I woke up this morning knowing I needed to take some long overdue “Mama Time”. Just because I’m moving towards simplicity, frugality, and an eco-mentality doesn’t mean that I can’t treat myself to some frivolity, right? Maybe I can no longer justify the expense of going to the spa or having 2 ½ hours of massages a week, but I can be resourceful and I can pamper myself . I found these 5 Homemade Organic Beauty Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less and here’s what I did…
2. Coffee Facial Mask by Happy Hearts at Home. I’ve used this recipe before and I love it, but now I have no chocolate to put in my coffee tomorrow morning. *sad face* Instead of just rinsing, I gently exfoliated my face with the mask. (And by gently, I mean I scrubbed the bejeezus out of it *wink* .) Then I rinsed both the hair and face masks off in the shower.
Later on in the day, I found more time and I did the
Then I jumped in the shower and did the
4. Sugar Body Scrub by BlissTree. Instead of lavender, I used peppermint essential oil because the smell of lavender reminds me of “old”. Old what, I don’t know… just “old”. Now my skin feels so soft and smooth!
I ran out of time but the next time I decide to take some “Mama Time”, I hope I have the ingredients on hand for this
Today, “a day at the spa” consisted of having one (surprisingly strong) kid dig an elbow into my shoulder while another walked on my back. It consisted of making beauty concoctions from items in my pantry, and painting my toenails in a contorted position next to the tub while the little ones splashed around in it. My “Mama Time” wasn’t a few consecutive hours away from home or being pampered by strangers. Rather, it was a series of “stolen moments” (as my JP+ friends would say) right here, amidst the chaos. And I’m all the happier!
I sincerely enjoyed approaching my self-care and vanity with Sofia’s Ideas on Simplicity, Frugality, and Frivolity… all with an Eco-Mentality!