Valentines Day Activity: Easy DIY Spa at Home

Valentines day is just around the corner! So, ladies and gentlemen, do you have your plans ready?

I’ve always loved celebrating Valentines day, and even more so this year because it’s my first one as a WIFE! I can’t wait to see all my HUSBAND has planned for me! (Okay, I had to be extra! lol)

Whether you’re in a relationship or single and ready to mingle Valentines day is the perfect day to spread love and show appreciation for those around you.

If you’re looking for something affordable and special to do this year I have the perfect activity to share! It’s a simple, yet romantic date night at home that can be done solo or with your significant other. Let’s get into how you can cultivate a relaxing spa atmosphere at home and have a self care/spa date night to remember.

Build your schedule

To start, you’re going to want to clear at least two hours in your schedule. Although, if you can, I would clear your schedule for the day. That way you can have the whole day to unwind.

Once you clear your schedule it’s time to get your stations set up! When I did this for Peter I made a total of four stations.

  • Refreshments (our dining area): I had ice cold lemon and cucumber water waiting for him. I also put together a charcuterie board and laid out fresh fruit.
  • Facials (living room): We did our regular face routines separately and then I bought moisturizing face masks for the both of us.
  • Massages (bedroom): During this session we lit aromatherapy candles and used aromatherapy massage oil to give each other back massages.
  • Sauna (bathroom): For a sauna effect we turned our bathroom shower all the way up. I then added a eucalyptus shower steamer to get some aromatherapy going.

Feel free to add more stations such as manicures and/or pedicures, exfoliating, foot massages, etc. This is what I did, but you can make it your own!

Setting the mood for your spa day

Now that you have your schedule planned it’s time to set the mood for your date. This is where your creativity comes in.

To get you started on the right track here are a few things to consider:

  • Music: listen to music that will promote relaxation. I chose to play this Lofi Spa Spotify playlist.
  • Scents: whether you use candles, incense, or a diffuser it’s a good idea to have a signature scent fill the air. I chose to use a diffuser with eucalyptus essential oil.
  • Clothes: try to dress as cozy as possible. For Peter and I this looked like our favorite pairs of sweats, t-shirts, fuzzy robes, and slippers.
  • Go dark: just like a traditional spa, it’s best to unplug from social media during this date. Keep your head in the moment so you can get the full experience!

Again, this date is customizable so if there’s something you’d like to add or take away go ahead and do so.

Get your valentines day spa supplies

Lastly, here’s a simple supply list of items to have on hand for your spa date/self-care time.

Spa tools

Grocery list

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cucumber
  • Fruit (optional)
  • Cheese (optional)
  • Crackers (optional)
  • Champagne (optional)

Download the full list here.

Let your valentines date begin

You’ve built your schedule, set the mood for your spa day, and got your supplies, now it’s time to date it up! Be sure to keep this date lighthearted and fun to get the most out of it. That’s right, no stress allowed. I repeat, no stress allowed!

I hope that this date, whether with your significant other, or solo, is as relaxing and rejuvenating for you as it was for Peter and I.


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