When you’ve had another ‘challenging’ day potty training your toddler, your newborn won’t settle, or you’re preparing yourself for a night of endless wakings, you need a little ‘me’ time respite. We have the best beauty products to rebalance, recharge and feel pampered even during tough times.
Aromatherapy Associates Miniature Bath & Shower Oil Collection (£32 for 9 x 3ml vials, aromatherapyassociates.com)
It’s truly impossible for us to choose our favourite AA product, as everything in this line is perfect for making a burnt out mama feel pampered. So instead, try this selection of mini shower oils and match to your mood. Whether you need help to get a good night’s sleep, perk yourself up after a long night of feeds, or need to find ‘inner strength’, you can bathe in these potent oils or for a quicker-fix, apply before showering.
This Works Deep Sleep Bath Soak (£22, thisworks.com)
When your mind is whirring after a long day, this heavenly soak will help you drift off. The therapeutic bath salts fragranced with 100% natural, sleep-inducing lavender, vetivert and wild chamomile essential oils, will scent your skin and relax your body.
When you know you only have half an hour to spare before your newborn wakes up, jump in the tub with this concentrated oil. Just a tablespoon will scent your bathroom with ylang ylang, lavender and bergamot, soften your skin and rebalance your body and mind. Also safe for use during pregnancy too.
Run a deep bath with this essential oil-loaded bath foam and recharge before you gear up for a night of feeds with your little night owl. The musk and citrus notes will scent your whole bathroom, as well as your skin.
Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Honey Bath (£31, lauramercier.com)
Pour a generous amount of this amber, vanilla, almond and brown-sugar scented bath foam under a running tap for tonnes of decadent bubbles. The ultimate sweet skin treat after a soggy day in the park.
Not only does this Rose de Mai scented candle smell divine, but leave it to burn for 10 minutes or so, and the molten wax (made up of natural beeswax, soybean and coconut oil) can be poured and massaged into your skin for a healing, smoothing treat. A true spa-at-home experience.
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