Nothing is better than allowing your family to pamper you on Mother’s Day. Kids and even husbands have the best ways of showing appreciation on Mother’s Day, including breakfast in bed, some wonderful homemade gifts, and maybe even a fancy dinner. But one of the best things we can do as Mother’s on this special day is to take care of ourselves. Sometimes, we need to treat ourselves to a little quiet time and tender loving care. Taking out some time out for ourselves can help us refresh and recharge, and then be able to perform at our best when we are needed. So how do you do this? Treating yourself does not need to be pricey, in fact, below you will find some of the best frugal ways to treat yourself this Mother’s Day!
You don’t need to spend a lot of money, gather a lot of supplies, or take a lot of time to enjoy any of these treats. In fact, all you need is a few household ingredients, a bathtub, and about twenty minutes to yourself! Take a peek below at these ten frugal ways to treat yourself this Mother’s Day!
10 Frugal Ways to Treat Yourself this Mother’s Day:
1. Love some lavender.
Add a few drops of lavender oil or a spring of dried lavender to your bath water. The scent is known to promote a restful sleep and help you unwind and relax. This trick is perfect to use if you are bathing right before bedtime and want a restful sleep!
2. Pour some milk.
Milk is truly magical on skin. Add two cups of dry milk to your bath. It will soothe and moisturize your skin plus add a creamy texture to your water. Egyptians were known to add milk to their baths often and we know how beautiful they were, right?
3. Maintain a cozy temp.
There is a little known trick that is perfect for keeping bath water at a cozy temp. Keep the bathwater on a slow war trickle to maintain the temperature. That way, you can rest and not have to worry about heating up the water, or calling your bath off when you get too cold.
4. Breathe easier.
Vick’s is for more than just colds. Place a dab of Vick’s near the faucet head and as the steam rises from the hot water, it will warm the vapor gel and release some powerful vapors. These vapors are wonderful for helping you relax and breathe easier.
5. Stir in fresh ingredients.
Flower petals or dried herbs are wonderful additions to bath water. The scents will help calm and relax you as well as add some beautiful visual appeal that just charms your sense. Simply pull off a few petals or leaves and toss them in.
6. Buy some inexpensive bath tools.
Exfoliating gloves, bath scrubbers, cute washcloths and even bath beads can be found at your local dollar store. They are fun to keep on hand in a nearby basket and treat yourself when you take a bath. You will feel like you are at a spa but for a lot less.
7. Make your own muscle rub.
Sore muscles? Make your own muscle rub! All you need to do is rub a little apple cider vinegar onto aching muscles while in the tub. This is an old remedy that people have used for decades, and is inexpensive as well as effective.
8. Add some oatmeal.
Add a few cups of dried oatmeal to your bath, just like you may have done for your children. It will help soothe irritated and itchy skin, calm rashes, and eliminate redness. Just generic, dried oatmeal will do.
9. Add some flicker.
A little light can add some instant ambiance. Battery operated votive candles are perfect as are real votives if you prefer them. These are at most dollar stores and can add some real relaxation to your soak!
10. Now for some music.
Nothing helps us relax like our favorite tunes. Keep a small radio safely away from the tub to play your favorite tunes. Try something soft and easy to listen to. Then, just let the relaxation take over!
As you can see, you don’t need fancy ingredients or an expensive spa trip in order to treat yourselves on Mother’s Day. Instead, try these simple and frugal tips to spoil and relax yourself on a dime!
Mother’s Day is a great day to be pampered by the ones you love, but take a few minutes out to treat yourself as well. You deserve it!