We all know that you can’t pour from an empty cup. These self-care ideas can help us pamper our bodies while we refill our cups.
Physical self-care is one of the many ways that we help refill our cups when they get depleted. However, when it comes to nourishing and pampering our bodies, it can be challenging to do on a tight budget! Spa treatments are expensive, and even products that we buy in the store can add up to a nice amount of money- even with all the frugal shopping tips! It can be hard to balance wanting to take care of yourself and balancing your budget.
The good news is that there are many things that you can do at home and make yourself cut down on some of the cost! When you DIY your own spa treatments, you save a lot of money, and you can customize it more towards your liking. You can even use some of these with your partner to make an awesome date night at home.
Here are some self-care ideas that you can do at home! These DIY ideas are a great way to make a whole spa night at home or just a quick pick-me-up! The most important thing is to give yourself the time you need to take care of yourself.
DIY Body Scrubs
Easy Coconut Oil and Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe
This homemade coffee sugar scrub is easy to make and smells amazing! The scrub exfoliates and nourishes with coconut oil, coffee, and brown sugar. This sugar scrub is a breeze to make with just three ingredients- it will take you literally minutes to put together.
Peppermint Sugar Scrub
If I had to sum up this scrub, I would say it’s like peppermint bliss in a jar! It starts with a coconut oil and sugar base, and then from there, you add peppermint essential oil to your liking.
DIY Face and Hair Masks
Nourishing Brown Sugar and Honey Facial Mask
This all-natural facial mask is very easy to make for single-use or a whole jar. This nourishing facial mask has a great combination of base ingredients for softening as well as exfoliation ingredients. The essential oils in this recipe are a wonderful blend to help soothe your skin, possibly lessen signs of aging, and help balance hormones. Make your Nourishing Brown Sugar and Honey Facial Mask – your skin will be so happy!
Homemade DIY Aloe Vera Face Mask Recipe
Aloe vera can work magic on your skin. Many people use it as a remedy for burns, whether from the sun or the oven, because it has a natural cooling effect. It’s potent enough to treat many skin issues regardless of skin type and gentle enough to prevent dryness.
It makes sense that aloe vera is one of the most popular face mask ingredients. If you want to reap some of the benefits, here is an easy homemade DIY aloe vera face mask recipe to try.
Avocado Hair Mask for Stronger, Softer, Healthier Hair
Use up your overripe avocados with this simple, natural, and effective at-home D.I.Y. Hair Mask for thicker, stronger, and softer locks that will give everyone you know total hair envy! Using up your overripe avocados that you would otherwise throw out is just one small way you can reduce your contribution to food waste. Because let’s face it. If your avocado is a little brown, your hair doesn’t care.
DIY Bath and Shower Products
Shower Steamers Recipe
There’s no need for expensive spa days when you can treat yourself daily with these rejuvenating DIY shower steamers. I have made my bathroom smell better and more relaxing by hanging fresh eucalyptus leaves in my shower. These shower steamers take longer to make but will last longer and are smaller, so they don’t take up so much room. You can customize them to experiment with different smells.
Homemade Face Serum
This super fast and easy DIY Face Serum recipe is an easy and cost-effective way to treat your skin with nourishing essential oils. Take your skincare routine to the next level with your very own customized homemade essential oil beauty face serum. Sure is better than spending tons of money on expensive face creams!
Homemade Soaps with Dried Chrysanthemum Flowers and Violet Fragrance
Nothing is more decadent than a beautiful soap. The only problem? They are pretty pricey! These soaps are a bit more complicated to make than the other DIY beauty products listed, but the results are gorgeous and so worth it! You can make a bunch all at once and then use them slowly.
Lavender Bath Bombs
These lavender bath bombs are made with skin-loving ingredients that’ll leave you feeling relaxed with their calming properties.
Relaxing Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe
This particular bath bomb recipe features green tea along with lemongrass and lavender essential oils. These three ingredients together are great for helping you relax achy muscles, especially if you have had a hard day gardening or working out. Just draw a hot bath, add your bath bomb and relax.
4 Ways to Get Cheap or Free Spa Products
If you don’t have time or energy to make these items by yourself, then you can follow some of the following tips to save money on at-home spa treatment:
- Shop clearance- especially after holidays. If you don’t mind having holiday-themed packaging, then the day after holiday sales are a great time to stock up on super discounted products. I have gotten great lotions, bath bombs, face masks, and moisturizers that were severely discounted because they are marked as “seasonal items.”
- Sign up for company emails and freebies. Love a specific company? Sign up for their emails and get coupons and discounts sent straight to you. Many companies also have freebie programs that send sample-size products to devoted fans. See 8 Ways to Get Free Samples From Companies You Love.
- Enter Giveaways. Follow your favorite brands and influencers on Twitter and Instagram to enter contests and giveaways, and you may score some free loot.
- Tell the world. Drop the hint that you love these products to friends and family. Sometimes people are gifted personal products that they can’t use or don’t enjoy because of the scent or the type of ingredients. Let them know you would be thrilled to take it off their hands. One person’s clutter is another person’s at-home spa dream!
Are you planning on making any of these DIY spa products? Let me know!