12 Easy Self-Care Ideas For Busy Mums

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With all the work, household managing, children’s birthday parties, coffee catch-ups with neglected friends, family dinners, bills to pay, pets to feed and laundry to be washed, it is no wonder that for so many mums, self-care goes out the window!

However, self-care is all about the little things that make you feel good, simple daily practices and special personal rituals, so here are some easy ways you can get started.

So, carve out some me time, reclaim our mojo and feel all the feels with these simple self-care tips.

11 Easy Self-Care Ideas For Busy Mums

1. Get Fresh Faced With The Ultimate Makeup Saviours

Monat Mascara
Monat Mascara

With a couple of powerhouse products, you can create an effortless skincare ritual and revive that healthy glow in an instant, while giving yourself a few mindful minutes each day to practice self-care! We have the utmost respect for multitasking, and this little tube of all-in-one goodness is a godsend for fast freshness (and masking those pesky imperfections!) with the added bonus of effective sun protection. The MONAT BB Cream is a sheer, lightweight, broad-spectrum tinted moisturiser that provides 12-hour skin-enhancing radiant coverage with SPF 40+. Formulated with MONAT Zinc Oxide and a blend of vitamin E and rice bran extract, the nourishing, multipurpose cream is crafted to deliver more hydrated and smoother skin in just 7 days. Plus. it comes in nine luminous shades tailored to suit all skin types.

Also, nail the fresh-faced vibe with lashes that turn heads with MONAT IR™ Mascara! This amazing mascara not only strengthens but also enhances your gaze for longer, fuller lashes. The exciting part: 98% of users rave about its lash-lengthening power! Packed with goodness, this mascara strengthens your lashes over time. It instantly boosts, lengthens, and volumises, giving your lashes lift, curl, and separation. Enjoy up to 12 hours of wear with a buildable formula that resists smudging and flaking while being easy to remove.

2. Stock up on Good Food

Dinner Ladies Frozen Meals
Frozen dinners never looked so good! 

Frozen dinners are not what they used to be! They have shaken off the stigma to reign supreme for maximum convenience and minimum fuss. These days, tasty meals are expertly prepared with real, nutritious ingredients and snap-frozen for ultimate freshness without compromising on taste. So fill up your freezer with vibrant, healthy, and flavoursome Frozen Meal Deliveries

If home cooking is more your jam, another of our favourite good food hacks is Saveful - a free mobile phone app designed to help Aussie households minimise food waste by curating bespoke recipes from leftover food. Saveful delivers a personalised experience, with recipes created by a team of chefs, based on items already in your fridge or pantry, so you save time, food and money while fostering simple, sustainable cooking habits.

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3. Nourish Your Lips With Clean Goodness

Lük Beautifood Lip Nourish
Lük Beautifood Lip Nourish is clean, all-natural, and good for your lips! Plus it comes in 14 beautiful shades.

The average woman applies over 515 chemicals to her skin each day! From skincare to makeup and everything in between, that’s a lot of potential irritants. The award-winning range of Lük Beautifood Lip Nourish is the perfect everyday luxury for busy mums. Made from avocado, sesame seed oil, cocoa butter, and honeycomb, the all-natural lipsticks are rich in vitamins A, B, C, D & E, and include a host of antioxidants, minerals, and essential fatty acids that feed, hydrate and protect lips. Combined with cold-pressed organic citrus and spice oils, the naturally fragranced range delivers sheer to medium coverage with long-lasting, balmy pigment in 14 flattering shades.

4. Lather Your Locks with Salon-Worthy Hair Care

 A'kin Damage Repair
Care for your hair with this replenishing Damage Repair routine.

Enrich your tresses and get that salon-fresh feeling at home! Wash your hair with A'kin Damage Repair Shampoo - a sulphate- and silicone-free shampoo proven to reduce breakage by 70% after one wash. Then, after rinsing, lather a thick amount of A'kin Damage Repair Conditioner through mids to ends, leave on for 10-15 minutes, and rinse. Formulated naturally with hyaluronic acid and Macadamia oil, this lush conditioner is proven to reduce frizz by up to 88% after one use! Finally, to add extra shine and nourishment, lather the A'kin Damage Repair Leave-in Conditioner through the ends of your hair and rinse out. This final treatment, warmly fragranced with natural lavender, bergamot and cedarwood, will give damaged ends the extra love they need! 

5. Take a Mental Health Day

Mental Health day
Take a mental health day if you're feeling overwhelmed.

Sometimes you just need some time to yourself to restore a sense of self and get the happiness hormones pumping. Ignore the to-do list and take a mental health day to binge-watch a series on Netflix or read a book with a cuppa in hand. Say ‘no’ to people and demands and permit yourself to rest. If you're a nature lover, use the day to reconnect with the great outdoors, soak up the sweet scents of beautiful blooms, or take a refreshing dip in the ocean. There is nothing like salt water therapy or waking up to smell the roses for a feel-good boost.

6. Replenish Your Skin and Get Your Glow On

MOROCCANOIL Shimmering Body Oil
Add a touch of sparkle with this Shimmering Body Oil.

Take some time out to rejuvenate your skin with luxurious body treatments that offer instant nourishment! Maintain mood-boosting radiance and add some sparkle to each day with the Moroccanoil Shimmer Oil - a non-greasy body oil that moisturises dry skin and contains magical soft pearlescent minerals to boost radiance and promote a healthy glow. Then boost your skin's natural overnight recovery process with the Moroccanoil Night Body Serum. Its high-performing ingredients work together to firm, smooth, and nurture skin and provide protection against environmental stressors.

7. Be Sun Smart In Style

Tina M Copenhagen Maui Hat
The hard-working yet super stylish Tina M Copenhagen Maui Hat!

Mums are masterful at ensuring we have packed everything our kids need for a fun day out, but it's easy to forget what we need for our own self-care! Australian-owned Tina M Copenhagen has you covered with a range of hats that are as functional and hard-wearing as us mums. The lightweight, breathable Maui, in particular, is made from Flexibraid® material which makes it the most multitasking hat available. The Maui comes in two colours and is fitted with a genius internal wind-resistant ComfyFit size adjuster to ensure the most comfortable secure fit. It’s also crush-resistant - ideal for your beach bag, nappy bag, or suitcase - rain-resistant for those unexpected weather changes and resistant to colour fading during long days in the sun. Importantly for self-care, it’s UPF50+ rated for maximum sun protection.

8. Scrub Your Worries Away

Monat Scalp Purifying Scrub
Dive head first into Monat's Scalp Purifying Scrub.

A good scalp scrub feels amazing, and nurturing our scalp fosters healthier hair and extends the time between shampoos - a self-care trifecta! The revolutionary Monat Scalp Purifying Scrub is an innovative 2-in-1 formula that will transform your hair care routine. This hydrating and rejuvenating hair care product is designed to cleanse, exfoliate and revitalise the scalp, gently removing impurities, buildup and dead skin cells and nurturing hair growth. Crafted with a blend of apple cider vinegar, to balance the scalp's pH levels, salicylic acid to dissolve excess oil and debris, and aloe vera for a soothing sensation, your scalp (and you!) will feel fabulously refreshed.

9. Practice Pilates

Pilates provides some me-time while strengthening your body.

Pilates offers that healthy dose of me-time that can help you reconnect with your body and your breath while getting you moving again and dusting off any lethargic cobwebs. Pilates is known to strengthen your core and pelvic floor and improve your posture, however, it is a full workout, targeting every muscle in the body in a highly efficient workout. You also focus on deep breathing throughout the workout to reduce stress so it is perfect for both physical and mental health! Find out more about the Five Benefits Of Pilates For Every Mum.

10. Try A Dry Spell

Lyre's Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Raise a glass to the best non-alcoholic beverages and take a break from the booze.

While there is nothing wrong with enjoying a tipple, the benefits of taking a break from the hard stuff are abundantly clear. Abstaining from alcohol can boost your mind, your mood and your overall well-being. Some of the positive side effects include improved sleep quality, better hydration and weight loss. Plus, you can save money, headaches and your liver! These days, it's even easier to banish the booze. You can have the drinks you love without the liquor - and the hangover - with the Best Non-alcoholic Drinks on the Market. Bottoms up!

11. Clean The Day Away

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil.

If you go loco for cocoa, get your chocolate fix without the sugar crash! Palmer's® Skin Therapy Facial Cleansing Oil is crafted with the finest pure cleansing oils, lavish Cocoa Butter, and illuminating Vitamin C, offering a luxurious experience that deeply cleanses and nurtures your skin. Feel the day's stress melt away as impurities vanish, makeup dissolves effortlessly, and your complexion is left revitalized and radiant. Enriched with the delicate scent of rosehip, this self-care elixir transforms your skincare routine into a sensory journey, infusing each moment with indulgence and the sweet subtle scents of cocoa. Plus, rest easy knowing that it's dermatologist-approved, suits all skin types and is free from mineral oil, parabens, sulphates, and phthalates, so you can treat your skin with the care it deserves!

12. Use Natural Deodorant for Yourself and the Planet

Totem Eco Deodorant
Totem Eco Deodorant

Totem Eco isn't just about products; it's about embracing a lifestyle dedicated to making conscious choices that benefit both you and the planet. From sourcing ingredients to packaging and distribution, every step reflects Totem Eco's commitment to sustainability and ethical practices.

At the core of Totem Eco's offerings is their Natural Deodorant, thoughtfully crafted to provide gentle, long-lasting protection. Powered by magnesium and available in a variety of natural scents and formulations, this deodorant is a safe and effective alternative to mainstream products filled with harmful additives.

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