How To Have A Spa Night At Home

There’s nothing better than getting home from a long day of work in the fall.

It’s cold. You’re tired. And you know you have to do it all over again tomorrow.

So when do you find the time to pamper yourself and get some beauty treatments during your hectic schedule?

One of the best ways to manage your time AND get pampered is by doing your own spa night at home. It’s inexpensive, fun, and can be done while you snuggle up on the couch to watch Netflix or read a good book. I personally love doing crafts while having a spa night (too restless) and put on my favorite music while I enjoy something I love.

Keep reading to find out how you can have your own spa night at home!

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1. Clear Your Schedule

For those serious about getting a spa night in, clearing up your schedule is the first step. If you know you want to dedicate a whole night after dinner time to pampering, you need to make time for it. That means putting distractions away, not going out (and spending hard earned money). Maybe Wednesday night is a perfect day in the middle of the week? Maybe it Sunday when you can prep for the week ahead. Whatever you choose, make sure you are not having to go anywhere that night (especially if you want to do a facial at home).

2. Set The Mood

I love making my home feel super cozy and chic during my spa nights. I achieve this by lighting candles. Lately, I have been loving fall scents like apple, cinnamon, and pumpkin. But I also enjoy classic scents like vanilla and lilac. A really great company to try out is Bijou Candles. I wrote about them before in this post and really enjoyed those two particular scents for my spa nights. Vanilla and lavender mixed together are a perfect aroma too! But whatever scent you choose, they are a great decor piece as well. If you are interested in trying them out, they have a luxury candle giveaway going on! Check it out here.

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I also set the mood with low lighting (just enough to read comfortably) and music. My most favorite type of music to play during my DIY spa nights is classic. I grew up listening and studying classical music and it is a very cozy and happy memory for me. I believe music is healing. And healing is what we are aiming for in spa nights. Healing in mind. Healing in body. And healing in soul.

3. Remove All Makeup

Take the day off with your a gentle but powerful makeup remover. The last thing you want is to steam your face or body while all that makeup and pollutants are on it! My favorite is this makeup remover from Clinique. I buy this in bulk every few months so that I never run out. Follow up with a cleansing face wash. This foaming goat milk face wash from Korres is really powerful and very soothing. And when you sign up for a rewards program, like Sephora’s, you can earn points when you buy these products.

4. Bath Prep

I love taking a loooong shower before I begin any of my spa treatments. Once I’m done washing my face I step into the shower (we don’t have a tub) and take care of my hair. I use Drybar’s shampoo and conditioner. It’s the only thing that works for my frizzy and thick hair. I follow up with a gentle body wash. Etsy is the perfect place to find natural handmade soaps. I only use those now because it’s very environmentally friendly and also skin friendly. You are also supporting a small business, which is great!

5. Exfoliating

Exfoliating the body while in the shower really helps slough away dead skin cells and will help you feel fresh and clean. Use a pumice stone for the feet and a nice smelling sugar scrub. I make my own body scrubs with sugar and essential oils. Stay tuned for the recipe!

6. About Face

After stepping out of the bath or shower, you should dry your hair or put it up. Next is treating the face. At this point, you can DIY your own facial or simply use products that will help with anti-aging, toning, or any skincare problems you may have. I don’t have any acne or wrinkles, but I do have severe scars from my time with Steven Johnson’s Syndrome. So I do a laser light therapy treatment each week using a special machine. I am not really noticing a big change yet (as it will take some time) but my skin is smoother immediately after use. If I don’t use the machine, I do a simple mud mask and then I use a night cream like this one from Korres.

7. All The Rest

Continue your spa night with lotion. manicures and pedicures, and waiting for everything to settle into your skin as you enjoy a nice glass of wine and your favorite book. I give every product a good 20 minutes to settle onto my skin. So in the meantime, I do crafts like making my own soap, candles, and watercolor painting. This is YOUR time and you should do with it what you please! Want to binge watch your favorite series while doing your nails? DO IT!

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Spa nights are really easy, and as you can see, less expensive than getting things done professionally (although that’s always a nice treat!) Everything  rounds up to around a one time fee of $80 (and not using the whole product either), which is how much you would pay for just a mani/pedi alone, depending where you are. This time of year, it’s really important to be saving up for things that matter – like gift giving money, thanksgiving dinner money, etc. And you can definitely skip some steps and products. I don’t paint my nails much or really do heavy duty facials. Besides the DIY price point, you also get to do it in the comfort of your own home. And ultimately, you take advantage of the little pleasures in life, which is what The Petite Bijou is all about!


What do you do for your own spa nights at home? Leave a comment below and let me know!

xo Mariam


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  1. Kelly wrote:

    Yessss, at-home spa nights are my favorite! Love all of these tips, thank you for sharing!!

    Posted 10.21.16 Reply
  2. Whitney wrote:

    Such a great idea! Love how you shared all the steps. A great way to save money too!

    Posted 10.20.16 Reply
  3. Now this sounds like the perfect girls night!

    Amanda ||

    Posted 10.20.16 Reply
  4. this looks like something I NEED


    Posted 10.20.16 Reply
  5. Maggie wrote:

    I looove spa nights at home!! It’s hard to fit them in my schedule, but when I do it’s so worth it!

    Posted 10.20.16 Reply
  6. Ugh, this kind of night sounds amazing ! I’ve been in such a need of a nice spa day and a warm, bubbly bath.

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  7. I loved this! I need to do this more often!

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  8. Dani wrote:

    PERFECT spa night! I definitely need to do one of these soon & am going to use some of your tips!! xo
    Dani //

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  9. Nicole wrote:

    This makes me want to clear my schedule & do this! My fave thing for my at home spa nights are steaming my face and applying a mud mask.

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  10. Maggie wrote:

    I love these spa tips! It is so easy to have your own spa night!


    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  11. Lauren wrote:

    I haven’t done a spa night at home in years! It seems like everything else takes priority these days, but I’m definitely scheduling some time this weekend!

    Fizz and Frosting

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  12. Nina wrote:

    I definitely need to book myself an at-home spa night ASAP!

    xx Nina

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  13. Aida Zhan wrote:

    I loved this post, Mariam! I definitely want to try a spa night at home! Thanks for sharing! <3

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  14. Spa nights are my favorite! Much needed, especially for a mom. And yes on a relaxing candle!

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  15. Alice wrote:

    Clearing my schedule is definitely number one! It’s so hard to find the time to truly “let go” and relax. Love these fun tips!

    Alice at Lone Star Looking Glass

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  16. Nina wrote:

    II’m definitely going to have to do all of it this weekend!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  17. Jessica wrote:

    These are such great tips! Love having spa nights at home!
    xo Jessica

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  18. Teresa wrote:

    At-home spa nights are my absolute favorite. Such a great way to unwind after a busy week. I will definitely be using all of your tips this weekend!

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  19. These are such great tips! I definitely need to try this. Thanks for sharing!!!

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  20. yessssss to this post!!! I love pamper nights and try to have one at least once a month! Wish I could do it more often though

    xo, Audrey

    Posted 10.18.16 Reply
  21. Cara wrote:

    these are such great tips, thanks for sharing!!

    Posted 10.18.16 Reply
  22. Cristin wrote:

    Such a great idea! Lord knows I could use some pampering in my life. 🙂

    cristin |

    Posted 10.18.16 Reply
  23. Mandy wrote:

    Love all of these great tips! It’s reminded me that I could use some pampering!

    xoxo Mandy

    Posted 10.18.16 Reply
  24. Meaghan wrote:

    Such a wonderful post! I love spa nights, but haven’t done one for a while, so I’m way overdue for some pampering. Candles are amazing and I never thought to add them to a spa night–definitely must do it! The ones you’re using look beautiful!

    Meaghan xx

    Posted 10.18.16 Reply
  25. miriam wrote:

    ahhhhh~ this sounds so lovely! what great tips! i definitely need this in my life! <3

    Posted 10.18.16 Reply
  26. Pear wrote:

    Great way to pamper and treat yourself! Love your list of ways to unwind and relax from a busy routine.

    Style by Pear

    Posted 10.18.16 Reply
  27. Jenny wrote:

    At home spa nights are the absolute best.

    xoxo, Jenny

    Posted 10.17.16 Reply
  28. Bailey wrote:

    I loveeee spa nights at home! Far more relaxing and generally half the price! Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s The Skinny

    Posted 10.17.16 Reply
  29. Jaime wrote:

    Love this post! Such a great reminder that we all need to take some time on ourselves 🙂

    Posted 10.17.16 Reply
  30. Meggan wrote:

    Great post! Now that I’m a mom, I definitely have more stay at home spa nights 😉

    Posted 10.17.16 Reply
  31. shreya wrote:

    Love the idea. Will definitely try out a mid week spa night!

    Posted 10.17.16 Reply
  32. amy wrote:

    This is so great! I can’t wait to use this as a check list for a spa night at home. I could use one! Thanks for the ideas 🙂

    Posted 10.17.16 Reply
  33. Dylan wrote:

    This is a good post, it’s important to carve out time for yourself.


    Posted 10.17.16 Reply
  34. Jenn wrote:

    I love spa time at my personal spa! Relaxing bath, face mask, deep conditioner, pedicure…. It’s great!!! You gave me some great ideas I can add into my routine too!!

    Posted 10.17.16 Reply
  35. Leah wrote:

    What a fun post and such a good idea, everyone needs a spa night!!

    x – L e a h

    Posted 10.17.16 Reply
  36. Chloe wrote:

    This is just what I needed to unwind at the end of the day. I’ll definitely implement this into self care routine.

    Posted 10.17.16 Reply
  37. I tend to have a nice bath and and put on a facemask. Whilst in the bath I listen to music and just have a good soak. After, I curl up on the sofa and read a good book, after having moisturized and getting into really snuggly PJ’s. I usually do this at the weekend, but have taken to a midweek pamper, skipping the bath but enjoying a nice face mask.

    Tamsin xx

    Posted 10.17.16 Reply
  38. This sounds so relaxing! I want to have my friends over and do this!

    Posted 10.17.16 Reply