No matter if you’re stuck watching football, having a lazy day, or are needing a minute to yourself, self care is essential. Moms, especially, need a minute to themselves.
Finding out what calms your soul and clears your head is the self care for you. If you can nourish your body too, then it’s even better.
During the first few months after COVID hit, I got really into plants and helping our environment. They sort of go together, so that makes sense.
I found that taking care of plants and learning about them eased my anxiety so much.
Somehow a few plants has turned into a mini, indoor jungle, but I love it. They’ve also helped me want to take care of myself better too.
Hello self care.
Today, I want to share a little face mask recipe and give a plant recommendation and tip. This way, you can see one part of my self care journey. Maybe you’ll even want to try this self care moment.
Two things Mila and I are constantly running out of is avocados and honey. She will sit and just eat both.
They’re also pretty awesome for your skin too!
To make a mask, mash up half an avocado and 1 1/2 teaspoons of honey. Mix them up and apply. Use the other half for avocado toast the next morning.
Make sure to save the avocado seed too! I’ll make a post about what you can do with those.
Apply the mask to your face and keep it on for 15 minutes. After, wash off and do your normal skincare routine.
During the 15 minutes is a perfect time to do planty tasks.
If you don’t have any plants, snake plants are perfect beginner plants. You can get them at Lowe’s or the one pictured is from Lively Root.
They’re such easy plants. Snake plants tolerate low light, are drought resistant (which means you don’t have to water them constantly), and do well in household humidity.
Plus, snake plants were one of the plants that NASA found as top air-filtering plants. Pretty cool right?
Anyways, while waiting for my mask to do work it’s magic, I dusted my snake’s leaves. Dusting helps make sure your plant gets as much sun as it can. Even though this is a low light plant, it still needs to get as much as it can.
Self care is something everyone should make time to do. Mila put our DIY mask on too and helped me with our ‘planties.’ She just refused to take a picture.
Find something you love. Maybe it’s plants and masks or maybe not. Either way, you deserve self care on Sundays or any day.