The Perfect Night: Self-care Edition

I am now over 12 months deep into the world of motherhood and long gone are the days of staying up late or going out for drinks with our friends.

Our wild nights now consist of wine/a few drinks and in bed by 10:30! Rock and Roll I know. It’s been hard to give myself time for self-care as I always feel selfish that I’m not spending that time with Bob or Freya and guilty for wanting a bit of me time to relax.

So I thought I would share some of my favourite ideas for the perfect night in that would help soothe the soul.

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Relaxation after Pregnancy

When pregnant, your body is doing incredible things however the strain this sometimes puts on you can be more than you realise. Before getting pregnant, I absolutely loved using essential oils in my baths to help me relax and there was nothing more I wanted some days after a hard day at work, than to run a nice hot bath with lavender or tea tree oils in there.

Computer says NO!

When pregnant you also google the crap out of everything and using essential oils became one of those searched for in my internet history. I read so much conflicting advice about whether oils were safe to use and if so which ones were. I was so confused by what I was reading I decided it was far safer to avoid said oils and wait to enjoy them after baby was born.

The lovely people at Sacred Soul got in touch during pregnancy and offered me a set of their wonderful oils to put to the test myself and as soon as Freya arrived into the world, I did not hesitate in running a nice hot bath and dropping lots of oils in there.

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