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6 Tips To Make Your Sick Day A Spa Day

6 Tips To Make Your Sick Day A Spa Day



6 Tips to make your sick day a spa day

Instead of getting down, turn your sick day into a spa day at home! You can do one, a combination or all of the 6 tips to make your sick day a spa day!

We all have those days: the ones where you’re stuck at home, not feeling the best, and really, probably looking worse. Instead of getting down, turn your sick day into a spa day! You can do one, a combination of all of the suggested ways I listed below.

Create the mood Once you have the house to yourself, the next step is to create the right ambiance. I usually do this with some of my favorite scented candles and then I keep the lights to a minimum. Add some relaxing music with the candles and you’ll turn your master bathroom into a spa!

Open up your pores with a DIY mask! Yes, you can do this at home! And, you likely have the ingredients to bring a glow back to your complexion. While, I don’t recommend eating it, this mask is completely edible. Choose organic or conventional, either way, wash your face as normal, then lather the mix on your face, avoiding the eyes. Allow the mask to set for 15 minutes before rinsing off and then patting your skin dry.

Ingredients for DIY Avocado Mask:

The flesh of one avocado (ripened preferred)

¼ cup uncooked, plain oatmeal

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoon real honey

1 teaspoon lemon juice

If you don’t have the vinegar or lemon juice, those can easily be skipped. If you don’t have honey, try yogurt! The important components are really the avocado (the saturated fats are great for dry skin!) and oatmeal (soak up some impurities!)

Next up, give your locks a deep condition! Yes, you can spend $50 at the spa, but you’ll get some great results at home for a lot less. Many people swear by various imported oils, but it can be difficult to verify authenticity, and they aren’t always in the budget. Instead, take one avocado and one egg yolk, mash the avocado flesh well and then mix in the egg yolk. (PS, if your hair is frizzy, you can easily add in half of a mashed banana!) “Paint” this into your dried hair, cover with a plastic cap or even cling wrap, and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Afterward, rinse your hair well, wash, and condition as usual.

Have a long soak in the tub. Okay, if you did the hair mask, you may want to keep your hair up while you give your body a good soak. Otherwise, I recommend washing your hair in the shower after the soak. After all, the point of the tub soak is to relax. If you don’t have a whirlpool tub, that’s okay! Use a few tablespoons to a cup of relaxing Epsom salt in your bath. Some studies indicate that this actually helps you detox and boost your immune system! Make it, even more, relaxing with a drop or two of your favorite essential oils. Some essential oils to consider are chamomile, peppermint, and eucalyptus.

Vaporize and breathe If you have a humidifier, you can easily help open up your breathing with your humidifier. Honestly, if you have an outlet in a walk-in closet, you can easily shut yourself in, listen to some of your favorite music, look through magazines or reminisce with old photos and allow yourself to take in the humidity. If your humidifier has a way to use essential oils, add those and relax. Always pay attention to manufacturer recommendations if using the humidifier as an essential oil diffuser. Another option is find some guided breathing online, follow them for some “cleansing breaths.”

The final step to making an at-home spa day is to take care of your feet. We’re not going to focus on a full pedicure here. Instead, we’ll focus on helping your feet feel better. This 15-minute foot soak is a good start to taking away any pain in your feet and also softening any callouses. Another way to take care of your feet may be to get an ionic detox footbath. This will help get rid of the toxins in the body in a natural way. As the toxins get removed, the water starts changing color. 

Here’s a wonderful recipe for a foot soak that I personally use when I need to relax and pamper my feet. Light a candle and read a good book while you’re at it. If you have time and energy, go ahead and get out your pumice stone and file and scrub off any calluses. If you don’t have it in you; no harm, no foul.

Make your own homemade Epsom Salt Foot Soak recipe

Foot Soak Recipe:

Bring 2 gallons of water with ½ cup of epsom salt to a boil

(Note: If you don’t have epsom salt, you can use sea salt)

Allow to cool until it JUST becomes comfortable

Add two drops of lavender essential oil.

Allow your feet to soak for 20 minutes.

Just because you can’t get out to the spa, it doesn’t mean you can make the most of your time, and feel a bit better for it.

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33 Comments

  1. Tim B
    11/22/2017 / 2:40 pm

    Your post made me think of the saying “turn lemons into lemonade.” Always great when you can turn a negative situation into a positive one. Nice suggestions!

  2. 11/21/2017 / 10:37 pm

    I love this! I need to remind my family that when I’m sick I need days like this! Some soup, a warm bath and time in bed or reading a book is seriously a must!

  3. 11/21/2017 / 8:47 pm

    I love hot bubble baths, especially when I’m feeling under the weather. I need to step it up a notch and add some of these ideas to it.

  4. Kathy
    11/21/2017 / 7:32 pm

    I love all of these ideas. I normally take a bath when I’m sick too. I love to just sit back and relax. It’s so much better when you’re sick too.

  5. 11/21/2017 / 6:51 pm

    A long hot bath can do a world of good for any illness. Hot water is so relaxing. I will have to remember this idea next time I don’t feel well.

  6. 11/21/2017 / 3:40 pm

    This makes me want to spend the day pampering myself at home but I have so much work to do! Ahh! Work first then pamper….maybe we will see if I can get anything done. I may need a day off lol

  7. 11/21/2017 / 3:33 pm

    I do think when you are sick it is a time of healing and there are so many holisitic ways to heal via spas. I like the idea of taking herbal baths and vapor steam showers too.

  8. 11/21/2017 / 2:35 pm

    I have been sick off and on for almost two weeks now. That avocado mask would be so refreshing right about now!

  9. Ruth I.
    11/21/2017 / 2:01 pm

    I love this idea! I often have time to myself and relax and when I will have time, I will definitely do it. I like that the face mask and foot soak is DIY.

  10. 11/21/2017 / 8:05 am

    I love all of these tips for turning a sick day into a spa day! I need to use some of these tips asap, I have been stuck at home under the weather.

  11. 11/21/2017 / 5:09 am

    I love these ideas! Sounds so relaxing! Maybe I can try this after all the holiday stress. 😉

  12. 11/21/2017 / 3:29 am

    I know plenty of people who could use this idea. Thanks for sharing!

  13. 11/21/2017 / 3:28 am

    This idea is life saving. I have been feeling so terrible lately!

  14. 11/21/2017 / 3:07 am

    I have never thought of making a spa day out of my sick day, but that is a great idea. That DIY mask sounds great, and my locks could definitely use some moisturizing! What a great idea!

  15. 11/21/2017 / 3:07 am

    These are some awesome ideas! I hate being sick but if it happens, at least you can make it a little nicer.

  16. 11/21/2017 / 3:06 am

    The last time I got sick, I did a mask and it helped so much. I love relaxing while sick but that can be hard.

  17. Pam
    11/21/2017 / 1:28 am

    A foot soak is always super relaxing. It is definitely a must for a at home spa day!

  18. Monica
    11/21/2017 / 1:26 am

    I’m totally sick over here and implementing a few of these! I need more vaporizing in my life right now!

  19. brianne
    11/21/2017 / 12:59 am

    This sounds heavenly. I’ve been “real” sick for the past week and so need to do this!

  20. 11/21/2017 / 12:44 am

    This is the best way to do sick days! Having that time to relax and treat yourself is always nice!

  21. Our Family World
    11/21/2017 / 12:06 am

    Oh my. I need that foot soak like right now. My feet are screaming for a little pampering and I guess I have to give in. A good long soak in the tub with soft music and some scented candles would really make me feel like a queen!

  22. 11/20/2017 / 11:13 pm

    It would be so nice to do this at home especially after stressing over what to prepare for the Holidays, and decorating as well. I think it’s something that would make me feel relaxed and keep the stress away!

  23. 11/20/2017 / 11:10 pm

    A spa day at home sounds like just what I need for the Holidays! I think it’s something that I could easily set up! Thanks to all your tips!

  24. 11/20/2017 / 10:06 pm

    I know what I am doing the next time I get sick! Haha. These are great tips to make a sick day, a spa day! I am going to use your tips!

  25. Catherine Sargent
    11/20/2017 / 10:02 pm

    These are great tips. I will be making this foot soap recipe for my home spa day!

  26. 11/20/2017 / 9:38 pm

    All of these sound great, but I’m really interested in that DIY mask. I think that would be just the thing!

  27. 11/20/2017 / 9:35 pm

    My wife makes any sick day a spa day. I think it’s a good idea. She’s already feeling bad, so she makes the day better with some pampering. It’s genius really.

  28. robin rue
    11/20/2017 / 9:35 pm

    When I am not feeling well a bath always makes me feel better. You have some other awesome ideas here 🙂

  29. 11/20/2017 / 9:32 pm

    These are great ideas. If I’m sick, I see no reason why I can’t make myself feel better with some pampering on top of my cold medicine.

  30. 11/20/2017 / 9:31 pm

    I LOVE this! If I have to take off anyway, why not treat myself? It’s definitely better than just laying in my own sick funk.

  31. 11/20/2017 / 9:23 pm

    These sound like some fun ideas for a DIY spa. I have really only been to a spa once for a great massage so this can’t be done at home unless your spouse is home too. I need to pamper myself more and use these ideas.

  32. 11/20/2017 / 9:13 pm

    This is a great idea. Even if you’re not sick it’s nice to give yourself some time alone. But I do love all these ideas. It might make you feel better when you’re sick if you do stuff like this.

  33. 02/01/2016 / 6:15 pm

    Great tips … make you actually want to have a sick day at home.
    Thanks for sharing!

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