I am always busy, and 90% of the time, I am busy taking care of others, making meals, helping with remote learning, cleaning, breastfeeding, or comforting someone. I used to think that to be an exceptional mom meant putting my needs and wants on the back burner. I found the more I ignored my needs the harder it was to be a good mom. I was more irritable with the kids and found it challenging to enjoy motherhood.
Before the pandemic, I considered self-care to be going out and doing activities with my friends, but I now know self-care can be as simple as making sure that I eat during the day or drink water.
I recently added bathes to my self-care routine. I create a relaxing spa-like environment with just a few essentials, candles, a bath bomb, bubbles, a glass of wine, and a good book. When I sink into the warm bath, all my stress eases away, and I can relax.
Whether your self-care is taking a relaxing bath, reading a good book, drinking water, or merely sitting down. I hope all you mamas out there are making sure to prioritize taking care of yourselves.
Check out all the products I use to create a spa-bath at home.
I love having this tray to set all my essentials on, there are so many cool compartments. You can set a drink on here, an iPod, or book.
Luxury Bathtub Tray
Space for all your spa-bath must haves!
Made with almond, jojoba, and sunflower oil these bath bombs are gentle and moisturizing.They also smell great.
Lavender Bath Bombs
Moisturizing bath bombs made with essential oils
Epsom salt has many different benefits, including soothing your skin, reducing muscle soreness, and reducing stress. I always make sure to add some to my baths for the full Spa-like experience.
Epsom Salt that helps nourish your skin.
It can be challenging to find a bubble bath that smells great, creates the right amount of bubbles, and is not irritating. Queen V does all of that!
Queen V Pop the Bubbly Bubble Bath
Perfect Bubble Bath
I received this book from a friend and started reading it in the bath. This is a soulful, powerful memoir, which is the perfect book for a relaxing bath.
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
This is another one of my favorite books. I often refer back to it; it helps me appreciate the small things in life and reminds me of the importance of gratitude. So at the end of a long day full of motherhood, when I am exhausted and feeling anything but grateful, I like to read this book and reset my mindset.
What I know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey
This book is full of insightful gems!
I love this candle; it smells nice without overwhelming. It also has a slow burn, so it is perfect for a long bath.
Balance & Harmony Candle
Water Lily & Pear Scented
This tumbler keeps my wine or drinks nice and cold, and I don't have to worry about a wine glass breaking.
Have a glass of wine while enjoying your bath.
After soaking with different scents, I love to use this lotion. It is fragrance-free and makes my skin smooth and hydrated.
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
Moisturizes and protects!
The finishing touch to a relaxing spa bath is slipping into my cozy, soft pajamas. These Target PJs are the most comfortable set I have ever owned, and they are affordable.
Cozy Pajama Set
Soft Pajamas to complete your spa-like experience.