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Feeling Blah Post-Holidays? Here’s How to Create an Easy At-Home Spa

Set the mood and pamper yourself silly.

By: Hannah Baxter

If you’re feeling like a bloated, lazy mess right about now, you’re not alone—that post-holiday slump is too real. And while we enjoyed eating and drinking everything in sight for the past few days, our bodies are starting to revolt against our less-than-healthy choices. That means in addition to reactivating our languid muscles, our skin could use some pampering to bring back that healthy glow we all know and love. But if you’re still at your family’s house, or just can’t bring yourself to leave the comfort of your apartment quite yet, we recommend indulging in a cozy at-home spa day. All you need is a few essentials, an hour or two to yourself, and either a large glass of wine or a steaming mug of green tea. Rest, recharge, and enjoy with these 11 products.


Merben Dry Brush, $41

To increase your circulation and promote drainage (a must after all that rich holiday food), we recommend dry-brushing before you step into the bath. More on that here.

Free People Eucalyptus + Siberian Pine Candle, $38

Set the mood for your afternoon of relaxation with a luxurious eucalyptus candle. It’s our favorite scent for detoxifying and promoting total body bliss.

Farmaesthetics Dream Bath Elixir, $36

You’re a grown-ass woman who knows that a regular bubble bath simply won’t cut it anymore. This aromatherapy elixir uses essential oils to detoxify and promote relaxation, so you leave your bath feeling rested and ready to take on the day—or fall back into bed, no judgment.

CB2 Live Edge Wood Bath Caddy, $80

Whether for your beverage, your book, or your phone, this caddy will help you stay entertained throughout your bath without having to ever leave the comfort of the water.

Creed Original Santal Soap, $50

A chic bar soap is exactly what you need and deserve to get your skin feeling softer than ever, despite the frigid temperatures. The santal scent is to die for and reminds us of the warmer days ahead.

Mutha Body Butter, $95

Vitamins A, C, D, and E along with plenty of seed butters and oils make this whipped moisturizer a must for any quality at-home spa. Just wait until you feel how soft you are after just one application.

Nuxe Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse, $42

A French staple, this oil is the ultimate addition to your moisturizing routine. Soothed, supple, your skin will glow from top to bottom.

Mount Lai Amethyst Roller, $44

Promote lymphatic drainage and decrease puffiness with a handy amethyst roller. Apply your favorite oil cleanser in the bath, and massage away the tension from your jaw and temples.

Ole Henriksen PHAT Glow Facial Mask, $49

No spa day is complete without a mask that leaves you impossibly glowy, soft, and exfoliated. Fine lines and dark spots are no match for this potent formula.

Bose SoundLink Revolve Portable Speaker, $149

Whether you want rainforest sounds or your favorite Beyoncé track, set the mood with a handy portable speaker and signal to everyone that you are not to be disturbed.

Parachute Cashmere Blend Robe, $249

Post-bath, we think nothing else will do than an ultra-soft cashmere robe. Curl up and bask in the hours you’ve devoted to absolutely nothing except treating you and your body like a queen.

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