Spa day at home on a budget

White towels with pink bath salts surrounded by rose flowers
Spay day at home on a budget

Whether you are stressed out, need a break from work or just looking to have a relaxing day, nothing like a Spa Day to reset your mood and lift up your spirits.

Now, if you are on a budget or don't want to leave the house to have a peaceful and invigorating time, in this article you will find all of the many ways you can bring the spa to your home and better, on a budget!

A spa day can cost anywhere from $50 to thousands of dollars depending of course on the services you choose as well as your location. Now, imagine being able to get all the services provided in a luxury spa but for a fraction of the cost?Awesome, right?

Well then lets get started with this article so you can get started with your spa day at home on a budget!

Set the mood

1 - Diffuser

Start off with the ambiance and setting the mood for deep relaxation. Light up a soothing candle or use a diffuser to add moisture into the air as well as diffuse your favorite essential oils, hence turning your spa time into an aromatherapy session.


Roman Chamomile

Ylang Ylang



Clary sage

2 - Pick a book/ Podcast/ Relaxing music

Don't know what to read? Check out this list with 100 books to read during your life time. Don't forget that you can get audible free for 30 days and if you already a prime member, you get two audiobooks every month for no extra cost.

Now, if you are in the United States and have a library card, you can also use the app Hoopla to gain access to all the books and resources the library systems has to provide. It is powerful and it's totally free!

Also check out this list of relaxing music right on YouTube!

3 - Drinks

To really get the spa vibe going, make yourself a drink. Whether you prefer plain water or a spruced up beverage, we got you covered with these great drink recipes for you to try it at home (click on links for recipe).

Honey ginger lemonade

Summer Mimosa

Coconut Hot Chocolate

Tropical Green smoothie

Bergamot Green Tea

Lemon Cucumber Water

Safety Tip:

When adding your essential oils to your tea, make sure you bind it with something first. For a nice cup of infused tea, you can bind your essential oil with the sweetener you choose or place a drop on the tea bag. If you like a dash of milk in your tea, the fat in the milk is a great binding agent for a drop of essential oil. Add a drop to any of these binding agents, sweetener, milk, tea bag or dried loose leaf herbs first.

Get Ready

4 - Robe

Drop the clothes to the ground and get yourself in a warm and comfortable robe like this one.

5 - Hair Towel

Skip the big heavy towels that damage your hair and opt for a light microfiber towel wrap to help dry up your locks.

6 - Warm Fuzzy slippers

Get your feet comfortable and put them in warm fuzzy slippers or socks. If you prefer to wear socks you can also add a drop of lavender on the bottom of each feet for a relaxing sensation.

7 - Bath tray

A bath tray is not necessary but it can definitely make your spa day at home experience more pleasant. You can use it to rest your book/tablet and phone as well as other products you will be using during your spa session.

Start with the hair

8 - Deep conditioning treatment

Ready for a silky and smooth hair without the toxins and chemicals? This DIY deep hair conditioning is easy to make and can be used every week.

DIY deep conditioning treatment

3 tbsp of coconut oil

1 tbsp of olive oil

8 drops of essential Oils ( We recommend Lavender, Lemon, Geranium, Clary Sage, Rosemary, Melaleuca, Peppermint )

Whip it all together using a mixer into a creamy consistency. Let it work in the hair for 15 - 30 minutes. Rinse it with cold water and style as usual.

DIY natural deep conditioner using essential oils

9 - Thermal Cap or Regular Cap

If you want to take your deep conditioning game to another level, go ahead and use a thermal cap for a deeper conditioning or just cover with a regular shower cap to create a little bit of heat and let it sit for about 15 to 30 minutes.

10 - Shampoo & Conditioner

Look for shampoo and conditioners without chemicals such as petrolatum, parabens, silicone, sulfates.

The brand RAW SUGAR has some great products and the ingredient list is pretty clean with the exception of fragrance.

11 - Use a scalp and head massager

A scalp massager helps to deep clean the scalp while relaxing head muscles and providing a great feeling of relaxation.

12 - Finish it off with a leave in conditioner

To add an extra boost to your hair, use a leave in conditioner to keep hair moisturized and promote healthy looking hair.

Look for products that are free of bad chemicals and alcohol as it can dry your scalp. In the recipe shared below, we opted to use rosemary essential oil because it conditions and strengthens, while Ylang-Ylang leaves hair looking full, smooth, and shiny.

DIY Leave in conditioner

3 parts distilled water 2 ½ tablespoons vegetable glycerin

1 tablespoon Fractionated Coconut Oil