Our favorite “treat yourself” places may be currently closed, but there are many ways you can give yourself that desired care at home. You might be surprised how many products and self-care rituals you have access to that you might be missing out on currently. It does not need to cost an arm and a leg either. Here are five self-pampering things you can do at home for little to NO cost:
- Create a spa for yourself
Light some candles and put on some relaxing music. Fill your bathtub with warm water and add some bath salts or Epsom salts, which are great muscle relaxers. Get in and let your troubles soak away! For extra relaxation bring a glass of red wine.
- Give yourself silky smooth skin
Body scrubs are generally affordable and can be ordered from sites like Amazon or Bed, Bath and Body Works. If you don’t own one currently or don’t want to wait to have it shipped, body scrub is usually easy to make at home. Here are the items you need:
- spoons for mixing
- mixing bowl
- measuring spoons or cups
- a carrier or base oil, such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, almond oil, or olive oil
- sealed container to store the scrub in
- a few drops of your favorite essential oils, if desired
Mix the oils with the granules of your choice, such as salt or sugar. You may also want to add other ingredients that can benefit your skin, like honey or green tea. For a list of easy homemade body scrubs click here.
- Give yourself a mani/pedi
It’s finally time to take out that old nail polish you don’t use anymore! Not everyone has the steadiest hand for nail painting, but practice makes perfect. There are plenty of manicure kits available that are usually cheap to help get the more refined look. Gel manicure fan? No problem. You might be surprised how affordable gel manicure kits are. You might get so good at it you save money sometimes when salons reopen.
- Time for an at-home hair treatment!
While I’m sure some of us need a haircut or root touch up, there are some things you can do for your hair right now. Laying off the hot tools and not blow-drying as frequently will give your hair the much-needed break it deserves. If you’d rather not purchase a hair mask or leave-in-conditioning treatment, try a one or two ingredient mask. Here are some ingredients that you can find at home:
- Coconut Oil
- Egg yolk
- Honey and banana
- Jojoba Oil
- Avocado and Mayonnaise
- Yogurt, honey, and olive oil
Click here to see the benefits behind each one.
- Try putting on a face mask that isn’t made of fabric.
For those of you that wear makeup on a daily basis, this time at home is giving your skin a chance to breathe. Even if you don’t wear a lot of makeup, this is a great opportunity to treat your skin and get it feeling healthy and glowing. If you’re like me you have a few face masks underneath your bathroom sink in a bag, but if not, don’t worry! Here is a list of homemade face mask recipes.