A smartphone is a great sidekick to have, especially if you are planning to have a spa day at home. Having the extra soft towels and bath salts are a good start for relaxing home spa treatments, but you’ll need a few more tools to truly reap the benefits.
6 Spa App Ideas
Listed below are a few Mindful apps to help you create relaxing at-home spa treatments.
- DIY apps for spa treatments. You’ll need more than bubble bath for a truly spa-like experience. Facemasks, body scrubs, skin moisturizers, and conditioners are spa staples that you can create on your own, with the right apps. The Pinterest app is a dream for people who like DIY projects. All you have to do is search the app for “DIY spa tips,” and you’ll get recipes for things like sea salt body scrubs, lime mint foot soaks, wild chamomile body creams, avocado orange facials, and lavender lemonade body sprays.
- Food apps for healthy munchies. With a mindful spa, it’s important to treat the inside of your body as well as the outside. That’s why it’s important to have healthy, nutritional snacks on hand while you relax. Fortunately, food apps are extremely helpful. Whole Foods Market Recipe app offers over 3,000 recipes for drinks and meals. Also, consider the Healthy Recipes app. It has over 500,000 recipes and many would make great snacks for your next spa day such as “Chewy Oat and Nut Granola Bars,” “Roasted Kale Chips,” “Pumpkin Dip,” and or “Carrot Cookies.”
- Music apps for ambiance. Music can help you relax, and there are many music apps to consider for your home spa treatment. Pandora lets you create your own music station based on your preferences. There is also the Songza app, which plays music based on your mood. Feeling mellow? Try their Barefoot Beach Chill playlist. Need something soothing? The app has nature sounds like relaxing mountain stream and mindful meditation music. They also offer a range of playlists for a variety of activities. Try playlists for “relaxing,” “unwinding after work,” or “lying low on a Sunday afternoon.”
- Meditative apps for relaxation. End your spa sessions with a few minutes of meditation. There are apps that can help you through this meditative process. The Calm app offers a seven-step process that can help you relax. You can set your meditative time from 2 minutes to 30 minutes. Calm also offers guided meditations for any mood you may be experiencing after your spa treatment like “creative,” “energy,” “sleep,” or “confident.”