Last week we kicked off the year with our “New Year, New Mama, New Baby” series of blogs. Our Rinse family has been growing lately and we wanted to take some time to give our best tips and advice to all the new moms and growing families out there! Last week was all about tips for taking care of yourself as an expecting mom, and this week we are turning our attention to those brand new mama’s who have recently welcomed their precious bundle of joy into the world! If that’s you, congratulations! This is such a sweet season of life and we hope that you soak up every beautiful moment!
While this season is certainly filled with countless sweet moments, we also know that it can simultaneously be a really difficult time of trying to find your “new normal” and balance taking care of yourself while taking care of your new little one. Life definitely looks different now with new routines, body changes, and a whole new set of challenges to be met. That’s why we wanted to share some of our favorite tips, products, and advice for making the most of this new phase of life!
A Moment for Self-Care
One thing we know is that it is so easy to “lose yourself” when you become a new mom. The demands can be overwhelming and it’s easy to sacrifice your own wellbeing in favor of taking care of the endless needs of others. While the selfless attitudes of many mothers are kind, genuine, and well-meaning, one thing is certain: you can’t pour from an empty cup! It’s so important to remember to take care of yourself so that you can be in a better position to effectively care for your new baby and growing family.
We’re big believers in all things pampering and self-care… and we’re also realistic about the amount of free time you have as a new mom! Fortunately, there are plenty of little things you can do to help yourself feel cared for and rejuvenated that don’t take up much time at all! Here are some of our favorite tips!
Find Serenity in the Relaxing Aroma of Lavender
When you’re a new mom and life feels chaotic and overwhelming, one of the best things you can do is to try and create an environment that’s calm and soothing. We can hardly think of a better way to accomplish this than by taking advantage of the relaxing aroma of lavender. This classic scent is a fan favorite and there are so many ways to incorporate it into your day.
Lavender Refreshing Spray – This has got to be one of the easiest and most versatile ways to enjoy lavender. This refreshing spray is made with calming lavender essential oil as well as a cooling mist which feels amazing on the skin. Give yourself a quick spritz for a little pick-me-up or use it to freshen up your environment. It’s perfect for using as a linen spray or room spray to quickly give your space a refreshing boost! It’s a simple way to enjoy a little self-care without requiring time commitment at all!
Lavender Essential Oil – Another excellent way to enjoy the natural benefits of lavender is with Lavender Essential Oil. Our oil is top-quality, being 100% Pure Essential Oil, Certified Organic, and USDA approved. It’s an oil you can feel good about using for yourself and around your little one! We love adding a few drops into a diffuser to set the mood of a room! It’s a great way to create the calm environment you crave as a new mama!
Lavender Shower Bomb – Being a new mom can be demanding and require a lot of your time, but it’s essential that you still take care of your own personal hygiene and this includes taking showers! Since you’re going to be showering anyways, why not take that time to create a self-care moment with a lavender shower bomb?! It’s a great way to create a spa-like experience as the steam from the shower mixes with the lavender essential oil to create a dreamy aromatherapy experience! We highly recommend giving it a try!
Lavender Soaking Salts – When you truly want to take a moment of self-care, slip into a nice warm bath with Lavender Soaking Salts! These salts are made with a blend of Sea Salts & Epsom Salts that help to relieve tired, sore muscles. They also are made with Lavender Essential Oil to help create a relaxing aromatherapy experience that will help bring a moment of calm back to your life!
Enjoy a Quick Moment of Self-Care with Powdered Facial Masks
As a new mom, you know that the little things really are the big things! This definitely applies to enjoying a moment of self-care with Powdered Facial Masks. These come in a variety of options for a wide range of skin concerns, and they’re the perfect way to get a little “me time” even if you’re multitasking in the process!
These highly customizable natural DIY facial masks allow you to create just the mask you need for whatever skin concerns you’re experiencing in the moment. Mix them with water, honey, or your liquid of choice to create a luxurious mask that will leave your skin feeling refreshed and renewed! Check out our wide selection of choices including:
Nourish Your Skin with Facial Oil
Another fantastic way to enjoy some simple self-care is to nourish your skin with our facial oils. Our classic Facial Oil is a hydrating oil is made from the perfect blend of 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, & Rosehip Oil. It’s full of skin-loving antioxidants and fatty acids that promote healthy and hydrated skin!
Our Marula Oil facial oil is made from 100% Marula Seed Oil and is another fantastic option for adding to your skincare routine! It works great as a natural primer that helps to hydrate your skin and prepare it to more easily absorb your skin-loving products used in your facial routine!
Care for Your Shrinking Belly with Conditioning Balm & Body Bliss Oils
Just as your pregnancy was full of changes to your body, the same is true as your body recovers from pregnancy and giving birth. You probably were intentional about moisturizing your growing belly during your pregnancy, and it’s just as important to continue to care for it as it begins to shrink after you give birth.
We recommended Conditioning Balm as a great way for expecting mama’s to nourish their skin and it’s a great option for new moms as well! Made with skin-loving, moisturizing ingredients including coconut oil, this luxurious balm is great for use after a shower or a bath to help keep your skin soft and nourished.
Body Bliss Oils are another fantastic option for moisturizing the skin and they work GREAT in combination with Conditioning Balm! These oils are extremely versatile and can be used as an all-over body oil, bath oil, or massage oil. We love them for using on the belly to nourish the skin as it begins to shrink. They’re made with Squalane Oil which closely mimics natural oils found in our bodies, allowing it to absorb deep into the skin and lock in moisture. These oils come in a wide variety of scents so there is something for everyone!
Post C-Section Self-Care
If you’re a C-section mama, you’re all too familiar with the unique set of challenges faced as you settle into your new role as mom while recovering from a major surgery. It’s no easy task, but you are tough and we know you will make the most of it! As you heal from the surgery, you may be concerned about potential scarring and how to take care of your skin. It’s imperative to closely follow doctor’s orders for post-surgical care to help your body heal.
However, once your incisions have healed to the point that there are no open wounds and the tissues have closed and sealed, we recommend using two customer-favorites: Squalane Essential Oil Roll-On and Frankincense Essential Oil Roll-On for scar care.
If you’ve been with Rinse for a long time, you know we absolutely LOVE Squalane Oil. It’s light, scentless, and absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving any greasy residue. It’s popular for being used on the face, but also works great anywhere on the body and is a great option for scar care!
Another great option is Frankincense Essential Oil Roll-On. This roll-on is made with 100% Pure Frankincense oil that is blended with squalane oil as a carrier oil. It’s super easy to apply as a roll-on and is convenient for tossing in your purse, diaper bag, or car so that you can take it on-the-go! We love it for using on the skin for scar care, but an added benefit is that many find the aroma of Frankincense oil to be super relaxing as well! It’s truly a win-win!
Breastfeeding Mama’s Self-Care
Just like C-Section mama’s have unique needs, breastfeeding mom’s do as well! Proper nipple care is extremely important for ensuring a comfortable and effective breastfeeding experience. Frequent nursing can cause dryness and chapped skin on the nipple. One of our favorite ways to help keep the skin healthy is – you guessed it – Squalane Oil. This highly absorbent oil is both effective and gentle, making it a great option for sensitive skin areas. It’s non-greasy and doesn’t leave any sticky residue, making it perfect for areas that need frequent application. Give it a try if you need a little TLC during this season of life!