If you’re one of those lucky people who has an amazing spa-like tub the size of my apartment in your bathroom, props to you.
For the rest of us, it takes a bit more effort to create the same feel. Before you go spending your entire pay check on bath supplies, check out the coolest products at affordable prices below.
1. Candles, Candles, Candles
The first thing you want to remember is keep the lighting to a minimum. You want to feel relaxed, not like you’re at the doctor’s office. The best way to do this? Candles! Lately we’re beyond OBSESSED with Basic Wick Girls – aka creative soy candles made by two fab women who knew exactly what every basic girl was missing in her life. Light a few of these sweet-smelling babies, and you’ll be oh-so #thankful. Buy them here.
2. Bath Bombs
Not all bath bombs are created equal. Seriously. While many can range anywhere from $6-$11 each, some cost as little as $4.95. SCORE! That’ll save you some extra cash for other must-haves – like a PSL, obv. Buy it here.
3. Relaxing Playlist
Nothing sets the mood more than music. Whether you’re about to get down and dirty with your man or had a rough day at work, a good playlist can do wonders for the soul. The best part? You can create playlists for free on Spotify or Pandora. If you want to upgrade without commercials, however (which is a wise investment, TBH), that’ll set you back a few bucks. For Spotify listeners, it’s $10 a month and for Pandora users it’s $4.99. If you’re a student, you’ll only pay $4.99 a month for Spotify as well. Hey, it’s the least companies can do if tuition costs $50,000 a year, amirite? Buy it here or here.
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4. Body Scrub
I must admit, I’m not a big DIY person because it freaks me out for some reason, but this is the easiest, cheapest, and best thing you can do for your bod. Dump some epsom salts and coconut oil into your bath and call it a day. The salts wash away dead skin cells while the coconut oil is super moisturizing. Buy them here and here.
Because, obviously. Thanks to Trader Joe’s, we can even enjoy a delicious glass (or four) on a budget. Behold, “Three Buck Chuck,” which costs (you guessed it), three bucks. Or if you live in California, only $1.99. Can we get an a-freakin-men?!
Total cost? $26.72 – including free music and the cheapest wine option. Overall, that’s not bad! Especially because you can reuse everything. Well, except the wine. Cheers!
This post is sponsored by Basic Wick Girls.