Sunday, March 29, 2009

Do-it-yourself spa treatments: Really, just do it!

The pleasure of do-it-yourself spa treatments cannot be overstated or overrated, especially on a Sunday evening after a long, tiring weekend (like tonight, for example).

As soon as I finish this blog post, I'll be taking my own advice and making use of, among other things, the product pictured at right--Trader Joe's Grapefruit & Chamomile Sea Salt Scrub. It'll run you all of $6.99, an unquestionable bargain. If you don't have a Trader Joe's near you, check eBay or have a friend who does have a Trader Joe's in their town send you some. They also have a lavender sea salt scrub and a tangerine sugar scrub, all priced at $6.99, and all three are great quality.

If none of the above are options for you, you can pick up similar items in the same general price range at stores like Target, Rite-Aid and Ulta. There are many spa-quality products out there at drugstore prices, so treat yourself and keep some on hand. They're nice to have around when you can't afford a $75 spa treatment, or when it's just too late in the evening to go to the spa (say, late on a Sunday night). In addition to scrubs, you'll find various moisturizing body masques, home microdermabrasion kits, all manner of sponges and loofahs, and on and on. Just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you can't pamper yourself, and doing so is a wonderful stress reliever--and who couldn't use a little stress relief these days?

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