How to Create an Easy, Relaxing Home Spa Day for Kids

Two girls smiling and relaxing in an oak bed at a home spa day, with home made avocado face masks and cucumber slices over their eyes

What You’ll Need for a Home Spa Day

You can make your home spa day as simple or as luxurious as you like. You can create your spa in your bedroom or in the lounge. Just be aware that it can get a bit messy with kids!

Home spa products on an oak bedside table

How to Prep Your Room for a Relaxing Spa Day at Home

Start by lowering the blind, or partially closing the curtains. You want your home spa to be pleasantly dim, but not dark.

A Relaxing Home Spa Day for Kids is Easy and Fun

How To Make Your Own Homemade Natural Face Mask

Thea didn’t want to use one of my face masks and wanted to make her own. There are tonnes of homemade face mask recipes on line. I made a basic one by mashing half an avocado in a bowl and adding a few more natural ingredients. (I have a bag of avocados in the freezer that taste awful, so I’m happy to have found an alternative use for them!)

Homemade facemask made of avocado, oatmeal, coconut oil and honey
Redheaded girl relaxing in an avocado facemask with cucumber slices over her eyes
Little girl relaxing in an avocado facemask with huge cucumber slices over her eyes

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What To Do At Your DIY Home Spa Day

Once your spa day ‘customers’ are in place, tie their hair back if necessary. Then use a soft hairband to keep it of their faces.

Step 1: Home Face Mask

Then apply the face mask to their faces, making sure not to get it in their eyes. I found using my hands was best.

Step 2: Arm Massage

As they relax, drop some body oil or cream onto their arms, and give them a gentle arm massage, working in long strokes.

Step 3: Hand Massage

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Step 4: Relaxation and Breathing Exercises

Two girls smiling and relaxing in an oak bed at a home spa day, with home made avocado face masks and cucumber slices over their eyes

Step 5: Clean off the Face Mask

Run a bowl of warm water. Dip your reusable cotton pads or a flannel into it to gently wipe off the face mask. Keep rinsing and wiping until the skin is clean.

Step 6 (Optional): Facial Massage

If your child is still able to lie still for a little longer, you could finish your home spa day with a relaxing face massage. Just drop some gentle facial oil onto their forehead and cheeks and massage into the skin gently. If you have a jade or rose quartz roller, use it to roll over the skin working up and out, for a cooling treat.

Getting the home spa day treatment from my daughters

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