Relaxation for Mom: Retreat to the Bathtub

Feb 06, 2013


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“When I need to get away from the hectic schedule of my kids, work, grocery shopping, and everything else I do, I retreat to my bathtub. Nothing relaxes me more than the perfect bath and a revitalizing mask," says Erika Katz, author of Bonding Over Beauty.


Egg and Yogurt Mask

  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp of plain yogurt (do not use flavored yogurt!) or sour cream
  • 2 cucumber slices


1. Beat egg whites in a bowl until frothy.
2. Add yogurt or sour cream. Stir thoroughly.
3. Place your mask by the side of the tub.
4. Have 2 cold cucumber slices handy as well.
5. Make your perfect bath.



My Perfect Bath

Fill the tub with warm water and add:

  • 1 cup Epsom salts 
  • 4 drops of peppermint oil to soothe tired muscles 
  • 4 drops of tangerine oil (lavender oil is great before bed instead)


NEXT: Focus on Your Breathing

See: More Relaxation Ideas for Moms

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