10 Cheap & Easy At Home Spa Hacks

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Growing up, we couldn’t wait for the day to come where we will be considered full fledged adults. We anxiously counted down the days to graduation and anticipated the accomplishment of landing a first job. Unfortunately, along with this freedom came new responsibilities. Today, adulting is not always fun and games like we used to imagine and life can be overwhelming at times. Thankfully, we can enjoy a little pampering and relaxation at home.

10 Cheap & Easy At Home Spa Hacks To Try Tonight:

Soak it in.

Nothing says relaxation like a bath and these are easy to indulge in at home. To enhance the body soaking experience, use flower petals, coconut oil, or a drop or two of your favorite essential oils. For added effect, decorate the room with pale colored flowers, candlelight, and dim the lights. For a few minutes, just sit back, breathe, and let the warmth of the water wash away stress from the day.

Rejuvenate your face.

Whip up a rejuvenating mask with ingredients from your kitchen. Beauty masks don’t have to be pricey or laden full of chemicals to nourish your skin. We can look in our own cabinets and fridges to find the perfect combination of vitamins, minerals, and moisturizers. If you have ground oats, honey, or yogurt stocked you can treat yourself to an affordable facial mask at home.

Bomb it!

Many of us enjoy a good bath and will spend a lot of money on finding the best bath bombs to enhance this experience. Thankfully, we can create our own fizzing baths with ingredients found around the house or the local pharmacy. If you have access to epsom salts, baking soda, cornstarch, and citric acid (for the fizz) you can be crafting the ultimate bathing experience in no time.


Get “egg”cited!

Eggs aren’t just for breakfast anymore, skip the omelets and whip the whites for a variety of purposes. These range anywhere from treating oily skin to creating toner that can be used on all parts of the body. To use the yolks, beat them with olive oil (or mayonnaise) and a little water to create a deep conditioning hair treatment  which you can leave on for 20 minutes. It might not be the most appetizing combination, but our hair will go over easy from hard to soft.

No manicure? No problem.

Manicures take time and with our schedules sometimes it is impossible to sneak off for a little nail therapy. If you don’t have time for a mani, simply soak your hands for five minutes, moisturize with your favorite lotion or skin polish, then slap on a coat of clear nail polish, and your hands will look as if you just spent two hours at the nail salon.

Fake it till you make it.

While many of us can only dream about stealing away for a spa weekend, we can add little touches to our homes, especially bathrooms to create that relaxing atmosphere. One easy way to add a little spa to your slice of home is by using pumice stones for decorations and they even double as skin softeners in the shower!

Add a little heat.

One way we can pamper ourselves everyday is to enjoy the little things in life and nothing oozes relaxation like warmed lotion. This is a simple trick to feel magnificent within minutes.

Get steamy!

This PG-13 hack is all about adding heat and moisture to create a sauna in your bathroom. Run a hot shower for a few extra minutes to let the room fill with luxurious fog and relax in the shower. For added effect, consider misting a washcloth with lavender spray and placing the cloth over your face.

Use tennis balls for a DIY massage.

Kinks and sore muscles can dampen our moods and ruin our days. If your back or shoulders are screaming and making a racket, try laying down on your back and rolling out the knots by using tennis balls. Simply place the balls in target locations on your back, prop your head up with a pillow, and work out those painful areas by rolling over the balls. You will score some relief and love the way you feel afterwards.

Don’t forget your eyes.

We strain our eyes daily and they need a little TLC every now and then. You can pamper your peepers with a traditional slice of cucumber, soaked green tea bags, or slices of potatoes. The tea’s caffeine will help constrict the appearance of blood vessels and the antioxidants will reduce inflammation. Potatoes and cucumbers are also a natural way to reduce puffiness and swelling.

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  • Theresa
    April 21, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Such nice tips, thank you! As I dance teacher my body often aches and needs a break. At home spa treatments are my way to go. Have a great day!
    Love from Austria!
    Theresa | http://www.primetimechaos.com

  • Laurali Star
    April 21, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Loved all of these! I plan on doing a pedicure this weekend, as a matter of fact. I prefer to go to the nail salon to get it done, but I’m broke, and I honestly think I do a pretty good job 🙂

    ~Laurali Star


  • Sweety Blossom
    April 21, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Cool tips, I didn’t know that there are tea bags available specially for eyes!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      April 21, 2017 at 9:52 am

      Thanks, but no, it’s just regular tea bags! They are great for your eyes!

  • Adriana Renee
    April 21, 2017 at 10:19 am

    I’m just a weirdo who overthinks about what it takes to do a spa day on my own but it seems so simple lol I have huge bags under my eyes so I need to pick up eye masks!

  • Raluca Lo
    April 21, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Wow, these are great tips! I need to try them soon, they sound really relaxing!

  • Wife Sense
    April 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Pinned this! I love a good steamy shower with essential oils – cause I don’t have the patience for a bath.

  • Lindsay Katherine
    April 21, 2017 at 11:50 am

    I’ve never used a bath bomb, can you believe it?? I’m all about a candlelit shower and a good at-home pampering experience, so I can’t wait to try these ideas.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      April 28, 2017 at 11:12 am

      LOVE candlelit showers! – and yes I totally can! I just had mine for the first time ever like 3 weeks ago!

  • She's Not So Basic
    April 21, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Those bath bombs are soooo cute and these are seriously such great ideas! I can’t wait to try some of them.

  • The Haunted Housewife
    April 21, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Oh man. I’m a huge DIY spa lover. I like to lay there in my candle lit bathroom, in bath bombed water, with coconut oil on my hair and an African black soap mask on my face. Pure bliss.

  • Natalie
    April 21, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Loving all these tips! I want to drop everything that I’m doing today and have a spa day 🙂

  • Sydney Power
    April 21, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    omg this is my kinda post!! I love doing at home spa nights they are they best!!

  • Elly Leavitt
    April 21, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    whaaaat tennis ball massage?? these are seriously life changing. bless you for sharing ?

  • Sarah Jean
    April 21, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    I love taking an epsom salt bath with lavender essential oils and surprisingly – apple cider vinegar! It sounds like it would smell terrible (which it doesn’t but it does lessen) HOWEVER – how I feel after is amazing! It’s a great detox.

  • Courtney Drew
    April 21, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    such great hacks for all spa essentials! I love bathbombs, I will have to try making one!

  • Elizabeth Johnson
    April 21, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I must say I am not a fan of baths but the others sound amazing! I really like to light a candle to help me relax. If the scent if something soft like lavender it really helps me take a deep breath and slow down. I also, like to take a racquetball and lean against the wall. That really gets those pesky knots out of my back and neck. Love this post!

  • Kristen @ TheSophisticatedGal
    April 21, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Thanks for these tips! I’m always looking for ways I can pamper myself without having to spend a lot of money going to a spa and these are all great options 🙂

    Kristen | http://www.sophisticatedgal.com

  • Megan Tipton
    April 21, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Such great tips! I love having a spa day at home. So relaxing!

  • Neely
    April 21, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    I tried to make a bath bomb one time. It was slightly fail-ish! Im all about the at home pedi and mani though!

  • Life in ATX
    April 21, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Love a good at-home pampering session! Going to try a few of these next time!

    Lee Anne

  • kiki
    April 21, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    I love these ideas – Personally I love a long and hot shower with some time for a good buttery moisturizer and a face mask!

  • Nicole Booz
    April 21, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    What fun tips! I always try to treat myself a few times a week to a spa-like experience. So relaxing!

  • Brittany Lockwood
    April 21, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Love these tips! I pamper myself at home with giving myself manicures!

  • ashortblonde
    April 21, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    I took epsom baths regularly while I was pregnant but I’ve gotten out of the habit.

  • Jenny
    April 21, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    I love at home spa days1 Bath bombs are my favorite.

  • Babies to Bookworms
    April 21, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    These are great ideas! I will have to treat myself to some pampering!

  • Kim L
    April 21, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Need to put my pumice in the shower to use on my feet at the end of my shower…great idea

  • Bailey
    April 22, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Love the bath bombs! I was just thinking I needed one of these tonight.

  • Anne Lawton
    April 22, 2017 at 8:55 am

    I love these ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  • thesofieyahdiaries
    April 22, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Love these tips!! I always remember to get the eyes because eyes, more than any other body part, needs serious TLC!


  • Candy Kage
    April 22, 2017 at 11:16 am

    These are great ideas. Think I will take some me time in the bathroom this weekend.

  • Lauren
    April 22, 2017 at 11:56 am

    These are such great ideas! I would have never thought of them and I need some spa pampering at home haha!


  • ZestyOlive
    April 22, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Great tips! I love to use aromatherapy to spa-up my shower time!

  • Julie Estrella
    April 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Love these ideas! Now its just finding, no dedicating the time to take better care of ourselves. 🙂

  • Taylor Mobley
    April 22, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    I LOVE using eggs for hair treatments. I do it nearly every week! I will need to try all the others – thanks for sharing!

  • Bella B @ xoxoBella
    April 22, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    I made bath bombs at christmas for gifts and they turned out so good! I need to make more but for me this time!

  • Meredith
    April 22, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    I keep reading things about DIY bath bombs. I might have to give them a try!

  • Sofia Sakare
    April 22, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    I am so doing this today! Tea bags – my favourite trick! I also like dry brushing to properly exfoliate my body 😉

  • Carol
    April 22, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Just use Vitamins a,b,c,d,and e on my face…all from GNC.

  • Christina Snyder
    April 22, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I’ll definitely be trying your manicure hack this week!

  • Paula Wesson
    April 22, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I’ve never thought about putting lavender on a washcloth, but I might try that tonight. Thanks for the idea.

  • Alex Carreno
    April 22, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    I love pampering with eye and face masks, so easy and relaxing!

  • Candice Nikeia
    April 23, 2017 at 10:35 am

    I really enjoy my spa days! Bath bombs are my favorite! I need to try these masks you have suggested!

  • Anna Hubbard
    April 23, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Love a good spa day!! I’ll have to try some of the hacks!

  • Sarah Kranz
    April 23, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Great suggestions! It’s always good to know a few at home spa tricks!

  • Kristin Cook
    April 23, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    I LOVE taking a nice, relaxing bath, but I have never had a bath bomb. I would love to change that soon.

  • Michaela Ammirato
    April 23, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    I’m glad i need that cake bomb in my life!

  • Silvia Marquez
    April 23, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Love all of these tips! Manicure & pedicures are my favorite at home spa hacks!

  • TheBlogSocieties
    April 24, 2017 at 12:52 am

    All of these suggestions sound heavenly! Definitely trying some of these this weekend.

  • Greta Hollar
    April 24, 2017 at 12:53 am

    All of these tips sound amazing! Definitely trying some of these this weekend!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Mary La Fornara
    April 24, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Great suggestions! There is nothing better than a home Spa day or evening, especially on the cheap!

  • Erica
    April 24, 2017 at 11:26 am

    That cake bomb thing looks SO GOOD OMG.

    Now I want a bath.

    And cake.

    Coming Up Roses

  • Kristina Wiggins
    April 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    How ingenious! Pinning for later when its time for a treat!

  • Chelsea Pearl
    April 24, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Spa nights at home are the best, and this list is so comprehensive! Definitely going to try adding a few new things to my routine.

  • Carly Ned
    April 24, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I love a good spa night! There are so many great items on this list! I love that cake bath bomb with sprinkles 🙂 Bath bombs are SO relaxing!

    Carly | www,thecarlycollective.com

  • Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
    April 24, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    My favorite has got to be the first option of soaking in a bath, but it would be nice to have several of these together. These are all great ideas!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      April 28, 2017 at 11:11 am

      Right? You could soak in the bath while doing the hair treatment!

  • Kara
    April 25, 2017 at 10:52 am

    These are great ideas! I really love the ‘bomb it’ idea!

  • Cameron
    April 25, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Love a good spa night at home! I definitely need to try making my own bath bombs though!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      April 28, 2017 at 11:11 am

      Let me know how it goes!!

  • alexisreliford
    April 25, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Love this! Never had a spa night, but that cake bomb has me thinking I should plan one soon!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      April 28, 2017 at 11:11 am

      Haha doooo it!!! It’s really so relaxing and good for you!

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