Even though there’s a ton of talk about self-care, it can sometimes feel hard to justify spending money on yourself. How could you feel good about spending money on luxury items, when you should be saving money or paying off debt?
But even if it feels frivolous to you, self-care is serious business.
If you don’t treat yourself with love, who will? And if you’re not taking care of yourself, it’s impossible for you to treat the people around you with your whole heart.
Remember—never set yourself on fire to keep other people warm! If you want to warm your loved ones, light your own fire from within.
In that spirit, we want to share with you some of our best budget self-care luxuries.
Sure, there are some crazy expensive candles out there. But we have found some amazing 12-packs of soy candles for under $15! Just keep an eye out for sales and clearance sections. Nothing feels more luxurious than lighting a candle or two and enjoying the glow and the scent.
This one will be slow-going until you get practice, but once you get used to giving yourself a mani/pedi, you will be thrilled at how beautiful your nails look. And it costs literally pennies once you have your supplies!
Again, you think of face masks as expensive luxury items, not for the everyday. But honestly, you can find some great moisturizing and cleansing masks for pennies on the dollar if you take the time to look around. Plus, there are a ton of DIY face mask recipes that use ingredients you probably already have. It is guaranteed to make you feel relaxed, and your skin will thank you!
Your hair needs love too! And it can often feel like a pain, or too much. But same as face masks, you can find hair oil and masks for cheap, and recipes to make it at home. It may seem daunting, but the way your hair feels after a mask will convince you to make it a part of your self-care luxury routine.
Inexpensive and oh-so-good!! You don’t need to shell out for booze that only gives you a temporary buzz, and a hangover. Try relaxing herbal tea for pennies on the dollar, and feel truly good.
Nothing makes me happier than spritzing myself with some nice perfume, even if I’m not going anywhere! It can be super expensive, but that’s why you turn toward a thrifty queen’s best friend: SAMPLES!
Essential oils are amazing! They can make you relaxed, energized, alert, sleepy. And they are a thrifty and medication-free way to enhance your mood. We LOVE them around here!
We hope you enjoyed these tips, and remember that you deserve luxury every day!!