Popular self-care products, especially ones that mimic a spa-ish experience, can get super expensive super quickly. A product with a hefty price tag is not always practical, or even a viable option for some folks. But, not being able to afford a luxury product shouldn't keep you from practicing self-care. Just like sleeping, eating and your daily routines, self-care — in even the smallest amount — is part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Self-care isn't a wellness trend, but a necessity.
It's totally possible to practice self-care without spending a dime, but sometimes splurging on something to help you relax can be tempting. I myself tend to gravitate towards the pricier self-care items — whether that's fancy tea, skincare, or products that make my apartment feel more like a vacation spot. However, like most people living paycheck-to-paycheck, my self-care can't exceed my budget — which means I'm left improvising and DIY-ing some of my favorite self-care products. Sure, you can't (and probably shouldn't) DIY every self-care item your heart desires, but there are a few that are simple enough to do, no artistic talent or craftiness necessary. Here are seven luxe self-care products and projects you can easily DIY — while being true to your budget.