How to Create a Spa Bathroom on a Budget
Add a Tub Tray
Sometimes, soaking in a bubble bath isn’t enough. Sometimes, I need a book to read or an iPad playing reality TV shows on Netflix or a cheeseboard or all of the above. Because I find spa time more relaxing when it’s organized, I use a tub tray to keep necessities in order. A tub tray or bath caddy keeps everything accessible and dry. Some tub trays even have a special spot that holds your book or tablet upright so you can stay hands-free and comfortable.
Invest in a Robe
The only thing better than a nice, long bath is stepping right into the welcoming folds of a fluffy robe. It’s the perfect way to stay relaxed and cozy post-bath or shower. I love using a terrycloth robe in lieu of a towel because it’s absorbent without sacrificing coziness.
Treat Yourself with a Spa Set
Everyone has those things that make them feel fancy, even if those things aren’t mud baths or chocolate facials. I like to either buy a spa set in a scent I love or keep a basket of favorites I buy individually like deep conditioner, facemasks, and bath bombs. Bath sets are a great way to get multiple products in your favorite scent all at once. If you’re particular about individual products, though, consider building your own “spa basket” with hand-picked favorites.
Include Favorite Scents
The sense of smell has strong ties to memory and recollection, and certain scents are tied to good memories which can improve your mood. You don’t have to pay a pretty penny to get quality aromatherapy. Quality essential oils aren’t expensive and can last you for months at a time while candles give off relaxing light and make your bathroom smell wonderful. Some of my favorite, relaxing scents are chamomile, lavender, bergamot, and frankincense. If I want to feel energized, I use citrus or peppermint.