Us moms need some pampering every now and then. It's hard to find some real "me time." For me, "me time" usually means cleaning, cooking or doing laundry without being disturbed. But today, I actually had a few hours to myself so I took a bath. And not just any bath. I don't think it's worth it to take a bath unless you make it the best kind of bath. So, first of all I used some of my detox bath salts. Here is what you need to make your own:
2 cups Epsom salts
2 cups baking soda
2 cups sea salt
5 tbsp ground ginger
Mix it up and keep it in a container. You will have plenty extra for future baths. When you run the bath water, add 1 cup of the bath salts and 1 cup of vinegar.
This time, I also tried a deep conditioning treatment on my hair because it had the winter blahs and needed a pick-me-up. I found a recipe for a homemade hair conditioner here. Mix 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt and half an egg white in a bowl.
Make sure you have your ipod, extra towels, scented candles, your bowl of homemade conditioner and whatever else you want for your luxury bath. I keep a pumice stone in the bathtub so I can make my feet nice and smooth while I'm soaking.
Wet your hair and then apply the conditioner. Then soak in the bathtub for at least 30 minutes. Trust me, the detox bath salts work, you will come out feeling refreshed! When you are done, rinse your hair out well and shampoo. You won't believe how soft and shiny your hair will be. You will come out feeling like a new woman!