There are a bunch of dishes waiting for you in the sink. You need to cook lunch and deal with the “I don’t want to eat that green stuff” remarks from your kids. You need prepare them for another school day. There is a visible layer of dust on the living room shelves, even though you’ve wiped them clean yesterday. Sound familiar?
All moms sometimes face a day like this. In fact, most of our days are like that. And such obligations can sometimes get the better of us. The stress can be too much for our mind and body. If you are feeling this way and don’t have the time and money to visit a real spa, you can still indulge in the art of “cocooning” – pampering in your own home. Here are a few tips to create spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom.
Get Rid of the Distractions
Turning off the phone is perhaps the last thing you want to do when you’re a mom, since you’re constantly on alert for phone calls from school, but you can still turn off the sound or tell your kids in advance to call on the landline in case of an emergency. The light should be turned down, and the noises reduced to a minimum. The only sound you need is relaxing background music.
Now Set the Atmosphere
Now that you’ve got all the distractions off the table, you can finally set the tone for what follows – relaxing and de-stressing at their finest. This shouldn’t be a problem if you have already equipped yourself with some great Ecoya Stockists products, such as scented candles and scent diffusers. Traditional fragrance sticks can’t hurt either.
Give Your Bath a Spa Treatment
You have probably seen a ton of movies where a woman treats to a bubbly bath, glass of wine and a great book, so by now this may seem as a cliché. There is a reason why this way of relaxing is popular, though – it works. The only question is: how to prepare a chemicals-free bubble bath? Easy – by making your own bubble bath using distilled water, castile soap, vegetable glycerin and essential oils. Now grab a glass of fine wine, take your favorite book, lay back and relax as the stress melts away.
Treat Your Hair
While in the bathtub, you can give your hair a well-deserved recovery treatment. Mix one cup of almond oil and half cup of sesame oil with five drops of orange and lavender essential oil. Massage it in your hair for a couple of minutes, wrap it in a turban and leave it on for some time. After, rinse, shampoo and condition.
Now, Take Care of Your Face
After you’ve exited the tub and dressed in a cozy bathrobe, you can use the fact that your pores are already slightly open due to steam, and do a facial. You can still do a gentle steam bath by boiling lavender flowers, rose petals, mint, lemongrass and parsley. Holding your head covered with towel above this mixture will unclog the pores and remove excess oil. Smooth on a cleanser and follow with toner. You can make a natural apple cider vinegar toner and avoid the stress that comes with products packed with chemicals.
Wrap It Up
In the end, you can exfoliate your hands and feet with a mixture of sea salt, brown sugar and olive oil. Massage it to rough skin. Rinse and move on to shaping and painting the nails. If you still have some time left, you can do a partial massage. Mix essential oils with almond oil, and massage your hands, feet, ears and neck.
Being a mother requires a whole range of superpowers not even your kids’ favorite superheroes could match. That’s why you deserve the chance to renew your strength and continue to make this world a better place.
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