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    28 Affordable Self-Care Products For When You're Too Broke For A Spa Day

    It's time to turn off that phone, fill up that tub, and pour that wine, sis!

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    1. A set of six luxurious handmade essential oil bath bombs so your bath can be a beautiful explosion of color and fragrance.,

    These bath bombs are handmade with natural, vegan, and organic ingredients. They are paraben-free and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "I love to have a hot tub with a nice bath bomb, but have to be careful about because of my sensitive skin. I ordered these based on reviews and have never regretted it. These bombs smell great, do not stain, and leave your skin so soft! I will definitely purchase again." —Ruflorida

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+.

    2. A jar of the popular Aztec Secret Indian Healing mask made with 100% calcium bentonite clay that'll work magic to deep clean your pores and help eliminate acne and blemishes.,

    This product is cruelty-free and formulated without additives or fragrances. There is a bit of mixing involved — you'll need to add some apple cider vinegar for it to do its best work. But trust us, it's worth it!

    Promising review: "I have dealt with hormonal cystic acne for years. Even after being prescribed medication to help with the acne, I would still get some breakouts around my period and occasionally throughout my cycle. This product changed everything. I use this mask every night in addition to my normal routine. I started out mixing it with water and it worked well enough but then I switched to apple cider vinegar and wow! What a huge difference this product has made for my face. If I do get a pimple here or there this helps to clear it up quickly. In conclusion, this stuff has changed my life and I will buy it until I die." —Elizabeth

    Read a full review of it here.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

    3. A non-slip bamboo bathtub tray so you can have a convenient place to put your book, candle, and beverage while you soak.,

    This tray adjusts up to 43 inches long to fit most standard tubs. It includes a built-in cup holder, non-slip silicone grips, a book/tablet support that can easily fold down, and a small shelf for your smartphone.

    Promising review: "We got our bamboo bath caddy yesterday and we absolutely love it. It was packaged beautifully and contained delicious smelling soaps and a really nice sponge. The caddy is really well made and the wood work is done to a really high standard. The caddy itself is adjustable so fit perfectly into our bath (we’ve had issues with others in the past). Looks really nice, the iPhone fit perfectly, and the book held really well. Great product! Love it!" —Michael

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

    4. A comfy bath pillow that will easily adhere to almost any tub with seven powerful suction cups and make you never want to leave the bathroom.,

    Promising review: "This bath pillow is wonderful! This pillow is extremely comfortable and the best pillow I have ever tried. It looks as though it would attach easily to any tub. My tub is curved, and there was no problem with it conforming to my tub. It stays put with no slippage. The suction cups hold very well. If you want to remove it, I recommend peeling the suction cups away with your fingernail to prevent ripping the pillow. I also recommend removing it and placing it on the side of the tub to air dry so to prevent any mold from building up behind it. I highly recommend this bath pillow, it is the best I have tried, you will not be disappointed." —Christina

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three designs).

    5. A tin of TAZO Zen green tea with 15 full leaf sachets so you can enjoy a nice cup of tea while you're lounging with your feet up.


    Promising review: "I have been drinking this tea for years, absolutely love it! I like to mix the Zen tea with Awake, together they're delicious!" —Buggs

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in Joy black tea).

    6. Some Tarte Sugar Rush Best Bud lip butter to hydrate and exfoliate your lips with jojoba oil and shea butter and make them feel amazingly soft. Plus, how adorable is this packaging?!


    Promising review: "I bought it because my lips are so dry, I wasn't expecting much because it's hard find a good balm for me. I put on my lips every night like a mask and the next day I can feel them more soft and less wrinkles. It's a must." —Tomas P

    Get it from Tarte for $12.

    7. A Chesapeake Bay natural soy wax blend candle with self-trimming wicks to surround you with lovely scents and help center your mind.,

    The candle comes in a beautiful frosted jar and the fragrances are enhanced with all natural essential oils. They are made with ingredients from around the world, but designed and poured in the USA.

    Promising review: "I love candles and have purchased just about every brand offered at Amazon and Chesapeake Bay is by far my favorite. I've purchased both small candle bundles and at least a dozen medium sized candles. Every scent is my favorite, but right now I'm loving Love & Passion, Peace & Tranquility, and Balance & Harmony. The candles themselves are beautiful. The wooden topper is a nice touch. The scent, of the smaller candles is strong enough for a bedroom and doesn't fade as the candle is burning. Haven't had a bad candle, broken candle, or a miss yet." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in three sizes, a two-pack, or a diffuser and choose from 14 scents).

    8. Or an illuminating essential oil diffuser and set of six essential oils that'll keep your space smelling pleasant for some much needed aromatherapy.,

    Promising review (for the diffuser): "This is a really great diffuser, especially for a first timer like myself. It's small and simple and also succeeds in freshening up my entire room. The 30 second burst is great at keeping your space feeling and smelling great throughout the day, while the continuous mode lasts for about 6 hours so I keep it on while I'm sleeping." —Pascal Ibe

    Promising review (for the essential oils): "Oils are tricky to buy in a variety pack because there are always ones you don't want, sandwiched in with really good ones. This has the best of the best. I LOVE IT! And It's a really great price. Just opening the package smelled nice. I would buy this again, recommend it, and even give as a gift!" —Momma Moki

    Get the diffuser from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in three colors) and get the essential oil set from Amazon for $9.99 (originally $15.99).

    9. A bath overflow drain cover to add inches of water to your tub so you can have the most soothing bath of your life — even with a shallow tub.

    The cover adheres with suction cups to seal securely around overflow drain.

    Promising review: "Baths have changed for me forever now! I can actually FILL THE TUB and not hear that dreaded sound of half my water (and my expensive magnesium flakes, essential oils, organic bubble baths, and other fancy therapeutic ingredients) tragically vanishing down the drain. If you're a larger person trying to fit in a smaller tub, especially, you know... THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Now I can take more baths, enjoy more relaxing warm coziness... all because of this little bit of silicone!" —anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three colors).

    10. A dry brushing body brush, because you'll feel so fresh and rejuvenated after you've shed all those dead skin cells.

    This brush uses natural boar's bristles to exfoliate dry and dead skin cells, encourage the skin's natural production of collagen, and clear pores.

    Promising review: "Loved the brush. The bristles have just the right amount of softness. The little plastic nubbins inside are bendy too. I love using this right before shaving my legs. Normally I have to use a sugar scrub, but this with some super moisturizing soap works even better." —Madi King

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    11. And an exfoliating peeling foot mask that'll remove all the dead skin from your feet and make them feel softer than ever. No need for an expensive pedicure!


    This foot peel uses all-natural ingredients and botanical extracts. All you need to do is cut the booties to make a hole for your feet to slip into, seal it back, and leave it on for about an hour. The product’s gel will moisturize and exfoliate your skin.

    Promising review: "My poor feet have been extremely neglected ever since I was pregnant two years ago. This was the first time I really ever had very rough, hard heels and 'old' looking feet; so bad, I didn't even want to have a pedicure or wear sandals. Anyway, these foot peels were super easy to use and boy are they effective. It was the fourth day that my feet began to peel — very strange! Totally painless. The new skin coming through was very soft, like new. I would totally recommend. My sister and mother have requested their boxes." —Ally CHR

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95 (each package contains two pairs of foot peal mask booties).

    12. A lightweight cotton robe, because there is no need to get dressed on a spa day!


    Promising review: "I've never really been one for robes, as I feel like they look homely, but this one SO does not feel that way. It's got all the comfort of a robe, without making you look like Johnny Depp from 'Secret Window.' It's comfortable as heck. It feels like a cotton/jersey material, like the sheets. The length is perfect, falling at just above my knees. Sleeves are great, almost full length on me, and yes, you can push up the sleeves and they stay. There are two pockets, two sets of ties (inner and outer). The sewn on outer ties hit at the perfect spot right above my natural waistline. I definitely recommend this product for any lady wanting a comfy robe, but still wanting to look good wearing it." —SpookySelf.13

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes S-2XL and 17 colors).

    13. And a pair of faux fur memory foam slippers to complete the ensemble. They're soft, fuzzy, and super cute., Amazon

    Some reviewers suggest going up a size!

    Promising review: "I feel a little weird for getting so excited over a pair of slippers but I have to say these are the best slippers I've owned. They are beautiful, luxurious and best of all, super soft and comfortable. These have not only held up perfectly but they have maintained their cushion and still look fabulous. Recently, I even spilled soup on them while cooking and popped them into the washer and dryer and they came out PERFECTLY. They literally look and feel almost like new. Amazing. Holy grail of slippers!" —MJLA

    Get them from Amazon for $17.95 (available in sizes 5/6-11/12 and three colors).

    14. A three-pound bag of eucalyptus scented epsom salt you can add to your bath to help with achy muscles.

    Promising review: "I have purchased this product twice and use it as a soaking aid to help to replenish the magnesium lost during extended endurance exercise. It is extremely good value for your money, having characteristics similar to or the same as much more expensive products. The eucalyptus scent is pleasant and not overpowering and the product dissolves quickly in hot water." —Jason W

    Get it from Amazon for $5.51+ (available in three sizes and four other scents: lavender, peppermint, rosemary and mint, and unscented).

    15. A trio of Mario Badescu facial sprays for a pleasant pick-me-up throughout the day.

    Here are the benefits of each one:

    Aloe, cucumber, and green tea will wake up dull, tired skin, hydrate, tone, and reduce redness in irritated complexions.

    Aloe, chamomile and lavender will comfort irritated, dry skin, hydrate, and help de-stress your complexion.

    Aloe, herbs and rosewater will hydrate and treat dry, uncomfortable skin throughout the day. Also great for refreshing makeup.

    Promising review: "I am obsessed with these sprays! They're super hydrating and toning. I have a nice glow and my skin feels and looks visibly healthier. I spray first thing after my shower then moisturizer with lotion, apply makeup and spray to set it. My niece who is on Accutane recommended these to me, because of her dry skin and I love it." —Jessica Soliz

    Get them from Amazon for $21.

    16. Or an Olay facial mist with aloe leaf and chamomile that'll give you a lovely calming feeling with every spritz.


    This is one of my personal favorite face mists! It makes me feel so relaxed and it gives my skin a nice dewy glow. The scent is soothing, but not too strong.

    Promising review: "I love this product! I put it on after I wash my face and it helps me to look alive! It also works well for a pick-me-up during the day." —Nikki Pilgreen

    Get it from Amazon for $9.94 (available in two scents or a set of two).

    17. A jade roller and gua sha scraping tool you can use to massage your facial products into your skin and help it feel smooth and refreshed.,

    Promising review: "I loved it. The scraping tool made my skin feel fresh and smooth. I saw a difference in small wrinkles around my mouth and forehead. The skin looked younger with less pores. I have told my friends about it. Great, no pain and easy to use. I will keep using it daily." —sherry mcbeath

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+.

    18. Some 24k gold eye pads to help those under eye bags disappear — and you'll feel super fancy while you use them.,,

    The pure nano-active gold is an anti-oxidant that has anti-inflammatory properties, which help naturally expel harmful toxins and increase blood circulation.

    Promising review: "A lovely addition to my extensive skin care regimen. I use them weekly. Love the cooling sensation. Puffiness is minimized, and gives hydration to the eye area. I would say patience is key when it comes to skin care results — commit to a full month (even 2 months) to see real results." —angelvashir

    Get them from Amazon for $12.77.

    19. A pack of six spa headbands and two face mask applicators, because face masks can get messy, but they're just so wonderful.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love these! I only wash my hair once a week, and I was tired of my hairline getting skin care products smeared on them. Super soft and a bit stretchy. The Velcro is great because you can make the wrap as tight as you want/need. I wear them to wash my face at the sink, to do face masks, and under my shower cap in the shower. They wash up really well, but they do shrink a little in the dryer. The silicone brushes are a nice little bonus. And you can’t beat the price." —Mary Hollist

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    20. A cult-favorite vitamin C serum made with a plant-based formula and antioxidants to help brighten and firm skin and leave you feeling like you just got a professional facial., Amazon

    Promising review: "This product saved my skin. I seldom write reviews but just had to review this product. I’ve been struggling with acne for YEARS. I have very acne-prone skin. I get a new pimple almost every day and it seemed like there was never a time I didn’t have a pimple on my face. Acne leaves super dark blemishes/scars on my face. I’ve tried all different types of moisturizers and cleansers. Nothing worked. However I bought this serum on a whim. Omgggg. Guys. Literally my face stopped flaring within 3 days. I was PIMPLE FREE FOR MORE THAN 48 hours (a new record). Blemishes have faded DRASTICALLY and I have no active breakouts. This hasn’t happened in years. I truly and honestly think it is due to this product. If you are hesitant, don’t be BUY IT!" —Brandon

    Read a full review of it here.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    21. A shower wine glass holder so you can continue to enjoy your glass of rosé while you're getting squeaky clean.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Everyone loves to relax with a glass of wine, why stop when you need to bathe or shower? This is the perfect addition to my tub while I am reading a book" —katielempke

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16+ (available in two colors).

    22. A gentle brown sugar scrub exfoliant made with all-natural ingredients that are great for sensitive skin and will scrub away those dead skin cells without causing irritation.


    The fine brown sugar used in this formula is a lot softer than traditional sugar scrubs.

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely amazing. We use it in the shower as a face & lip scrub. It smells absolutely heavenly, like warm cookies. The scrub is not too harsh on your skin and the oil is light as well. It makes the dead skin slough off in the most pleasant way possible. My boys have been using it so much that I am tempted to hide it from them! I want it all for myself. I would recommend this a million times over." —Thorne

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    23. A milk and honey cuticle oil for days when you're desperately in need of a manicure, but you have to spend your money on groceries instead.

    Promising review: "I purchased this cuticle oil 3 weeks ago and my nails have grown longer! No splitting, no breaking, and I use my hands all day every day. The bottle is huge! It will definitely last me a long time even though I apply several times a day. The scent is okay, it is mild and not overpowering." —Jarcatbux

    Get it from Amazon for $6.90+ (available in two scents).

    24. A paraben-free St. Ives facial moisturizer that uses safflower oil to help hydrate dry skin and give you that natural glow you deserve.


    Promising review: "I’ve been using this for almost a whole year now. And the tub has lasted me that long! I use it every morning and night on my face. It does such a better job at moisturizing, especially in the winter, than the other more expensive moisturizer I had been using! Plus it lasts forever!" —Lucky girl

    Get it from Amazon for $4.35+.

    25. A stylish 14 oz. vacuum insulated stainless steel tumbler to keep your iced coffee, wine, or water cold all day long while you pamper yourself.,

    I own a Brümate 12 oz. flute in the color "glitter mermaid" and I'm obsessed with it! I mostly use it to carry around water on a hot day. It's adorable, doesn't spill, and my ice lasts ALL day.

    Promising review: "Well made, durable wine glass. Let's not forget just how GORGEOUS this thing is! The picture doesn't do justice to the glitter, it really shimmers in the sun. Tested and proven on the lake this past weekend! It truly keeps any liquid cold — more than just wine. I've even seen some use it as an ice cream dish (will definitely be trying that out)." —Roxmywhitesox

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 28 colors).

    26. A handheld deep tissue massager so you can relieve some tension by giving yourself a neck and back massage for as long as you like, instead of paying by the minute.


    This massager comes with three head attachments to emulate shiatsu, acupoint, and scalp massages. It also has variable massage intensity settings.

    Promising review: "I love this machine. I'm a digital artist who spends hours hunched at a computer screen. Resulting in a very tight, knotted, and painful left hip and lower back. I bought this seeking relief. Using this for 20-30 minutes every night before I go to sleep combined with a 15-20 minute walk every day has really helped a lot. On its highest setting, it is POWERFUL. This thing vibrates so hard that in the beginning I had to take breaks because it made me feel itchy where it worked on. Once you find the right setting though, it's great. I also like the simplicity of a rotating dial to determine intensity." —Webster

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    27. An Olay facial cleansing brush for you to use with your favorite facial cleanser and get those pores cleaner than ever.

    This two-speed rotating facial cleansing brush delivers deep cleansing and gentle exfoliation.

    Promising review: "Worth every penny! I can't speak for other pricier brand name scrubbers, but this one works well for a high fraction of the cost. I have very poor acne prone skin. I use the Olay revitalizing face scrub wash with this machine before going in the shower every night. It has made a dramatic change in how my face looks. You have to be patient but in time it also helps get in deep enough to help diminish previous acne blemishes that were deep in my pores. This scrubber has also helped bring to the surface some pimples that would have taken days longer to surface. So basically it speeds up the process and helps bring the pimple to a head quicker to get it over and done with." —Alex P

    Get it from Amazon for $28+.

    28. And a portable waterproof speaker so you can jam out while you're scrub-a-dub-dubbing.

    This speaker is compatible with all Bluetooth devices. You can stick it to the wall with the suction cup on the back or clip it somewhere with the aluminum alloy metal hook.

    Promising review: "Let me start off by saying that I LOVE this speaker. I wanted something simple to have in my shower so I could keep my phone away from the moisture and steam, but still jam out. It has a sturdy suction cup and holds a charge for a really long time (I turn it off between uses to conserve charge). The sound quality is not Bose level or anything, but good enough for me and definitely good for the price. One day I accidentally dropped it in the bath, but it still works as normal, so no worries there at all. There is a button to play/pause and skip a song on the device, but you have to adjust the volume on your phone. Overall, VERY happy with this purchase!" —Emily Eaton

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in five colors).

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