Who doesn’t look forward to a wellness day?
The massage, the facial, the steam bath.
Every moment is so luxurious – until the moment they give you your bill.
Spas and all of the services offered are expensive indulgences. But you can get that pampered feeling for a lot less money.
Here are some of my favorite ways to indulge myself in the comfort of my home.
14 ways to get your DIY spa day off the ground
1. Everything you’ve heard about coconut oil is true. Skip the expensive body lotion and deep conditioning products and use this inexpensive alternative instead.
Costs: A Glass of coconut oil costs about $ 7 and will take months to complete.
2. Apply one Avocado or egg mask At the beginning of your spa routine, apply your hair to your head, then wrap your head in a warm towel. Let it work for at least 20 minutes.
Costs: An egg will get you back 10 cents, and an avocado costs between $ 1 and $ 1.50.
3.Korean sheet masks, cotton-based sheets dealing with various skin care problems, Make your skin look amazing, but they can be terribly expensive. I picked up a handful at my local dollar store for a dollar each and found that they work just as well as the expensive brands. If you buy in bulkyou can save even more.
Costs: Sheet masks are available online or in dollar stores for as little as $ 1.
4. Whenever you talk about masks and use lavish cosmetics, or know someone who does, hang on to the little black pots and bottles the products come in Achieve a free face mask when you hand in five clean empties. That is a saving of at least $ 9.95!
Costs: The cost of the five products.
Costs: A small container of plain yogurt can cost anywhere from 60 cents to $ 1.
6. After rinsing off the mask, I like to give myself five minutes Facial massage. It’s surprisingly relaxing.
Costs: Totally free!
7. Treat yourself to one Lip peeling Peel off dead skin. Your lips feel pillow-soft and refreshed.
Costs: The basic ingredients – olive oil and sugar – are likely to be in your kitchen. So are the add-ons to spice it up with, like cinnamon, brown sugar, and coffee.
8. This homemade eucalyptus sugar scrub is both stimulating and effective. You can make a batch to peel off dry, dead skin and leave a tingly cleanse that smells luxurious.
Costs: Sugar, coconut oil, and salt worth less than $ 1 plus about $ 10 for eucalyptus essential oil.
9. For a change, I like to mix things up and also exfoliate my skin This three-ingredient coffee body scrub you can do this with the used coffee grounds left over from your morning brew. It also supposedly reduces the appearance of cellulite. (Don’t tell me if this is just an old woman’s story – I don’t want to know.)
Costs: Free if you are a coffee drinker.
10. Sometimes my skin just isn’t fit for a hard exfoliator. Then I whip together this gentle peeling that can easily be rinsed off with warm water. (I tried it without wheat germ and it still works great.)
11. If you want to shave during your spa time, Try dry brushing first to prevent ingrown hairs and bumps with razor burn.
Costs: A good dry brush costs around $ 7.50
12. Give your hands some love. This Lemon and sugar hand peeling is so easy to do and smells amazing. After rinsing it off, apply hand lotion and take a minute to admire your, um, yours. Craft.
Costs: A lemon costs about 50 cents, and you probably already have sugar and oil in your pantry.
13. Do you know why every movie spa scene shows someone with cucumber slices on their eyes? Because they work! You can use the leftover cucumber-infused water to really add to that luxurious “I’m in a spa” feeling.
Costs: About $ 1 for a pickle.
14th Give your feet a nice bath with the gentle bath wash you have on hand. Then a homemade foot peeling. Simply stir one part coconut oil into two parts sugar and scent with a few drops of essential oil. A dash of lemon juice provides extra pizzazz. To (ha!) Things to make things even better, apply some lotion and cover your tootsies with thick socks while the moisturizer does its magic.
Costs: Peppermint essential oil costs around $ 8, or you can use the eucalyptus oil. The rest of the ingredients are likely in your pantry.
10 easy ways to improve your environment
When planning your pampering day, don’t forget to design your own relaxation grotto. Give your bathroom a thorough clean, then:
- Splurge on a soft, thick towel.
- Get some nifty containers from the dollar store to keep all of the scrubs and potions you make.
- Treat yourself to a fluffy bathrobe to relax.
- Get inexpensive candles to create an ambience while bathing – or make your own.
- Put a plant or flower vase in the bathroom because Green makes everything better.
- Cover your bathroom window with matted contact paper to diffuse bright sunlight that might make your mildness harsh.
- Put a couple of branches of Eucalyptus on the corner of the bathtub to create a clean, refreshing scent when you run the hot water.
- Buy a Bathtub overflow drain cover So you can fill the tub extra deep and soak it up to your chin.
- Hire This cool Spotify playlist.
- Use the cucumber you bought for your eyes to make something water enriched with cucumber to sip like you spa.
Do you want more DIY spa ideas? Check how to make your own sea salt spray, body lotion, and more.
Lisa McGreevy is a former employee of The Penny Hoarder.
This article originally appeared on www.thepennyhoarder.com