We’re half way through Spring break. Having all three boys at home is keeping me busier than ever and some days I feel like I’m just putting out fires and falling in a heap as soon as Robbie gets home. If I don’t pay attention, the opportunity for mindful connection with the boys is easily lost in the busyness.
It’s important to take a break and come back to myself so that I am recharged for them.
Before children, we traveled to recharge. Got out of the city and into a hotel pool in Vegas or a spa in Palm Springs. I’d get a massage, read a good book on a deck chair with a margarita. Now we’re on the east coast, I’d love nothing more than to book a little beach cottage in the Hamptons or a cozy cabin in the Berkshires. But when you have three boys of wrecking-ball age, there’s not a person alive that will take your kids for a day, let alone a weekend.
So lately I don’t have a whole day to go to a spa, but once the boys are in bed I do have an hour. Our bathroom is my little getaway. I dim the lights, light a candle, take a shower, exfoliate, moisturize. The ritual makes me a less stressed mother and a happier wife.
Follain’s natural, toxin-free skincare products are perfect for creating a spa experience at home.
These are the products I’m loving this month:
Herbivore Coco Rose Body Polish + French Girl Rose Lip Polish
Finding a good body scrub has been hard for me. I find most of the natural options too greasy or too coarse. Herbivore Coco Rose is a coconut oil based body polish that is perfect for my dry New England winter skin. I’m using it with my Baudelaire Natural Sea Wool Sponge.
Lip polish is new for me. The French Girl lip polish is ultra hydrating for my chapped lips and smells like heaven.
The Follain Candle
I’m a candle snob. I’m sensitive to an ingredient in artificially scented candles. Please don’t buy me a Pumpkin Spice latte candle because it will literally give me a migraine in the time it takes me to unwrap it and put it in the trash.
The Follain candle uses essential oils like Bulgarian lavender, cedarwood and vanilla. #currentlyobsessed
Refillable Hand + Body Soap
Millions of pounds of plastic soap bottles are trashed in the U.S. annually. Solution – refill your soap bottles.
I just refilled all of my glass soap bottles with Follain’s divine all natural lavender soap. Follain’s pre-filled bottle is gorgeous. Buy it once then refill, refill, refill.