BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT
It may seem fairly obvious, but creating a calming atmosphere is the first step in building your at-home spa. “It is important to take into consideration the light, the music, the scent–every component that will create that unique relaxing experience,” explains Silvia Barnett, the head of marketing and PR of AIRE Ancient Baths in New York City and Chicago. “We focus on a five-sense approach. Light several candles, use bath salts of your choice, and play soft music.” Soak in a mix of epsom salt, baking soda, chamomile tea, and rosemary, which calms stressed skin. Pick a spa music station on Spotify or Apple Music, then soak undistracted for as long as you can.