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13 self-care buys for when you *finally* get five minutes

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From spending all your time caring for your baby/partner/dog to incessantly 'Hinching' your home, it's no wonder you feel frazzled. Your wellbeing often places a pitiful last, with even your toddler's imaginary friend pipping you to the post... just.

Mums, it's important to schedule in some time for you when you can. Adopt Giovanna Fletcher's mantra 'happy mum, happy baby' and make sure you indulge in some 'me-time'. And no, a five minute sit down on the loo doesn't count! 

Here are 13 gorgeous products that will help you ace your self-care routine.

Indulge in a face mask that will not only soothe your skin, banish blemishes and fight dark circles, but will also leave you feeling truly zen. We love this impressive face mask collection, meaning you can choose depending on your mood. Ah, what dreams are made of. 

Sometimes self-care starts with a six step skincare routine. Take your make up off and spend time cleansing, exfoliating and applying a luxurious face mask and you'll soon be on cloud nine. We love this set that ensures all the ingredients will work harmoniously together. 

Essential oils can be an excellent way to stimulate your senses to start you day and also cleverly to relax on an evening when you're desperate to unwind.  


It’s easy to lose the sight of things you’re positive about when you have a busy routine, so keeping a gratitude journal will help you to feel more grounded. You only need five minutes in the morning and at night to fill this journal. A little bit of gratitude makes everything feel better. 

Massages are underestimated as a way to relax, and often seen as a luxury. They don’t have to be! Get the help of a partner or parent to look after your little one while you get a massage, and you’ll come back incredibly refreshed...Use this product at home for a spa-like experience in your living room. 

If you get some time to yourself, catch up on some much-needed zzz. Having a nap has been proven that having a short nap can improve your mood and help you feel more alert. Also, we bet it's been a while since you've had your full 8 hours! 

​Have a date night with your partner! It’s important to keep doing things together that don’t include the baby. If you don’t want to go out, cook an easy (and yummy!) dinner in a slow cooker and (if you’re able to drink) open a bottle of wine! 

Taking a bath is a fantastic opportunity to rest while taking of yourself. Feel like Queen with this six piece set, that will leave you feeling rejuvenated. 

You can use a Pinterest-inspired bath bridge to keep your lit Jo Malone candle and all your beauty products around you. Don’t forget to exfoliate and deep moisturize your skin and finish the experience off in a luxury robe. Dreamy. 

Have a date with our friends! Sure, going out with other mums is a great chance to exchange experiences, tips, and advice. But don’t forget your other friends, even if they're not at the same life stage as you. If you can’t find the time to go out, why not just invite them to have a coffee at your place with a really nice coffee machine. 

Curl up on the sofa with this little gem, full of practical advice, useful meditations and affirming thoughts. 


A natural remedy that help to relieve the senses and aid sleep. Helps you fall asleep faster and wake feeling more refreshed. Helps reduce sleep anxiety and improve sleep quality. Suitable during pregnancy.

You can also drink some special tea like Pukka Motherkind Baby Herbal or Traditional Medicinals Organic Mother's Milk. Drinking tea brings lots of benefits, and it’s a perfect excuse to take a break. The process of making your cup of tea will make you feel more present and therefore much calmer and relaxed. Avoid adding sugar though, and also drinking too much tea with caffeine. 

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