15 Affordable Self Care Practices For Under $20

Wondering how you can prioritize self care on a budget? While there are numerous self care options such as spa visits, massages, and nail treatments, those costs add up fast. Good news: investing in yourself doesn’t have to break the bank! Here are 15 self care practices under $20 that you can incorporate into your routine to prioritize self nurturing, self preservation, and self love.


1. Shower Steamers 

Create a spa experience at home by using shower steamers! Shower steamers create an aromatherapy experience by releasing essential oils as they dissolve in the steam from a shower. Additionally, certain aromas can be great for relieving stress, promoting relaxation, and alleviating congestion. With each steamer lasting multiple showers, you’re able to indulge in spa-like experiences at a fraction of the cost.

Here’s what we recommend: 

  • Luxe Shower Steamers – $8.99
  • Twisted Tomboy Shower Steamers (Pack of 3) – $16.99


2. Facemasks 

Prioritize skincare by using face masks to cleanse, hydrate and soothe your skin. Face masks are beneficial as they draw out impurities, excess oil, and dirt from the skin. Many types of face masks are made to hydrate and relieve your skin from any irritation which makes for a calming and relaxing experience.

Here’s what we recommend:

  • Facetory Masks – $4.00 to $5.50


3. Eye Gels

Expanding on the idea of face masks, eye gels are also an excellent way to target, sooth, and brighten the skin beneath your eyes. Pamper yourself by adding these to your self care routine to help you look and feel refreshed. 

Here’s what we recommend:

  • Patchology eye gels – $4.00 to $5.00


4. Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are an easy way to enhance your bathing experience while simultaneously delivering positive effects to your skin. Many bath bombs contain ingredients that are great for moisturizing the skin such as jojoba and avocado oil. Jojoba oil is rich in fatty acids which are known for their moisturizing properties as well as being non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores and cause acne. Avocado oil is also non-comedogenic and contains vitamins A, D and E which promote moisture retention and better protects the skin from damage.

Here’s what we recommend:

  • Amazing Grace (jojoba oil and avocado oil) – $9.99


5. Scalp Massager 

Using a scalp massager is great for improving circulation which promotes better hair growth and overall scalp health. The messaging of the scalp can also help strengthen the hair roots while also reducing dryness, itchiness and dandruff. 

Here’s what we recommend:

  • Lemon Lavender Scalp Massager – $9.99


6. Pumice Stone 

Looking to improve skin texture and remove tough calluses? Using a pumice stone can solve it all. Achieve healthier and softer skin by exfoliating callus prone areas such as the elbows, feet, and heels.

Here’s what we recommend:

  • Naples Pumice Stone (Available in Pink, Green, and Blue) – $6.99
  • Eco Tools Lava Pumice Stone – $6.99


7. Bath Fizz 

Not into bath bombs but still want to create a spa-like experience? Try bath fizz, a deconstructed bath bomb that allows you to choose the amount you use. Bath fizz does everything a bath bomb would do such as moisturize, and create a relaxing environment without the worry about using too much. 

Here’s what we recommend:

  • Local Lather Bath Fizz – $9.99



8. Body Scrubs 

Exfoliate your body with a sugar scrub to improve your skin’s texture and tone. Sugar scrubs can also help prevent the growth of ingrown hairs as it removes dead and dry skin leaving a softer and fresher look. 

Here’s what we recommend:

  • Bella Rose BeYOUtiful Whipped Sugar Scrub – $14.99


9. Nourishing Soap 

Invest in a nourishing soap to ensure gentle cleansing and hydration for your skin. We would recommend using a soap from our Jukebox selection as you can choose what level of scrub you’d prefer from “no scrub” to “heavy scrub”. Another great option is to opt for a soap that uses goat milk. Goat Milk is great for dry and eczema prone skin as it provides deep hydration and moisturization. Everyone’s skin is unique so choose a soap that best fits your skin’s needs. 

Here’s what we recommend:

  • Jukebox – $4.50
  • Esscents Bella Rose Soap – $6.99


10. Sleep masks

Improve your sleep quality by using a sleep mask. Sleep masks block out light which can reduce eye strain and promote relaxation wherever you go. These are great to use especially during travel when achieving quality sleep can be challenging. 

Here’s what we recommend:

  • Vintage Cosmetics Sleep Mask – $7.99



11. Body Buffers

Soap infused body buffers offer several benefits such as their convenience and travel-friendly nature, along with their exceptional exfoliating properties. Using a Spongelle body buffer provides a 3 in 1 experience of cleansing and exfoliation, all while being environmentally friendly by reducing waste as you can re-infuse your buffer as needed. 

Here’s what we recommend:

  • Spongelle Infused Body Buffers – $16.00



12. Body Butter

Body butter is an effective way to deeply moisturize, hydrate, and keep your skin healthy. We would recommend using the California Mango Body Butter as it includes Mango extract which is rich in vitamin C, a great contribution to skin elasticity maintenance. This body butter also includes acai and goji extracts that are powerful antioxidants that rejuvenate and replenish the skin, effectively restoring moisture.

Here’s what we recommend:

  • California Mango Body Butter – $7.99 (2.2oz) and $18.99 (8.3oz)



13. Shower Gel 

Elevate your daily cleansing routine with an effective shower gel that nourishes and leaves a lasting scent making you feel refreshed all day long. Enjoy luxurious fragrances such as Neroli, Sweet Fig, and Rose to boost your confidence and shower experience. 

Here’s what we recommend:

  • Roger and Gallet Shower Gel – $10.99


14. Nail Care Kit 

Portable manicure care kits are a necessity while on the go. Keep your nails healthy and looking their best with a kit that includes a file, manicure scissors, clippers, and a cuticle nail pusher. From routine maintenance to unexpected situations, the portable nail care kit is the best go-to solution for all of your nail needs.

Here’s what we recommend:

  • Vintage Cosmetics Nail Care Kit – $9.99

15. Start a Journal

Journaling serves as a great emotional outlet to express thoughts and feelings to help reduce stress and anxiety. Additionally, journaling serves as an effective method for self-reflection and pursuing personal goals, while enhancing mental clarity and fostering creativity.


Self care is essential for our overall well being but it doesn’t have to be a huge financial investment. By incorporating simple practices into our daily routines, we can prioritize ourselves and enhance our everyday experiences.

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