5 Tips to Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa

Maybe you have a great big lovely bathroom — lucky you! I have a relatively small, narrow bathroom. That doesn’t mean I don’t have a few tips up my sleeve to make that bathroom feel like time spent in a Spa.


I’m linking up with My First 5K and MoreRunning With Attitude, Runs with PugsZenaida and Run Laugh Eat Pie for Fit Five Friday. Today I’m sharing 5 ways to make your bathroom feel like a spa (even if it’s old and small!).

Right now I’m using my iPad & Amazon music

1: Play some spa-like music
All you need for this is your phone, but you could also put a bluetooth speaker in there. If you’re in there while others are sleeping, you might want to grab some headphones. I like to take some tea in there with me. Warm beverages are so soothing.

Love my little travel diffuser. I bring it to my moms, too, but there I just use it in the living room (where I sleep).

2: Diffuse some essential oils
No diffuser? No problem! Just put a few drops of essential oil on a cotton ball. I don’t have a lot of space (or plugs) so I use my travel diffuser — it can be used without plugging in for a few hours (it’s chargeable via USB).

3: Light some candles or use some flameless tea lights
Mood lighting! There are even Himalyan salt tea light holders. One of these days I plan to buy some!

Give yourself the gift of self love with oils | Photo by Breakingpic on Pexels.com

4: Invest in a towel warmer
I’ve talked about how much I love my towel warmer a few times on the blog. Even when it’s not Winter, there’s just something about warm towels that feels so comforting.

5: Throw a shower steamer or bath bomb in there
I have used shower steamers, and it’s really lovely. Unfortunately we also have horrible plumbing that seems to clog on the regular, so I’m really, really careful about what I put in there. Hence the EO diffuser.

6: Throw a plant or two in there
Bonus Tip!
My bathroom doesn’t get a whole lot of light, but some plants enjoy low light and high humidity. Or try an air plant — I’ve never actually had one, but they’re supposedly extremely easy.

You don’t need a lot of room for dry brushing. Why yes I have a cat toilet paper holder. I have a lot of cat stuff even though at present I don’t have cats.

Final Thoughts
It’s very easy to turn your bathroom into a haven, even if it’s quite small. It doesn’t have to break the bank. Consider time spent in the shower or bath to be the start of your recovery post-run.

I wonder if my post run, pre shower foot massages are making my Achilles happy? I started out doing them as part of my morning routine & recently switched to doing it before I shower on the days I run.

I’ve been doing a lot of self massage in my bathroom — it took me a while to think about adding in the diffuser and the music, but it is very soothing.

Do you have a great bathroom, or a small, old bathroom like mine?

What do you have in your bathroom that makes it a peaceful space to be in?

17 thoughts on “5 Tips to Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa

  1. We have two large bathrooms and one small. Unfortunately I don’t spend as much time in mine as I’d like. Just a rushed shower everyday.

    This is a great reminder to get back into long relaxing baths. With a glass of wine and some candles. And use our outdoor hot tub. That’s my favorite place after a long run. I could use it during the week too.

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      1. Takes very little care. Just add chemicals after each use. My hubby empties like once a year and refills it. It has a cover so stays clean. Best purchase ever. For an athlete. Though I’d like an indoor one too. If we ever redo the other bathroom.

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  2. I have a decent-sized bathroom, but don’t spend much relaxing time in there. I’ve never been much of a bath person, but I should take more time to indulge in that. We have our towel holder/stand right above an air vent, so the towels are nice & toasty in the winter months.

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    1. We have a radiator basically on the floor in our bathroom — the TP gets toasty, LOL — but that can feel nice in the Winter!

      We had a much nicer bathroom in our house in Austin. But this was supposed to be a temporary assignment. We might actually end up tying the amount of time we lived in Austin.


    1. The cat toilet paper holder was a very long-ago purchase. This is its second home. I still do love it!

      Our house is from the late 70s. And I’m quite sure the bathrooms have never been updated. We had 2 really nice bathrooms in our house in Austin! I swear new construction is the way to go.


  3. We remodeled our mast bath about four years ago and love the results. We painted it a spa blue color, and for me, adding orchids (even though they’re fake) made it feel like a true spa. What is it about orchids? I’m intrigued by the Himalyan salt lights. I need to look into those.

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    1. That’s great that you now love your bathroom! It’ just never been a priority for us, since this was a temporary assignment. Even though we’ve lived here 13 years now, we expect to move sometimes within the next 5 years.

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