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A little bit of luxury: How to create your own spa at home

Pampering centres might be closed, but with a bit of preparation you can take an indulgent staycation in your own living room, writes Boudicca Fox-Leonard

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Home comforts: Boudicca Fox-Leonard relaxes in her at-home spa

Home comforts: Boudicca Fox-Leonard relaxes in her at-home spa

Home comforts: Boudicca Fox-Leonard relaxes in her at-home spa

Pineapple, mango, ginger and cucumber: tick, tick, tick and tick. I've been shopping for an at-home spa experience. This might seem the height of non-essential decadence right now, but it proves far simpler than scouring shelves for organic eggs.

Lockdown may be slowly easing, but palm trees, quiet reflective pools, perfect stillness and relaxation are in short supply at my place. I admit I have a happy home life, free from too much worry. I'm not a key worker. Or a parent.

But no one I know ever went on a spa break because they needed urgent medical attention. We go because they make us feel good. Whether you're a confirmed sybarite on the fizz with a group of friends, or a raw-juice evangelist subsisting on very little in glorious isolation, spas cater for all.