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DIY Spa Day | Relax and revitalise at home

DIY Spa Day Routine

Feeling stressed and in need of some well-deserved pampering? With the rising costs of living an indulgent trip to the local spa retreat may seem out of reach. However, there are plenty of ways to relax and sooth your body at home, from a moisturising facial to a refreshing eye mask or an indulgent foot soak.

Pampering yourself will not only help you to relax but it can also improve your mental health, boost immunity, help with your self-esteem and it’s great for your skin. Read on for tips on how to unwind and make your own spa at home.

10 steps to the perfect spa day:

Books

eBooks

Libraries love these eBooks:

To get started download the cloudLibrary and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your membership number and password.

eAudiobooks

Once you've created your own natural bath bombs, enjoy a relaxing bath and nourish your mind with these great audiobooks:

To get started download the BorrowBox app. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your membership number and password.

eMagazines

Browse for inspiration with these eMagazines:

  • WellBeing
  • Good Health
  • Australian Yoga Journal
  • Australian Natural Health Magazine
  • Cosmopolitan 
  • Marie Claire Australia
To get started using free eMagazines download the Libby app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your library membership number and password.

eMovies

Break beauty standards with this eMovie:

  • Advanced Style: Paints intimate and colourful portraits of independent, stylish women aged 62 to 95 who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, aging, and Western’s culture’s increasing obsession with youth.

First time customers, select Add Library Card and enter your member number and password. Create a Beamafilm account, then verify your email address.  

Music

Seek out some soothing soundtracks for a Spa Day with hoopla:

  • Ultimate Spa Music
  • Easy Listening: Classic Songs
  • Wellness & Spa Music
  • Relax at Home: 25 Easy Listening Classics, Vol. 1

First time customers, select sign up and choose Sunshine Coast Libraries. Enter your email address and select password to create account.

Mobile library resources

  • Try a range of courses to support your mental health, boost resilience and improve mindfulness with LinkedIn Learning. To get started, log in with your library membership number and password. Search “mindfulness” or “mental health”.
  • Ease into meditation and yoga with quality videos, articles and news available through Gale Health and Wellness. Sign in to the State Library of Queensland to get started.

 

Listen on the go  with these podcasts

  • The Outspoken Beauty podcast: recommending the very best products, speaking to inspiring and well known guests about their beauty habits and more
  • The goop Podcast:  goop CEO and founder Gwyneth Paltrow and longtime goop collaborator Erica Chidi, CEO and cofounder of LOOM, take turns hosting the brightest thinkers and culture changers
  • The Bald and the Beautiful (Apple Podcasts): Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamo explore the cultural boundaries of modern beauty through interviews with gorgeous guests who inhabit various facets of the beauty industry.

My Favourite DIY Spa Day Recipes

 

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