Being a parent is the most amazing experience ever, right? Of course! But do you know what else it is? It’s HARD WORK! Those little babies bring so much joy, but they also know how to bring on the stress. And if you’re like most moms, you don’t have time to take a “spa day” very often. No time to get out for some pampering? No problem! We’ve scoured the blogosphere to find some simple pampering treatments you can make at home and enjoy after the kiddos are in bed.
Citrus is great for refreshing and rejuvenating skin – just what mom needs at the end of a long day! Food blogger Jaclyn at Food Plus Words took a foray into feeding her skin when she came up with this pampering orange facial. The best part of this recipe is that it’s made of things you most likely already have at home – orange, honey, yogurt, and oatmeal! Perfect for exfoliating and invigorating your tired face.
This scrub in a jar is a treatment you can make once and use again and again. You’ll adore the aroma and love how soft it makes your hands. Put it on your dresser or in your bathroom cabinet so that it’s handy (har, har) every time you need a little TLC This fabulous recipe of coconut oil, rose petals, sugar, and almond oil (how easy is that?) came from the Bread and Butter Letter blog and also makes a great homemade gift (note to self: remember this one for teacher gifts).
This is one pampering facial mask that’s great for two reasons: 1) it requires you to leave it on for 15 minutes so you have an excuse to rest and 2) it doesn’t taste half-bad, either! This simple exfoliating mask is made of yogurt, honey, and cinnamon – that’s all! Most of us could whip that up by running to the fridge and the pantry right this second. This pampering treat was the simple genius of Yael at Living D.I.N.K. Try it to give your skin a relaxing boost (and if you need another kind of treat, Yael says it’s really hard to resist eating straight from the jar).
Are you ready for some ME time? Put those kids to bed, mix up some pampering treats and give yourself a break!
Do you find it hard to make time for yourself? What are some of your favorite ways to de-stress?