Mummy Treats

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mumtreatheaderIt’s Friday, the kids are in bed so why not treat yourself? Whether you are on your own or have your best friend round, here are some easy inexpensive homemade girly spa treats, with drinks and desert to match, just pick a movie and switch off your phone!

Food and drink first – and you can prep these ahead, so no fuss during the evening!

Chocolate dipped cheesecake slices. I can’t resist the idea of this. The most decadent treat ever. On a stick :)

Fantastic cocktails frozen on sticks – you can prepare these the day before and just go get one when you feel like it. Just make sure the kids can’t get them! Frozen watermelon mojito mmmmm

Or if you are a coffee fan, try this amazing café bombón panna cotta desert from www.domesticsluttery.com

Spa treats

Almond oil is used in any number of beauty and skin products. What you might not know is that can buy it in the cooking oil section of larger supermarkets – and a bottle will cost around £1.60.

Almond oil moisturising face scrub 1 spoon of almond oil, 1 spoon of ground almonds – massage over, rinse and pat dry.

Almond oil body scrub – 2 tablespoons of almond oil, 3 tablespoons of sugar. Soft brown is lovely, but caster is fine! Take this one into the shower, massage into damp skin away from the shower spray, then step forward into the water and rinse away. Pat dry. This also makes an excellent hand softening scrub, and the almond oil is good for your nails too!

Mini face peel – use cider vinegar on a cotton pad and smooth over cleansed skin, avoiding the skin around the eyes. Leave for 10 minutes then rinse, pat dry and smooth a little more almond oil over.

Hair treats

Greasy and a bit lifeless?  try a cider vinegar rinse followed by plenty of water, or this sea salt soak for a bit of body! Only once in a while though as it can make your hair dry out

  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 cups of hot water
  • Spray bottle

Spray liberally into hair after shampooing and leave in. Style as usual. If you scrunch your hair dry with your fingers instead of a brush, this can also give you beach curls!

dry hair mask  1 banana 1 avocado couple of drops of oil mix together

Wash and towel dry hair, smooth the mask through, pile hair on top of head and cover with a shower cap or wrap in a hand towel. Pour wine and relax! when the glass is empty, rinse hair thoroughly and towel dry.

Extra stressed?

try a restorative yoga relaxation session and let it all go!  Free online here. This is part of the www. doyouyoga.com 30 day yoga challenge – 1 free online class a day for 30 days, with teacher Erin Motz, so if you are feeling guilty from the frozen goodies, why not give the whole course a shot?

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  1. It all sounds good to me especially the part where I get a full evening off!

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