Motherhood and Self Care
I am just going to say it so we are all being honest here, I am the literal worst at self care. Worst. I don’t do it so I don’t preach it so that’s NOT what’s about to happen here. Showering and brushing my teeth before noon somedays are my biggest caring for thy self moments some days.
Now back when self care experiences were not only all around me but offered up often at discounted rate and on the fly, I did endulge quite often. The time I can remember being the most indulgent was when I was pregnant with my first baby, my (then) amazing coworkers would offer up pedis for my poor swollen feet and the salon I worked in was hiring on new massage therapists that needed “testing,” I got a massage nearly every 6 weeks of that pregnancy, ahhhhh. But not that baby is a toddler and another baby arrived and I haven’t even felt a hot towel on my body for over a year.
Mommas, we know shower time is precious, if we are lucky it’s the one time of day where there is no one asking us for anything of atttached to our bodies. Typically, but generally there is a tiny voice asking for something through the crack of the door, or occasionally pulling back the curtain wanting to join or just so desperately needing something at that very moment (eyeroll).
I have been elevating my Shower game to make that five minutes feel like a mini get away and I am loving products from Asili Naturals. Not only are they from a local, lady owned (CEO-Trenise Watson) biz, but they are all natural and amazing! Everything can be used right in the shower or right after no big spa day needed, unless you are doing a bath and can toss a bomb in before a he water gets cold in which case I say #treatyoself! My two favorites have to be the Spirulina Healing Clay Mask, because most days a baby wipe in the car whisk away yesterday’s flakes mascara is my “skin care rountine” and this mask helps forgive a multitude of sins, and the Lychee Fruit Body Scrub is what my thirsty summer skin didn’t know it needed. This scrub smells like a dessert and leaves a hydrating layer on the skin where I didn’t even feel the need to immediately moisturize I just pat my body dry and slipped into jammies.
The line also features super hydrating body butters, and natural bar soaps, everything is so thoughtfully and earth consciously made. I am really just getting to this point where buying high quality, small business made, earth friendly products is really important to me and Asili fits the bill.
If you are local to Milwaukee definitely check them out at many of the makers markets around the city, if not they can be found online here.
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Shauna Hyler, mommy of two beautiful girls! Working, blogging, and adventuring with the hubby and my sweet girls.