Your very own DIY spa by August 7, 2017 at 8:21 am Health & Beauty 0 Comment Your DIY guide to getting the spa feels at home, courtesy of our interior styling expert, managing director of Dammer Interiors, Louise Dammer. “The important thing is to keep it simple and think about how all five of your senses can be stimulated,” says Dammer. Think about the type of bath you like the look of, a chair you feel comfortable in and the oils you enjoy the smell of. 1. Keep the space clean and free of clutter to reflect your mind. Achieve this by restricting the amount of furniture to essentials only. Clear bench tops, and keep things out of sight in storage or organised on shelves. Hint: Multi-function furniture such as a stool with in-built storage will allow you to keep products and supplies hidden away. 2. Opt for dim lighting to encourage rest. If you don’t have lights that can be dimmed, try candles or tea lights. “Lighting is a major element in opening up a space. Recessed spot lighting is perfect for a small space and a feature light hanging over the bath is lush! Making switches dimmable is handy but there are other alternatives,” says Dammer. 3. Have natural oils burning for the joy of smell and relaxation. Peppermint evokes clarity and lavender is calming. Research has also found that lavender improves quality of sleep, promotes relaxation, elevates the mood and reduces anxiety. According to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, aromatherapy has a beneficial effect on heart rate and blood pressure in both men and women, and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, it was found that over-exposure to essential oils of more than one-hour might be harmful to cardiovascular health. So perhaps don’t go OTT. 4. Play soothing music as background.Think classical or sounds of nature. 5. Have room temperature filtered water on hand. In a jug, or a teapot of jasmine tea for cleansing is ideal. 6. Go for natural elements such as wood (cedar smells fab FYI), stone, green and water. Stick with neutral colours for a fresh look and steer clear of bright colours. Paintings and prints also look busy and avert calming effects. Keep the walls a light colour, as dark walls will make a bathroom look small. Light also creates a sense of calm and peace. Hint: Mirrors will create an illusion of space. Source link Share This Post: Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Post navigation ‹ Previous Bench Press 101, Part One | Bench Press Fundamentals & SetupNext › Vegan Food Haul: Our Whole Foods Plant-based Grocery Shopping Trip Related Content Top stress management techniques Beauty talk with health and fitness blogger Amy Lee Your guide to selecting the best Brazilian wax for you What is self-acceptance? more news from the blog Top Tips For Choosing The Right Exercise For You Chinese Lemon Chicken, healthier version, easy, healthy London Vegan Restaurants You Won’t Believe! #VEGANUARY Spiced chickpea and kale-stuffed capsicums How To Gain A Lean Body | Diet, Supplementation & Training Gift Guide | Beauty, Fitness, Tech, + MORE I’m a Vegetarian in Mandarin Chinese Celebrate World Meat Free Day | Top 5 Vegan Campfire Ideas Top Tips For Developing Your Hamstrings Healthy Cooking: How to Cook Eggplant Vegan Food/ Alternatives Haul | Maddie Caines What Is Inositol? | Benefits & Side Effects grow. | Six Week Fitness Guide | Launching August 3rd Crank up your core strength with plank variations Everything You Need To Know About Mark Ross | Myprotein Athlete The Vegetarian Sniper (Onision’s First Film) KAYLA ITSINES | Fitness Guide Review Taste Africa in Style! Healthy African Cooking! GUINEA Hen – Kale Peanut Girl Fitness Model : Fitness with Karol Healthy Lifestyle Guide My New Path! Improvements On Keto Vegetarian Prepara tus NATILLAS PROTEICAS Receta fitness-fitness guide Vegan Bodybuilding | Can We Get Enough Protein? The Benefits Of Joining A Running Club | How To & Tips What Were The Top 5 Nutrition Questions Asked In 2016? Fresh Tuna Salad – Healthy Cooking with Cindy download The Diabetic Muscle and Fitness Guide MY Fitness Guide [episode 11] The Vegan Muscle & Fitness Guide to Bodybuilding Competitions by Marcella Torres 7 THINGS I EAT EVERY DAY | for a healthy vegan diet ACE’s Guide to Youth Fitness Cooking Healthy for two – Cooking Game for Kids Healthy Cooking: How to Cook Beets Marcus Samuelsson Demonstrates Healthy Cooking in Barbados Add Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.