Relaxing with Molton Brown London
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There are very few minutes that I can say I have solid down time to myself. So much of my day is filled caring for my family that by days end I want to curl up in my bed and head off to dreamland. The days where all three kids are in school I am usually sweating and getting myself strong at my Barre classes. After my hour of Barre, I have just enough time to drive home and eat a quick lunch and shower before my preschool pickup time with Anthony since he is just a half day of school. The rest of the afternoon is a blur. Emails to check, new blog posts to write, dinner to cook, housekeeping to manage, and once the girls come off the bus close to 4pm we have activities and dinner, and homework, and baths and bedtime! It is a long day, that also goes by really quickly!
Yesterday was a day I actually had some down time. After I got my middle lady on the bus, and my youngest to preschool, me and my oldest had an early morning dentist appointment. Once I dropped her back to school with clean teeth I had enough time to come home and eat lunch. Then, I picked up Anthony and he was NEEDING a nap. So, nap time meant more quiet time for me! I was able to read some of my book, drink my chai while it was hot, and take a quick soak in the bath. It was a crummy day with a heavy mist and darkness. Just one of those days that you want to be in your coziest loungewear and curl up into the couch. A bath with MOLTON BROWN ORANGE & BERGAMOT RADIANT BATH OIL was a super nice mid-day treat. This bath oil is super luxurious. When you pour it into the warm water while the tub fills it gives a little effervescence and you can instantly smell the essential oils disperse into the air. The entire bathroom instantly smells like a spa. This particular oil has several notes to stimulate your senses. Top note: orange, bergamot and mandarin. Heart note: neroli, cardamom and galbanum. Base notes: musk, ylang-ylang and cedarwood. Perfect scents for this season of fall here in Connecticut. The neroli oil leaves skin feeling silky-soft and delicately perfumed.
I love to give my legs and arms a good scrub down with the MOLTON BROWN ORANGE & BERGAMOT RADIANT BODY POLISH. It leaves my skin super soft especially before or after shaving. I love how this body polish uses exfoliating bitter orange peel and apricot kernels as the little bits to exfoliate the skin. My legs feel super soft and smooth for days! The texture of the polish is thick and a little goes a long way. I’ve been using this one jar for a few months now and its just about half way empty. It comes beautifully packaged in a nice gift box perfect for gift giving. Either of these items would make a great gift for someone on your holiday gift list.
On days that I can’t take the time for a slow bath or long shower, I like to give myself a mist of the latest launch from Molton Brown – Jasmine & Sun Rose EAU DE TOILETTE. Exquisitely delicate yet exceptionally powerful, the blend features jasmine, which flourishes in the poised heart, while white flower plucked from the banks of the Nile Delta at dusk captures the intoxicating essence at its peak. I’ve gotten so many compliments on my scent lately. Its subtle, but different. Like a musky floral scent. If you love super feminine scents, you have to try the Jasmine & Sun Rose!
I know how hard it can be to put yourself first and make time for self care. But, you have to do it. You have to let some other things fall by the wayside to make yourself a priority. Even something so small as a mid-day bath can really shift my mood. So, if you are looking to give yourself a bit of luxury at home, check out the MOLTON BROWN LONDON line. I am their newest fan and totally hooked!