your routine.
Relic Epsom Salt with Ancient Mineral Salt
When you use this salt and mineral mixture with your next bath, you not only will have the muscle-relaxing benefit from the Epsom salt, the Ancient Mineral Salt can help moisturize the skin by improving the skin barrier function. Ancient Mineral Salt acts as an exfoliant by removing dead, flaky skin and rejuvenating the healthy skin. Ancient mineral salt restores some of the body’s vital minerals, and can even improve blood circulation.
Relic Epsom Salt with Ancient Mineral Salt and Coconut Oil
If there’s a singular, standout ingredient to any luxurious bath, it’s coconut oil. Coconut oil has amazing benefits that not only ease the symptoms of dry or flaky skin, but it also helps delay the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging skin. Early studies also show that coconut oil may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to help alleviate the body’s aches and pains.
Relic Epsom Salt with Ancient Mineral Salt and Tocotrienol
If you’ve always wanted to bathe in the fountain of youth, this is the bath blend for you. Tocotrienols are powerful antioxidants that have incredible healing benefits that can be enjoyed just from taking a bath. You’ll notice healthier skin after each bath. Bathing in Relic’s Epsom Salt with Ancient Mineral Salt and Tocotrienol blend helps to reduce skin damage caused by free radicals including aging skin like troublesome dark patches and wrinkles. Tocotrienols give your body a powerful boost of antioxidants to leave you with a healthy glow.
Soaking it in
To enjoy the benefits of an Epsom salt bath, you should set aside at least 15 minutes of soaking time. However, for a full spa experience, we recommend 25-30 minutes in the bath. You can take this time to reflect, refocus, and revitalize.
If you’re wondering what you can do during a bath, bath time meditation is a great way to turn away from distractions and focus on your body. If meditation isn’t something you enjoy, try reading that book you’ve been waiting to read. You can use a bath tray to keep your book or device safe from the water. You could also listen to an empowering podcast to help you feel motivated.
Leaving the Bath
Self-care is important, so don’t let this routine go down the drain. Relic’s bath and mineral blends can help invigorate your mind and body. As you step out of the bath, feel this new synergy and remember that you can take on anything.
Schedule regular time to soak in the earth’s gift to you; you won’t regret taking care of yourself. A spa-night may seem simple, but it’s a restorative way to practice self-care, and Relic’s made it simple. Go ahead.
Soak it in.