A Mom’s Job
As Mom’s we take care of our kids, our husbands, our pets, and maybe even others. That’s in our job description and we spend a lot of hours doing it to the best of our abilities.
Do we love our jobs? Of course, if you are like me, you wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Do we still get stressed and run down? Absolutely, it’s a lot of work making sure everyone is cared for and our homes are in functioning order. Between making breakfast, packing lunches, cleaning the house, running errands, making meals, helping with homework and all the million other tasks that we do each day, it’s easy to let stress slip into our lives. One thing is certain though, when I have a happy family, it completely warms my heart. I love my job and I love caring for others but sometimes I need to take some time to to relax.
Taking Time For Mom
What do you do to care for you? That’s a tougher question. Do you take time for yourself each day? As Mom’s, we need to remember that if we don’t take time for ourselves, we could end up stressed and then cause additional stress to our families and everyone around us.
One of the ways that I de-stress is by pampering myself. As I am getting older, focusing on my skin is very important to me but I don’t always take the few extra minutes to care for my skin the way I should. One way that I am pampering myself is by allowing that time in my schedule.
I recently found an amazing new lotion at Sam’s Club the other day while I was shopping, NIVEA is a brand that I have seen in the stores but hadn’t tried until recently. At Sam’s Club, I was able to pick up a NIVEA two pack of 16.9 oz. bottles for one affordable price. I was excited because that would give me a bottle and a bottle to give as a gift.
Not only do I think it’s important to pamper yourself, but why not reach out to a friend or family member who is stressed and show them some love too? I have so many friends that I appreciate and am thankful for, they are just like me, they take too little time for themselves. I thought that creating some pampering goodies to go with the NIVEA lotion would be a great gift!
Pampering Gift Ideas
I love body scrubs and what a perfect combination with the NIVEA lotion. I decided to make a Honey Salt Scrub and the best part was that it is made from all ingredients that I had on hand! Actually, everything was in my kitchen!
Sweet Honey Body Scrub:
Gather ingredients:olive oil, honey, salt, & essential oil of your choice (I used Vanilla).
- Measure 1/3 cup honey into a measuring cup; add 1/2 cup olive oil; mix well
- Add approximately 3/4 cup salt, a little at a time, mixing well until mixture reaches a thick-but-scoopable consistency. Add essential oil & mix well again.
- Transfer to jar or other airtight container.
Honey Yogurt Oatmeal Face Mask:
- Gather ingredients–oatmeal, plain yogurt, & honey.
- Mix 1/3 cup honey with 1/3 cup yogurt; blend well.
- Add in approximately 1/2 – 3/4 cup oatmeal until mixture makes a thick paste.
Transfer to jar or other airtight container. Will keep 1 week. To use, spread over face & let dry for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
If you decide to make these spa recipes, you can also print out the labels that I created by using the FREE PRINTABLE.
By using NIVEA and a couple easy homemade recipes, I was able to create a thoughtful pampering gift for an amazing friend. It’s always a touching moment when you surprise someone with a thoughtful gift that they don’t expect. It really makes me feel warm and fuzzy, knowing that I showed someone how much I appreciate them.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Beiersdorf for NIVEA. All experiences and opinions are 100% my own. #NIVEAMoments #CBias #SocialFabric