How to Save Money While Pampering Yourself


Estimated Monthly Savings: $20

Are you looking for a way to pamper yourself without the high price tag? With the cooler weather upon us, many people are looking forward to taking a long bath or rejuvenating their skin with a fabulous facial mask. You don’t need to spend big bucks to make these wonderful, at-home, getaways happen. Here is how you can make DIY bath bombs and facial masks at home for a fraction of what you would pay in the store.

Bath Bombs

What are bath bombs? If you haven’t heard of them, they are these fabulous little bundles of fizz and aromas that explode in your bathtub when you drop them in. No need to pay the high price tag at the mall. Here is what you need to make them at home: silicone molds, baking soda, epsom salt, corn starch, citric acid, coconut or vegetable oil, food coloring and essential oils. Popular Science provides the step-by-step how-tos for making this wildly popular bath time treat.

Facial Masks

Looking for a way to rehydrate your skin? Why not make your own facial mask at home instead paying those spa prices. You can make moisturizing facial masks with everyday foods like avocados, oatmeal, yogurt and bananas. For an astringent facial mask, try vinegar and water.  Including oils helps reinvigorate the skin, adding back essential oils to your skin. For more information on how to make the facial mask that best compliments your skin’s needs and skin type, check out Reader’s Digest, 9 Must-Follow Recipes for the Perfect Homemade Face Mask.

Create a luxurious spa day at home with your own bath bomb and facial mask. Soak in the tub and wish your cares away knowing you spent a fraction of what others spend to make their spa day a reality.