Every mom needs some space for relaxation and silence, especially after surviving the stress of the holiday season. It’s vital that you rejuvenate your relationship with your children by taking some time out for yourself. Tell your household that it’s “Mommy’s quiet time” now. When you offer yourself some rejuvenating R & R, you are inevitably improving your bond with your child. Give yourself a half an hour out of your day for a parental escape with five of my favorite ‘Made in the USA’ products for relaxing mommy’s mind, body and spirit – because you deserve it!
Bathe in Fragrant Bath Salt (And Help a Child!)
Hand in Hand White Tea Bath Salt
Prepare for a restful sleep with the fragrance of white tea wafting in your luxurious salt bath. Moms will love the pretty, pink crystals encased in a glass bottle with a flowery design by the couple-created brand, which prides itself on sustainable efforts for children. Balance both your mind and body’s moisture, and see the benefits beyond the tub. To order, send an email through the website. Made in Pennsylvania.
Aromatherapy on the Go
Feel Handmade Relaxing Roll-On Body Oil
Essential oil bottles can be annoying – and messy! — for mommies always on the move. That‘s why I love the concept of this organic, roll-on essential oil for those frazzled moments when easily accessible and portable aromatherapy would be a true treat. Ingredients include lavender, chamomile and grape seed oil. Now relax…anywhere! Made in North Carolina.
A Fragrance Inflamed by Love
MCMC Fragrances, Maine Fragrance
Ease parental burnout and lift your mood for love with this fragrance, “inspired by a day spent on the island of North Haven off the coast of Maine, falling in love,” the brand boasts. The perfume oil provides concentrated aromatherapeutic properties of Bulgarian rose, organic jojoba oil, local clary sage and pine. Handcrafted in Brooklyn.
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Feel Refreshed with Figs
Water Music, Fig Bath & Body Oil
Soothe your skin with the invigorating scent of fig. Figs, according to health experts, are known to be naturally rich in health-benefiting phytonutrients. The company hand mixes, packages and labels its products, which are paraben and sodium lauryl sulfate-free. Made in Los Angeles.
So Much in a Bar of Soap!
Possum Hollow Farm Soap
These milk and vegetable oil-based bars offer a multitude of benefits besides cleansing (some are 100 percent vegan). Created by a family-owned and operated business, they provide relief from itching, rashes and other skin ailments, where others are excellent for stress relief and relaxation. Ingredients include creamy shea butter, oatmeal, and finely ground flowers. All this from a bar of soap! I love the country feel of the fabric wrapping. Made in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Gary Osborne, Child Style Expert, is the Creative Director of Oliver & Adelaide, a company that specializes in delivering bespoke seasonal packages of the most exquisite clothing, toys and furnishings to parents and their children. Soon after he and his partner had their two children, Gary became an art educator specializing in childhood development. Now, his children, Oliver & Adelaide, are his inspiration for giving other parents the gift of beautifying their baby’s world with the only the best. Previously, Gary worked for more than a decade as a fashion designer in New York City.
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