We know how hard it can be in the early days of motherhood to take time for yourself – in between feeding, changing, winding, repeat, repeat!! Sometimes it is an achievement just to get dressed! We also know that it is important for you to take time for yourself every day – even if it is just ten minutes in the bath with a book, in order to recharge your batteries.
We have linked up with a Body Shop at Home consultant, Helen Wilson, to give you some ideas of products that you might want to buy for your hospital bag and which will definitely be lifesavers in your first few months of motherhood!
We can’t offer you more sleep, but we can suggest the next best thing! This wonderful, cooling eye mask is perfect for tired eyes – pop it in the fridge for a few minutes, and then sit back and relax, even if it is just for five minutes, letting it’s cooling properties soothe your sleep deprived eyes (RRP £6)
The Drops of Youth range is 100% vegan and contains three plant stem cells. One of Helen’s top recommendations from the range include the Eye Concentrate (RRP £20) which has a cooling rollerball to apply the concentrate under your eyes – instantly and visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines and eye bags – perfect for new mamas!
The Vitamin C range contains Vitamin C from Amazonian Camu Camu berries. The Skin Reviving Instant Smoother (RRP £17) contains light reflecting particles and has a lovely light texture, and is perfect over moisturiser to give your skin a boost if you don’t have time to apply make up, and to hopefully make you feel a little more like yourself.
The Fuji Green Tea Bath Infuser is set to become a cult product and is a lifesaver for tired mums – pop a scoop of the ‘tea’ into the infuser, and drop into your bath… The tea then ‘steeps’ in the hot water leaving you feeling refreshed, recharged, and your skin super soft. Perfect! RRP from £6.
Lastly, we wanted to tell you about the new range of Face Mists – perfect to be included in your hospital bag for during labour, and then to use when you are back at home and need a quick refresh. You can choose between calming (Coco), energising (Mandarin), glowing (Rose Dew) and soothing (Strawberry) – RRP £6.
If you are feeling like you need a little adult time, and would like to learn more about hosting a Body Shop At Home party, please contact the lovely Helen – you can find Helen’s Facebook page here.
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