The Underrated IKEA “Spa” Section I Wish I’d Discovered Ages Ago

published Oct 25, 2023
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I have to hand it to IKEA for covering absolutely all of my shopping bases, because I stumbled on a lesser-known online product niche I had no idea they carried at all: spa accessories

While browsing IKEA’s bathroom textiles section for (highly important) story research recently, I expected just to find a mix of towels, bath mats, and shower curtains, plus maybe a robe or two. Of course, they had all that, but way, way more. As I kept scrolling, I noticed things like toiletry bags, travel-friendly makeup remover pads, and even a sauna bucket

Believe it or not, there’s an entire landing page labeled “spa accessories” within the brand’s bathroom line, full of finds I’d never think to come to IKEA for in the first place. Best of all, although the selection’s currently limited to just 16 self-care-centric products, they’re drastically more affordable than similar styles from beauty or lifestyle retailers — everything’s under $35.

Check out IKEA’s luxe-on-a-budget spa items below, and get ready to up the ante on your everything showers (IYKYK), beauty regimen, and beyond, both at home and on the go.

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Block out light for a better night’s sleep with this comfy cotton-satin eye mask. Even the green color just looks super soothing, plus the elastic band rests gently around your head. It’s small enough to pack in a carry-on, too.

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IKEA thought of everything with this exfoliating belt, down to the convenient hanging hooks. It’s made from jute and works well with your favorite soap or body scrub for smoother, fresher skin.

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Swap harsh makeup wipes with these reusable viscose pads. The set of 10 comes with a cotton bag (perfect for traveling), all of which you can wash to keep using again and again.

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Who knew you could shop for stylish toiletry bags at IKEA? This highly organized striped design includes four interior compartments — three small spots to stash individual products and one main area for larger bottles — as well as a built-in hanging hook to keep the bathroom counter clutter-free. Not bad for just $7.99!

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If beauty TikTok has made me want to buy anything, it’s a spa headband. For just $2.49, you can level up your face-washing or makeup routines with the jersey cotton DOFTDRACENA, designed to keep hair held back, thanks to an adjustable nylon fastener. Bonus: It matches the toiletry bag, if you’re into coordinating beauty accessories.

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You can also add this PRAKTPORTLAK scrub mitt to your shower routine; it covers more surface area than the belt above with an easy-to-use glove-shaped design. Reviewers rave that it’s incredibly high quality and effective, even after washing it.