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6 Ways to Pamper and Treat Yourself on a Budget

6 Ways to Pamper and Treat Yourself on a Budget



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If you’re anything like me, you tend to put everyone else in your life before yourself especially your kids. In fact, even when someone wants to do something nice for me, I will politely decline. Although it is tough to accept it, dear moms, you need to pamper and treat yourself occasionally. Trust me, it will make you a better mom!

I know money can be tight. It isn’t always easy to pamper and treat yourself when you know your money could be better used elsewhere… BUT, you can do it on a budget!

We could all use some self-pampering. Here are 6 ways to pamper and treat yourself on a budget, plus, my take on the new Caress Sheer Twilight Body Wash! #FDNewBeauty #ad #sponsored

As summer approaches and the kiddos are home from school, you are going to need to pamper and treat yourself even more. Being able to decompress is going to help you get through this break. Here are 6 ways to pamper and treat yourself – even when you’re on a budget!

Get into nature. It has been proven that getting into nature helps relieve stress, anxiety, and put our bodies back into homeostasis. You can go on a hike through the woods, paddle boat along the river, or spend the day at the park. Make sure you are taking this time by yourself.

Look on money saving sites. You don’t have to spend a lot of money if you use money-saving sites to find cheap massages, spa days, and hair salons. This is the perfect way to save money, get out of the house, and do a little something for yourself. Check out the beauty and spa deals on these types of sites.

Take advantage of birthday freebies. Everyone has a birthday, and you should be taking advantage of your birthday freebies. I try to sign up for rewards programs of stores I frequently shop.

Take a bubble bath or a longer, relaxing shower. Light some candles, turn off the lights, pour some bubbles or essential oils in the tub, and turn on some relaxing music. Make sure the music is loud enough to get over the kids and anyone else in the house so you can truly relax.

Don't have enough time for a bubble bath? Then, take a longer than normal shower instead and lather up with an amazing body wash like  Caress® Sheer Twilight™. #FDNewBeauty #ad #sponsored

Don’t have enough time for a bubble bath? Then, take a longer than normal shower instead and lather up with an amazing body wash like  Caress® Sheer Twilight™. If you love scented body washes that leave your skin cleansed, soft and pampered, you have got to try this body wash from Caress®. I’m already a huge fan of Caress® body washes but I was very curious to try Caress® Sheer Twilight™ because it’s got notes of alluring black orchids and juniper oil.

I couldn't wait to try the Caress Sheer Twilight body wash in my shower after I got home from Family Dollar where I got it and I can honestly say, I'm so impressed with how my skin felt all day and the lovely fragrance stayed on my skin long after my shower! #FDNewBeauty #ad #sponsored

I couldn’t wait to try it in my shower after I got home from Family Dollar where I got it and I can honestly say, I’m so impressed with how my skin felt all day and the lovely fragrance stayed on my skin long after my shower. I’m a new fan of this body wash and I would really love to have this scent in a body lotion and body spray as well. I love it so much I’m definitely going back to Family Dollar to stock up on these body washes so I don’t run out of it all year!

Get all your beauty and personal care essentials at a great value at your local Family Dollar store. Plus, read my full review of the new Caress Sheer Twilight body wash! #FDNewBeauty #ad #sponsored

Talk about treating yourself on a budget. I honestly love going to my nearest Family Dollar store. If you don’t already know, Family Dollar offers the latest in beauty and personal care at a great value. If you love saving money when you shop, you’ll be glad to know that they have the Family Dollar Smart Coupons! There are so many ways to save money at Family Dollar, but the digital smart coupons are my favorite! I just go online and ‘clip and save’ the coupons I need and then when I shop at the store and checkout, I just redeem my saved coupons by using my phone app. If you don’t want to be bothered with an app, you can still just use your phone number that you use to register at the Family Dollar Smart Coupons website and then redeem your saved coupons at your checkout that way.

Buy yourself something inexpensive. Go to the store and hit up the candy aisle, grab something from the clearance rack, or the makeup aisle. Sometimes treating yourself may just be in a form of a candy bar, or a mini bottle of your favorite nail polish.

Take time for yourself. The best way you can pamper and treat yourself is to actually take time for yourself. You can easily do this by going for a walk, heading to the gym, reading under a tree in your backyard. The key is to do something you enjoy. You don’t have to have a lot of extra money to do something kind for yourself. Even giving yourself 15 minutes alone is a great way to pamper yourself this summer!

So what do you think about these 6 ways to pamper and treat yourself on a budget? Do you have other suggestions? Share with me in the comments!

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Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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36 Comments

  1. Aria
    06/09/2019 / 9:19 pm

    i love shower gels.. Watson is my fave place for this stuff because they have a lot of promos..

  2. Geraline Batarra
    06/09/2019 / 1:54 am

    Pampering ourselves often cost too much. It’s good that we have cheaper options. Thanks for sharing.. ?

  3. 06/06/2019 / 11:51 pm

    I love your tips! Taking time for yourself is so important and many think they can’t because lack of money, but a simple walk in the park or bubble bath can do a body/mind wonder.

  4. 06/06/2019 / 3:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing these nice tips which will help to enhance our body and mind, which is of utmost importance at this hour.

  5. Owen G
    06/06/2019 / 1:56 pm

    Such a great and affordable way to pamper ourselves whenever we’re exhausted.. Long and relaxing bath is somewhat stress relieving.

  6. Heather
    06/06/2019 / 1:01 pm

    I love their body wash. It’s such an amazing product! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Alexandra Cook
    06/06/2019 / 12:38 pm

    It;’s been a long time since I pamper myself. Now I think Its time for me to take a break and relax.

  8. Nina Cochingco
    06/06/2019 / 10:09 am

    Every working mom and dad deserve to be pampered. It’s nice to find cheaper ways to pamper ourselves.

  9. 06/06/2019 / 6:02 am

    At home spa days are a fun way to relax, if not the best!

  10. 06/06/2019 / 3:08 am

    We all deserve to be pampered. Great tips after long hours of work I needed this and I can always opt for a much cheaper way to relax. Thanks for sharing

  11. Nikka Shae
    06/06/2019 / 2:21 am

    This sounds like a good way to pamper myself! I’m heading to the store to pick these up.

  12. Ruth I
    06/05/2019 / 11:38 pm

    I so love to pamper myself especially after a long day’s work. Sure would try this Caress Body Wash as am a fan of flowery scents that stays long on my skin..plus, I definitely love the idea of treating myself on a budget

  13. 06/05/2019 / 4:29 pm

    I love to have a nice bubble bath and relax. Then sit under a blanket and read a good book.

  14. 06/05/2019 / 4:25 pm

    This is great. It is always important to pamper yourself. You don’t have to have a million dollars to do it either.

  15. 06/05/2019 / 4:09 pm

    I love a luxurious body wash. My skin is always so dry and I love how moisturizing they are.

  16. 06/05/2019 / 2:57 pm

    This looks like a wonderful bath product. I bet it smells lovely!

  17. Shoshana Sue
    06/05/2019 / 2:51 pm

    Ohhh taking a bubble bath is one of the selfish ways I love to indulge without spending too much money. Luxurious bath + a glass of red= self-love!

  18. Nina Bashaw
    06/05/2019 / 2:48 pm

    I love Caress body washes, they have the best scents! I also use them for shaving, its way better than any shaving cream I’ve ever tried. Plus they smell so good!

  19. 06/05/2019 / 2:47 pm

    I love the scent of this body wash. IT always transports me to a relaxing, beautiful place whenever i use it!!

  20. 06/05/2019 / 1:22 pm

    I’ve had that body wash before and it does smell super yummy! I may have to grab it the next time I’m at the store!

  21. 06/05/2019 / 12:14 pm

    I love the tips and most times I always feel pampering oneself comes with big expenses but I like the low budget idea.

  22. 06/05/2019 / 9:32 am

    I love all these tips! I know I sometimes forget that I can pamper myself without spending a fortune and these are all great ways to do so.

  23. 06/05/2019 / 7:07 am

    The 7th way: I’d take myself to local budget buffet.

  24. 06/05/2019 / 4:41 am

    It looks nice – I love a SPA night especially after a hard day at work.

  25. Melanie
    06/05/2019 / 2:20 am

    My grandmother like Caress products. I remember her using them when we would stay at her house as kids.

  26. Kathy
    06/05/2019 / 2:19 am

    These are some great ideas. I also really love the Caress products. I haven’t tried this one yet, but now I definitely want to.

  27. 06/05/2019 / 2:06 am

    I’ve used this before and really enjoy it. I like how strong the fragrance is and how moisturizing it is for my skin.

  28. 06/05/2019 / 1:48 am

    it is a lot easier to feel good about taking care of yourself when it is a budget-friendly treat! I’m going to have to go to Family Dollar and get some Caress!

  29. 06/04/2019 / 9:09 pm

    This is great and I love your tips! We should always take care of ourselves and keep in mind at what cost!

  30. 06/04/2019 / 8:42 pm

    These are some great ways to make sure you are pampering yourself no matter what your budget is. I think sometimes it can be really hard to remember to look after yourself.

  31. 06/04/2019 / 8:02 pm

    I cannot wait to try the spa bath. I need one and I have the tub and don’t use it! Thanks for getting me inspired to do a little me pampering!

  32. 06/04/2019 / 5:22 pm

    I always think a little mood lighting helps with pampering. Like a candle or even one of those flickering LED candles? Just the right atmosphere for chilling out.

  33. 06/04/2019 / 4:17 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this post. These tips are really helpful. I’m always for budget friendly self-care ideas.

  34. 06/04/2019 / 3:23 pm

    I’ve always loved going to Family Dollar and picking up some deals. I’ll have to pick up Caress–I’ve always liked the brand.

  35. 06/04/2019 / 1:37 pm

    This is exactly what I need! I have been running and running and running I need some time to myself. I would love to do something like this because it’s cheap and I still get to relax.

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