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The Busy Moms Guide to Quick Pampering (even when you have to do it with your kids)

Whenever I have a couple hours to myself I always try to get a full pampering session in. Realistically, I may only have an hour at the most, and this is usually before my kids wake up. The weekends I tend to have a bit longer since my husband is off of work. However, with the way my stress levels are set up, I always jump at the chance for a little extra pampering. Here a few ways tips to get a daily quick pampering session.

1.) I usually start with a hot bath/shower to relax. In full honesty, the early morning (or super late at night) are the only times I have to actually soak in a tub. Before becoming a parent, I never thought that would be a luxury! Go figure!

Enhance your morning with a morning aromatherapy session

Do you know how easy it is to turn your morning shower into an amazing aromatherapy spa-like experience.  I recently tried Everyone™ shampoo and conditioner. It’s made with plant-based ingredients and 100% pure essential oils. Everyone™ has been key in helping to improve my morning moods. Another major plus? This brand is absolutely wonderful for everyone! It’s a great sulfate free shampoo and is perfect for kids.

Having naturally curly/kinky hair, my hair is easily prone to dryness. Everyone™ has been a wonderful product to use for myself and my girls to help us combat this. The Balance shampoo and conditioner includes ingredients such as clary sage, lemon myrtle, grapefruit, orange, frankincense, vetiver, cedar, juniper and tea tree.

2.) No pampering session would be complete without a face mask.  Love getting the pores clean!

3). Moisturize like your life depends on it. Seriously, Whenever I take the time to really wash, mask, tone and moisturize my face, it seems as if my day starts off better. Even if I am unable to get in a quick pampering session, I instantly feel better.

Just so you don’t think quick pampering is all about dolling up and looking pretty….

4). Meditation can have an impact on many areas of your life including helping to decrease stress, better manage your emotions, let go of mental distractions, and be more present and attentive to your kids.The bonus? Teaching your kids a skill like meditation early in their lives will have major benefits for them later in life too. Although finding time for daily practice may seem overwhelming, it’s so worth the time.

5). Pick up your favorite (or new) book and take a few moments and read. This helps to reduce brain fog and stress. Plus if you are really into the book, it can help you get away just for a little bit.

6).  Listen to your favorite podcast. A podcast is probably the best invention since sliced bread. Just a few weeks ago The Read had Lavar Burton on for 3 hours. It was seriously the greatest thing ever. Podcasts are a great way to stay connected, learn something new, or just be entertained. Listen to the mundane tasks of your day.

Want to try out Everyone™ shampoos and conditioners? You are in luck, because they are easily found at Wal-Mart!

What quick pampering tips or techniques do you have? Share them in the comments below. 

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