Tuesday, March 24, 2020

How to Experience Wellness and Still Save Money

Take care of yourself! Do what you can to boost your body and mind during these hard times with these frugal ideas, sent in by a reader.

The wellness industry is on the rise. Interestingly, the practice of wellness has been with us for ages now but more and more people in Canada are becoming “hooked” on it. Maybe companies have simply become better at marketing wellness products. Regardless, it’s understandable that consumers want to feel well and that they’re willing to spend money to do so. However, unknown to many, there are ways to save dollars on popular wellness practices.

Essential Oils

Do you notice how many essential oils are now available on the market? There are a lot. And many people are willing to hand over their money on these oils. There are benefits. Yes, but many do not know that they can save money. I am not saying that you should buy cheap ones. Going for pure essential oils is something non-negotiable. However, you can save by carefully choosing the accessories that you are going to use with them. Find a cheaper diffuser. You don’t have to buy anything fancy to diffuse your oil. Also, you can recycle some shelves that you already have to hold your precious oils. You don’t have to buy a new storage unit because you saw something nice on Pinterest or Etsy.

Plus, you can limit the oils you buy to those you really need. If you have health issues that you need to address specifically, research what essential oils work best. You don’t have to buy the whole package just because it appears like a better value. Unused essential oils have a shelf life, so it’s no use to hoard them.


Yes, meditation can be expensive if you want to use a guided practice. If you are just starting, you may want to download an app to help you out. Then once you get the hang of it, that’s when you start joining an in-person guided meditation to learn insightful practices about meditating correctly. When you find your inner peace, you can do it on your own. Look for space in your home where you can be alone and do your meditation.

Quality Sleep

Sleep is an essential part of your wellness journey, and probably the costliest of all items involving a restful sleep is your bed. A good mattress can be pricey. If you don’t have the budget to invest in a mattress, you can use other ways to get a good quality sleep. At nighttime, refrain from using your mobile phone or any gadget you have. The blue light emitted from these devices can affect your sleep. You should also not drink any stimulants like tea or coffee past the afternoon hours.


Look for a dedicated massage therapist in Grimsby who can give you the holistic care you need. You can use this time to unplug and undergo a digital detox. If you are on a tight budget, set a schedule for when you can get the massage therapy that you need, whether that be bi-weekly or bi-monthly. Whatever frequency you can afford will be helpful to bringing relaxation to reset your body.

Postponing wellness because you want to save money is not ideal. Why? Because it often leads to more significant issues that are harder to treat. In the end, it is only going to cost you more money. There is no harm in trying to spend some good money on your health and wellness. What will money do for you if you are all stressed out and you can no longer function? Nothing. Remember, you don’t save money on your health and wellness by scrimping on your health. When you are unhealthy, you can go into a financial crisis.