Who doesn’t look forward to a day of spa treatments? The massage, the facial, the steam bath.
Every moment is so luxurious, except the moment you get the bill. And sometimes that’s preceded by pressure to buy products with big markups.
Spas and all the services they offer are expensive indulgences. But you can create that pampered feeling yourself for a whole lot less money. After all, the seclusion of a bathroom with running hot water is a good start for your DIY home spa.
With just a few affordable ingredients — many you likely already have in your pantry — you can easily recreate a memorable spa day at home. And a few small purchases can turn your run-of-the-mill bathroom into the perfect location for a luxurious at-home spa experience.
14 Ways to Create Spa Treatments at Home
Here are some of our favorite ways to pamper ourselves at home.
1. Everything you’ve heard about coconut oil is true. Skip the expensive body lotion and the deep conditioner and use this low-cost alternative instead.
Cost: A jar of coconut oil costs about $9 and will last for months.
2. Apply an avocado or egg mask to your hair at the beginning of your spa routine, then wrap your head in a warm towel. Let it work its magic for at least 20 minutes.
Cost: One egg will set you back about 17 cents, and an avocado is between $1 and $1.50.
3. Korean sheet masks, cotton-based sheets that address various skin care issues, make your skin look amazingbut they can be awfully pricy. I picked up a handful at my local dollar store for a buck each and discovered they work just as well as the expensive brands. If you buy in bulkyou can save even more.
Cost: Sheet masks can be found online or in dollar stores for $1 or less.
4. Speaking of masks, if you use Lush cosmetics or know someone who does, hang onto those little black pots and…