As a mom, you work hard — really hard. From keeping everyone and everything organized and handling a lot of the chores to transporting your children to the many places they need to go, you are on the go from sunrise to sundown.
While you deserve to be pampered as often as possible, you don’t always have the money in the budget for a spa day or staycation at a fancy resort. Fortunately, there are a number of products you can find at affordable prices that can help transform your home into a restful sanctuary and make you feel more relaxed. Here are a few:
For the bathroom: A luxurious shower head
The best hotels often have gorgeous bathrooms with beautiful fixtures. Here is some great news: You can find budget-friendly versions that can be easily installed in your own bathroom. For instance, the AKDY offer a two-piece jet shower head and handheld shower wand for under $40. The main shower head features a rainfall style that you can find in many resort hotels; if you turn the shower head knob, you can also enjoy massage jets that will knead away the stresses of the day with warm pulsating water. The shower wand, which is easily removable, has rain and waterfall style options.
For the bedroom: An air purifier
To help relax at the end of a long day, invest in a reasonably priced air purifier for your room, which can also be used as a diffuser for essential oils. Essential oils are often found at most spas and massage studios right now; you can select specific blends that are designed to enhance calmness while making the air smell great. Etsy offers a nice selection of essential oils, including the Fresh Linens variety starting at a reasonable $6 per bottle. Fresh Linens contains pure essential oils including lavender, lemon, eucalyptus and thyme, which will deodorize and purify the air in your bedroom while helping the room smelling like freshly hung laundry.
For the entryway: Flowers and mirrors
When you first walk into a gorgeous hotel, you typically see huge bouquets of flowers, nice pieces of artwork and lovely large mirrors. To give you that figurative punch of luxury when you get back home after a long day, consider adding at least one of these features to your home’s entryway, even if it’s on the small side. For example, you might be able to repurpose a mirror that is currently sitting unused in your attic or garage; spray paint it gold or silver to up the bling factor, shine it up with window cleaner and hang it up near the front door. While fresh flowers are always nice, it can be pricey to replace them all of the time, so go with a beautiful silk flower arrangement — you can even make one yourself.
You are so busy as a mom and work so hard, you definitely deserve to find ways to bring the “ahhh” factor of a spa or resort into your home. It is reassuring to know that you don’t have to break the bank to feel pampered every day. Start with a gorgeous new shower head, add some essential oils and make the front entry look inviting and fancy, and you should start to feel more relaxed in no time.