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DIY spa day at home with mum

By Rippan Sandhu

What comes to your mind when you think of Mother’s Day celebrations? For us, it’s all about indulgent treats for our mums all day long and pampering her in ways she would never do for herself. While gifts are great, spending a spa day with mum is our idea of the perfect way to unwind and catch up with her. But we know it may not always be possible to head out to a luxury spa, so we have decided to help you bring the spa experience to your home! If your mum is anything like ours, she probably spends more time taking care of the family than herself. So lay out the red carpet for her this Mother’s Day right at home and spend a meaningful day helping her rediscover Ayurveda-inspired wellness. If you are running short of time, choose one or two activities from the ideas below and treat your mum to a couple of hours of relaxation at home.  

Start the day with a nourishing breakfast

 Nothing kick starts the day on a positive note more than a hearty breakfast. Depending on your mum’s food preferences, prepare a yummy meal to begin Mother’s Day, something to keep her feeling nourished for the rest of the day. Some of our favourite breakfast dishes are inspired from Ayurvedic traditions that ensure that the first meal of the day is just right for your body and mind. Here is an easy recipe for a spiced oatmeal that’s not only perfect for beating the early morning chills but is delicious as well.   Ingredients  1 teaspoon Ghee ⅓ cup chopped nuts (Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans or any other nuts of your choice) 1 cup rolled oats 1.5 cups warm milk of your choice 1 cup warm water 1 tablespoon raisins or chopped dates ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder   

Directions 

Give mum a relaxing foot soak 

 After the breakfast treat, begin the home spa experience with a warm, relaxing foot soak. Our feet carry our entire body weight and more often than not, they end up being one of the most neglected parts of our body. A foot soak doesn’t need to be expensive or elaborate, and it’s a great way to help relax the leg muscles and ground her mind. As a bonus, she will also end up with clean, soft feet, ready to take on the world! So let mum sit back with a cup of ginger tea and enjoy this aromatic and comforting foot bath. 

 Ingredients  1 tablespoon Epsom salt Dried herbs such as Lavender, Rosemary or Sage 

 Directions 

Whip up an easy DIY face mask

 Now it’s time to take the home spa experience a notch higher to make mum feel pampered on her special day. What could be more indulgent than treating her tired skin to a face mask prepared from fresh rose petals right at home? An excellent ingredient for soothing inflamed skin, Rose is also naturally loaded with Vitamins E and C, essential for maintaining skin health. Here’s a quick DIY face mask recipe that you can create using a few ingredients readily available in the kitchen and as a bonus, have your entire home smell like a garden of fresh flowers! 

 Ingredients

  1. 1/4 cup mashed Rose petals 
  2. 2 Tbsp Rosewater or Ayurda Rose Mist 
  3. 2 Tbsp yogurt 
  4. 1 Tbsp ground oats or chickpea flour   

Directions

Draw a luxurious bath to end the day 

 Wrap up the spa experience at home by getting a relaxing bath ready for mum. We know how time-poor all mums are, but on Mother’s Day, urge her to put herself first and take time out for nurturing her physical and mental health. A relaxing ritual to pamper all senses, a Rose milk bath at home is one of our favourite ways to unwind. The beautiful aroma of the bathwater and the healing properties of Rose and Epsom salt will work like magic to take away stress and rejuvenate not just her skin, but her mind too. 
 Ingredients 

  1. ¼ cup Epsom salt or Himalayan pink salt
  2.  A few drops of Rose essential oil 
  3. Dried or fresh Rose petals 
  4. ¼ cup Milk Powder

 Directions

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