We all know how expensive spa treatments can be so if you are looking to create a spa atmosphere at home, this post is for you.  Visiting the spa or indulging in a self-care treatment like a massage or pedicure is a great way to treat yourself when you’re feeling exhausted or stressed.  However, it can also be very pricey.  If you are someone who is trying to save money or repair their credit, this would definitely not be a line added to your budget.

Just because you’re trying to be responsible with your finances doesn’t mean you should have to miss out on your favorite spa treatments. In fact, you can create a spa atmosphere at home that you love.

Here are five ideas for how to create a spa atmosphere at home on a budget

Make an inspiration board

Before you can start creating a spa atmosphere at home, you should gather some inspirational images and decide what matters most to you. Pinterest is an excellent tool for this purpose. You can sign up for a free Pinterest account and then use the mobile app or browse Pinterest from your desktop computer. Once you find an image that inspires you, you can pin it to your board, which you can name something like “Dream Spa”.

We recommend pinning images that capture your ideal spa color palette and mood. In addition, you can save layout and spa accessory ideas. If other people in your household will also be contributing to your spa vision, then you can share your board with them.

Focus on affordability

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If you’re trying to save money, then you don’t want your home spa to end up being more expensive than visiting a spa. As a result, you may need to forgo the custom claw-foot tub and heated tile floors. Instead, you can prioritize affordable changes and updates, like adding plants, painting the walls, and creating more storage space. Spend some time exploring discount home accessories stores like HomeGoods and Wayfair, where you can often find deals on clearance items. It might take you a little while to source all your spa amenities, but the cost savings will be worth the wait.

Educate yourself

YouTube is a great place to find tutorials and discover how you can create a spa atmosphere at home.  There are tons of videos that will show you how to recreate spa services in the comfort of your home. For example, you can learn how to make DIY masks, hair treatments, manicures/pedicures, facials and more.  Before you know it, you will have a pampering routine down that you love and spending a day at the spa will now be accessible any time you want.

Pick up your favorite spa products

Using luxurious products that don’t break the bank is a key way to make you feel like you are in a spa at home.  Here are some great products to stock up on:

  • Mineral Bath Salts
  • Shower Oils
  • Bubble Bath
  • Purifying Masks
  • Exfoliating Creams


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A big part of creating a spa-like atmosphere at home is using great aromatherapy products.  This is because they relieve stress and promote overall health.

Here are some aromatherapy oils that will help enhance your at home spa experience:

  • Tea Tree
  • Lavender
  • Eucalyptus
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Lemon

After you create your ideal home spa, you can take the time to relax and focus on setting all your financial goals without the distractions of everyday life.