Candace Ramirez

I am a mom & Lifestyle blogger from Portland, OR. I teach and empower other mamas that self-care isn't selfish. It is necessary. I love sharing real-life, fashion, and recipes.

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.

 


1

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!

$49.97
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2

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

$4.99
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3

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

Epsom Salt that helps nourish your skin.

$4.89
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4

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

$26.89
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5

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

$15.99
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6

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!

$17
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7

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

$10.99
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8

This tumbler keeps my wine or drinks nice and cold, and I don't have to worry about a wine glass breaking.

Wine Tumbler

Have a glass of wine while enjoying your bath.

$14
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9

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!

$13.59
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10

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.

$21.99
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